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Libya's coast guard intercepts 57 Europe-bound migrants

Aug. 18, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it intercepted 57 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim says that a wooden boat carrying 53 Ethiopian migrants, including 17 women and nine children, and four Egyptian migrants was stopped on Saturday off the coastal town...

Libya intercepts boats with over 270 Europe-bound migrants

Aug. 17, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted four boats carrying 278 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast. Saturday's statement by spokesman Ayoub Gassim said the migrants, including 18 women and two children, were intercepted Tuesday in separate rescue operations off the...

UN: Over 37 health-related attacks in Libya since offensive

Aug. 15, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 37 attacks have been reported against health workers, health facilities and ambulances in Libya since the self-styled Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Hifter launched an offensive in early April to capture the capital of Tripoli, the United Nations said Thursday. The U.N....

UN: Car bomb kills 3 UN staff outside mall in Libya

Aug. 10, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

BENGHZI, Libya (AP) — A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three U.N. staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country's warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire...

UNHCR says Tripoli fighting displaced over 105,000 Libyans

Aug. 9, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says fighting over Libya's capital of Tripoli has displaced more than 105,000 people since April, when a Libyan commander launched an offensive to take the city from the U.N.-backed government. The UNHCR tweeted on Friday that its relief aid could only reach about 2,200...

Libya intercepts 3 boats carrying 122 Europe-bound migrants

Aug. 6, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted 122 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast in recent days. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim says Tuesday the migrants, including two women and a child, were on three boats and were intercepted in three different operations on Saturday,...

Libyans intercept boat carrying 75 Europe-bound migrants

Aug. 3, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it intercepted 75 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Saturday that a rubber boat carrying migrants from Bangladesh, Morocco, Somalia, Algeria and Sudan was stopped Friday some 110 kilometers (70 miles) west of the...

UN envoy calls for truce in Libyan war for Muslim holiday

Jul. 29, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya called Monday for a truce between the country's warring parties during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, warning that the ongoing conflict can grow into "a full-blown civil war" with potentially existential consequences for Libya and its neighbors....

Libyan officials say fighting rages near capital

Jul. 27, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The battle between rival militias for control of the Libyan capital raged amid increased fighting over the past the past 24 hours, officials said Saturday, with both sides relying heavily on airpower to make progress in the stalemated conflict. Forces loyal to Khalifa Hifter, a veteran army...

Libya's coast guard recovers dozens of bodies of migrants

Jul. 26, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued Friday, a day after up to 150 people, including women and children, went missing and were feared drowned when their boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. A top U.N....