Amnesty says EU is complicit in violations of migrant rights in Libya


BRUSSELS European governments are complicit in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there who often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Libyan forces suffer casualties as fighting drags on in Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya 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.

World, 11 Dec 2017

U.N. seeks 1,300 places for refugees from Libya

GENEVA The United Nations appealed on Monday to countries worldwide to take in 1,300 mainly African refugees stranded in Libya, many of them mistreated while kept in appalling conditions in detention.

World, 11 Dec 2017

Libya and Italy to set up operations room to tackle migrant smuggling

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government agreed with Italy on Saturday to establish a joint operations room for tackling migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows towards Europe, according to a statement.

World, 09 Dec 2017

U.N. calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants

GENEVA The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention, torture, slavery or death.

World, 08 Dec 2017

U.N. pushing sharp increase in migrant returns from Libya

TUNIS The United Nations migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up to 15,000 in the final month of the year.

World, 06 Dec 2017

Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya

TRIPOLI Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis. | Video

World, 05 Dec 2017

Libyan PM Sarraj hopes for easing of arms embargo

WASHINGTON Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Thursday that he was hopeful that a U.N.-imposed arms embargo would be partially lifted against some branches of the country's military.

World, 01 Dec 2017

U.N. welcomes move by Libya to help find refugee solutions

GENEVA The U.N. refugee agency on Wednesday welcomed a decision by Libya to open a transit centre for unaccompanied children and other vulnerable refugees from among hundreds of thousands of migrants, and called on EU countries and others to accept them.

World, 30 Nov 2017

Nigeria flies migrants home from Libya after slavery scare

LAGOS Nigeria's president said on Wednesday the government had started bringing stranded citizens home from Libya after a global outcry over reports that migrants there were being sold into slavery.

World, 30 Nov 2017