NEW YORK: The UN special envoy for Libya warned the countryâs feuding political actors on Thursday that if they donât urgently form a unified government and move toward elections the North African nation will slide into âdisintegration.â
Abdoulaye Bathily told the UN Security Council there are numerous alarming signs of such a slide and urged all political leaders to put aside âtheir self-interestsâ and come together to negotiate and reach a compromise âto restore the dignity of their motherland.â
Source: Libya crisis must be resolved urgently: UN envoy
NEW YORK CITY: Thirteen years after the revolution that toppled Muammar Qaddafiâs regime, Libya continues to grapple with political turmoil and the elusive quest for sustainable peace and democracy, the UNâs special envoy to the country said on Thursday.
Abdoulaye Bathily lamented the entrenched nature of the status quo in Libya, and the continuing deadlock among key institutional leaders that has hindered progress towards long-awaited national elections.
Source: Libyan leaders entrenched in the status quo and it âseems to suit them,â UN says
Libyaâs deadly flash flood in September constituted a climate and environmental catastrophe that requires $1.8 billion in reconstruction and recovery, an international report said on Wednesday.
Huge swathes of the city of Derna were destroyed in the flood, after heavy rainfall from Storm Daniel crashed through two aging dams, sweeping entire districts into the Mediterranean.
Source: Libyaâs September flood requires $1.8 billion in recovery funds, report says
TRIPOLI: Libyan authorities on Wednesday began sending 350 irregular migrants to their home country Egypt, an immigration official told AFP.
War-torn Libya has become as a key departure point on North Africaâs Mediterranean coast for migrants, mainly from other parts of Africa, risking dangerous sea voyages in the hope of reaching Europe.
Libyaâs rival administrations last year agreed on a Tripoli-based anti-immigration body tasked with coordinating deportations of foreigners who are in the country illegally.
Source: Libya deports migrants back to Egypt: official