The Latest: EU migrant rescue program for Libya faces risks
- Seymour Tribune
Rear Adm. Enrico Credendino added, however, that with the country in turmoil, it's difficult to ensure rescues will be carried out safely and according to international law, and that migrants brought back to Libya
can be cared for properly. The program ...
At Least 12 Die as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Libyan Coast
- Sputnik International
'Send Them Back to Libya
': EU Deputies Propose New Solution to Illegal Migration Massive Migrant Rescue Operations Closing in on Libya
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Shore Daesh Terrorists From Libya
At least 12 migrants die in stormy seas off Libya
- Trend News Agency
At least 12 migrants died off the coast of Libya
on Wednesday after they put to sea in stormy weather, the Italian coastguard said, adding that many others might have died in the incident, Reuters reported. Some 29 people were rescued when their rubber ...
Training Libya coastguard can help cut migrant deaths - EU
- Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Sophia mission, which aims to combat the criminal gangs that pack the migrants into boats making the perilous crossing from Libya
to Europe, started training 78 Libyan
coastguard officials on Oct. 26. The training will run for 14 weeks. A breakdown ...
UNICEF Libya Humanitarian Situation Report, September 2016
According to reports, on 20 Septemeber an airstrike killed at least 9 civilians, including women and children and wounded 20 others near Sokna oasis in central Libya
. UNICEF continues to call on all parties to the conflict in Libya
to protect children ...
Gambian national goalkeeper dies during Mediterranean crossing
- The Guardian
Fatim Jawara, believed to have been just 19, was on board a boat that ran into trouble in the Mediterranean last month while crossing from Libya
to Europe. More than 3,300 migrants have lost their lives in the Mediterranean this year, according to ...
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous controls new locations
- LIBYAPROSPECT (press release) (registration)
The Operation Room of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces announced that they controlled, on Wednesday, new locations in Al-Jiza Al-Bahrea, the last stronghold of Daesh in the city of Sirte. From its side, the Media Center of the Operation “Al-Bunyan Al ...
IOM repatriates 142 migrants from Libya to Burkina Faso
- Libya Herald
The IOM said that before departure, all migrants stayed overnight at a shelter organized by the Burkina Faso embassy in Tripoli, where IOM Libya
staff provided food, drinks and hygiene kits. A mobile patrol from the Tripoli Security Committee then ...
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Libya (Arabic: ليبيا Lībyā, Berber: ⵍⵉⴱⵢⴰ Libya), officially the State of Libya, is a country in North Africa. It is bordered by the Mediterranean ...
Libya (Arabic: ليبيا Lībiyā) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. With an area of almost 1.8 million square kilometres (700,000 sq mi), Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa, and is the 16th largest country in the world. Libya has the 10th-largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world.The largest city and capital, Tripoli, is located in western Libya and contains over one million of Libya's six million people. The other large city is Benghazi, which is located in eastern Libya.Libya has been inhabited by Berbers since the late Bronze Age. The Phoenicians established trading posts in western Libya, and Ancient Greek colonists established city-states in eastern Libya. Libya was variously ruled by Carthaginians, Persians, Egyptians and Greeks before becoming a part of the Roman Empire. Libya was an early center of Christianity. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the area of Libya was mostly occupied by the Vandals until the 7th century, when invasions brought Islam and Arab colonization. In the sixteenth century, the Spanish Empire and the Knights of St John occupied Tripoli, until Ottoman rule began in 1551. Libya was involved in the Barbary Wars of the 18th and 19th centuries. Ottoman rule continued until the Italian occupation of Libya resulted in the temporary Italian Libya colony from 1911 to 1943. During the Second World War Libya was an important area of warfare in the North African Campaign. The Italian population then went into decline. Libya became an independent kingdom in 1951.A military coup in 1969 overthrew King Idris I, beginning a period of sweeping social reform. The most prominent coup figure, Muammar Gaddafi, was ultimately able to fully concentrate power in his own hands during the Libyan Cultural Revolution, remaining in power until the Libyan Civil War of 2011, in which the rebels were supported by NATO. Since then, Libya has experienced a period of instability. The European Union is involved in an operation to disrupt human trafficking networks exploiting refugees fleeing from wars in Africa for Europe.At least two political bodies claim to be the government of Libya. The Council of Deputies is internationally recognized as the legitimate government, but it does not hold territory in the capital, Tripoli, instead meeting in the Cyrenaica city of Tobruk. Meanwhile, the 2014 General National Congress purports to be the legal continuation of the General National Congress, elected in the 2012 Libyan General National Congress election and dissolved following the June 2014 elections but then reconvened by a minority of its members. The Supreme Court in the Libya Dawn and General National Congress-controlled Tripoli declared the Tobruk government unconstitutional in November 2014, but the internationally recognized government has rejected the ruling as made under threat of violence.Parts of Libya are outside of either government's control, with various Islamist, rebel, and tribal militias administering some cities and areas. The United Nations is sponsoring peace talks between the Tobruk and Tripoli-based factions. An agreement to form a unified interim government was signed on 17 December 2015. Under the terms of the agreement, a nine-member Presidency Council and a seventeen-member interim Government of National Accord would be formed, with a view to holding new elections within two years. The leaders of the new government, called the Government of National Accord (GNA), arrived in Tripoli on April 5, 2016. Since then the GNC, one of the two rival governments, has disbanded to support the new GNA.