Thursday, 22 March 2018

Tag Archives: Libya

Libya: Truck carrying migrants overturns, At least 23 killed


TRIPOLI: At least 23 people have been killed when a truck carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees overturned in northwestern Libya, according to local media reports. Somali and Eritrean nationals were reportedly among those killed in Wednesday’s road accident, which occured some 60km south of the town of Bani Walid. ...

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20 killed in clashes at Libya’s main international airport

20 killed in clashes at Libya's main international airport

TRIPOLI: Fighting at the Libyan capital’s only working international airport killed at least 20 people, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there. Mitiga airport, a former military air base on the eastern outskirts of the capital, was evacuated when the ...

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10,000 refugees to be relocated from Libya to EU in 2018


ROME: Up to 10,000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government said today. The initiative would be part of an attempt by EU countries to address the deteriorating conditions in Libya, where thousands of people are held ...

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Supreme Court endorses Trump’s travel ban

Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court ruled that a ban ordered by Donald Trump on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and two other countries could be immediately imposed while multiple court cases challenging the ban are resolved. The ultimate disposition of the ban was expected to take months to resolve. But ...

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Brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi to face trial in Libya

Hashem Abedi

Libya’s interior ministry issued this photo of Hashem Abedi in May MANCHESTER bomber Salman Abedi’s brother will soon go on trial in Libya over his suspected role in the attack. Libya’s chief investigator in the case told the media that Hashem Abedi is suspected of having helped his brother in ...

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Gaddafi’s son released after five years detention

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi 1

BENGHAZI: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been freed by an armed group holding him in the western town of Zintan where he was taken after the 2011 revolt against his father, according to one of his lawyers and a statement from the brigade. ...

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Saudi, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE cut relations with Qatar


LONDON: Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya’s General Khalifa Haftar all cut off diplomatic contact with Qatar on Monday morning, after officially accusing the Gulf state of “sponsoring terrorism”. In what appears to be a coordinated move, foreign office officials claimed Qatar was responsible for supporting the ...

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