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Deaths surpass 1 000 this year after surge in attempts to cross Mediterranean

2 July 2018, 6:06 PM

More than 1,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean this year sailing from Libya to Europe, with a rush in the past few days to beat an anticipated crackdown by the European Union, the International Organization for Migration said late on Sunday. Around 204 people have died in the past few days after being packed […]

Italy’s Salvini in Libya as migrants in limbo at sea

26 June 2018, 6:00 AM

Italy’s pugnacious new government took its fight to block migrants to Libya on Monday as a new boat with hundreds on board remained stranded at sea, deepening a crisis shaking Europe.

Libya’s coastguard picks up 490 migrants off coast of Tripoli

25 June 2018, 6:12 AM

Libya’s coastguard picked up 490 migrants off the coast of Tripoli on Sunday in the third rescue operation of the day.

Libyan coastguard picks up 443 migrants headed for Italy

22 June 2018, 7:46 AM

Libya’s coastguard picked up 443 African migrants on Thursday from three inflatable boats in trouble near its western coast, a spokesman said.

Libya militia ‘attacks oil sites’ under strongman’s control

14 June 2018, 9:41 PM

A militia opposed to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Thursday attacked oil sites under his control, inflicting fresh disruption on an industry that forms the chaos-hit country’s economic backbone.

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