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Italy breaks up smuggling ring for Libyan diesel fuel

2017-10-18 17:45

Italian police have said that they had broken up a network selling low-quality Libyan diesel fuel worth 30 million euros ($35 million) at service stations in Sicily and as far away as France and Spain.

'Shocking' abuse of migrants in Libya smuggling hub - UN

2017-10-17 14:10

More than 20 000 migrants, including pregnant women and babies, are being held either in detention centres or by traffickers in Libya's people-smuggling hub Sabratha, the UN has said, warning of abuse "on a shocking scale".

UN rights chief decries 'endemic' abuses after vist to Libya

2017-10-13 11:25

The UN human rights chief has warned that serious violations are "endemic" in many detention centres in Libya, but said he was optimistic that authorities were intent on improving the situation.

UN urges compromise in divided Libya

2017-10-11 17:33

The UN Security Council has urged Libyans, divided with rival governments and beset by violence, to work together ahead of hoped-for elections.

Protesters briefly block Libyan parliament before session

2017-10-09 19:26

Libyan lawmakers say protesters have blocked gates of the parliament based in the east, preventing a crucial session.

Libya fires on oil tanker suspected of smuggling

2017-10-08 11:16

The Libyan coastguard has opened fire on an oil tanker carrying contraband fuel, a spokesperson for the navy has said.

Libya pro-GNA force drives rival out of Sabratha

2017-10-07 15:02

A security force loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government has announced that it has driven a rival militia out of the city of Sabratha, after three weeks of deadly fighting.

Italian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in Libya

2017-10-05 18:14

Rival Libyan militias have turned their guns against each other in fierce fighting that has killed dozens the past weeks and endangered Roman ruins in Sabratha

Boris Johnson under fire for 'dead bodies' Libya gaffe

2017-10-04 11:10

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has come under fire for saying Libya could become a magnet for tourists and investors - if it can "clear the dead bodies away" first.

Defence tries to cast doubt on case against Benghazi suspect

2017-10-04 08:09

Defence attorneys are trying to cast doubts on prosecutors' case against the suspected mastermind of the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.

 

UN-backed Libya talks hit new snag

2017-10-17 20:02

Talks between representatives of rival authorities in strife-torn Libya have hit a new snag after a parliamentary delegation suspended its participation in the UN-backed discussions hosted by Tunisia.

600 migrants rescued; fears rise of new surge from Libya

2017-10-13 20:00

About 600 migrants have been brought to Sicily after being rescued at sea in one of the biggest arrivals since the Italian government struck a deal with Libyan authorities to limit departures.

Orphan of ISIS parents returns home after months in limbo

2017-10-12 17:31

A 3-year-old Tunisian orphan whose parents left home to join the Islamic State group has been returned to his grandfather's custody after more than a year in a Libyan prison.

Italy pressed on Libyan migrant returns

2017-10-11 16:33

The Council of Europe is asking Italy to explain what its naval ships are doing off Libya's coast amid concerns that Europe-bound migrants who are sent back to Libya face "a real risk" of torture or inhuman treatment.

Thousands of migrants found trapped amid Libya fighting

2017-10-08 16:56

Officials say thousands of migrants have been found trapped in camps in Libya. They were caught amid the fighting over the northwestern city of Sabratha a major transit area for human smuggling

Libyan authorities recover bodies of Copts beheaded in 2015

2017-10-08 06:53

Libyan authorities have recovered the bodies of 21 Coptic Christians workers, mostly Egyptians, beheaded in 2015 by the Islamic State group in the coastal city of Sirte

20% fall in migrants from Libya: EU naval force

2017-10-06 09:18

The number of illegal migrants leaving Libya for Europe has fallen by 20% so far this year, the European naval force charged with stopping people trafficking in the Mediterranean says.

Four dead in suicide bombing in Libya's Misrata

2017-10-04 13:35

At least four people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at the main court building in Libya's third-largest city Misrata, security officials say.

Boris Johnson under fire for 'dead bodies' Libya gaffe

2017-10-04 09:30

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has come under fire for saying Libya could become a magnet for tourists and investors - if it can "clear the dead bodies away" first.

Trial opens for suspected mastermind of Benghazi attacks

2017-10-03 14:29

A US prosecutor is telling jurors that the alleged mastermind in the 2012 attacks on a US outpost in Benghazi, Libya, despised America with a vengeance

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