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EU migrant policy suffers blow as Italy, Libya reject proposals

Apo - The European Union's migrant strategy suffered a major new setback Friday with Italy refusing to freely accept people rescued at sea and Libya spurning a proposal for asylum processing centres.

Libya rejects EU plan for asylum processing centres

Berlin - Libya's prime minister said Friday he would not allow the EU to set up asylum processing centres in his country, in a new setback for European leaders seeking to curb new migrant arrivals.

Children among eight migrants who suffocated in Libya truck

Tripoli - Eight migrants, mostly children, suffocated to death trapped in a refrigerator truck carrying around 100 people in western Libya, security forces said on Monday.

Libyan commander wanted by ICC 'escapes prison'

Benghazi - A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes has "escaped" from prison, the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar said.

UN urges Libya not to detain rescued migrants

Tripoli - The head of the United Nations' migration agency called Thursday on Libyan authorities not to detain migrants rescued or intercepted by the country's coastguard.

Salvini says 'not one more person' should reach Italy by boat

Rome - Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday said he wanted to put a complete stop to migrant arrivals in Italy by boat.

ICC unveils second arrest warrant for Benghazi commander

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court revealed Thursday it has issued a second arrest warrant for a Libyan military commander accused of shooting dead 10 jihadist prisoners after a Benghazi mosque attack.

At least seven dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

Tripoli - At least seven migrants including two children died when their boat ran into trouble Tuesday off the coast of Libya, the coastguard said, the latest victims of the perilous voyage to Europe.

Rome gives Libya 12 boats to 'fight human trafficking' at sea

Rome - The Italian government will give Libya 12 boats to help them "fight human trafficking" and curb the flow of migrants into Europe, Rome announced late Monday.

Spain to take in NGO rescue ship carrying 59 migrants

Madrid - A Spanish NGO said Saturday it had rescued 59 migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya and would dock in Spain after Italy and Malta refused access.

Spain to take in NGO rescue ship carrying 59 migrants

Madrid - A Spanish NGO said Saturday it had rescued 59 migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya and would dock in Spain after Italy and Malta refused access.

Libya oil output faces further cuts: NOC

Tripoli - Libya's National Oil Company said Friday it expected to halt operations at two key export terminals at the weekend, slashing crude output by some 800,000 barrels per day.

Three babies dead, 100 missing in latest shipwreck off Libya

Libya - Three babies died off the coast of Libya on Friday while 100 people remained missing in the latest Mediterranean migrant shipwreck as European leaders reached a hard-fought deal to tackle the issue.

Three babies dead, 100 missing in migrant shipwreck off Libya

Libya - The lifeless bodies of three babies were brought ashore in Libya on Friday, victims of a Mediterranean migrant shipwreck in which survivors say 100 people are still missing.

Libyan strongman Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

Benghazi - Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar announced Thursday the "liberation" of Derna, the only city in the eastern region beyond his control, from radical Islamist militias.

Washington, allies demand Libyan oil terminals be returned to UN-backed government

Washington - Washington and its allies on Wednesday demanded that two key oil installations in the east of the country be returned to control of the UN-backed government in Tripoli, having fallen into the hands of a rival strongman.

Libya unity government urges UN to block 'illegal' oil sales

Tripoli - Libya's unity government on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to block any "illegal" oil exports from the chaos-hit country after a rival administration won control of key ports.

Libya unity government urges UN to block 'illegal' oil sales

Tripoli - Libya's unity government on Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to block any "illegal" oil exports from the chaos-hit country after a rival administration won control of key ports.

Libya strongman hands oil ports to unrecognised eastern authority

Benghazi - Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced Monday the handover of oil installations under the control of his self-styled army to an administration that rivals Libya's UN-backed government, after retaking them from militias.

Italy's Salvini in Libya as migrants in limbo at sea

Tripoli - Italy's pugnacious new government took its fight to block migrants to Libya on Monday as a new boat with hundreds on board remained stranded at sea, deepening a crisis shaking Europe.

Italy calls for migrant centres south of Libya

Tripoli - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called Monday on a visit to Tripoli for processing centres to be set up south of Libya's borders as a way to block attempts by migrants to cross the Mediterranean.

Italy interior minister heads to Libya amid migrant crisis

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini left Monday for talks in Libya on the migrant crisis, he said on Twitter."Mission Libya, we've left!", he said, posting a selfie on board a military plane to Libya.

Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast: navy

Tripoli - Libya's coastguard has rescued nearly 1,000 migrants who were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe, the navy said on Monday.

'1,000 migrants in boats off Libya' as Italy tells rescue ships to stop

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Sunday told foreign charities to stop rescuing migrants off Libya even as one group said 1,000 people were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean.

NATO says ready to help Italy in Libya

Rome - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday the alliance was prepared to help out in troubled Libya as it grapples with a migrant crisis but warned there were no military solutions.

Italian coastguard tells rescue ships to call Libya for help

Rome - As Italy's new populist government cracked down on foreign NGO boats operating in the Mediterranean Saturday the Italian coastguard has followed suit telling boats in Libyan waters to "turn to" Libya when in distress.

France calls for sanctions as Italy defiant on stranded migrant ship

Rome - EU states that refuse to accept migrants should face financial penalties, French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday, prompting a furious response from Rome on the eve of an emergency mini-summit in Brussels about the escalating crisis dividing Eur...

Five migrants die, nearly 200 rescued off Libya

Tripoli - Five migrants died and nearly 200 were rescued off the coast of Libya while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in two boats, the Libyan navy said Saturday.

More than 1,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean in 2018: UN

Geneva - More than 200 migrants are reported to have drowned off Libya in two days, bringing to at least 1,000 the number to die this year on the main migratory route linking Africa and Europe, the UN said Thursday.

Italy says it will seize two NGO migrant rescue ships

Rome - Italy said on Thursday that it would seize two rescue migrant ships, one of which is stranded in the Mediterranean carrying over 200 migrants, adding that they were "illegally" flying the Dutch flag.
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