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Residents of the Libyan city of Sirte say they feel 'abandoned'

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 2:46

Residents of the Libyan city of Sirte say they feel 'abandoned' nearly two years after the so-called Islamic State group were pushed out.
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Why Gaddafi's home is still a ghost town

Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 23:44

Residents of the Libyan city of Sirte say they feel "abandoned" nearly two years after Islamic State fighters left.
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Migrant crisis: Italy and NGO in row over migrant deaths

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 13:10
related countries: Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Spanish rescuers say Italy and Libya's coastguard "abandoned" a woman and child found dead at sea.
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IS fighters' orphaned children stranded in Libya

Monday, July 16th 2018, 21:29

Children like Jumana have been left behind after the Islamic State group was pushed out of Sirte, Libya.
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Italy accuses migrants of hijacking rescue ship off Libya

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 10:37

Rescued migrants violently forced the vessel to flee the Libyan coastguard, officials say.
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Brent crude suffers biggest price drop in two years

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 22:22

The price of Brent crude sinks almost 7% to $74.30 a barrel after Libya said it will boost supplies.
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Libya holds the key to solving Europe migration crisis

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 0:00

Libyan politicians lack the clout to rein in people-smugglers once controlled by former strongman Muammar Gaddafi, writes the BBC's Farouk Chothia.
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Migrant crisis: Many missing after boat disaster off Libya

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018, 7:00
related places: Tripoli

As many as 63 migrants are said to be missing after their boat sank east of Tripoli on Sunday.
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Libyan jailed in US over Benghazi attack

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 10:53
related countries: United States United States

Ahmed Abu Khattala was convicted of lesser charges over the attack, which killed the US ambassador.
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Travel ban: Trump hails 'tremendous' Supreme Court ruling

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 19:03
related countries: Iran Iran, Somalia Somalia, United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: Trump

The president says his policy is best for the US, arguing European countries have been "over-run".
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UN sanctions for people traffickers in Libya in global first

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 23:52

Six traffickers and smugglers are hit with UN sanctions, including a travel ban and assets freeze.
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Migrant crisis: Smugglers 'shot escaping migrants' in Libya

Saturday, May 26th 2018, 16:10

People smugglers opened fire on 100 migrants trying to flee their clutches, an aid agency reports.
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Libya violence: Twelve killed in Tripoli election HQ attack

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 15:58
related places: Tripoli

The Islamic State group says it was behind the attack, amid concerns over election security.
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Libyan conflict: Gunmen free Tripoli Mayor Abdelraouf Beitelmal

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 21:35

A government official insists the brief capture of Mayor Abdelraouf Beitelmal was a legal procedure.
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Nicolas Sarkozy: France's ex-president to face corruption trial

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 16:46
related countries: France France

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy is accused of trying to influence a judge in a corruption case.
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Spain police recover artefacts looted by IS in Libya

Wednesday, March 28th 2018, 18:21

Two people are arrested accused of buying and selling the ancient objects looted from Libya.
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Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president under formal investigation

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 21:14
related countries: France France

The ex-French president allegedly received illegal campaign funds from Libya's Colonel Gaddafi.
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Benghazi attack: US captures man in Libya over 2012 raid

Monday, October 30th 2017, 22:44
related countries: United States United States

Mustafa al-Imam is accused of taking part in the attack that killed four US citizens at a compound.
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Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast

Thursday, September 21st 2017, 22:08

At least 50 people are feared drowned after a dinghy reportedly ran out of fuel off the Libyan coast.
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Libya-IRA reparations fund call rejected

Thursday, September 14th 2017, 23:43

A group of MPs wanted a fund for victims of IRA attacks in which Libyan-supplied weapons were used.
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'It's like hell'

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 21:06

The EU wants Libya to do more on migrants but the unstable country is struggling to cope.
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Migrant crisis: 'I feel like a dead person'

Thursday, September 7th 2017, 18:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hennessy was trying to get back to the UK, but ended up in a migrant detention centre in Libya's capital.
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Manchester bomber's brother faces trial in Libya

Thursday, August 31st 2017, 0:59

Hashem Abedi is suspected of providing support before the suicide attack in May that killed 22.
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The UK's national anthem as you've never heard it before

Friday, August 25th 2017, 9:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Libyan military band tried to perform the UK's national anthem for the arrival of Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, as he arrived in Benghazi.
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Libya crisis: Benghazi shootings video mars 'victory'

Monday, August 21st 2017, 23:40

Just weeks after the Libyan city was declared liberated from Islamists, footage shows more bloodshed.
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Far-right ship 'refuses help' from rescuers in Mediterranean

Friday, August 11th 2017, 16:35

Rescuers say a ship run by anti-migrant activists, reportedly in distress, has refused their help.
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Migrant crisis: Libya strongman Haftar warns Italy over ships

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 9:49
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian ships in Libyan waters that return migrants will be "repelled", Field Marshal Haftar said.
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Migrant crisis: Italy backs force to police Libya shore

Friday, July 28th 2017, 13:46
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's cabinet backs sending ships, planes and personnel - but Libya denies asking for such help.
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EU migrant crisis: France plans asylum 'hotspots' in Libya

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 12:02
related countries: France France

President Macron says this could stop people not eligible for asylum from "taking crazy risks".
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Burning boats

Thursday, July 27th 2017, 0:42

The EU wants to shut down the migrant route from Libya, but deaths on the Mediterranean are on the rise.
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Surviving the deadliest migration route from Libya to Italy

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 23:23
related countries: Italy Italy

The UN refugee agency says traffickers on the migrant route from Libya are becoming ever more ruthless.
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Migrant crisis: EU to curb rubber boat sales to Libya

Monday, July 17th 2017, 17:02

EU ministers announce export restrictions aimed at disrupting people-smuggling gangs.
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Europe migrant crisis: EU blamed for 'soaring' death toll

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 7:58

"Failing EU policies" and "cynical deals" with Libya have worsened the crisis, Amnesty says.
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Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi 'liberated'

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 1:45

The leader of the self-styled Libyan National Army says the eastern Libyan city has been liberated.
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Portraits of a migrant

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 23:23

Portraits of Libyan migrants taken on board the vessel that rescued them.
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Jailed and ransomed

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 21:48

Migrants are falling prey to criminal gangs in Libya - the BBC hears one man's horrific story.
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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi case: ICC calls for arrest of ex-Libya leader's son

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 14:59

Saif al-Islam, freed in Libya last week after six years, is wanted for alleged crimes against humanity.
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Niger army rescues 92 migrants in Sahara Desert

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 13:03

Migrants reportedly abandoned by traffickers were on the brink of death when troops found them.
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Free man?

Monday, June 12th 2017, 15:56

Will the son of Libya's deposed leader re-emerge as a public figure in the conflict-hit country?
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Gaddafi's son Saif freed in Libya

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 17:30

Muammar Gaddafi's preferred successor is free again after six years but his whereabouts are unclear.
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'Dad's been taken'

Monday, June 5th 2017, 21:50

A daughter searches for her father - just one of the victims of the rise of kidnapping in Libya.
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'I knew the bomber. He was brainwashed'

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 15:14

A former friend of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi says he met so-called Islamic State in Libya.
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Over 40 people 'die of thirst' in Sahara Desert

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 14:46

The group were travelling from West Africa to Libya and their truck broke down, six survivors say.
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Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli

Friday, May 26th 2017, 21:28
related places: Tripoli

Militia groups opposed to the UN-backed government launch attacks on loyalist forces in Tripoli.
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Egypt hits 'jihadist camps' after attack on Coptic Christians

Friday, May 26th 2017, 21:13

The military strike, reportedly in Libya, follows a deadly attack on Coptic Christians.
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Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 34 drown

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 17:22

Rescuers tell of a frantic mission to save about 200 people who fell from a packed boat off Libya.
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Migrant crisis: On rescue patrol in the Mediterranean

Monday, May 8th 2017, 20:16

The BBC's on board Save the Children's rescue boat as migrants flee Libya.
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Talks between rival Libya factions 'make some progress'

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017, 20:39

The two sides are unable however to release a joint statement outlining a comprehensive settlement.
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