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Truck packed with migrants crashes in Libya, killing at least 19


BANI WALID, Libya A truck packed with Eritrean and Somali migrants crashed near the Libyan town of Bani Walid early on Wednesday, leaving at least 19 dead and nearly 80 injured, officials said.

Libya's supreme court blocks legal challenges to draft constitution 14 Feb 2018

TRIPOLI Libya's supreme court blocked legal challenges from lower courts to a draft constitution on Wednesday, paving the way for a possible referendum on the document and a move towards elections, a lawyer who helped draft the text said.


Bombing at mosque in Libya's Benghazi kills two, wounds 75 - medics 09 Feb 2018

BENGHAZI, Libya Two people were killed and 75 wounded in a twin bombing inside a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, medics said.

Libyan commander wanted by ICC freed after protests - source 08 Feb 2018

BENGHAZI A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over a series of summary executions was released on Thursday, a day after handing himself in to military authorities in eastern Libya, a military source said.

Libyan commander wanted by ICC hands himself in to military police - source 07 Feb 2018

BENGHAZI, Libya A Libyan commander sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the alleged summary execution of dozens of people has handed himself in to the military police in eastern Libya, a military source said on Wednesday.

Human smugglers in Libya have links to security services - U.N. report 07 Feb 2018

UNITED NATIONS Most armed groups involved in human smuggling and trafficking in Libya have links to the country's official security institutions, sanctions experts said in a confidential report to a U.N. Security Council committee seen by Reuters on Wednesday.


Men with guns still rule in Libya as return to 'ghost town' blocked 06 Feb 2018

TRIPOLI More than six years after they were forced to leave their homes in the civil war that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, tens of thousands of residents of the Libyan ghost city of Tawergha were finally meant to start going home last week. It never happened.

Lebanese soldier, militant die in army raid - statement 05 Feb 2018

BEIRUT Lebanon's army raided a suspected Islamist militant hideout in the northern city of Tripoli late on Sunday, leading to armed clashes in which a soldier and a suspected militant were killed, the army said.

At least five killed in clashes near Libyan oilfield - local official 03 Feb 2018

BENGHAZI, Libya Libyan forces killed three suspected Islamic State fighters near an oilfield in the southeast of the country, a local official said on Saturday.

Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 90 feared dead, mostly Pakistanis 02 Feb 2018

GENEVA/TRIPOLI An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler's boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known survivors and 10 bodies washed up on shore, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.