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Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya, 13 in shipping container

TRIPOLI The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday.


Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC - U.N. 21 Feb 2017

GENEVA The trial of a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi fell short of international standards and the appeals court should review the sentence of death passed in absentia or order a re-trial, the United Nations said on Tuesday.


Dead migrants wash up on Libyan beach from boat with no engine 21 Feb 2017

TUNIS The bodies of at least 74 migrants have been found washed up on the shore in western Libya after the engine of their inflatable boat was stolen, coastguard and aid officials said on Tuesday.


Convoy with head of Libyan U.N.-backed government shot at, no-one hurt 20 Feb 2017

TRIPOLI A convoy carrying the prime minister of Libya's U.N.-backed government and the two leaders of an allied parliament and presidential guard came under fire in Tripoli on Monday, but none of the three men were harmed, officials said.


Libya's Seraj sees Russia as possible intermediary with eastern commander 19 Feb 2017

MUNICH Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Seraj of the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli said on Sunday he would like Russia to help overcome deadlock in the country, which is struggling with divisions among militias and an Islamist militant threat.


Libya sends new request for military training to NATO 16 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS NATO said on Thursday it had received a new and detailed request from Libya's U.N.-backed government to train and develop its military, depleted by years of conflict and facing an Islamist militant threat as well as division among Libyan militias.

Egypt brokers Libya peace roadmap, but key figures fail to meet 16 Feb 2017

CAIRO Libyan factions have tentatively agreed on an Egyptian-brokered roadmap to heal divisions, Egypt said, though the failure to engineer a meeting between two key figures has cast a shadow on the diplomatic push.


Italy wins backing by Libyan mayors to fight people smuggling 15 Feb 2017

ROME Italy won the backing of 10 mayors from towns in the desert south of Libya this week to fight people smuggling as part of an agreement signed earlier this month between Rome and the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli.


EU border agency sees 2017 migrant arrivals via Libya same as last year 15 Feb 2017

BRUSSELS The European Union should expect as many migrants crossing from Libya this year as last, when a record number disembarked in Italy, the head of the bloc's border agency said on Wednesday.


U.N. chief says Fayyad right choice as Libya envoy despite U.S. objection 13 Feb 2017

DUBAI U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he believed former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was the right person to be the world body's envoy to Libya after the United States raised objections.

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