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More than 7,000 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast in 2021- IOM

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday that 7,096 illegal migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast so far this year. The...
Immigrants

Body of illegal migrant recovered, 23 others reported missing off Libyan coast – UNHCR

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Illegal migrant The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday that 42 illegal migrants were returned to Libya, an illegal migrant's...
Illegal Immigrants

Some 95 illegal migrants returned to Tripoli after rescue – UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that some 95 illegal migrants rescued off the Libyan coast were returned to Tripoli on...
illegal immigrants

Nearly 340 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast – UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said that some 340 illegal migrants have been rescued off the coast of Libya. "Some...
Tunisia’s President Kais Saied shakes hands with Libya’s Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh during their meeting in Tripoli, Libya, March 17, 2021. (REUTERS)

Tunisian president visits Libya for talks with new interim government

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dpa/GNA - Tunisian President Kais Saied arrived in the Libyan capital on Wednesday for talks with the newly appointed interim unity government. Saied is...
Migrants are rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 29, 2019. The Libyan Coast Guard on Friday rescued more than 200 migrants off the country's western coast, the International Organization for Migration in Libya (IOM Libya) said. Libya has become a preferred departure point for migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

More than 150 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that more than 150 illegal migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast. "Over 150 migrants...
drowning

At least 41 migrants drown off Libyan coast

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At least 41 migrants drowned off the Libyan coast in a shipwreck, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner...
Libya Map

Libyans desire national reconciliation 10 years after uprising against Gaddafi

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Muhammad Tishor, a 48-year-old owner of a sewing workshop in the Libyan capital city of Tripoli, has been visiting the Martyrs Square over the...
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Rise in bread price forces people to queue outside Tripoli bakeries

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dpa/GNA - People on Sunday formed long lines outside bakeries in the Libyan capital Tripoli after a rise in the price of bread...
United Nations

UN welcomes prisoner swap between Libyan parties

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday welcomed the exchange of prisoners between rival parties. "UNSMIL welcomes the remarkable success registered today...
Libya Map

UN praises municipal elections in western Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday commended the municipal elections in the western towns of Ar-Rajban and Al-Zawiya Al-Gharbia. UNSMIL "congratulates...
Libyan Political Dialogue

Working group welcomes commitments of Libyan Political Dialogue participants to human rights

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The Co-chairs of the Working Group on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL),...
Libya Map

UN condemns deadly attack on students in western Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday condemned a deadly attack on school children in the city of Al Ajaylat, some...
Un Security Council Voices Concern Over Impact Of Covid On Sudan

Libya welcomes UN’s travel exemption for late leader’s family members

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The Ministry of Justice of Libya's UN-backed government on Thursday welcomed the humanitarian travel exemption granted by the UN Security Council Committee concerning Libya...
Libya Map

Libya’s UN-backed PM welcomes general elections to be held at end of next year

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Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Monday said he welcomed the general elections to be held in December 2021. "The president of the...
Libya Map

Libya talks adjourn without appointing transitional government

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UN-led talks on naming a unified executive authority in Libya to help transition to possible elections next year were paused Sunday without appointing such...
migrants

Seventy Four migrants drown off Libyan coast: IOM

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At least 74 migrants drowned following a shipwreck off Libya's western coast Thursday, the latest in a series of tragedies involving at least eight...
UNICEF

UNICEF provides medical protective equipment for vaccination sites in Libya

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it has provided medical protective equipment for vaccination sites and health facilities in Libya in a...
Illegal Immigrants

Nearly 300 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast – UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Thursday that nearly 300 illegal migrants have been rescued off Libyan coast. Nearly 300 persons were...
Exhumed

14 bodies recovered from mass graves in Libya’s Tarhuna

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Libyan authorities on Thursday said that 14 unidentified bodies were recovered from mass graves in the city of Tarhuna, some 90 km south of...
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Mass graves discovered in Libya’s Tarhuna, 12 bodies found

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A total of 12 unidentified bodies were found in the city of Tarhuna, some 90 km south of capital Tripoli, a local official told...
United Nations

UN launches Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

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The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Stephanie Williams, launched Sunday the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) shortly after the signing...
United Nations

UN mission praises election of municipal councils in western Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday praised election of municipal councils in four western Libyan towns. "UNSMIL congratulates the citizens...
ceasefire

UN expresses hope for permanent cease-fire in Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday expressed hope to reach a permanent cease-fire in the country through a solution reached...
arrested

UN welcomes arrest of Libyan smuggler

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday welcomed the arrest of a Libyan human and fuel smuggler by Libya's UN-backed...
Illegal Immigrants

Libyan Coast Guard rescues 128 illegal immigrants

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The Libyan Coast Guard on Saturday rescued 128 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast, authorities said. "The Coast and Ports Guard handed over to...
United Nations

UN-recognized Libya premier seeks to hand over power by October’s end

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Fayez al-Serraj, the prime minister of Libya's internationally recognized government, said on Wednesday he intends to hand over power by the end of October. "I...
Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita

Rival Libyan delegations meet for talks in Morocco

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Libya's rival parties are conducting consultative talks in Morocco, as part of international efforts to restart political negotiations in the troubled country. The two-day meetings...
A fighter of the UN-recognized Libyan government gestures on a pickup truck in the Abu Qurain area about 300 kilometers east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, July 20, 2020.

UNSMIL stresses need to return to political process in Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday stressed the need for an inclusive return to the political process in the country. "Libya...
Members of Lebanese security forces clash with protesters in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on June 13, 2020. Clashes between the Lebanese army and protesters in Tripoli's demonstrations on Saturday led to the injury of 20 people including four army members. (Photo by Khalid/Xinhua)

Armed group indiscriminately fires at protesters in Tripoli – Libyan government

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The Interior Ministry of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) on Thursday said that an armed group had indiscriminately fired at protesters in...