Thursday 25 May 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-05-25

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AFP - 5/25/17

The father of suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was once part of a Libyan militant group with alleged ties to Al-Qaeda, a Libyan security source said...

AFP - 5/22/17

The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres as he visited...

AFP - 5/21/17

An attack on an airbase in south Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, a spokesman for his forces said on Friday....

AFP - 5/19/17

Libya on Thursday asked Italy to arm the patrol boats it uses in the fight against illegal immigration across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe.

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AFP - 5/16/17

Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti on Monday handed over to the Libyan coastguard four patrol boats repaired in Italy as part of cooperation in the fight against...

AFP - 5/11/17

Libya's coastguard on Wednesday intercepted a wooden boat packed with almost 500 migrants after duelling with a German rescue ship and coming under fire from...

AFP - 5/11/17

Between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants mostly from sub-Saharan Africa are being held in Libyan detention centres after entering the country illegally, an official said on...

AFP - 5/10/17

Libya's foreign minister said Tuesday a rival general must accept civilian rule in order to play a role in the country's future.

Field Marshal Khalifa "Haftar...

AFP - 5/9/17

Forces loyal to Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Monday launched an offensive to oust jihadist from their last two strongholds in second city Benghazi,...

AFP - 5/8/17

Gunmen mugged 129 migrants on a rubber dinghy headed for Europe and also stole the craft's engine, abandoning them off the Libyan coast, Libya's navy said on Saturday...

AFP - 5/7/17

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano on Saturday held talks in Tripoli with top Libyan officials on peace efforts for the war-wracked country and ways to curb...

AFP - 5/7/17

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson held talks Friday with the head of Libya's parliament, a day after visiting Tripoli to back peace efforts in the troubled north...

AFP - 5/5/17

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on a visit to Tripoli on Thursday threw his weight behind efforts to establish a unified and stable government in Libya.

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AFP - 5/4/17

The head of Libya's UN-backed unity government and a rival military commander said Wednesday they have agreed to work to end the country's crisis.

Government...

AFP - 5/3/17

The head of Libya's UN-backed unity government on Tuesday held a rare meeting with a military strongman who supports a rival authority in the violence-wracked country...

AFP - 5/2/17

Libya's oil production, the country's main source of revenue, rose Monday to more than 760,000 barrels per day for the first time since 2014, the National Oil...

AFP - 5/2/17

Libya has seized two foreign-flagged oil tankers and detained their crews for allegedly smuggling fuel after an hours-long gunbattle off the west coast, authorities...

AFP - 4/18/17

Libya's unity government has called for "urgent intervention" by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible "civil war...

AFP - 4/15/17

At least 97 migrants were missing after their boat sank on Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said.

Survivors said the missing include 15 women...

AFP - 4/14/17

Libya's southern desert, long neglected by central authorities, risks becoming an arena for score-settling between rival governments vying for clout across the war-...

AFP - 4/5/17

AFP's photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was released Monday after two days of detention, but his identity papers were confiscated...

AFP - 4/3/17

AFP's photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was detained late Saturday for the second time in several days by security services there,...

AFP - 3/30/17

AFP's photographer in the Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was released on Wednesday night after a 24-hour detention by the security services over his coverage...

AFP - 3/17/17

Clashes broke out Thursday in Tripoli hours after armed groups signed a ceasefire deal ending a four-day battle for control of the Libyan capital.

Gunfire...

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