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French convent to host dozens of resettled African refugees

PARIS Dozens of African refugees, including some that had been stranded in Libya, will arrive next week in a small eastern French village as part of efforts to resettle asylum seekers whose requests have been examined directly in Africa.

Russia ready to consider easing arms embargo for Libya - Ifx cites diplomat 13 Dec 2017

MOSCOW Russia is ready to consider easing an arms embargo for Libya, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying on Wednesday.

Amnesty says EU is complicit in violations of migrant rights in Libya 12 Dec 2017

BRUSSELS European governments are complicit in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there who often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Libyan forces suffer casualties as fighting drags on in Benghazi 11 Dec 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya Libyan forces fighting in Benghazi have lost four men and seen 10 wounded so far in December, five months after declaring victory in a campaign to control the eastern city, a medical source said on Monday.

U.N. seeks 1,300 places for refugees from Libya 11 Dec 2017

GENEVA The United Nations appealed on Monday to countries worldwide to take in 1,300 mainly African refugees stranded in Libya, many of them mistreated while kept in appalling conditions in detention.


Libya and Italy to set up operations room to tackle migrant smuggling 09 Dec 2017

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government agreed with Italy on Saturday to establish a joint operations room for tackling migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows towards Europe, according to a statement.

U.N. calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants 08 Dec 2017

GENEVA The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention, torture, slavery or death.

Libyan foreign minister to visit Moscow on December 11 - RIA 08 Dec 2017

MOSCOW Libya's foreign minister is expected to visit Moscow on Dec. 11, the RIA news agency reported on Friday citing the Libyan embassy in Russia.

Libya says pushing to be removed from Trump travel ban list 07 Dec 2017

TRIPOLI Libya's internationally recognised government has appealed to the United States to drop or ease a travel ban imposed on its citizens by U.S. President Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.


Libyan mayors meet for more leverage to tackle country's meltdown 07 Dec 2017

TUNIS More than 90 mayors from across Libya's political divides are meeting for the first time in an effort to shore up their role in tackling conflict-linked crises and promote themselves as a unifying movement.