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Libya oasis town offers rare 'Safe House' for migrants

Tarhuna - For migrants who escape torture and starvation at the hands of people traffickers, a "Safe House" in an oasis town offers a rare commodity in Libya: shelter and medical care.

Amnesty says EU governments complicit in abuse of Libya migrants

Brussels - Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Italy and other EU governments of being "knowingly complicit" in horrific abuses of migrants in Libya, warning of legal action against them at European and UN rights institutions.

Italy can 'hold its head high' on migrant treatment: PM

Rome - Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Tuesday that Italy could "hold its head high" with regards to its treatment of migrants, after Amnesty International accused Rome and other EU governments of being "knowingly complicit" in abuses of migrants in Libya...

Russia pledges to help negotiate an end to Libya crisis

Moscow - Russia will "do everything necessary" to facilitate an agreement between rival camps in Libya to end the country's political crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

Amnesty accuses Europe of 'complicity' in abuse of Libya migrants

Tripoli - Amnesty International on Tuesday accused European governments of "complicity" in the detention under horrific conditions of migrants in Libya, especially through their assistance to the Libyan coastguard implicated in people trafficking.

Nearly 900 migrants rescued off Libya arrive in Italy

Rome - Sicily on Monday welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Libya in the past few days, with many expressing relief at having escaped the "Libyan hell".

UN seeks urgent resettlement of 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

Geneva - The UN urgently appealed Monday for countries to take in 1,300 "extremely vulnerable" refugees stranded in Libya, following revelations of horrific abuse of migrants in the country.

Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

Tripoli - Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration, the Tripoli government said Saturday.

British jihadist who fought in Syria gets 10 years

London - A British jihadist who fought to overturn Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi and joined the ranks of the Islamic State group in Syria was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday.

Returning Nigerians express relief after 'hell' of Libya camps

Lagos - Nigerian migrants expressed relief as they arrived home on Tuesday from Libya, describing the "hell" of harsh conditions in detention camps where they had been held.

Libyan cleared of US envoy's murder in Benghazi, convicted of terror

Washington - A Libyan man accused of masterminding the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed a US ambassador and three others was acquitted Tuesday of murder but convicted on lesser terrorism charges.

Libyan convicted of terror charges, not murder, over Benghazi attack

Washington - A Libyan man accused of masterminding the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed a US ambassador and three others was acquitted Tuesday of murder but convicted on lesser terrorism charges.

UN wants Libya to agree to shut down migrant camps

New York - The United Nations wants Libya's internationally-backed government to agree to shut down 30 detention centers holding 15,000 migrants, most of whom will be sent back to their countries, the head of the IOM said Tuesday.

Trudeau urges international community to fight Libyan slavery

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday urged the international community to "do more" following reports of the "abhorrent and despicable" enslavement of vulnerable African refugees arriving in Libya.

Libya slave auctions: 'Everybody knew'

Paris - World leaders may have been quick to voice outrage over video footage of Libyan slave auctions, but activists raised the alarm months ago -- and their warnings fell on deaf ears.

EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya

Brussels - The EU said Thursday it is working without "letup" for a durable solution to the plight of migrants in Libya, adding it shared French President Emmanuel Macron's anger over slave markets there.

EU to step up migrant rights training for Libyan coastguard

Rome - The EU's anti-trafficking operation is working to train Libya's coastguard on how to respect the human rights of migrants recovered at sea, the mission's commander said Thursday.

France calls urgent UN meeting over Libya slavery

Paris - France on Wednesday called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel Macron blasted the auctioning of Africans as a crime against humanity.

Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'

Abidjan - Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a "total hell" that they wouldn't wish on their "worst enemy" as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country.

Op-Ed: UN envoy speaks about Libya situation

UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame spoke to the UN Security Council about the situation in Lbya on November 16. He announced his action plan back in September of this year.

Libya slave auctions may be crime against humanity: UN chief

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday he was horrified by video footage showing migrants being sold as slaves in Libya and that these auctions should be investigated as possible crimes against humanity.

Libya says to probe 'slave auction' footage

Tripoli - Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government announced Sunday, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off.

Final arguments in trial of Benghazi attack 'mastermind'

Washington - Prosecutors in the trial of the alleged Libyan mastermind of the 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed a US ambassador argued Thursday that he was equally responsible even if he did not personally take part.

UN envoy confident Libya political deal 'close'

New York - UN-led talks on a new political deal to unite Libya's rival governments are making progress, the UN envoy said Thursday, expressing optimism that a deal is within reach.

Autopsies of 26 migrant girls find that most drowned

Rome - Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of 26 teenage migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November confirmed they almost all drowned at sea, Italian news agencies reported Wednesday.

Italy defends Libya migrant deal dubbed 'inhuman' by UN

Rome - Italy on Wednesday defended its policy on blocking migrants in Libya, saying the deal, denounced as "inhuman" by the UN, was essential to stop boat departures towards Europe.

EU cooperation with Libya to stem migrant flow 'inhuman': UN

Geneva - The European Union's policy of helping the Libyan authorities intercept migrants in the Mediterranean and return them to "horrific" prisons in Libya is "inhuman", the United Nations said Tuesday.

IS corpses in Libya await fate in containers

Misratah - Hundreds of corpses of Islamic State fighters have lain stored for the past year in a row of refrigerated containers in the Libyan city of Misrata awaiting a final decision on their fate."The temperature must be kept at between -18 and -20 (Celsius, 0....

Alleged Benghazi attacker appears before US judge

Washington - A Libyan accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic complex in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the US ambassador, appeared Friday before a federal judge in Washington.

Libyan group declines to extradite brother of Manchester bomber

Tripoli - A Libyan armed group holding the brother of the assailant in the deadly concert bombing in Manchester turned down Thursday a British police request for his extradition."No.
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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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Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
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LIBYA: Top officials of the U.S. Marines pose with soldiers and sailors assigned to embassy protection duty outside the U.S. embassy in Tripoli in 2013.
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