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'Disastrous' conditions for migrants displaced by Libya clashes, official says

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GHARYAN, Libya Thousands of migrants displaced by fighting on Libya's northwestern coast are in urgent need of medical help, the head of a detention centre in the town of Gharyan said on Thursday, describing their situation as "tragic".

Rights group questions Italy's work with Libya stopping migrants

ROME Europe's top human rights organisation asked Italy for more information on its work intercepting migrants at sea, warning that any moves to return them to Libya would break international treaties.

World, 11 Oct 2017

Armed faction takes over protection of Libyan oil and gas complex, fresh concern over migrants

SABRATHA, Libya An armed alliance involved in a three-week battle over the Libyan smuggling hub of Sabratha said on Saturday it had taken over protection of the Mellitah oil and gas terminal after expelling a rival group.

World, 07 Oct 2017

Bodies of Egyptians killed by Islamic State in Libya recovered - report

TRIPOLI The bodies of 21 Egyptian Christians killed by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte have been recovered, the attorney general's office said on Friday.

World, 07 Oct 2017

Armed force claims victory in Libyan migrant smuggling hub

TRIPOLI/TUNIS An armed alliance involved in a three-week battle over the Libyan smuggling hub of Sabratha said it had taken control of the coastal city on Friday.

World, 07 Oct 2017

Libyan sides call Boris Johnson's bodies remark 'unacceptable'

BENGHAZI, Libya Senior figures from across Libya's political divides protested on Thursday against remarks by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson about clearing dead bodies from the city of Sirte.

World, 06 Oct 2017

Libyans flee by boat amid "terrible" violence at home

ABOARD SEEFUCHS RESCUE SHIP Just before the sun dipped into the Mediterranean on Saturday, rescuers spotted a tiny wooden boat on the horizon. It turned out to contain five young Libyans fleeing violence and turmoil who were waving their arms for help.

World, 05 Oct 2017

Islamic State claims deadly attack on court in Libya's Misrata

TRIPOLI Gunmen killed at least four people and wounded nearly 40 on Wednesday in a suicide attack on a court complex in the Libyan city of Misrata, officials and a witness said.

World, 04 Oct 2017

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Libyan city of Misrata - statement

TUNIS Islamic State has claimed an attack in the Libyan city of Misrata in which at least three people were killed on Wednesday, the militant group's news agency Amaq said.

World, 04 Oct 2017

Britain's Boris Johnson jokes about dead bodies in Libya

MANCHESTER, England British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quipped on Tuesday that Libya can become a new Dubai if it can clear the dead bodies away, the latest gaffe by Britain's top diplomat.

World, 04 Oct 2017