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'I stopped counting': Doctor on discovering migrant boat dead

Rome - Stiff lifeless bodies submerged in water -- it's a sight Canadian doctor Simon Bryant won't soon forget after he found dozens of dead migrants in the hold of a boat off Libya.

Another 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya, 52 found dead

Rome - A Swedish coastguard ship docked at the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying more than 570 migrants and the bodies of 52 people, officials said.

At least 55 dead in new Mediterranean migrant tragedies

Rome - At least 55 dead bodies were discovered Wednesday on three overcrowded migrant boats in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said.

IS 'beheads' 12 in battle for Libya's Sirte

Tripoli - Islamic State group jihadists have beheaded 12 people and hung them on crosses during a battle for the coastal city of Sirte, the national news agency LANA reported Saturday.

Libya chaos deepens as PM says will resign

Tripoli - The future of Libya's internationally recognised government was uncertain Wednesday after Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said he would resign, as fraught peace talks entered a second day.

Migrant shipwreck survivors grieve children swept from their arms

Palermo - Their children slipped out of their grasp as the boat overturned and were lost to the waves. Now, traumatised parents brought to safety after a deadly Mediterranean shipwreck are being given psychological support in Sicily.

'Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed' by migrant traffickers

Palermo - Knife-wielding traffickers sealed migrants into the hull of a boat which sank off Libya, condemning them to drown after slashing or thrashing them depending on their ethnicity, according to survivor testimony reported Friday.

Barefoot shipwreck survivors thank Irish saviours

Palermo - The first shipwreck survivor to make it off the Irish rescue vessel and onto Italian soil is a baby, carried down the gangplank in an aid worker's arms.

Rescuers struggle to reach migrants in rocky sea operations

Rome - Navies and coast guards admit they are struggling to save Europe-bound migrants from drowning at sea as the mere sight of a rescue boat triggers desperation and panic onboard the overcrowded boats.

Coffins, flowers as shipwreck survivors and dead arrive in Italy

Palermo - Survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, in which some 200 migrants were feared drowned, arrived in Sicily Thursday, as the Irish crew that rescued them described battling to save lives.

Over 200 migrants feared drowned off Libya

Rome - Over 200 migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean were feared to have drowned Wednesday after their overcrowded fishing boat capsized off Libya.

West planning new intervention in Libya

Tripoli - Military sources told The Times of London that a number of western nations are making plans to send ground troops into Libya to train locals and launch attacks against Islamic State positions.

Libya court sentences Kadhafi son Seif al-Islam to death

Tripoli - A Libyan court Tuesday sentenced a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising, in a verdict denounced by rights campaigners.

40 migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Libyan coast: UNHCR

Rome - Up to 40 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their inflatable dinghy sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors interviewed by the UN refugee agency Thursday."My colleagues are interviewing the survivors...

Libya groups agree peace deal without Tripoli parliament

Rabat - Libyan political parties and members of civil society initialled a UN-proposed peace accord in Morocco, despite the absence of a rival parliament not recognised by the international community.

Libya magnet for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

Tunis - Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in jihadist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, like last week's beach massacre in Tunisia.

Libya peace talks stall again despite UN sanctions threat

Tripoli - Libya's rival governments will not return to peace talks this week after rebel forces rejected the latest proposal, defying threats the UN Security Council would impose sanctions on anyone who stands in the way of a deal.

Both Libyan governments object to EU plans to combat traffickers

Tripoli - The head of the internationally-recognized Libyan government's air force warned European countries that any ships entering the Tobruk government's territorial waters without permission will be targeted by air strikes.

Tunisia shuts Libya consulate over abductions

Tunis - Tunisia said Friday it was shutting its consulate in conflict-hit Libya as 10 staffers abducted by an armed militia in Tripoli returned home after a week in captivity.

Qaeda in North Africa denies US strike killed ex-chief

Tripoli - Al-Qaeda in North Africa has denied reports its former leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in a US air strike last week in Libya, in a statement posted online overnight.

Libya jihadist group denies death of Qaeda-linked Belmokhtar

Tripoli - A Libyan jihadist group denied Tuesday that Al-Qaeda-linked militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar -- the man behind multiple deadly attacks with a history of coming back from the dead -- was killed in a US air strike.

Job? People-smuggler in Niger. Pay? Excellent

Agadez - Hosseini -- not his real name -- handles the steering-wheel deftly. A onetime tourist chauffeur, he makes his living smuggling African migrants from his hometown of Agadez, in northern Niger, to the Libyan border.

Algeria gas plant jihadist Belmokhtar 'killed in US strike'

Benghazi - Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who allegedly masterminded the siege of an Algerian gas plant in which 38 hostages died, has been killed in a US air strike, Libya's internationally recognised government said.

Algerian jihadist Belmokhtar killed in US strike: Libya's recognised govt

Benghazi - Notorious Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been killed in a US airstrike in Libya, the strife-torn country's internationally recognised government said in a statement Sunday.

U.S. strike on 'Al-Qaeda-associated terrorist' in Libya: Pentagon

Washington - The US military carried out a strike on what it called an "Al-Qaeda-associated terrorist" in Libya, the defense department said Sunday.

Libya militia kidnap 10 staffers from Tunisia consulate

Tunis - Libyan militiamen kidnapped 10 staffers from Tunisia's consulate in Tripoli Friday after storming the mission, the government in Tunis said.

World powers urge Libyans to seize 'last chance' for peace

Berlin - World powers urged Libya's warring factions at a meeting in Berlin to wrap up peace talks quickly, calling the current round of negotiations a "last chance" for progress.

Libya parliament 'very unhappy' over draft peace proposal

Skhirat - Libya's internationally recognised parliament is "very unhappy" over a proposed peace deal for the conflict-wracked country, its spokesman said Tuesday, throwing a damper on enthusiasm expressed by the UN envoy.

IS claims capture of Libya's Sirte: SITE

Dubai - The Islamic State group claimed to have seized full control Tuesday of the Libyan city of Sirte from the Fajr Libya militia, including a power plant, according to a US monitor.

Libya rivals 'positive' on peace draft

Skhirat - Libya's warring factions have reacted positively to a draft peace agreement, the UN envoy said Tuesday, as they head for talks in Berlin with world powers anxious for an end to the conflict.
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Re-arming French Mirage 2000D fighter jet to enforce the UN no-fly zone above Libya.
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