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Migrant crisis: Scores feared drowned off Libyan coast

Ninety migrants are feared drowned after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, says the UN’s migration agency. Three survivors said most of those who drowned were Pakistani nationals. Libya has for years been a major transit route for migrants ...

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UN concern over bodies dumped in east Libyan cities

Related Articles TUNIS: The UN has said it is “appalled” by apparent retaliatory killings in Libya following reports of eight bodies found in the eastern cities of Benghazi and Derna.Five bodies were found in Benghazi’s Laithi neighborhood on Friday, residents ...

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Libyan navy says some 100 migrants believed missing at sea

Related Articles TRIPOLI: Libya’s navy says some 100 migrants are believed missing at sea and that at least 279 others have been rescued off the Libyan coast.Wednesday’s statement says the migrants, mostly Africans, had embarked on the perilous trip across ...

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Eastern Libyan forces say they fully control Benghazi

Related Articles BENGHAZI: Eastern Libyan forces have retaken from Islamist fighters the last district of Benghazi, the country’s second largest city, military officials said.The battle for Benghazi, waged between forces led by General Khalifa Haftar and an array of Islamist ...

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Oil rises on Libyan pipeline blast, Forties restart weighs

Related Articles LONDON: Oil moved higher above $ 65 a barrel on Tuesday, within sight of its highest since mid-2015, supported by an explosion on a crude pipeline in Libya and voluntary OPEC-led supply cuts.The move toward restart of a ...

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Al-Saadi Qaddafi is still in prison, claims Libyan prosecutor

LONDON: The Libyan prosecutor general’s office has allayed the fears of late President Muammar Qaddafi’s family that his son Al-Saadi Qaddafi has “disappeared” from prison in Tripoli, Asharq Al-Awsat reported.The office said: “He is present, has not left the prison ...

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Coast guard rescues over 250 migrants off Libyan coast

Related Articles TRIPOLI: Libya’s coastal guard has rescued more than 250 illegal migrants trying to leave the North African country in small boats bound for Italy, officials said on Saturday.Libya’s western shores are the main departure point for migrants mainly ...

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Libyan leader: Qatar, Turkey and Sudan stoking conflict

Related Articles CAIRO: Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam, political leader of the Libyan National Struggle Front (LNSF) and cousin of the late Muammar Qaddafi, accused Qatar, Turkey and Sudan of working to fuel the conflict in his country.They are doing so “for ...

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Libyan forces suffer casualties as fighting drags on in Benghazi

BENGHAZI: Libyan forces fighting in Benghazi have lost four men and seen 10 wounded so far in December, five months after declaring victory in a campaign to control the eastern city, a medical source said on Monday.Three of the dead ...

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Libyan Convicted of Terrorism in Benghazi Attacks but Acquitted of Murder

Advertisement WASHINGTON — A former militia leader from Libya was convicted on Tuesday of terrorism charges arising from the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed a United States ambassador and three other Americans. But he was acquitted of multiple ...

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