Monday 22 January 2018

All International wire news

E.g., 2018-01-22

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AFP - 1/22/18

The airport serving the Libyan capital resumed flights on Saturday following a five-day suspension after deadly clashes around the facility that also damaged planes...

AFP - 1/16/18

Fighting at the Libyan capital's only working international airport killed at least 20 people Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to...

AFP - 1/12/18

The United Nations' political chief held talks on Thursday with the head of Libya's parliament about elections to be held under a UN plan to stabilise the strife-...

AFP - 1/11/18

The UN's political chief pushed Wednesday in Libya for the country to hold credible elections this year in a bid to ensure a peaceful shift from a failed unity deal...

AFP - 1/10/18

Between 90 and 100 migrants were missing after their makeshift boat sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country's navy said late Tuesday.

The...

AFP - 1/9/18

Two women were found dead and 290 migrants rescued from two boats off the coast of Libya on Sunday, the navy said.

The migrants were rescued off the coast of...

AFP - 1/8/18

Nigeria is to speed up repatriating its citizens from Libya which has been accused of exploiting and ill-treating migrants, its foreign minister said in Tripoli on...

AFP - 1/6/18

Armed groups clashed Friday in western Libya, forcing the closure of a key border crossing with Tunisia, an official and a military commander said.

The clashes...

AFP - 1/6/18

Libya's oil revenues have more than tripled in 2017 despite violence and political instability, according to figures released Friday by the central bank.

The...

AFP - 12/30/17

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has said he will support 2018 elections in the war-torn country but also implied he would seize power if the polls did not occur....

AFP - 12/24/17

The foreign minister of Italy, which has been helping Libya to combat illegal immigration to Europe, made a brief visit to Tripoli on Saturday.

Angelino Alfano...

AFP - 12/22/17

France's foreign minister on Thursday urged Libya's unity government to act on a United Nations plan for 2018 elections and a national dialogue to stabilise the war-...

AFP - 12/20/17

The UN refugee agency is to evacuate thousands of vulnerable refugees from Libya next year, its country representative said on Tuesday.

"In 2018, we will try...

AFP - 12/20/17

Two years after a deal to form a unity government aimed at ending deep divisions between Libya's opposing sides, the country remains mired in crisis with no solution...

AFP - 12/19/17

The mayor of Libya's third-largest city Misrata has been killed by unidentified assailants who abducted him as he returned from an official trip overseas, a security...

AFP - 12/18/17

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar insisted Sunday that the mandate of the country's UN-backed government has run out after what he said was the expiration of a tattered...

AFP - 12/15/17

For migrants who escape torture and starvation at the hands of people traffickers, a "Safe House" in an oasis town offers a rare commodity in Libya: shelter and...

AFP - 12/12/17

Amnesty International on Tuesday accused European governments of "complicity" in the detention under horrific conditions of migrants in Libya, especially through...

AFP - 12/10/17

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration, the Tripoli government...

AFP - 12/7/17

Libya on Wednesday launched a UN-brokered effort to hold elections in the strife-torn country with a campaign to register new voters.

Imed al-Sayeh, head of...

AFP - 11/29/17

Libya's UN-backed authorities said Tuesday that flights repatriating stranded migrants will be stepped up, as the International Organization for Migration called on...

AFP - 11/26/17

More than 30 migrants died and 200 were rescued on Saturday after their boats foundered off Libya's western coast, the Libyan navy said.

The coastguard...

AFP - 11/20/17

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government announced Sunday, following the release of video footage...

AFP - 11/19/17

The African Union on Friday called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the...

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