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As Libya's shores sees tightened controls, Tunisia's Kerkennah Islands has become the new route for migrants trying to make the crossing to Europe in the past year.

Migrants facing abuse at Libya detention camps could be repatriated within days or weeks, French President Macron said, as a measure to end slave trading in the North African state.

Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

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Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

Libya's UN-backed authorities said flights repatriating stranded migrants will be stepped up, as the International Organisation for Migration called on Tripoli to empty its detention centres on Tuesday.

Who is really responsible for Libya's <em>slave</em> trade?

Guma El-Gamaty

Who is really responsible for Libya's slave trade?

Comment: Libya cannot be used as a convenient place to park the blame for the international community's failure to deal with a global migration ...

Exclusive: Migrants speak of 'unbearable torture' at Libya <em>slave</em>-<em>auctions</em>

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Exclusive: Migrants speak of 'unbearable torture' at Libya slave-auctions

The New Arab spoke to African migrants who recently escaped from Libya, where they were caughtup in slave auctions during ...

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France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament on Wednesday.

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Libya slave auctions may be 'crime against humanity'

UN chief Antonio Guterres said that he was horrified by video footage showing African migrants being sold at a Libya slave market.

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Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba sent a powerful message of support to the victims of slavery in Libya on Saturday during a comeback goal ...

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Libya opens investigation into migrant 'slave auctions'

Libya's UN-backed government says it will investigate the operation of 'slave markets' following the release of shocking footage from ...

Libyan <em>slave</em> markets 'sell' African migrants for $400

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Libyan slave markets 'sell' African migrants for $400

A network of 'slave markets' in Libya have been uncovered by US media, showing African migrants held captive by people smugglers ...

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Increasingly paranoid Islamic State wary of spies on messaging-apps

The extremist group's weekly newspaper has warned that using messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram could help US intelligence locate and ...

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