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Five migrants drowned as Libya coast guard intercept 700

At least five people, including a woman and a child, drowned when a boat carrying at least 45 Europe-bound migrants capsized off Libya, a U.N. migration official said on Monday.The wreck was the latest disaster in the Mediterranean Sea...

UN says 125 Europe-bound children rescued off Libyan coast

A total of 125 Europe-bound children were rescued at sea this week by Libyan authorities off the Mediterranean coast, the United Nations child welfare agency said Friday, adding that most were brought to detention centres.The children, fleeing war and...

New Italian PM in Libya capital, for first official visit

New Italian PM landed in Libyan Capital Tripoli on Tuesday for his first trip abroad since taking office, he lauded the North African country’s efforts to curb the flow of migrants to Europe.Following in the footsteps of other European...

France set to reopen embassy in Libya after years of closure

France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next Monday to show its support for the North African country’s new unity government, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after meeting the head of the interim presidency council.Libya’s...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine and save African migrants drifting in the Mediterranean Sea after fleeing Libya on unseaworthy boats.Not only must they brave 70...

Libya new interim president Menfi, holds talks in Benghazi

President of Libya newly elected interim government has met tribal elders, academics and activists in the eastern city of Benghazi, the stronghold of the divided country’s eastern factions, as part of a campaign to foster unity ahead of national...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule the country for an interim period.It’s a deal that’s been in the making for two months, following an agreement last...

Turkey warns Haftar and supporters of possible attack

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Sunday that the forces of Khalifa Haftar and their supporters based in eastern Libya would be viewed as “legitimate targets” if they attempted to attack Turkish forces in the region.Turkey is the...

Libya rivals swap prisoners, in line with cease-fire deal

Libya’s rival leaders kicked off a U.N.-brokered prisoner exchange, United Nations and Libyan officials said Saturday, which was part of a preliminary cease-fire agreement between the warring Libyan groups.The exchange of a first batch of prisoners, supervised by a...

German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean sea and carried out what a senior Turkish official dismissed as an “illegal”...
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Firmin Ngrebada Central African Republic’s PM announces resignation

The prime minister of the troubled Central African Republic, Firmin Ngrebada, announced on Thursday that his government had tendered...
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