Tag Archives: Libya


Libya-bomb

Three UN staff killed in car bomb explosion in Libya’s Benghazi

08 August, 2019 1:55 am 1:55 am

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three United Nations staff members on Saturday, several medical sources and the eastern military said. The UN is trying to broker a truce in the capital Tripoli, where the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a surprise attack in … Read More



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Libya-ceasefire

Libya govt accepts UN ceasefire proposal, implementation unclear

08 August, 2019 2:44 am 2:44 am

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s internationally recognised government, which is facing a campaign by eastern troops to take the capital, has accepted a United Nations proposal for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday, a statement said on Friday. It was not clear whether fighting over the capital would actually cease after four months of … Read More



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Scores of migrants feared drowned in Libya shipwreck

07 July, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

LIBYA (Web Desk) – At least 115 people are feared drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Libya, a navy official says. Gen Ayoub Kacem said 134 people were rescued and a body recovered. The boat was carrying some 250 people from a number of African and Arab countries when it … Read More



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Libya, air strike, immigrants, camp, Tripoli

‘Dozens killed in air strike’ on migrant centre in Libya

07 July, 2019 9:41 am 9:41 am

TRIPOLI (Web Desk) – At least 40 people have been killed by an air strike that hit a migrant detention centre in Libya, officials say. Another 80 are reported to have been injured in the explosion, which happened at a facility in an eastern suburb of the capital, Tripoli. The majority of those killed are … Read More



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Dozens, migrants, drown, Tunisia, coast, Libya

50 migrants drown off Tunisia coast after leaving Libya

05 May, 2019 8:14 pm 8:14 pm

TUNIS (Reuters) – At least 50 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the United Nations migration agency said. The state-run Tunis Afrique Presse agency gave a death toll of at least 70 people. It was one … Read More



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Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

04 April, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Sunday. WHO’s Libya account said on Twitter the organisation was sending medical supplies and more staff to Tripoli, and denounced “repeated … Read More



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Libya fighting kills 56, European powers jostle over conflict

04 April, 2019 3:51 pm 3:51 pm

TRIPOLI/ROME (Reuters) – Fighting between eastern Libyan forces and Tripoli government troops killed 56 people and forced 6,000 to flee their homes in the capital in the last week, the United Nations said on Thursday, as France and Italy wrangled over how to respond to the renewed conflict. After sweeping up from the south, the … Read More



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Migrant rescue ship Aquarius won’t take people back to Libya

08 August, 2018 9:13 am 9:13 am

ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS (Reuters) – Rescue ship Aquarius, which has picked up almost 3,000 migrants from the Mediterranean this year, will carry out rescue missions without waiting for orders from coastguards and will not return people to Libya, its search and rescue head said. “When we see there is a vessel in distress, with … Read More



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Two migrants die on boat left adrift by Libyan coast guard – charity

07 July, 2018 8:49 am 8:49 am

ON BOARD OPEN ARMS, Mediterranean (Reuters) – A woman and a boy adrift in the Mediterranean died just hours before help reached their damaged dinghy, Spanish rescuers said on Tuesday after finding a second woman alive in the vessel, which had been carrying migrants towards Europe. A rescue boat operated by the Spanish charity Proactiva … Read More



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