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Libyan oil guard says captures coastal town from Islamic State after clashes – Reuters


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Libyan oil guard says captures coastal town from Islamic State after clashes
Reuters
The PFG has declared its support for Libya's U.N.-backed unity government. Other brigades that back the government advanced last week to the outskirts of Sirte from the west. "We launched today's attack to purge and liberate the central region from
Libyan Guards Battle Islamic State to Retake Town Near Oil PortsBloomberg
Libya is an x-factor for oil productionForexLive
Libya 'Unity Govt' Claims Troops Are Surrounding SirteAntiwar.com
TVC News –Egypt Independent
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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 8:39 pm

Libya and Turkey to foster closer diplomatic and economic ties – Africanews (press release)


Africanews (press release)

Libya and Turkey to foster closer diplomatic and economic ties
Africanews (press release)
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu paid a visit to Libya on Monday in show of support for the UN-backed unity government. During his visit, he said that he hoped his country will be the first to reopen its embassy in the capital Tripoli. The
Turkey and Libya agree on cooperation for joint projects: SourcesHurriyet Daily News
New Libya FM takes control of ministrywww.worldbulletin.net
Turkey to Start Process of Reopening Embassy in Libya – Foreign MinistrySputnik International
Yeni Şafak English (press release)
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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 6:58 pm

Libya: Human rights at risk of being forgotten in the Mediterranean – EurActiv


EurActiv

Libya: Human rights at risk of being forgotten in the Mediterranean
EurActiv
This week the EU announced plans on migration cooperation with Libya – extending its anti-smuggling naval mission in the Mediterranean, Operation Sophia, by a year and promising to train, build up and share information with the Libyan coastguard.
Illegal migration crises through Libya set to rise with weak central authoritiesLibya Herald
700 drowned off Libya: UNThe Hindu
Lampedusa's migrant boats with gaping holes managed to cross from Libya to ItalyDaily Mail
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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 4:33 pm

Libya migrant route does roaring trade in absence of authority – euronews


The North Africa Post

Libya migrant route does roaring trade in absence of authority
euronews
Libya has become, once again, the main jump-off point for migrants heading for Europe, after the closure of the Balkan and Aegean Sea routes. Even if the crossing is more dangerous demand is high, as Libya's frontiers are uncontrolled and the country
Unity government struggles to make impact in Libya, despite int'l supportChina Post
Libya: Arab League Calls for Political, Financial Support for GNAThe North Africa Post

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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 3:16 pm

Tunis museum attacker killed in Libya – Independent Online


Independent Online

Tunis museum attacker killed in Libya
Independent Online
Kampala – A senior IS commander in Libya, Tunisian Khaled Al-Shayeb, who Tunisian security forces thought they had killed last October is reported to have finally died this week in clashes with Misratan fighters to the west of Sirte, in northern Libya

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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 12:48 pm

Libya: Zuwara is peaceful, but health is a major concern – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Libya: Zuwara is peaceful, but health is a major concern
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
Because of the conflict, Libya's health care system is in disarray. MSF has set up operations in the east and west of the country to provide people access to medical services. Issiaka Abdou, project coordinator in Zuwara, describes the situation in

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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 8:16 am

FM Çavuşoğlu visits Libya to reopen Turkish embassy in Tripoli – Daily Sabah


Daily Sabah

FM Çavuşoğlu visits Libya to reopen Turkish embassy in Tripoli
Daily Sabah
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is expected to travel to Libya on Monday as part of the efforts to launch the process of reopening the Turkish embassy in Tripoli, which had been closed in 2014 due to security concerns. According to a statement

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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 8:12 am

Turkish FM in Libya to endorse newly founded national government – Hurriyet Daily News


Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish FM in Libya to endorse newly founded national government
Hurriyet Daily News
“The meetings of our minister will constitute an important opportunity for our country to underline once again that it stands with the people of Libya and the National Consensus Government during this hard transitional period,” read a statement issued

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Posted on 30 May 2016 | 7:32 am

Britain is at war in Libya and nobody thought to tell us – The Independent


The Independent

Britain is at war in Libya and nobody thought to tell us
The Independent
Last week, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon tried to put to bed questions about whether Britain is planning to deploy the Army to Libya, where, just 200 miles from Europe, Isis has flourished amid a permanent state of chaos after the 2011 Nato-backed …
Turns out we're at war in Libya but nobody bothered to tell usMetro

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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 11:54 am

British navy ship poised to be sent to Libya on anti-smuggling mission – The Guardian


The Guardian

British navy ship poised to be sent to Libya on anti-smuggling mission
The Guardian
A British navy warship is poised to be sent into Libyan waters for the first time to intercept vessels smuggling migrants and arms that could fall into the hands of Islamic State terrorists. The government said a formal request for help was expected to
Libya refugee crisis: 'Many more missing,' survivors warn in aftermath of shipwreck which shocked the worldTelegraph.co.uk
Migrant crisis: Many feared dead in shipwreck off LibyaBBC News
Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coastAljazeera.com
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Posted on 26 May 2016 | 9:37 pm

Libya – BingNews

Over 4000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italian Coast Guard

The boat was reportedly leaking, so when an Italian navy ship approached the wooden vessels, numerous migrants rushed to one side, hoping to be the first to be rescued. At least 500 migrants were saved by Italy’s navy after their boat capsized near the …

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 2:02 pm

50 refugees rescued in tragic shipwreck off Libya

Rome: An Italian navy captain who led the rescue operation for the refugee boat that capsized off Libya on Wednesday said his crew threw themselves into the Mediterranean to save the refugees. He spoke to The Associated Press in Sicily outside a center …

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 1:55 pm

Italy’s coast guard says a migrant boat has overturned off Libya’s coast

Sea Watch, a private rescue mission, said 16 boats had set off from Libya earlier on Thursday on the unsafe route across the Mediterranean. Based on initial pictures from the aircraft that spotted the boat that overturned on Thursday, 20 to 30 people are …

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 1:50 pm

Dozens of migrants feared dead in shipwreck off Libya in Mediterranean

“That probably is a record”, said coast guard spokesman Cmdr. Migrants come to Calais hoping make it to the United Kingdom by boat across the English Channel or in a vehicle or truck through the tunnel connecting the two countries. The Italian navy said …

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 1:44 pm

Up To 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Shipwrecks Off Coast Of Libya

When people on the fishing boat noticed that the other vessel was starting to sink, they chose to cut the line in order prevent their boat from going down as well. Eventually, the sea prevailed. Tekle described people holding onto each other, some dragging …

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 1:40 pm

Libya and Turkey to foster closer diplomatic and economic ties

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu paid a visit to Libya on Monday in show of support for the UN-backed unity government. During his visit, he said that he hoped his country will be the first to reopen its embassy in the capital Tripoli. The foreign …

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 12:03 pm

700 drowned off Libya: UN

Rome: A week of shipwrecks and death in the Mediterranean culminated on Sunday with harrowing testimony from migrant survivors who said another 500 people including 40 children had drowned, bringing the number of feared dead to 700. Brought to safety in …

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 9:56 am

Libya: Arab League Calls for Political, Financial Support for GNA

Arab Foreign Ministers who held an extraordinary session at the Arab League have called on Arab States to extend political and financial support to the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA.) The Foreign Ministers renewed their recognition of …

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 8:10 am

Forces backed by Libya’s unity government seek to encircle Islamic State-held Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya’s U.N.-backed unity government say they aim to encircle Sirte, Islamic State’s stronghold in Libya, having moved to within 15 km of the city center. The forces, composed of fighters mostly from the western city of Misrata, are now …

Posted on 30 May 2016 | 2:34 am

Libya Is Saving Migrants At Sea Only To Trap Them In Dire Conditions On Land

Libyan forces intercepted over 2,000 migrants trying to flee by boat this week, as European leaders offered the country’s fragile new administration more help to turn back migrant boats. Libya’s efforts are potentially saving lives in the Mediterranean …

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 1:55 pm