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Scores of migrants feared missing off Libya: IOM

Rome - Scores of migrants were feared missing off the Libyan coast, the IOM said Saturday after the Italian navy flew three survivors to the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa.

Fighting near Libyan capital kills photographer

Tripoli - A Libyan photographer who worked for Associated Press news agency was killed Saturday south of Libya's capital Tripoli where he was covering militia clashes, a medical source and family said.

Two days of clashes near Libya capital leave 10 dead

Tripoli - Two days of clashes between rival militias near Libya's capital Tripoli have left 10 people dead and 41 wounded, the health ministry said Thursday.

Libya strongman's forces launch operation to 'purge' south

Benghazi - The forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday announced a military operation to "purge" jihadists and criminal gangs from the south of the conflict-hit nation.

Clashes in Libyan capital leave 5 dead: health ministry

Tripoli - A new round of clashes between rival militias in Libya's capital left at least five people dead Wednesday, the health ministry said, four months after fighting killed over 100.

UN warns against new clashes in Libya capital

Tripoli - The UN's Libya mission warned against clashes in the country's capital on Wednesday as tensions rose between rival militias, four months after clashes that left over 100 people dead.

Libya's militias should not run prisons: UN chief

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the Libyan government to bring all prisons under its control and free from the grip of militias, some of whom run migrant-smuggling networks.

Libya migrant rescue ship seeks Christmas port

Rome - A civilian ship with 33 migrants aboard rescued off the Libyan coast appealed Sunday for a European port to take them to before the weather turns at Christmas.

Rescued migrants head for Spain after Italy closes ports

Rome - Spain on Saturday authorised a ship carrying hundreds of migrants rescued off Libya to sail to its waters after Italy and Malta refused to receive them.

Turkish minister says probing smuggled arms on Libya visit

Tripoli - Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced during a visit to Libya Saturday an investigation into a shipment of arms smuggled from his country to the conflict-hit North African nation.

Rescued migrants face Christmas at sea after Italy closes ports

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Saturday Italian ports were closed to hundreds of migrants rescued off Libya after a mother and newborn baby were evacuated to Malta.

Nearly 300 migrants rescued off Libya: aid group

Madrid - A migrant group said Friday it had rescued nearly 300 migrants off the coast of Libya over the previous 24 hours."More than 300 people safe on board the #OpenArms," the Proactiva Open Arms organisation tweeted.

Libya could vote on constitution in February: electoral commission

Tripoli - Libya's electoral commission could organise a referendum on a new constitution for the strife-torn country in February if it gets security guarantees and funds, its head said on Thursday."It is possible to organise a referendum on the constitution...

Activists call for criminal probe into migrant deaths off Libya

Rome - A rights group called Wednesday for an international criminal investigation after 15 migrants died following 11 days drifting off the coast of Libya without help.

15 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Libya: survivors

Tripoli - Fifteen migrants died and 10 others survived 11 days at sea after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said on Tuesday, citing the survivors.

Returnees count cost of destruction in Libya's Tawergha

Returning home after seven years in a camp for displaced people, Mahmoud Abou al-Habel's joy was eclipsed by pain when he surveyed his vandalised property in the Libyan town of Tawergha.

US hits Libyan militia leader with sanctions

Washington - Libyan militia leader Salah Badi was placed on the US sanctions blacklist Monday, days after the United Nations Security Council placed global restrictions on doing business with the Islamist commander.

Migrants refuse to disembark in Libya, fearing torture: Amnesty

London - Dozens of migrants and refugees aboard a merchant vessel at a Libyan port are refusing to disembark for fear of "detention and torture", rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Friday.

Libya planning to extradite Manchester bomber's brother: PM

London - Libya is planning to extradite the brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi to Britain by the end of the year, Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj told the BBC in an interview on Wednesday.

Libyan strongman Haftar a reluctant key player in crisis talks

Palermo - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar is a crucial player in the latest international bid to stabilise the violence-wracked North African nation, but he has shown great reluctance to be involved.

Italy crisis talks end after laying bare Libya divisions

Palermo - Italy and the United Nations on Tuesday praised an international conference on the Libya crisis as a success, despite the stark divisions that emerged among key players in the chaos-stricken nation.

Libyan players in Italy for fresh bid to solve crisis

Palermo - Libya's key political players meet with global leaders in Italy on Monday in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.

Libyan players in Italy for fresh bid to solve crisis

Palermo - Libya's key political players meet with global leaders in Palermo on Monday in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.

Libya PM calls for 'common vision' ahead of crisis talks

Tripoli - The head of Libya's UN-backed government, Fayez al-Sarraj, urged the international community on Thursday to find a "common vision" for the chaos-hit North African nation, ahead of crisis talks in Sicily next week.

Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

New York - Russia and China on Monday refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.

Libya's south falls prey to foreign armed groups

Tripoli - Neglected by rival authorities in Tripoli and the country's east, Libya's southern desert has increasingly become a hideout for foreign rebel groups that stand accused of stoking growing insecurity.

Libya replaces interior minister in security reform drive

Tripoli - The head of Libya's UN-backed government on Sunday reshuffled key cabinet posts, replacing the interior minister amid efforts to bolster security in the wake of fighting around Tripoli.

New civilian migrant rescue ship heads for Libyan waters

Rome - A new migrant rescue ship was headed for the waters off Libya on Thursday after similar vessels were prevented from trying to rescue people seeking to make the perilous journey to Europe."The #MareJonio is on its way!" German NGO Sea-Watch tweeted.

New civilian migrant rescue ship heads for Libyan waters

Rome - A new migrant rescue ship was headed for the waters off Libya on Thursday, one of the aid groups running the boat said, after similar vessels were prevented from operating."The #MareJonio is on its way!" Sea-Watch tweeted.

UN extends migration ship searches off Libya

New York - The Security Council on Wednesday renewed for a year UN member states' authorization to inspect vessels off Libya suspected of smuggling migrants between Africa and Europe.
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