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FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

24 Oct 2020

FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its grey list after the country failed to fully comply with a 27-point action plan given to it.

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

06 Jul 2020

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

Sushma Swaraj appeals Indians to evacuate Libyan capital, Tripoli, immediately

20 Apr 2019

Sushma Swaraj appeals Indians to evacuate Libyan capital, Tripoli, immediately

Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, yesterday urged Indians living in the capital city of Libya, Tripoli, to evacuate the country immediately.

Trump, Libyan-warlord Haftar talk on phone, "discuss ongoing counter-terrorism efforts"

20 Apr 2019

Trump, Libyan-warlord Haftar talk on phone, "discuss ongoing counter-terrorism efforts"

US President Donald Trump spoke this week with Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan warlord fighting to capture the capital Tripoli, the White House said yesterday.

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.

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

24 Dec 2018

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.

'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

27 Jun 2018

'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

After months of legal battles, as the US Supreme Court (SC) upheld Donald Trump's travel ban yesterday, the President hailed the verdict on Twitter with a simple 'wow.'

Suicide attack hits eastern Libya, eight killed: Security Officer

30 Mar 2018

Suicide attack hits eastern Libya, eight killed: Security Officer

At least eight people were killed while eight others were injured in a suicide car bombing of a security barricade in eastern Libya on Friday.

90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast

02 Feb 2018

90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast

About 90 migrants are feared dead as an overcrowded boat capsized off the Libyan coast, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

Passports to remain as the valid address proof: Centre

30 Jan 2018

Passports to remain as the valid address proof: Centre

Earlier, the External Affairs Ministry said it would stop printing the last page of the passport, leaving it blank, which means passports wouldn't be a valid address proof.

Dozens killed and wounded in Benghazi twin blasts

24 Jan 2018

Dozens killed and wounded in Benghazi twin blasts

At least 33 people, including military personnel and civilians, were killed and dozens more injured in twin blasts near a mosque in Benghazi, Libya.

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.

Egypt strikes terror camps after attack on Coptic Christians

27 May 2017

Egypt strikes terror camps after attack on Coptic Christians

The Egyptian military has launched airstrikes against "terrorist training camps" in neighboring Libya in retaliation to an attack on Coptic Christians.

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.

Drugs being smuggled from India to IS terrorists intercepted

11 May 2017

Drugs being smuggled from India to IS terrorists intercepted

A shipload of tramadol, 37 million pills worth $75mn, was on its way from India to Islamic State terrorists in Libya, when it was intercepted by the Italian police.

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.

UN: Libya is epicentre for migrant child sex abuse

02 Mar 2017

UN: Libya is epicentre for migrant child sex abuse

The UN has warned that Libya, from where lakhs of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean into Italy, has become an epicentre for migrant child sex abuse.

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.

4636 deaths in the Mediterranean; 365 dead in 2-3 days

20 Nov 2016

4636 deaths in the Mediterranean; 365 dead in 2-3 days

The UN's migration watch-body claimed that 365 people have died or are deemed missing from the recent Mediterranean shipwrecks.

Mediterranean Sea witnesses capsizing of yet another boat

16 Nov 2016

Mediterranean Sea witnesses capsizing of yet another boat

A boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya in the Mediterranean on Tuesday.

Over 200 migrants die in shipwrecks off Libya

05 Nov 2016

Over 200 migrants die in shipwrecks off Libya

Nearly 239 migrants have reportedly died in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, according to Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the United Nations International Organization for Migration.

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.