Sunday, 23 September 2018

Tag Archives: Libya

Over hundred dead after two migrant boats sank off Libya

AFP PARIS: More than 100 migrants, including at least 20 children, died when two boats sank off the coast of Libya early this month, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), citing survivors. The witnesses told MSF that two inflatable boats had left the Libyan coast on September 1, each with ...

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Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in single day

LIBYAN coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, officials and a witness at a naval base said. The operations brings the number, since last week, of mainly African migrants trying to head to Italy but brought back to ...

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3 killed in a military cargo plane crash in southern Libya

(Xinhua) TRIPOLI: A Russian-made military cargo plane crashed on Sunday afternoon near an oil field in southern Libya, killing three people on board, according to a local official. “Shortly after taking off from the runway of the oil field, the plane fell suddenly and crashed in a desert area where ...

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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

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

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

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

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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