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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.

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Dutch journalist killed in Libyan city of Sirte

A prominent Dutch photo journalist has been killed in Libya while covering clashes in the city of Sirte.

A prominent Dutch photo journalist has been killed in Libya while covering clashes in the city of Sirte.

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Haftar's oil blitz could fatally undermine Libyan government

The internationally-recognised Libyan government’s loss of key oil facilities to forces loyal to the eastern administration and General Kalifa Haftar is a potentially serious blow that could starve Tr

The internationally-recognised Libyan government’s loss of key oil facilities to forces loyal to the eastern administration and General Kalifa Haftar is a potentially serious blow that could starve Tr

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Fewer migrants crossing the Med to Europe but more dying - IOM

New figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) show that fewer people are crossing the Mediterranean Sea, but more are perishing on the crossing to…

New figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) show that fewer people are crossing the Mediterranean Sea, but more are perishing on the crossing to…

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Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

More than 6,000 migrants and refugees, mostly from Eritrea, were rescued on Monday from the Mediterranean Sea by members of two NGOs and the Italian navy.

More than 6,000 migrants and refugees, mostly from Eritrea, were rescued on Monday from the Mediterranean Sea by members of two NGOs and the Italian navy.

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Battle for Sirte: fight for city enters final phase

In Libya, militia groups aligned to the UN-brokered unity government are preparing for what they hope will be the final push to oust ISIL from Sirte.

In Libya, militia groups aligned to the UN-brokered unity government are preparing for what they hope will be the final push to oust ISIL from Sirte.

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Hundreds rescued from overcrowded migrant boats in Med

More than 300 people have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea after migrant boats capsized off the coast of Libya.

More than 300 people have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea after migrant boats capsized off the coast of Libya.

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Securing Sirte

Libyan forces battling to oust ISIL from Sirte have seized a key symbol of the militant group's authority in the city.

Libyan forces battling to oust ISIL from Sirte have seized a key symbol of the militant group's authority in the city.