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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.

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.

Forces of east Libya strongman concede loss of oil port

Benghazi - The forces of eastern Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar conceded the loss on Saturday of a key oil export terminal they seized last year as fighting for the country's resource wealth intensifies.

Forces of east Libya strongman concede loss of oil port

Benghazi - The forces of eastern Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar conceded the loss on Saturday of a key oil export terminal they seized last year as fighting for the country's resource wealth intensifies.

Forces of east Libya strongman concede loss of oil port

Benghazi - The forces of eastern Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar conceded the loss on Saturday of a key oil export terminal they seized last year as fighting for the country's resource wealth intensifies.

115 migrants rescued, 25 missing: Libya navy

Tripoli - The Libyan navy said it rescued 115 migrants Friday headed for Europe whose overloaded rubber boat was sinking off the coast near Tripoli, and that another 25 people were missing.

Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italy

Rome - Some 970 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy's coastguard said, as the numbers attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe continue to rise.

Russia urges 'national dialogue' at Libya PM meeting

Moscow - Russia's foreign minister on Thursday pushed an "inclusive national dialogue" in Libya at talks with its UN-backed premier that came after his key rival sought to boost ties with Moscow.

Russia urges 'national dialogue' at Libya PM meeting

Moscow - Russia's foreign minister on Thursday pushed an "inclusive national dialogue" in Libya at talks with its UN-backed premier that came after his key rival sought to boost ties with Moscow.
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A photo op with a dictator at G8 Summit in L Aquila in July  2009. From left to right is Silvio Berl...
A photo op with a dictator at G8 Summit in L'Aquila in July, 2009. From left to right is Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations and Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi November 26, 2013. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi
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Protesters outside the White House urge Obama to help Libya - 02/19/2011
Protesters outside the White House urge Obama to help Libya - 02/19/2011
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Benghazi, Libya
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People carry a man who was injured when Libyan militiamen opened fire into a crowd of protesters in Tripoli November 15, 2013
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Screenshot of video showing desecration of Benghazi War Cemetary by Libyan extremists
Screenshot of video showing desecration of Benghazi War Cemetary by Libyan extremists
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The Libyan desert
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An anti-government demonstration in Benghazi, Libya.
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Members of the Libyan security forces stand at the destroyed shrine of the Murad Agha mosque, which was bombed early this morning, in Tripoli's Tajura neighborhood
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A BBC News screenshot of Gaddafi moments after being shot. It is unclear if this shows him wounded or dead
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The former prime minister of Libya  Mustafa Abushagur  who was dismissed by parliament.
The former prime minister of Libya, Mustafa Abushagur, who was dismissed by parliament.
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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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Jamal al-Hajji  writer and political commentator was convicted of defamation on 31 December 2013 and...
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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A demonstrator at a Libya rally in Boston
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Army personnel man a checkpoint at one of the entrances to Tripoli. Libyan militia fighters blamed for the worst unrest in Tripoli since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi
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Two French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets ready for takeoff
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Demonstrations against the Gadaffi regime in Bayda
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