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Libya captures two oil-smuggling tankers after firefight

TRIPOLI Libyan naval forces captured two vessels suspected of smuggling oil from the North African country after gun battles lasting several hours west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the service said on Friday.

Libya lacks plan to prevent more migrants crossing to Europe - EU officials

VALETTA Libya's U.N-backed government has no clear plan to help prevent more migrants reaching Europe's shores this summer, European Union officials said on Thursday, citing confused requests for equipment to patrol its shores.

World, 27 Apr 2017

Air strike kills five in southern Libya's Sabha - medical source

BENGHAZI, Libya An air strike on a prison has killed five people in a Libyan desert town where armed factions have been fighting along a strategic route from the southern border region to the capital Tripoli, a medical source said on Tuesday.

World, 25 Apr 2017

War crimes court unseals arrest warrant for Gaddafi aide

AMSTERDAM The International Criminal Court on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant for the former head of Libya's Internal Security Agency, saying he was suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in repressing opposition to former ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

World, 25 Apr 2017

Italy prosecutor says rescue boats in contact with people smugglers

ROME An Italian prosecutor has evidence of phone calls between Libyan people smugglers and aid groups operating rescue boats, he told newspaper La Stampa, amid growing criticism of non-governmental groups saving refugees off the Libyan coast.

World, 23 Apr 2017

Fewer migrants are crossing Niger for Libya - IOM

ROME The number of migrants crossing Niger to reach Libya has declined, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, after Europe pledged Niger money to help it fight people-smuggling.

World, 21 Apr 2017

Trump says only role for U.S. in Libya is defeating Islamic State

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he does not see a role for the United States in Libya apart from defeating Islamic State militants. | Video

World, 21 Apr 2017

Libya fishermen find 28 dead migrants in boat offshore - official

TRIPOLI Libyan fishermen found the bodies of 28 migrants who appeared to have died of thirst and hunger after their boat broke down off the coast of Sabratha city, a ministry of interior official said on Tuesday.

World, 18 Apr 2017

EU urged to save more migrants at sea, not patrol "make-believe border"

ROME EU patrol vessels in the Mediterranean are putting lives at risk by operating too far from the Libyan coast where migrants are embarking on the perilous voyage to Europe, the head of a rescue charity said on Tuesday.

World, 18 Apr 2017

Nearly 9,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend - IOM

GENEVA Nearly 9,000 mainly African migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this past long weekend after being put by smugglers in Libya onto unseaworthy boats heading toward Italy, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday.

World, 18 Apr 2017

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