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Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over 'slave markets' report


OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso's foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.

Health staff in southern Libya strike after doctor's kidnapping 20 Nov 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya Medical staff in the southern Libyan city of Sabha said on Monday they were suspending work for 10 days in protest over poor security after a doctor was kidnapped.

Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant, 14 others be held over desert attack 17 Nov 2017

CAIRO The Egyptian public prosecutor ordered that a suspected Libyan militant and 14 others be held for 15 days pending an investigation of their role in a deadly attack in Egypt's western desert last month, state news MENA reported on Friday.

Suspected Libyan militant captured in Egypt claims al Qaeda link 17 Nov 2017

CAIRO A Libyan captured in a raid on a militant group blamed for a deadly attack on Egyptian police said on Thursday that he and other foreign fighters loosely linked to al Qaeda had been operating out of Egypt's western desert since January.


Libyans swap jewellery for medical treatment as crisis bites 16 Nov 2017

TRIPOLI In a square behind Libya's central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges. | Video

Evacuation of foreign workers halts building of Libyan power plant 16 Nov 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya The evacuation of employees of a Turkish company from southern Libya after four of their colleagues were kidnapped has stalled work to complete a power station in the city of Ubari, local engineers said on Thursday.

Libyan forces hit Islamic State camp with air strike - commander 15 Nov 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan forces said they launched air strikes against suspected Islamic State militants on Wednesday south of the jihadist group's former stronghold of Sirte.


EU support of Libyan coast guard 'inhuman' - U.N. rights chief 14 Nov 2017

GENEVA The European Union's support for the Libyan coast guard is leading to the arbitrary and indefinite imprisonment of migrants in "inhuman" conditions, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday.

U.N. evacuates first group of refugees from Libya to Niger 12 Nov 2017

TUNIS A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday.

Nearly 30 bodies found after clashes near Libyan capital -activists 12 Nov 2017

TRIPOLI Twenty eight bodies with bullet wounds and torture marks were discovered on Saturday in an area west of Libya's capital that has recently seen clashes between rival armed factions, a local human rights group said.