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ISIS flag (Shutterstock/File)
October 16, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Continued political and military fragmentation in Libya is allowing for the regrouping of ISIS in the country after it was largely defeated in 2016, Walid Namane, an independent analyst, and North Africa expert has said.
Mediterranean refugee arrivals have reached 120,137 to date this year (AFP/File Photo)
October 10, 2017 - 08:09 GMT
Thousands of migrants have been transferred to a hangar in the coastal city of Sabratha by a U.N. migration agency, the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Monday.
ISIS released a video in 2015 allegedly depicting the beheading of 20 Egyptian Copts (AFP)
October 08, 2017 - 13:33 GMT
The 20 nationals were filmed as they were beheaded by militants belonging to ISIS.
Libya could be the next Dubai, Britain’s foreign secretary says, if they just “clear the dead bodies away” (Wikimedia)
October 04, 2017 - 10:13 GMT
"The only thing they have got to do is clear the dead bodies away," he said, before laughing
Years of political turmoil since the 2011 overthrow of long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi have left Libya divided between rival governments and beset by violence as militia forces battle for power (AFP/File Photo)
October 02, 2017 - 08:41 GMT
Representatives of Libya's rival authorities have made progress on amending a deal on a political transition for the North African country, the special U.N. envoy said on Sunday.
President Donald Trump's latest travel ban includes the suspension of all immigrant visas for nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia (Shutterstock/File Photo)
September 28, 2017 - 14:58 GMT
East Libya's breakaway government banned all United States citizens from entering its borders on Wednesday, in retaliation for Washington's recent travel ban against Libyans.
A migrant boat off the Libyan coast (AFP/File Photo)
September 28, 2017 - 13:35 GMT
Libya's navy warned it will seize activists' boats on migrant rescue missions that enter its waters unauthorized, after a run-in on Wednesday with a German vessel during which a warning shot was fired.
The findings on alleged direct airstrikes on Libyan civilians were presented on Tuesday at a conference for human rights on the sidelines of a Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland (Shutterstock/File Photo)
September 27, 2017 - 12:23 GMT
The findings on alleged direct airstrikes on Libyan civilians were presented on Tuesday at a conference for human rights on the sidelines of a Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
The airstrikes were targeting suspected ISIS militants.
September 25, 2017 - 11:06 GMT
The airstrikes were targeting suspected ISIS militants.
The denial comes following news reports that Rome planned to build 'logistics hub' on Libya’s southern border. (AFP/File)
September 18, 2017 - 08:05 GMT
The denial comes following news reports that Rome planned to build 'logistics hub' on Libya’s southern border.
Migrants crossing the Mediterranean (Shutterstock/FILE)
September 17, 2017 - 12:53 GMT
Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman said.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says that the detainment is causing unnecessary harm to migrants, reporting that
September 05, 2017 - 13:11 GMT
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says that the detainment is causing unnecessary harm to migrants, reporting that "detainees are stripped of any human dignity".
MSF has called on Libyan authorities to end arbitrary detention of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers (AFP)
September 04, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The detention system in Libya is fuelled by exploitation of refugees. There is no oversight to ensure refugees are treated humanely
The Sudanese president said that the move was done in the interests of the Libyan people. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2017 - 08:44 GMT
The Sudanese president said that the move was done in the interests of the Libyan people.
Boris Johnson, British Foreign Secretary. (AFP)
August 24, 2017 - 14:25 GMT
UK to send £9 million aid package to Libya for tackling terrorism and curbing mass migration to Europe.
Libya has been described as a hotbed for terrorism, and attacks like this are a sign that the country is far from stability. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2017 - 09:10 GMT
Libya has been described as a hotbed for terrorism, and attacks like this are a sign that the country is far from stability.