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Gunmen fire on U.N. convoy west of Libyan capital

TRIPOLI Gunmen opened fired on a United Nations convoy on a coastal road west of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Wednesday, an incident that could complicate the gradual return of diplomatic and other international staff to Libya.


At least 24 migrants die as thousands rescued in seas off Libya 28 Jun 2017

TRIPOLI Red Crescent volunteers recovered the bodies of 24 migrants on Tuesday that were washed up in an eastern suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as large-scale rescues were made in the Mediterranean. | Video

Hundreds of fighters from Chad, Darfur feeding off Libya's turmoil - report 27 Jun 2017

TUNIS Hundreds of fighters from Chad and Sudan's Darfur region are feeding off instability in Libya, battling for rival factions, seeking to build rebel movements and engaging in banditry and arms trafficking, Geneva-based researchers said on Tuesday.

Egyptian air strikes hit 12 vehicles crossing from Libya - military 27 Jun 2017

CAIRO Egyptian air strikes destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with arms, ammunition and explosive material trying to cross the border from Libya, the army spokesman said on Tuesday.

More than 200 migrants rescued off Libyan coast, two dead 26 Jun 2017

MADRID Two people were found dead as more than 200 migrants adrift in two dinghies off the Libyan coast were rescued by the Spanish navy on Sunday, the Spanish Defence Ministry said on Monday.

Irish naval ship rescues 712 people near Libya - defence forces 26 Jun 2017

DUBLIN An Irish naval ship rescued 712 people including pregnant women and infants off the coast of the Libyan capital of Tripoli as part of an international migrant rescue effort, Ireland's Defence Forces said on Monday.


EU effort to halt migrants founders in Libya's chaos 26 Jun 2017

TRIPOLI When Libya's coastguard received the first of a long-awaited batch of patrol boats from Italy last month, two of the four vessels still had mechanical problems and one broke down on the way to Tripoli.

East Libyan forces claim control of central Benghazi neighbourhood 24 Jun 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan forces said they had gained control on Saturday over one of two remaining districts of Benghazi where they faced armed resistance.


U.N. council approves former Lebanese minister as new Libya envoy 20 Jun 2017

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of a former Lebanese culture minister as the new U.N. envoy to Libya, diplomats said, ending an unusually contentious four-month search.


Children of Islamic State militants in Libya reunite with families in Khartoum 20 Jun 2017

KHARTOUM Qamr al-Dawla Abdullah had never met his niece and nephew who grew up in Libya, where their father Yehia was killed fighting alongside Islamic State, but he stood tearfully at Khartoum's airport on Tuesday waiting to pick them up.

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