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Libyan Newswire

Colum Lynch

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 06:47

The U.N. Security Council moved Tuesday to make it harder for the Islamic State and Libya’s other armed groups to illegally obtain weapons, with the world body authorizing the interdiction of ships on international waters suspected of smuggling weapons into and out of the North African nation.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – 06:21

In a move that sparked sharp criticism from human rights advocates, Saudi Arabia persuaded U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to take it off of a U.N. blacklist of countries, rebels, and terrorist groups that have egregiously violated children’s rights despite mounting evidence that Riyadh’s air war in Yemen has killed hundreds of children.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – 06:16

In a stinging rebuke, the president of French medical relief agency Medecins Sans Frontieres on Tuesday accused several governments, including the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Syria, of either directly attacking medical workers or participating in coalitions that have done so.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 06:44

The cease-fire announced on Monday could fall prey to a familiar problem: Who’s a terrorist in Syria, and who’s not?

Friday, February 12, 2016 – 06:44

In a new report, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicts the ranks of the Islamic State will swell in 2016.

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 06:49

The U.N. secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, took a veiled swipe Thursday at U.S. and Saudi air operations in Afghanistan and Yemen, denouncing “so-called ‘surgical strikes’” that hit medical facilities last year as “assaults on our common humanity.”

Monday, January 11, 2016 – 06:41

Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. secretary-general, warned Friday that a Saudi-led air coalition that is supported by the United States may have committed war crimes by using cluster munitions in heavily populated neighborhoods in Yemen.

Monday, November 16, 2015 – 06:11

The U.S. and its allies failed to stop Rwanda from descending into genocide. With Burundi teetering on the brink, they are facing a new and very dangerous test.

Friday, October 16, 2015 – 07:20

A top American lawmaker says the Obama administration’s military assistance to Riyadh may violate U.S. law.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 06:22

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are carrying out a vigorous diplomatic campaign to prevent international scrutiny of its conduct during a six-month air war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, according to diplomatic sources and confidential documents obtained by Foreign Policy.