Libya

Italy says 10 migrants die, 5,800 rescued in ongoing mission

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ROME - Nearly 5,800 migrants were plucked from boats off the coast of Libya and 10 bodies were recovered in less than 48 hours, Italy's coast guard said, in one of the biggest rescue operations this year.

French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast 03 May 2015

PARIS - A French patrol ship rescued 217 migrants from three small boats that had run into trouble off the coast of Libya on Saturday, the maritime police said in a statement.

French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast 02 May 2015

PARIS - A French patrol ship rescued 217 migrants from three small boats that had run into trouble off the coast of Libya on Saturday, the maritime police said in a statement.

Rocket attack kills three at Benghazi medical centre in Libya 02 May 2015

BENGHAZI - A rocket hit a medical centre in Libya's eastern Benghazi on Friday, killing three people, medics said.

Libya's Benghazi, cradle of anti-Gaddafi revolt, torn by chaos that followed 30 Apr 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya - When Libyan government forces and Islamist militants battled with artillery guns right in his district, Khalil al-Barassi knew it was time to pack up. He moved his family into an abandoned schoolhouse, where they live on aid from the Red Crescent, while the city around them falls to pieces.

U.N. Libya envoy says 'difficult to be optimistic' about peace deal 29 Apr 2015

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Libya mediator said on Wednesday it was "difficult to be optimistic" a peace deal could be reached, but the aim was to try and broker agreement on a unity government before the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan starts in mid-June.

Militants kill two Tunisian reporters kidnapped last year in Libya 29 Apr 2015

TRIPOLI/TUNIS - Islamic State militants in Libya have killed two Tunisian journalists kidnapped last year, Libyan officials said on Wednesday, following the murder of five television reporters discovered this week.

Europe seeks to reassure Libya over plans to stem migrant flow 29 Apr 2015

UNITED NATIONS - The European Union sought to reassure Libya on Tuesday that any action being considered by the 28-nation bloc to stem the deadly flow of migrants across the Mediterranean should not be perceived as an attack against the Libyan people.

Islamic State kills five journalists working for Libyan TV station - army official 27 Apr 2015

BENGHAZI, Libya - Islamic State militants have slit the throats of five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commander said on Monday.

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Exclusive - "Forced to captain migrant boat at gunpoint" 26 Apr 2015

TUNIS - The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant who was forced at gunpoint to captain the ship because of his experience as a fisherman, his brother said on Saturday.