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French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast – Reuters UK


Irish Times

French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast
Reuters UK
PARIS (Reuters) – A French patrol ship rescued 217 migrants from three small boats that had run into trouble off the coast of Libya on Saturday, the maritime police said in a statement. The Commandant Birot helped several dozen people in distress and …
Italy says 3700 boat migrants rescued off the coast of LibyaIrish Times
Some 1400 Migrants Saved by Italy, France in Sea off LibyaABC News
Migrants drown in boat capsize off Egypt, dozens saved off LibyaDeutsche Welle
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Posted on 3 May 2015 | 9:49 am

French patrol boat saves 217 people from sea off Libya: official – The Daily Star


The Daily Star

French patrol boat saves 217 people from sea off Libya: official
The Daily Star
TOULON, France: A French patrol boat on Saturday rescued 217 people from the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, maritime authorities said. The rescued migrants had been on board three boats, the authorities said, adding that two suspected people …

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Posted on 3 May 2015 | 6:49 am

Anger in Tunisia at the fate of journalists in Libya – Libya Herald


Libya Herald

Anger in Tunisia at the fate of journalists in Libya
Libya Herald
The Libya government announced on Wednesday that a captured IS gunman had revealed that the two had been executed some time ago, as had the five members of a Cyrenaica TV team. Yesterday, acting Libyan Interior Minister Ahmed Barka confirmed to …
Tunisia judge in Libya to verify 2 journalists' fatewww.worldbulletin.net

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Posted on 3 May 2015 | 1:24 am

Rocket attack kills 3 at Benghazi medical center in Libya – Yahoo News UK


Yahoo News UK

Rocket attack kills 3 at Benghazi medical center in Libya
Yahoo News UK
BENGHAZI (Reuters) – A rocket hit a medical center in Libya's eastern Benghazi on Friday, killing three people, medics said. Seven other people were wounded when the rocket hit a center for dispatching ambulances, medics said. It was unclear who had …

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Posted on 2 May 2015 | 8:12 am

Migrants ‘being held in cages at Tripoli zoo by Libyan armed groups’ – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Migrants 'being held in cages at Tripoli zoo by Libyan armed groups'
Telegraph.co.uk
Survivors told how they had paid smugglers hundreds of pounds to escape life in Libya. "These prisons are so overcrowded," said Mr Singh. "There are two or three times the number of people they should hold. And in these conditions, with the miserable
Smugglers Hold Refugees in Cages at Tripoli's Former ZooThe New Indian Express

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Posted on 1 May 2015 | 6:12 pm

How Libya continues to flummox Europe – Washington Post


Al-Monitor

How Libya continues to flummox Europe
Washington Post
When I was in Libya a couple of years ago, I met a man who was on a European Union mission. If memory serves, he was writing a report on the Libyan media for an E.U. institution, or perhaps an E.U.-funded one. In any case, he was walking around Tripoli
Displaced Again and Again, Some African Migrants Had No Plan to Land in ItalyNew York Times
Start with Libya to combat illegal migrationAl-Monitor
Lawless Libya loses refugees to the seaKhaleej Times
Newsweek – Europe -Africa Intelligence (subscription)
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Posted on 1 May 2015 | 1:16 am

ISIS killings in Libya leave asylum seekers in Israel shaken – Ynetnews


Ynetnews

ISIS killings in Libya leave asylum seekers in Israel shaken
Ynetnews
ISIS killings in Libya leave asylum seekers in Israel shaken. Islamist militants' murder of three Eritreans who previously sought refuge in Israel casts light on Jewish state's controversial immigration policies. AFP …

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Posted on 30 April 2015 | 8:36 pm

Libya’s Islamist Rebels Have Their Own Air Forces – War is Boring


War is Boring

Libya's Islamist Rebels Have Their Own Air Forces
War is Boring
Civil wars are usually asymmetric affairs — the government has large numbers and modern weapons while the opposition has what it can capture on the battlefield or buy on the black market. In most cases, rebels don't find or buy supersonic fighter jets

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Posted on 30 April 2015 | 7:59 pm

Libya’s $1.2bn Goldman lawsuit hangs in balance after lawyers quit – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Libya's $1.2bn Goldman lawsuit hangs in balance after lawyers quit
Telegraph.co.uk
City law firm Enyo, which has been acting on behalf of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) in London court battles against Goldman and French bank Societe Generale, ceased to act as the LIA's solicitors as of Tuesday morning, according to court …

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Posted on 29 April 2015 | 7:05 pm

Libya: The world’s ‘smuggler state’ – BBC News


BBC News

Libya: The world's 'smuggler state'
BBC News
By a checkpoint outside the Libyan city of Misrata, a truck full of hay-bales is opened by border guards and a badly-kept secret is revealed. Inside are women and children, and men too. Fifty people, migrants, in each truck, smuggled across the desert.
Before Dangers at Sea, African Migrants Face Perils of a Lawless LibyaNew York Times

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Posted on 29 April 2015 | 1:30 pm

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

Libya army chief bets on military solution

The military chief of Libya's internationally recognized government expressed skepticism Tuesday about U.N.-backed talks aimed at ending the country's political split and said in an interview that he is "betting on a military solution" if a deal remains elusive.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:00 pm

AP Interview: Libya army chief bets on military solution

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The military chief of Libya's internationally recognized government expressed skepticism Tuesday about U.N.-backed talks aimed at ending the country's political split and said in an interview that he is "betting on a military solution" if a deal remains elusive.

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 6:59 pm

Libya talks in Algiers 'great success:' UN envoy

Talks between Libya's rival parliaments on forging a unity government for the violence-wracked country have been a "great success," the UN envoy said Tuesday, but there were no signs of a major breakthrough. "The result of the second round of dialogue is a great success," Bernardino Leon said in Algiers. Libya has been gripped by chaos and violence since its 2011 revolution that toppled and …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:03 pm

Discounts fail to lure oil buyers as Libya seeks to bypass Tripoli

By Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli CAIRO/BENGHAZI (Reuters) – Libya's official government, holed up in the east after being forced to flee the capital, is struggling to sell crude oil under a new system it has devised in an attempt to bypass a rival administration in Tripoli. In the fighting that has rocked Libya since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted four years ago, control of many oil production …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 1:37 pm

Libya rivals to resume Morocco talks Thursday

Libya's rival parliaments are to resume UN-brokered talks in Morocco on Thursday on forging a united administration for the divided and violence-wracked country, a diplomatic source told AFP. Libya has had rival administrations as well as parliaments since an Islamist-backed militia alliance seized the capital in August prompting the internationally recognised government to take refuge in the …

Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:43 pm

Islamic State militants target Moroccan Embassy in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A bomb placed in a garbage bin targeted the Moroccan Embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, early Monday without killing or wounding anyone, in an attack claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 2:17 pm

Jordan pledges support for Libya in talks with general

King Abdullah II on Monday pledged Jordan's support for efforts by Libya to confront "terrorist organisations", in talks with Libyan army chief Khalifa Haftar. The king "stressed Jordan's continued support for Libya in its efforts to restore security and stability in the country and confront terrorist groups that threaten its sovereignty and the unity of its people," it said. The meeting between …

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 1:20 pm

US, Europe demand Libya ceasefire as embassies attacked

The United States and European powers pressed Libya's rival factions to set an "unconditional" ceasefire at talks restarting on Monday, as two attacks on foreign embassies were linked to Islamic State militants. Morocco is hosting a UN-backed dialogue between representatives of the two rival governments controlling the country, separate to talks that were to resume Monday in Algeria. An AFP …

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 5:10 am

World powers call for 'unconditional' Libya ceasefire

European powers and the United States pressed Libya's rival factions Sunday to set an "unconditional" ceasefire at talks on forming a unity government to halt the country's conflict. The Islamist-backed Fajr Libya militia alliance seized Tripoli in August and installed a government and a parliament opposed to the elected legislature and the country's internationally-recognized government, both …

Posted on 12 April 2015 | 9:59 pm

Violence flares in Libya ahead of UN-backed peace talks

The United Nations on Saturday condemned a fresh outbreak of violence in Libya, just as rival factions prepare to resume talks on forming a government to halt the country's conflict. Pro-government forces clashed Friday and Saturday with fighters from the Islamist-backed Fajr Libya militia alliance in Aziziya, a town 35 kilometres (22 miles) west of Tripoli. Fajr Libya seized Tripoli in August …

Posted on 11 April 2015 | 9:55 pm