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Residents trapped in Libya Tripoli amid militia fighting – Lincoln Journal Star


The Libya Observer

Residents trapped in Libya Tripoli amid militia fighting
Lincoln Journal Star
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Heavy fighting erupted in the Libyan capital among militias allied to the UN-backed government and rivals. The violence came amid accusations of abductions. Militias backing the UN-backed government named the Central …
Heavy fighting erupts in Libyan capitalThe Libya Observer

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Posted on 24 February 2017 | 12:43 am

East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 and 45 – BBC News


BBC News

East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 and 45
BBC News
Eastern Libya has banned men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission. The region's military chief of staff, Abdelrazzak Al-Naduri, said the aim of the move was to prevent people from joining terrorist groups …
Libya: Discriminatory Restriction on Women | Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch
East Libya imposes foreign travel curbsThe New Arab
East Libya is trying to ban women from traveling without a manStepFeed
The Libya Observer –Reliefweb
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Posted on 24 February 2017 | 12:33 am

US Sees a Role for Russia in Trying to Restore Peace in Libya – Voice of America


Voice of America

US Sees a Role for Russia in Trying to Restore Peace in Libya
Voice of America
The commander of U.S. forces in Africa has told VOA the only way to restore peace in Libya is to bring rival factions together, and that will require cooperative efforts by many parties, including Russia. General Thomas Waldhauser, who heads the U.S

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Posted on 24 February 2017 | 12:20 am

Aid group: 13 migrants suffocate in Libya shipping container – News24


News24

Aid group: 13 migrants suffocate in Libya shipping container
News24
Cairo – The head of the Red Crescent in Libya says 13 African migrants died of suffocation inside a shipping container while being transported over four days between two Libyan towns. Osama al-Fadly, the head of the Red Crescent in Libya, told The …
Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya, 13 in shipping containerReuters
13 out of 69 dead in Libya container – Aid agencyVanguard
African migrants died of asphyxia inside shipping container en route …The Libya Observer
The Sun Daily –The Times (subscription)
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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 6:22 pm

UN lauds Libya’s mediation efforts by neighbouring countries – africanews


africanews

UN lauds Libya's mediation efforts by neighbouring countries
africanews
Speaking on Wednesday during a press conference in Tunis, the head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Martin Kobler, welcomed the move by Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt to ease tension among rival groups. Foreign ministers from the four countries …
Libya 6 years after: A success or failure?Daily Trust

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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 4:01 pm

News Roundup – Thu, Feb 23, 2017 – The Libya Observer


News Roundup – Thu, Feb 23, 2017
The Libya Observer
Libyan Mufti, Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani, said whoever wants to strike an agreement among the Libyan factions must be fair, adding that the mediators who are trying to stabilize Libya currently are not serious in their efforts. The Mufti described the UN

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 3:06 pm

Libya After ISIS | Foreign Affairs – Foreign Affairs


Foreign Affairs

Libya After ISIS | Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs
Among the many crises now facing the new Trump administration, Libya poses a growing challenge. The shattered Mediterranean state is close to open civil war …

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Posted on 22 February 2017 | 7:14 pm

Libya’s eastern authority freezes women’s travel ban – BBC News – BBC News


BBC News

Libya's eastern authority freezes women's travel ban – BBC News
BBC News
Officials agree to review ban on women travelling without a male guardian after a public outcry.
Women in Libya 'banned from travelling abroad solo'The Independent
Eastern Libya Ban on Women Traveling Abroad Alone Spurs OutrageNewsweek
Libya's eastern authority bans women travelling soloBBC News
Middle East Eye –ABC News
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Posted on 22 February 2017 | 4:41 pm

Russia increases involvement in Libya by signing oil deal – The Guardian


The Guardian

Russia increases involvement in Libya by signing oil deal
The Guardian
Russia has significantly boosted its involvement in Libya by signing a potentially major contract to help redevelop Libyan oilfields. The head of the Libyan national oil corporation (NOC) signed a cooperation agreement with Rosneft, the Russian oil
Russia's Rosneft strikes Libyan oil dealFinancial Times
Rosneft Expands in Middle East With Libya and Iraq Oil DealsBloomberg
Rosneft signs oil purchase deals in Libya and IraqEnergy Business Review
gulfnews.com –The Libya Observer –Middle East Monitor
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Posted on 21 February 2017 | 12:43 pm

Bodies of dozens of people wash ashore in western Libya – The Guardian


The Guardian

Bodies of dozens of people wash ashore in western Libya
The Guardian
The bodies of at least 74 people, believed to be migrants, have washed ashore on the Libyan coast in the latest tragedy at sea for people fleeing to Europe to escape war and poverty. The Libyan Red Crescent said on Tuesday the bodies had been found the …
13 African migrants suffocate in Libya shipping containerMalta Independent Online
Bodies of more than 70 African migrants wash up on coast of LibyaTelegraph.co.uk
Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya shores, survivor saysNews24
BBC News –The Independent
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Posted on 21 February 2017 | 10:38 am

Libya – BingNews

Residents trapped in Libya Tripoli amid militia fighting

Benghazi (Libya), Feb 24 (AP) Heavy fighting erupted in the Libyan capital among militias allied to the UN-backed government and rivals. The violence came amid accusations of abductions. Militias backing the UN-backed government named the Central …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 5:34 pm

East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 and 45

Eastern Libya has banned men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission. The region’s military chief of staff, Abdelrazzak Al-Naduri, said the aim of the move was to prevent people from joining terrorist groups abroad.

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 4:43 pm

Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya, 13 in shipping container

TRIPOLI The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday. The migrants found in the container appear to have been locked inside it for several days as …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 2:57 pm

Aid group: 13 migrants suffocate in Libya shipping container

The head of the Red Crescent in Libya says 13 African migrants died of suffocation inside a shipping container while being transported over four days between two Libyan towns. Osama al-Fadly, the head of the Red Crescent in Libya, told The Associated Press …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 4:58 am

More than 700 migrants rescued off Libya: Italy coast guard

About 730 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Wednesday after seven rescue operations mounted by the Italian coast guard and the SOS Mediterranee aid group. The migrants were mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, said the coast guard, which is …

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 11:13 pm

Libya’s eastern authority freezes women’s travel ban

The authorities in eastern Libya have ordered a temporary freeze on a controversial travel ban on Libyan women under the age of 60. The directive, which came into force last weekend, was widely condemned and ridiculed across the country. Affecting women in …

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 4:00 pm

Dozens of bodies wash ashore in Libya

Dozens of bodies wash ashore in Libya The bodies of dozens of migrants wash ashore in Libya after their boat capsized. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2m4L86Q The bodies of dozens of migrants wash ashore in Libya after their boat capsized.

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 10:08 am

Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

CAIRO – At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous but increasingly popular trafficking route to Europe. The bodies were found near the …

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 9:18 am

Bodies of more than 70 migrants wash up on Libya’s coast

(CNN)The bodies of 74 migrants have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after washing up on the country’s northern coast near the city of Zawiya. Rescuers say a sole survivor was found near a torn rubber dinghy. Volunteers, who responded to a call …

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 5:51 am

Bodies of 74 Migrants Wash Ashore in Libya

The sea continued to claim the lives of migrants desperate for better lives, with 74 bodies washing ashore in Libya. Mohammed al-Misrati, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the human remains would be taken to …

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 4:31 am