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SOS Mediterranee relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya

21 July 2019, 4:55 PM

Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Sunday it has relaunched rescue efforts off Libya seven months after it abandoned operations using its ship Aquarius and despite a refusal by European ports to accept the migrants.

Khalifa Haftar

Libya government fears Haftar prepping new push on Tripoli

20 July 2019, 9:35 PM

Libya’s UN-recognised government said Saturday it feared forces led by strongman Khalifa Haftar were prepping a new “military escalation” in their months-long push to take Tripoli.

Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi

Last PM under Gaddafi freed in Libya for ‘health reasons’

20 July 2019, 4:50 PM

Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Libya’s last prime minister under ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has been released from jail for health reasons four years after being sentenced to death, Tripoli’s justice ministry said on Saturday.

Two women wrapped in thermal blankets stand near the Manchester Arena, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester.

UK arrests Manchester bomber’s brother after Libya extradition

18 July 2019, 5:47 AM

London had sought the extradition of his brother Hashem Abedi after police issued an arrest warrant for murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion.

African Union regrets ‘external interference’ in Libya

10 July 2019, 10:03 PM

The African Union’s High Level Committee on Libya has expressed concern at “outside interference” in the besieged country and proposed the creation of a special joint UN and AU envoy.

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