Recent News Headlines : Libya - Libya

KHALIFA HAFTAR ALLY MAHMOUD AL-WERFALLI ARRESTED


A senior Libyan military commander allied with Khalifa Haftar and suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in eastern Benghazi has been arrested... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 1023

MIGRANT FLOW TO ITALY SHRINKS AS GOVERNMENT IN ROME CRACKS DOWN


Analysts attribute the drop to both the increased activity of the Libyan coast guard and a stretch of bad weather in the Mediterranean starting in mid-July... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 73

ICC WARRANT FOR KHALIFA HAFTAR ALLY MAHMOUD AL-WERFALLI


Haftar is the controversial chief of the self-styled Libyan National Army LNA, which now controls key Libyan oil ports... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 966

AID GROUPS SAY ITALY IS FORCING THEM TO STOP RESCUING MIGRANTS AT SEA


The suspension, said Loris De Filippi, president of MSF's Italian chapter, was due to very credible threats against rescue boats by the Libyan coast guard... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 97

LIBYA'S BANNING OF SHIPS FROM MIGRANT 'SEARCH AND RESCUE' ZONE HAILED BY ITALY, SEEN BY NGOS AS 'DEADY GAP' IN SEA


Some 600,000 mostly African migrants have arrived in Italy from Libya since the start of 2014... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 0

GERMAN NGO HALTS REFUGEE RESCUE OPERATIONS OFF LIBYA


Libyan authorities have accused charities of aiding human smugglers with their rescues at sea, hampering efforts to crack down on the migration route... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 1274

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS SUSPENDS MIGRANT RESCUE PATROLS


The Italian government agreed last month to send a naval mission to assist the Libyan Coast Guard with patrols aimed at stopping human smuggling... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 103

NUMBER OF MIGRANTS ARRIVING IN ITALY FROM LIBYA FALLS BY HALF IN JULY


More forceful action by Libyan navy and EU-funded boats credited with reducing migration to Italy to 11,500 last month... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 223

'WHAT'S GOING ON?': VIDEO SHOWS A BOAT FULL OF MIGRANTS ARRIVING ON SPANISH BEACH


On Wednesday afternoon, beachgoers in Zahara de los Atunes, in southern Spain, looked toward the sea and saw a dinghy filled with migrants heading to shore... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 485

RIGHTS BODY DECRIES 'COLD-BLOODED' KILLING IN LIBYA


Human Rights Solidarity said that the victims were kidnapped by military forces from their homes and were taken to an unknown location... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 60

ITALY TO DEPLOY NAVAL SHIPS TO LIBYA AS MIGRATION CRISIS GROWS


Italy will deploy two military ships to Libya in an effort to deter illegal migration and human smuggling into Europe, the Italian government announced Wednesday... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 357

MIGRANT RESCUE NGO SAYS BOAT DRIFTING AFTER ITALY AND MALTA REFUSE ACCESS


The spokeswoman said the Libyan coastguard had fired shots into the air in the direction of the NGO boat... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 35

HAFTAR TO 'CONFRONT' FOREIGN SHIPS IN LIBYAN SEAS


He said the EU and US are helping Tripoli-controlled government forces monitor Libyan waters and airspace... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 474

ITALY SEIZES NGO RESCUE BOAT FOR ALLEGEDLY AIDING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION FROM LIBYA


Italian coast guard authorities seized a migrant rescue boat operated by a German aid group in the Mediterranean suspected of aiding illegal immigration fr... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 10

ITALY BEGINS NAVAL MISSION IN LIBYAN WATERS TO CURB MIGRANT FLOWS


An Italian patrol boat entered Libyan waters and headed toward the port of Tripoli within minutes of a vote in Italy's parliament authorizing the deployment... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 0

ITALY BEGINS NAVAL MISSION TO HELP LIBYA CURB MIGRANT FLOWS


An Italian patrol boat entered Libyan waters and headed toward the port of Tripoli within minutes of a vote in Italy's parliament authorizing the deployment... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 573

A REPORTER'S JOURNEY THROUGH TRIPOLI


Soldiers check cars at the western entrance to Tripoli., at a checkpoint is manned by the Libyan army and a local militia... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 663

LIBYA: PRO-HAFTAR FIGHTERS STORM CONSTITUTION ASSEMBLY


Fayez Serraj and Khalifa Haftar commit to stop using armed forces except for in fight against 'terrorist' groups... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 252

ITALY BACKS FORCE TO POLICE LIBYA SHORE


The mission would contribute, Mr Gentiloni told the cabinet meeting, to Libya's path of stabilisation..... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 167

ITALY GETS OK FROM TRIPOLI TO DEPLOY BOATS TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKERS FROM LIBYA


If steps forward are made in Libya, the first country to be happy about this in Europe will be Italy, he added... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 125

ITALY PLANS NAVAL MISSION OFF LIBYA TO STOP MIGRANT BOATS


After receiving a request from Libya to operate in its waters, Italy hopes to have a freer hand in stemming a rising tide of migrants... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 2174

EMMANUEL MACRON: HOT SPOTS FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS IN LIBYA


Emmanuel Macron says France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean Sea... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 1268

ITALY AIMS TO DEPLOY SHIPS IN LIBYAN WATERS BY END-AUGUST


Because the Libyan coastguard returns migrants to detention centres where they are held indefinitely in inhuman conditions, according to the United Nations, Italy wants U.N... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 224

ARE MIGRANTS PAYING PRICE AS EU TARGETS SMUGGLERS IN THE MED?


But Italy and the EU appear more focused on the search-and-rescue charities than the Libyan coast guard... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 117

LIBYAN PM AL-SERRAJ AND HAFTAR AGREE TO CEASEFIRE AT PARIS TALKS


The Paris talks agreement follows a first contact between Sarraj and Haftar in Abu Dhabi back in May... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 238

EUROPEAN AND AFRICAN MINISTERS DISCUSS PLAN TO TACKLE FLOW OF REFUGEES


Italy is gripped by deep political and civil divisions on the issue, with more than 90,000 migrants reaching Italy from Libya this year... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 875

ISLAMIC STATE CORPSES AWAIT REPATRIATION AFTER FORCE WAS DEFEATED IN SIRTE, LIBYA


At the height of its dominance, Islamic State recruited fighters from Middle East, North Africa and Europe... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 4

THIS CITY IS A TINDERBOX, AND THE US IS BUILDING A DRONE BASE NEXT DOOR


The sprawling desert north of Agadez, in the west African nation of Niger, is the size of France... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 2649

LIBYA'S BENGHAZI AIRPORT RE-OPENS AFTER 3-YEAR CLOSURE


The first outward bound flights from Benina Airport were to the capital, Tripoli, to Amman, Jordan, and to the southeastern Libyan city of Kufra... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 10

ITALY OFFERS SWIMMING LESSONS FOR REFUGEES TRAUMATIZED WHILE CROSSING THE MEDITERRANEAN


MESSINA, Italy -- Abdoulie Jallow lives on the Sicilian coast, but until recently, looking at the Mediterranean Sea filled him with dread... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 1621

Trending News Headlines : Libya

ITALIAN FORCES IGNORED A SINKING SHIP FULL OF SYRIAN REFUGEES AND LET MORE THAN 250 DROWN, SAYS LEAKED AUDIO


On the evening of Oct. 10, 2013, a ship carrying at least 480 people left Zuwarah, in northwestern Libya, headed for Lampedusa... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 64953

525 REFUGEES DIE AT SEA IN FIRST FEW WEEKS OF 2017


It is clear that from Libya we are seeing a mixed flow of refugees and migrants escaping extreme poverty... READ MORE

15th March, 2017 11922

74 DEAD REFUGEES WASH ASHORE IN ZAWIYA


Libya's Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 8392

ICC DEMANDS 'IMMEDIATE ARREST' OF SAIF AL-ISLAM GADDAFI


The statement comes a few days after Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was reportedly released from prison in the North African country's western city of Zintan... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 8006

AFRICAN MIGRANTS SOLD IN LIBYA 'SLAVE MARKETS', IOM SAYS


Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in slave markets in Libya, the International Organization for Migration IOM says... READ MORE

11th April, 2017 7738

LIBYAN COASTGUARD OPENS FIRE AT MIGRANT BOATS


The aid organisations and refugees said at least two Libyan coastguard officers stole mobile phones and money from passengers... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 5380

ITALY FEARS ISIS FIGHTERS SLIP INTO EUROPE POSING AS INJURED LIBYANS


Italian intelligence document reveals how group has infiltrated Europe using scheme meant to treat wounded Libyan soldiers... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 5255

IRISH NAVAL SHIP 'RESCUES 712 PEOPLE' OFF LIBYAN COAST


Hundreds, including 14 pregnant women and four infants, rescued off of Libya in 'wretched state', says Irish navy... READ MORE

26th June, 2017 4301

'MILLIONS OF AFRICANS' WILL FLOOD EUROPE UNLESS IT ACTS NOW, WARNS EUROPEAN CHIEF, AS PARIS EVACUATES HUGE MIGRANT CAMP


The only solution is massive investment in Africa to dissuade people from leaving in the first place, he said... READ MORE

8th July, 2017 3973

REFUGEES DROWN OFF LIBYA'S MEDITERRANEAN COAST


About 200 people fell off the overloaded vessel that was just 20 nautical miles 37km in the Mediterranean Sea from Libya when the accident occurred on Wednesday... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 3851

250 REFUGEES FEARED DEAD AFTER SHIPWRECKS IN MEDITERRANEAN


Up to 250 migrants are feared drowned after two refugee boats sunk in the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations has said... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 3668

ITALIAN COASTGUARD: 3,000 RESCUED IN MEDITERRANEAN SEA


According to the International Organisation for Migration IOM, so far this year 43,490 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea as of April 26... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 3610

DOZENS OF PEOPLE FEARED DEAD IN SHIPWRECK OFF LIBYA


Last month, the bodies of 74 people were found washed up on a beach in Zawiya, western Libya, after the engine of their vessel was stolen... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 3427

GROUP OF 'EXTINCT' ANTELOPE RELEASED INTO WILD IN SOUTHERN SAHARA


Conservationists hope second group of 14 scimitar-horned oryx bred in captivity will help repopulate original habitat in Chad... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 2773

BODIES OF MORE THAN 70 MIGRANTS WASHED ASHORE IN WESTERN LIBYA


Most migrants are escaping poverty, unemployment and climate change in sub-Saharan African and hoping to find a better life in Europe... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 2695

LIBYA HALTS HUNDREDS OF EUROPE-BOUND REFUGEES


Hundreds of refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe have been intercepted in recent days by Libyan authorities, according to a coastguard spokesman... READ MORE

4th February, 2017 2687

MORE THAN 30 DROWN AS HUNDREDS FALL FROM MIGRANT BOAT OFF LIBYA


More than 30 people have drowned after about 200 people fell from an overcrowded migrant boat off the coast of Libya, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 2409

141 PEOPLE KILLED IN BRAK AL-SHAT AIRBASE ATTACK


His comments prompted alarm in Tripoli, with the GNA calling for an immediate ceasefire in the south... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 2387

EGYPT HITS 'JIHADIST CAMPS' AFTER ATTACK ON COPTIC CHRISTIANS


America stands with President Sisi and all the Egyptian people today, and always, as we fight to defeat this common enemy, he added... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 2228

GERMAN BOAT SENDS OUT SOS AFTER TAKING ON TOO MANY MIGRANTS IN MEDITERRANEAN


"We have never had to deal with so many people at the same time," Jugend Rettet Iuventa spokeswoman Pauline Schmidt told AFP... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 2213

HOW MANCHESTER BOMBER SALMAN ABEDI TOOK HIS TWISTED REVENGE OUT OF 'LOVE FOR ISLAM' AFTER BEING RADICALISED BY ISIL PREACHER


Abedi returned for good to the UK in 2014, making the occasional trip back to Tripoli... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 2074

WHY LIBYA'S CRY FOR JUSTICE MUST BE HEARD


This brings us back to the talks recently held in Moscow between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Mr. al-Sarraj... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 1969

LIBYA SEIZES OIL TANKERS AFTER SHOOTOUT AT SEA


Ukrainian and Congolese-flagged vessels caught loading Libyan oil detained after a fierce, hours-long gun battle... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 1947

A EUROPEAN DEAL WITH LIBYA COULD LEAVE MIGRANTS FACING BEATINGS, RAPE AND SLAVERY


And stop migrants from crossing into Libyan territory, said Ahmed Safar, the Libyan ambassador to Italy... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 1860

DOZENS FEARED DEAD AFTER ABANDONED IN NIGER DESERT


Agadez is a remote town in Niger on the edge of the Sahara desert that has become a major people-smuggling point... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 1710

97 MISSING AFTER ASYLUM SEEKER BOAT SINKS OFF LIBYA


Libya has become a key departure point for people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean to Europe... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 1572

5,000 REFUGEES RESCUED ON ROUTE TO ITALY FROM LIBYA


Italy has become the hardest-hit European destination for refugees from Africa this year... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 1548

MANCHESTER ATTACK PROBE WIDENS WITH ARRESTS IN LIBYA


Cities including Paris, Nice, Brussels, St Petersburg, Berlin and London have suffered attacks in the last two years... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 1487

EXCLUSIVE: RUSSIAN PRIVATE SECURITY FIRM SAYS IT HAD ARMED MEN IN EAST LIBYA


Haftar is opposed to a U.N.-backed government which Western states see as the best chance of restoring stability in Libya... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 1287

NEARLY 250 REFUGEES DEAD OR MISSING AFTER SHIPWRECKS OFF LIBYAN COAST


Authorities raise alarm at increased risks of Mediterranean voyages, as people smugglers crowd refugees on to vessels meant for far fewer people... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 1195


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