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11 beheaded in attack on Libya checkpoint: pro-Haftar forces

Benghazi - At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday after an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said."At least nine soldiers were beheaded...

Road to Europe gets harder for Europe-bound migrants

From the increasingly fraught trek through the Sahara to violence in Libya, asylum seekers rescued this week in the Mediterranean say the obstacles to reaching Europe are getting bigger.

Tunisian ex-fisherman buries migrants who drowned at sea

Zarzis - Armed with just a spade, Chamseddine Marzoug is determined to give a dignified burial to migrants who drowned in waters off his Tunisian hometown trying to reach Europe.

Migrants' fall in Italy has experts seeking answers

Rome - Italy has seen a sharp fall in the number of migrants arriving on its shores, a decline that has left experts scrambling for an explanation.

Lone migrant rescue ship keeps up patrols off Libya

On board the Aquarius, one of the last NGO ships still operating off the coast of Libya, rescuers are worried they are not seeing any more boatloads of migrants at sea.

Italy applauds Libya's decision on migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Rome - The Italian government on Sunday welcomed Libya's decision to bar foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, a move that has prompted almost all international charities to halt migrant search and rescue operations in the area.

Italy applauds Libya's decision on migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Rome - The Italian government on Sunday welcomed Libya's decision to bar foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, as both countries struggle with a migrant crisis that has engulfed Europe in recent years.

MSF suspends use of largest migrant rescue boat

Rome - The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) aid group said Saturday it was halting operations of its largest rescue ship for migrants in the Mediterranean after Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast.

Anti-migrant ship ignores help from rescue activists

Rome - Anti-immigration activists whose boat was reported in trouble said Friday they had got their engines going again, after a migrant rescue ship said it had been dispatched to help.

Migrant aid ship 'bails out' anti-migrant vessel in Med

Rome - A migrant rescue organisation said Friday it was racing to the aid of anti-immigration activists whose boat had run into trouble in the Mediterranean.

Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Tripoli - The Libyan navy on Thursday ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal "search and rescue zone" for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs.

Thousand migrants saved after being left in Niger desert: UN

Niamey - Rescue teams have saved a thousand African migrants abandoned by people smugglers in the Niger part of the Sahara desert in recent months, the UN's International Office of Migration (IOM) said Wednesday.

Italy, Malta keep migrant vessel in limbo

Rome - A Spanish vessel with three Libyan migrants aboard was kept in international waters on Tuesday after Italy and Malta refused to let it to dock.

Cash crisis pushes Libyans to virtual payments

Benghazi - When a cash crisis struck the war-torn North African country of Libya, many people were forced to queue for days to withdraw their savings.

Solace of orphaned children of defeated Libya jihadists

Misratah - Traumatised by war, their jihadist parents either killed or missing, 28 children have found solace in each other at a Red Crescent centre in Libya's third city Misrata.

Italy parliament approves Libya naval mission

Rome - The Italian parliament gave the go-ahead Wednesday to a naval mission aimed at boosting the Libyan coastguard in its fight against human traffickers and further reducing the number of migrant arrivals on Italy's coasts.

Musicians flee Libya for 'right to rap'

A group of rappers who say they had to flee Libya for their art were on their way to Italy Wednesday after being rescued by a charity boat.

Italy enforces NGO boat crackdown as migrant flux slows

Rome - Italy on Wednesday began enforcing a controversial code of conduct for charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean as new figures revealed a sharp drop in the numbers of people arriving from Libya.

Libya's UN-backed PM calls for vote on constitution

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed prime minister Fayez al-Sarraj called on Monday for a referendum on a draft constitution approved over the weekend following years of wrangling in the war-torn country.

Libya unity govt denies accord for Italy ships to deploy

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed unity government chief has denied that an agreement has been struck with Rome to deploy Italian vessels in Libyan waters to combat human trafficking.

UN Security Council backs plan agreed by Libya rivals

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday endorsed a plan agreed by Libya's rival leaders for a ceasefire, political talks and elections, in the latest attempt to put an end to six years of chaos in the north African country.

France announces plan to vet asylum-seekers in Libya

Orl - France will set up processing centres in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday.

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

Orl - France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday.

13 found dead in Med dinghy as EU extends rescue scheme

Rome - Rescuers aiding a dinghy packed with migrants off the coast of Libya said Tuesday they had discovered 13 bodies, including pregnant women, as EU member states extended an anti-human trafficking scheme in the Mediterranean."Thirteen corpses in total.

EU extends migrant rescue operation Sophia to end-2018

Brussels - EU member states on Tuesday extended the landmark Sophia rescue operation in the central Mediterranean for another 18 months amid growing concern at the huge number of migrants crossing to Europe.

'Libyan rivals committed to ceasefire, elections'

Paris - The two principal rivals in conflict-ridden Libya, who are to hold French-brokered talks Tuesday near Paris, are committed to a ceasefire and elections "as soon as possible", said a draft talks statement.

Key challenges in putting an end to Libya's chaos

Tripoli - France is hosting a rare meeting on Tuesday between Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and military strongman Khalifa Haftar who backs a rival administration in the east.

The rival Libyan leaders holding Paris talks

Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and military strongman rival Khalifa Haftar are set to meet near Paris on Tuesday for talks aimed at easing tensions in their violence-wracked country.

Rival Libyan leaders back ceasefire, elections at France talks

Paris - The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya agreed Tuesday to a ceasefire and committed to holding elections that French President Emmanuel Macron said would take place in spring 2018.

10 years on, Bulgarian nurses leave Libya ordeal behind

- Bulgarian nurse Valentina Siropoulo was once condemned to death in Moamer Kadhafi's Libya. Ten years after she and four colleagues were released and allowed home, appreciation of their freedom overwhelms memories of their harrowing ordeal.
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