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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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Migrant boats: Thousands saved off Libyan coast over Easter

Sunday, April 16th 2017, 17:08

At least seven migrants die as NGOs struggle to rescue 1,500 migrants in an operation.
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Migrant crisis: 'Nearly 100 missing after Libya boat sinks'

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 18:12

Children are among those missing after the boat sank near the capital, Libya's coastguard says.
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African migrants sold in Libya 'slave markets', IOM says

Tuesday, April 11th 2017, 17:11

Those with skills would fetch higher prices, the International Organization of Migration says.
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Rival east Libya factions battle for crucial oil ports

Saturday, March 4th 2017, 23:02

The forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar say they have lost ground after a militia attacked.
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Dozens of migrants drown off Libya

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 12:29
related countries: Italy Italy

The bodies of at least 87 migrants wash up in Libya after they drowned trying to reach Italy by sea.
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Former US National Guard soldier jailed for IS support

Friday, February 10th 2017, 20:39
related countries: United States United States

Mohamed Jalloh said he felt "like a complete idiot" for backing the group.
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Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 15:33

Libya is to receive funding to try to prevent thousands of migrants crossing the sea to Europe.
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Migrant crisis: About 100 feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya

Sunday, January 15th 2017, 14:41

Four people have been rescued but another 100 are feared dead after a boat capsized on Saturday.
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Libya Malta hijack: Hijackers arrested as drama ends peacefully

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 17:58
related countries: Malta Malta, Oman Oman

The hijackers of a Libyan jet with 118 people aboard are arrested at Malta International Airport.
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Libya hijack: Video shows Malta arrest

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 17:02
related countries: Malta Malta

Footage shows a man being arrested after the Libya Malta hijack. He acted with another man who was also arrested.
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Libya's fractured state

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 1:03

Rana Jawad examines why Libya is still fractured and threatened by Islamic State one year after a political deal for a unity government
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Migrant disaster: The wrecked boat where 700 died off Libya

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 18:04

The BBC's James Reynolds visits the boat that sank off Libya killing 700 migrants in April 2015.
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Libya conflict: IS 'ejected' from stronghold of Sirte

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 18:39

Libyan forces hunt down the last IS fighters after ejecting them from their Sirte stronghold.
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Libya: Rival militias in deadly clashes in Tripoli

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 18:47
related places: Tripoli

Rival militias battle each other in Libya's capital Tripoli in the heaviest fighting for two years.
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'Monkey attack' on girl sparks deadly clan clashes in Libya

Monday, November 21st 2016, 15:46

Clan fighting leaves 20 people dead in Libya, reportedly after a monkey assaulted a schoolgirl.
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Two Italians and a Canadian freed in Libya

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 14:07
related countries: Canada Canada

Three foreign hostages who were kidnapped in Libya in September have been released, officials say.
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Migrant crisis: 'Hundreds dead' in shipwrecks off Libya

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 16:40

More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the Libyan coast, officials say.
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