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UN chief Guterres calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

09 Apr 2019

UN chief Guterres calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday strongly condemned the military escalation near Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, and called for an immediate halt to the fighting in the country.

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 Moroccan migrants in 24 hours

18 Aug 2017

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 Moroccan migrants in 24 hours

As migrants continue to pour into Europe from North Africa and Syria, the Spanish Coast Guard claims to have rescued 600 migrants from Morocco within 24 hours!

Libya peace talks: Rival factions agree to ceasefire

26 Jul 2017

Libya peace talks: Rival factions agree to ceasefire

Libyan peace talks achieved a breakthrough after two rival leaders, UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar who controls Libya's eastern coast committed to a conditional ceasefire.

Libya: Field Marshal Haftar announces the 'liberation' of Benghazi

06 Jul 2017

Libya: Field Marshal Haftar announces the 'liberation' of Benghazi

Following violent clashes between Islamist militants and the Libyan National Army (LNA) last week, LNA commander Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar claims to have liberated Mediterranean port of Benghazi.

Migrant crisis: Is Italy gearing up to close its ports?

29 Jun 2017

Migrant crisis: Is Italy gearing up to close its ports?

Pointing to an unsustainable situation with respect to African migrants coming in through the sea, Italy has threatened to close off its ports to boats carrying them.

Libyan militia attacks rival faction-controlled airbase, kills 141 people

20 May 2017

Libyan militia attacks rival faction-controlled airbase, kills 141 people

At least 141 people were killed in an attack on airbase in south Libya.

Slave markets flourishing in Libya: UN Migration Agency Report

13 Apr 2017

Slave markets flourishing in Libya: UN Migration Agency Report

A recently released UN migration agency report revealed that increasing number of African migrants traversing through Libya are being trafficked and traded through slave markets in Libya.

Malta hijackers surrender peacefully

24 Dec 2016

Malta hijackers surrender peacefully

The hijacking of the Afriqiyah Airways flight which landed in Malta ended with both hijackers surrendering peacefully; the hijackers released all their hostages unharmed and surrendered after declaring loyalty to Libya's late leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libyan plane gets hijacked with 118 people aboard

23 Dec 2016

Libyan plane gets hijacked with 118 people aboard

An internal flight in Libya was hijacked and diverted to Malta.

Attempted coup to overthrow UN-backed government in Libya

16 Oct 2016

Attempted coup to overthrow UN-backed government in Libya

Militias from Libya's Tripoli initiated a coup to overthrow the UN-backed 'Unity Government' by seizing important state buildings including Rixos hotel, a complex that houses state council assembly.