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Find an alternative safe disembarkation mechanism for migrants rescued fleeing Libya-IOM

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling on the international community including the European Union to find an alternative safe disembarkation mechanism for...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria, Libya on phone

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U.S. President Donald Trump spoke over phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday to discuss issues concerning Syria and Libya, said...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Libya now world’s “largest uncontrolled ammunition stockpile”

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Fighting in Libya and violations of its arms embargo have made the North African country "the world's largest uncontrolled ammunition stockpile," a UN official...
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14 refugees evacuated from Libya to Sweden

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The United Nations Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday said that 14 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Sweden. "A total of 14...
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AU, UN vow to intensify partnership on peace and security in Africa

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The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security has vowed to intensify partnership in peace and security on the African continent. In...
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IOM says over 650,000 illegal immigrants currently in Libya

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Wednesday that there are over 650,000 illegal immigrants currently in Libya, many of whom lack medical care...
Some Libya Dawn fighters prepare to enter the combat zone in al-Azizia, Libya, on April 5, 2015. Clashes continued in al-Azizia on Sunday between pro-government forces and the Islamist armed coalition Libya Dawn. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Libya’s east-based army claims majority control, aims to eliminate terrorism

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Libya's east-based army Ahmad al-Mismari said Wednesday that it has controlled the majority of Libyan territories as the armed conflict with the rival United...
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China asks for earnest implementation of outcome of Berlin Conference on Libya

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A Chinese envoy on Wednesday asked for the earnest implementation of the outcome of last month's Berlin Conference on Libya after the Security Council...
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UN Security Council endorses outcome of Berlin Conference on Libya

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The Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to endorse the outcome of last month's Berlin Conference on Libya. Resolution 2510 won...
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Libya says refuses to settle illegal immigrants

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The interior minister of Libya's UN-backed government said on Wednesday that Libya refuses to settle illegal immigrants on its territories. The remarks...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Putin and Italian PM discuss Libya situation

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte discussed the situation in Libya during a phone call on Wednesday, the Kremlin has...
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Libya’s UN-backed PM stresses need to stop “negative” international interference

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The UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Wednesday stressed need to stop "negative" international interference in Libya. Serraj made the...
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Libya’s eastern-based army denies UN planes to land in Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Wednesday said that the eastern-based army had denied to grant permission for the mission's planes to...
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Libyan navy rescues 81 migrants

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The Libyan Coast Guard on Monday rescued 81 migrants off the country's western coast, the International Organization for Migration in Libya (IOM Libya) said...
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UN Security Council extends ban on illicit oil exports from Libya

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The Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to extend the ban on the illicit export of petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum...
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U.S. urges Libya to dismantle militias

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U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland on Monday urged Libyan authorities to dismantle militias and armed groups in the country. The ambassador...
Two Libya Dawn fighters identify positions of their rivals near Bir al-Ghanam, Libya, on March 21, 2015. Clashes continued between Libya Dawn fighters and pro-government forces on Saturday near Bir al-Ghanam, some 90 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

AU urges end to external interference, enforcement of UN arms embargo,on Libya

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The African Union (AU) on Monday called for an end to external interference and enforcement of United Nations arms embargo on war-ravaged Libya. ...
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Germany provides €500k to UN humanitarian service in Libya

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Germany had supported the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Libya with 500,000 euros (about 547,400 U.S. dollars), German Ambassador to Libya said...

2020 Total Futsal AFCON: “This is the happiest day in my life”- Coach Carvalho

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An elated Angolan coach, Benvindo Inocencio De Carvalho has expressed that, qualifying to the 2020 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Futsal World Cup,...
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IOM calls for prosecuting migrant smugglers in Libya

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday called for prosecuting migrant smugglers and traffickers in Libya. The inter-governmental organization related to...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Libyan talks on lasting, permanent ceasefire make progress – Ghassan Salame

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A senior UN official on Thursday said here that progress has been made on many important issues in the talks between warring parties in...

2020 Futsal AFCON: Egypt cruises to final after beating Libya

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Three-time champions Egypt became the first team to qualify to the finals of the ongoing 2020 Total Futsal Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after...
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116 illegal immigrants deported from Libya to Niger

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday that 116 illegal immigrants were voluntarily deported from Libya to Niger. A total...
Libya Leader Col. MUammar Gaddafi and South African counterpart Nelson Mandela during the early 1990s.

Libya and the Modern Legacy of the Berlin Conference

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Germany hosts summit seeking path forward for North African state destroyed by imperialism in the 21st century Once a leading force in the Pan-African Movement...
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BRICS’ response to conflict cooperative – Malte Brosig

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BRICS response to armed conflicts have bee cooperative and based on consensus and multilateralism, said a South African academic on Tuesday. Malte...
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UN calls for independent investigations on deadly July airstrikes in Libya

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The UN human rights office on Monday called for accountability for the airstrikes in July which killed at least 53 migrants and refugees at...
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UNSMIL condemns attacks on Libya’s Tripoli airport

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday condemned attacks on the capital Tripoli's Mitiga airport, as the armed conflict between the...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Algeria, Turkey agree to endorse Berlin outcome on Libya

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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday said he agreed with his visiting Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to support the outcome of the...
Two Libya Dawn fighters identify positions of their rivals near Bir al-Ghanam, Libya, on March 21, 2015. Clashes continued between Libya Dawn fighters and pro-government forces on Saturday near Bir al-Ghanam, some 90 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

UNSMIL regrets continued violations of arms embargo in Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday expressed regret over continued violations of the arms embargo in Libya, as the armed...
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More than 200 migrants voluntarily deported from Libya in January

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday said it voluntarily deported more than 200 migrants from Libya to their countries of origin so...