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Five people have died in the latest incident on the Mediterranean, as another boat capsized.

A Libyan militia known as Al-Ammu has abducted hundreds of migrants, now holding at least 60 hostage in 'appalling' conditions, seeking ransom from families or to sell them to traffickers.

First Italy trial over 'migrant pushback' to Libya

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First Italy trial over 'migrant pushback' to Libya

The captain of an Italian-flagged ship is to be tried for forcing migrants back to Libya, a new report says.

UN mission slams 'alarming' escalation of Libya violence

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UN mission slams 'alarming' escalation of Libya violence

The United Nations said it was alarmed by an escalation of violence in Libya, after forces loyal to a unity government this week retook towns ...

Egypt reduces support to Libya's Haftar due to pandemic

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Egypt reduces support to Libya's Haftar due to pandemic

Rogue Libyan general Khalifa Haftar has lost multiple towns to government forces this month as Egypt and France reportedly withdraw support.

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Libyan government forces counterattack Haftar militias in Tripoli

GNA forces counterattacked Haftar militias after the rogue general rained rockets down on the capital of Tripoli on Tuesday.

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Haftar takes 'revenge' on Libya's capital after losing towns

Following heavy losses on Monday, Khalifa Haftar's forces have rained rockets on Libya's capital.

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Libya unity govt recaptures two strategic coastal cities

Mohammad al-Gammoudi, a GNA commander said the government seized Sorman and Sabratha after "six hours of fighting with air cover".

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Baby's body found after shipwreck off Libyan coast

A baby's body was found off the coast of Libya while at least eight migrants remain missing at sea.

Activists seek criminal probe into migrant deaths off Libya

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Activists seek criminal probe into migrant deaths off Libya

German group Mission Lifeline called on Wednesday for an international criminal investigation after 15 migrants died following 11 days drifting ...

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After 11 days at sea, migrants 'detained' in Libya

Fifteen out of 25 migrants crossing the coast of Libya died after their boat capsized, according to the Libyan Red Crescent.

Libya's 'awe-inspiring' ancient city of Sabra now endangered: UNESCO

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Libya's 'awe-inspiring' ancient city of Sabra now endangered: UNESCO

The ancient Libyan city of Sabratha is now classified as endangered.

UN sanctions six human traffickers in Libya

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UN sanctions six human traffickers in Libya

This marks the first time the UN body sanctioned the leaders of smuggling rings.

UN considers first-ever sanctions on Libya people smugglers

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UN considers first-ever sanctions on Libya people smugglers

The first ever sanctions targeting people smugglers in Libya are being considered by the UN.

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

In-depth: A fringe Salafist group is slowly building huge influence on several fronts in Libya's chaos, and locals are saying the rise of an ...

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Eleven people dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

Hundreds have been rescued after shipwrecks off the Libya coast.

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Libyan coastguard rescues more than 250 migrants

Migrants attempting to reach Italy have been intercepted by the Libyan coastguard, amid furore over plans to increase the Libyans' ...

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Gaddafi's son 'seeking comeback to Libya politics'

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, freed after six years' detention, is seeking a comeback to Libyan politics, with observers saying he could find support ...

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Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 people at sea

The 299, who included 40 women and 19 children, were picked up early Tuesday in Mediterranean waters off the western city of Zliten.

Fighting in <em>Sabratha</em> sets tone for Libya's future instability

Francesca Mannocchi

Fighting in Sabratha sets tone for Libya's future instability

Analysis: Deals with militias to reduce migration to Europe has left Libya at the mercy of warlords tearing the country apart, reports Francesca ...

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Libyan group captures 'migrant hub' on Mediterranean coast

A rival Libyan armed group has captured a Mediterranean port used as a launchpad for migration to Europe, threatening an EU-brokered deal to ...

Italy migrant deal fuels deadly violence in Libya Italy migrant deal fuels deadly violence in Libya

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Italy migrant deal fuels deadly violence in Libya

A deal between Italy and militias in the Libyan city of Sabratha to stop migration to Europe has sparked deadly clashes as rival armed ...

Libya, Italy rescue 5,000 migrants in a week

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Libya, Italy rescue 5,000 migrants in a week

More than 5,000 migrants were rescued by Libya and Italy this week, showing the perilous route remains open, although numbers have dropped ...

Libyan coastguards 'turn back more than 1,000 migrants'

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Libyan coastguards 'turn back more than 1,000 migrants'

Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman ...

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