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Mounting tensions and further action by anti-government forces means that the unrest in Libya is the focus of the news.
The humanitarian effects of the unrest are growing - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimate that there are about 218,000 internally displaced people and an estimated 10,000-15,000 people have been killed.
Unesco says its list of heritage in danger is designed to inform the world of risks to the very characteristics that led to a site being listed as World Heritage and encouraging corrective action.
The agency says it also allows the committee to allocate immediate support from the World Heritage Fund to at-risk sites.
The biggest donor is ECHO giving €70m; €60m was given for humanitarian aid and €10m for the reintegration of Chadian migrants returning to Chad.
ECHO also placed experts in Libya and on the Tunisian border and funded the evacuation of 24,000 third country nationals.
The Phoenicians established trading posts in western Libya, and ancient Greek colonists established city-states in eastern Libya.
Libya was variously ruled by Carthaginians, Persians, Egyptians and Greeks before becoming a part of the Roman Empire. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the area of Libya was mostly occupied by the Vandals until the 7th century, when invasions brought Islam and Arab colonisation.
Libya has been inhabited by Berbers since the late Bronze Age.Two ancient graves have been discovered in Libya, including skeletons and artefacts dating to the 4th century BC.The graves were discovered accidentally, in the oasis town of Awjila in northeast Libya, 400 km south of Benghazi, when a local resident was processing the ground to start building a house.The rock-art sites of Tadrart Acacus on the border with Algeria that feature thousands of cave paintings dating back as far back as 12,000 BC to 100 AD are also listed.The other two are the coastal archaeological sites of Leptis Magna and Sabratha, a Mediterranean trading post that was once part of the brief Numidian Kingdom of Massinissa before it was taken over the by Romans."The committee noted the high level of instability affecting the country and the fact that armed groups are present on these sites or in their immediate surroundings," Unesco said at the 40th meeting of its World Heritage Committee in Istanbul."It invoked the damage already incurred and the serious threat of further damage to explain the decision," it said in a statement.