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Italy inks deal with Libya neighbours to block migrants

Rome - Italy has signed a deal with Libya, Chad and Niger to try to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean by beefing up border controls and creating new reception centres in the African nations.

5,000 migrants rescued in 48 hours off Libya

Rome - Some 5,000 migrants bound for Italy were rescued in waters off the coast of Libya between Thursday and Saturday morning by Italian and Libyan coastguards, statements from both countries said.

Libyan released over WPC Yvonne Fletcher's killing

London - A Libyan man suspected of killing a British police officer during a 1984 London protest against Moamer Kadhafi was released Tuesday because evidence against him could have breached national security.

Libya minister says rival general must accept civil rule

Tripoli - Libya's foreign minister said Tuesday a rival general must accept civilian rule in order to play a role in the country's future.

ICC wants to investigate human trafficking in Libya

New York - The International Criminal Court is considering whether to investigate migrant-related crimes in Libya, which has become a "marketplace" for human trafficking, the chief prosecutor said Monday.

Libya rescues 129 migrants stranded at sea

Tripoli - Gunmen mugged 129 migrants on a rubber dinghy headed for Europe and also stole the craft's engine, abandoning them off the Libyan coast, Libya's navy said on Saturday.

German FM says Libya camps no solution to migrant woes

Addis Ababa - Germany will not back a proposal establishing camps in Libya to corral migrants heading for Europe, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Tuesday at the African Union's headquarters.

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Tripoli - Libya has seized two foreign-flagged oil tankers and detained their crews for allegedly smuggling fuel after an hours-long gunbattle off the west coast, authorities said.

Mediterranean migrant death toll for 2017 tops 1,000

Rome - Around 100 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean according to shipwreck survivors, raising the death toll for the perilous crossing to Italy to over 1,000 victims in 2017, the UN's refugee agency said Friday.

Child among seven migrant bodies found off Libya

Rome - The bodies of seven migrants, including a small boy, were found during the latest rescue operations off Libya, a Maltese NGO and the Italian coastguard said Sunday.

Libya govt urges 'intervention' over southern clashes

Tripoli - Libya's unity government has called for "urgent intervention" by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible "civil war".

African migrants seeking Europe sold as 'slaves' for $200

Geneva - African migrants trying to reach Europe are being sold into slavery in Libya, including for sex, for as little as $200, international monitors said Tuesday, citing testimony from victims.

AFP photographer freed in Libya, still under detention threat

Tripoli - AFP's photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was released Monday after two days of detention, but his identity papers were confiscated and his situation remains highly uncertain.

Italy brokers deal with Libyan tribes to curb migrant influx

Rome - The Italian government said Sunday that dozens of rival tribes in southern Libya had agreed to cooperate on securing the country's borders in an effort to curb the influx of migrants trying to reach Europe.

Europe, N.Africa ministers seek to curb Libya migrant flows

Rome - Interior ministers mainly from the central Mediterranean region met in Rome on Monday to ramp up efforts to curb migration from Libya amid a sharp rise in the number of people trying to cross to Europe.

3,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italy coastguard

Rome - Around 3,000 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Sunday as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, the Italian coastguard told AFP.

Libya factions agree ceasefire after Tripoli battle

Tripoli - Armed groups in Tripoli have signed a ceasefire deal ending a four-day battle for control of the Libyan capital, the unity government said Thursday.

Libya factions agree ceasefire after Tripoli battle

Tripoli - Armed groups in Tripoli have signed a ceasefire deal ending a four-day battle for control of the Libyan capital, the unity government said Thursday.

Libya factions agree ceasefire after Tripoli battle

Tripoli - Armed groups in Tripoli have signed a ceasefire deal ending a four-day battle for control of the Libyan capital, the unity government said Thursday.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government seized the headquarters of a rival militia on Wednesday in a third day of intense fighting for control of Tripoli.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government seized the headquarters of a rival militia on Wednesday in a third day of intense fighting for control of Tripoli.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government seized the headquarters of a rival militia on Wednesday in a third day of intense fighting for control of Tripoli.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government overran the headquarters of a rival militia on Wednesday as artillery exchanges rocked the capital for a third day, a security source said.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government overran the headquarters of a rival militia on Wednesday as artillery exchanges rocked the capital for a third day, a security source said.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government overran the headquarters of a rival militia on Wednesday as artillery exchanges rocked the capital for a third day, a security source said.

Libya strongman's forces say oil terminals recaptured

Benghazi - Troops commanded by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced the recapture Tuesday of two key oil installations, as fighting raged in Tripoli where a rival government has struggled to assert its authority.

Libya strongman's forces say oil terminals recaptured

Benghazi - Troops commanded by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced the recapture Tuesday of two key oil installations, as fighting raged in Tripoli where a rival government has struggled to assert its authority.

Libya strongman's forces say oil terminals recaptured

Benghazi - Troops commanded by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced the recapture Tuesday of two key oil installations, as fighting raged in Tripoli where a rival government has struggled to assert its authority.

Libya strongman launches offensive on oil terminals: spokesman

Benghazi - Troops commanded by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an assault on Tuesday to seize two of the country's key eastern oil terminals, a spokesman said.

Libya strongman launches offensive on oil terminals: spokesman

Benghazi - Troops commanded by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an assault on Tuesday to seize two of the country's key eastern oil terminals, a spokesman said.
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Tony Blair, former British prime minister is widely criticized for offering Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi "the hand of friendship." Blair first visited Libya in 2004, and was instrumental in transforming a pariah state into an ally and helping BP to seal a big energy deal with Gaddafi's regime.
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Libyans voting last year for GNC members
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Protesters in Toronto supporting the Libyan uprising
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U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith aka Vile Rat
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Much of downtown Misrata, though, such as on Tripoli Street pictured here, is beyond repair.
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USS San Antonio
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Musa Kusa, ex-Libyan foreign minister
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Jamal al-Hajji, writer and political commentator was convicted of defamation on 31 December 2013 and sentenced to eight months in prison and a fine of 400,000 Libyan Dinar
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Canada has deployed six CF-18 fighter jets to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
Canada has deployed six CF-18 fighter jets to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
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Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
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A Libyan rebel soldier
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