UN's Ban calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya

By REUTERS
March 16, 2011 20:36

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Wednesday for an immediate cease-fire in Libya, where the troops of leader Muammar Gaddafi are advancing against rebel forces in the east.

A statement read out by UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said Ban was "gravely concerned" about signs of a forthcoming government assault on the eastern city of Benghazi.

Bombarding such a city "would massively place civilian lives at risk," the statement said, adding, "The Secretary-General is urging all parties in this conflict to accept an immediate cease-fire."

The United States, France and Britain on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to take swift action on a proposed no-fly zone over Libya, as Washington suggested it might have decided to back the plan.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 21, 2018
IDF confirms name of soldier killed by Gazan sniper

By JPOST.COM STAFF