Monday 23 October 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-10-23

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AFP - 10/8/17

A force allied with Libya's unity government in the people-smuggling hub of Sabratha has detained more than 3,000 migrants, a security official said on Saturday....

AFP - 10/8/17

The remains have been unearthed of 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by jihadists on a Libyan beach two years ago, the interior ministry said on Saturday.

"The...

AFP - 10/6/17

Libyan authorities on Thursday demanded an explanation from Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson over his remark on the need to "clear dead bodies" away in the...

AFP - 10/2/17

Benghazi port in east Libya reopened Sunday for the first time in three years after being forced to cease operations because of clashes in the cradle of the 2011...

AFP - 9/29/17

The Libyan attorney general said Thursday that arrest warrants have been issued for more than 830 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group in the North...

AFP - 9/28/17

Libya's navy warned it will seize activists' boats on migrant rescue missions that enter its waters unauthorised, after a run-in Wednesday with a German vessel during...

AFP - 9/25/17

US forces carried out six "precision air strikes" against an Islamic State camp in Libya, killing 17 people, the US Africa Command said Sunday.

The command...

AFP - 9/22/17

At least eight migrants drowned and almost 90 others went missing after a shipwreck off Libya, a local official citing survivors who had clung onto the sinking vessel...

AFP - 9/21/17

More than 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the coast of western Libya, the Libyan navy said on Thursday.

Rescuers found at least seven survivors...

AFP - 9/20/17

Libyans queued in long lines outside petrol stations in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday after fighters forced the closure of a fuel pipeline to the city.

On...

AFP - 9/18/17

Libya's coastguard has rescued over 3,000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the past week, while Italy picked up another 2,000 in recent days,...

AFP - 9/18/17

The head of Libya's rival government in the east called Sunday on the international community to recognise his administration which he says controls most of the North...

AFP - 9/13/17

In Sabrata, Libya's main departure point for clandestine migrants hoping to reach Europe, people trafficking gangs are under so much pressure that some have closed...

AFP - 9/5/17

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian pledged his country's support for efforts to resolve Libya's political and security chaos during a visit to the war-wracked...

AFP - 8/31/17

Oil production has been suspended for several days at three oil fields in Libya after an armed militia shut off pipelines, the state-owned National Oil Company said...

AFP - 8/29/17

The Libyan navy said Monday it has seized an oil tanker near the maritime border with Tunisia and detained the 20-member Filipino crew on suspicion of fuel smuggling...

AFP - 8/25/17

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Thursday during a visit to Benghazi, officials said.

Their talks...

AFP - 8/24/17

At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group on a checkpoint manned by forces of Libyan military strongman...

AFP - 8/24/17

Libya's unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj urged visiting British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Wednesday to help lift a United Nations arms embargo in force...

AFP - 8/24/17

An armed group has released former Libyan premier Ali Zeidan, nine days after he was kidnapped in Tripoli while making his first visit home for three years, a family...

AFP - 8/23/17

Libya's former prime minister Ali Zeidan has been kidnapped by an armed group in war-torn Tripoli and not been heard from in nine days, family members and friends...

AFP - 8/19/17

The forces of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Friday they had detained a senior commander two weeks before the International Criminal Court issued a...

AFP - 8/18/17

Libyan authorities on Thursday repatriated 135 Nigerian migrants, including women and children, who had made failed attempts to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, an...

AFP - 8/11/17

The Libyan navy on Thursday ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal "search and rescue zone" for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs...

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