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Libya is promised money and equipment to help fight the people smugglers

Italy has hosted a meeting of interior ministers from eight European Union countries, including Germany and France, to strengthen support for last month's agreement to help Libya fight human trafficki

Italy has hosted a meeting of interior ministers from eight European Union countries, including Germany and France, to strengthen support for last month's agreement to help Libya fight human trafficki

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Spanish NGO rescues 250 migrants at sea

More than 200 African migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Saturday by Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO.

More than 200 African migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Saturday by Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish NGO.

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Bodies of 74 refugees recovered from Libyan beach

Authorities have recovered the bodies of 74 migrants, which were washed up on beach near the western Libyan city of Zawiya. Mohamed al-Misrati, a

Authorities have recovered the bodies of 74 migrants, which were washed up on beach near the western Libyan city of Zawiya. Mohamed al-Misrati, a

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EU defends Libya deal

The EU’s foreign policy chief has defended a deal to finance migrants camps in Libya.

The EU’s foreign policy chief has defended a deal to finance migrants camps in Libya.

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Scores of migrants rescued off Libya

It comes after at least 1,131 were intercepted near the western Libyan city of Sabratha over the last week. On Friday, EU leaders offered Libya money and other assistance to try to curb the record mig

It comes after at least 1,131 were intercepted near the western Libyan city of Sabratha over the last week. On Friday, EU leaders offered Libya money and other assistance to try to curb the record mig

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Malta Summit: EU migration thinking 'hypocritical'

Migration and life after Brexit will dominate discussions as EU leaders meet in the Maltese capital of Valletta on Friday.

Migration and life after Brexit will dominate discussions as EU leaders meet in the Maltese capital of Valletta on Friday.

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Libyan men in Malta court charged over hijacking

Two Libyan men have appeared in court in the Maltese capital Valetta, charged with hijacking an airliner on Friday.

Two Libyan men have appeared in court in the Maltese capital Valetta, charged with hijacking an airliner on Friday.

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Libyan plane hijack ended by Maltese authorities

The Maltese have successfully ended a plane hijacking freeing all 117 hostages and arresting two hijackers who diverted the plane from Libya.

The Maltese have successfully ended a plane hijacking freeing all 117 hostages and arresting two hijackers who diverted the plane from Libya.

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Mohamed Swayib: "we will not be Europe's policeman for free"

Mohamed Swayib is the Head of DCIM, the department in charge of combatting illegal immigration in Libya. In an interview with Valérie Gauriat, he blames the international community for not implementi

Mohamed Swayib is the Head of DCIM, the department in charge of combatting illegal immigration in Libya. In an interview with Valérie Gauriat, he blames the international community for not implementi

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"The first beneficiaries of Operation Sophia are the traffickers"

*Video available in Arabic only “We are slaves to the weather, our small boats can’t move easily if the sea is rough, and when the sea is not calm we are…

*Video available in Arabic only “We are slaves to the weather, our small boats can’t move easily if the sea is rough, and when the sea is not calm we are…

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Libya: a dead-end for migrants

Caught in the Libya's instability and lawlessness, sub-Saharan migrants are exposed to abuse, violence and trafficking.

Caught in the Libya's instability and lawlessness, sub-Saharan migrants are exposed to abuse, violence and trafficking.

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Cries for help from migrants trapped in Libya

Five years after being plunged into instability after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is a major crossroads of irregular immigration and is officially home to nearly 300,000…

Five years after being plunged into instability after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is a major crossroads of irregular immigration and is officially home to nearly 300,000…

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In conversation with EU defence and security official Pedro Serrano

Is there a way out for irregular migrants in Libya, or are they condemned to die there or perhaps at sea if they attempt the journey to Europe?

Is there a way out for irregular migrants in Libya, or are they condemned to die there or perhaps at sea if they attempt the journey to Europe?

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Libyan forces clear ISIL out of Sirte

Pro-government forces in Libya have celebrated clearing out the last ISIL jihadists from the city of Sirte.

Pro-government forces in Libya have celebrated clearing out the last ISIL jihadists from the city of Sirte.

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'Children among dead' in Benghazi bomb blast

Three children are believed to be among at least seven people killed in a car bomb attack in Benghazi.

Three children are believed to be among at least seven people killed in a car bomb attack in Benghazi.

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Many dead and missing in the Mediterranean

Hundreds of people have been rescued but "challenging" weather conditions mean this week's death toll is mounting steadily.

Hundreds of people have been rescued but "challenging" weather conditions mean this week's death toll is mounting steadily.

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Libya: Freed ISIL migrant girl relives kidnap ordeal

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

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Libya seeks Italian help to curb migrant numbers

Libya and Italy are reportedly close to a deal aimed at curbing the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean.

Libya and Italy are reportedly close to a deal aimed at curbing the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean.

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Libya: five years on from the death of Gaddafi

Five years ago, the wave of anger that fuelled the Arab Spring revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia crashed into Libya.

Five years ago, the wave of anger that fuelled the Arab Spring revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia crashed into Libya.

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Italy: On board with migrants

Angela Caponnetto, spent a week on board the “Aquarius” ship, run by the Franco-German organization SOS Méditerranée in partnership with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without…

Angela Caponnetto, spent a week on board the “Aquarius” ship, run by the Franco-German organization SOS Méditerranée in partnership with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without…

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Mediterranean Sea: 6,000 migrants rescued in a day

A major rescue operation took place off the Libyan coast and included the rescue dozens of people travelling on a wooden boat that had departed from Sabratha.

A major rescue operation took place off the Libyan coast and included the rescue dozens of people travelling on a wooden boat that had departed from Sabratha.