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Libya’s migrant roundup reaches 4,000 amid major crackdown

Libya’s migrant roundup reaches 4,000 amid major crackdown Officials say a major crackdown in western Libya has resulted in the detention of 4,000 migrants, including hundreds of women and children By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 12:12 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMigrants pray on the deck of …

Officials say Libya’s migrant roundup reaches 4,000 amid major crackdown

Officials say Libya’s migrant roundup reaches 4,000 amid major crackdown Officials say Libya’s migrant roundup reaches 4,000 amid major crackdown ByThe Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 10:45 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Officials say Libya’s migrant roundup reaches 4,000 amid major crackdown.

Egypt leader, Biden adviser hold talks on regional tensions

Egypt leader, Biden adviser hold talks on regional tensions President Joe Biden’s national security adviser has held talks with Egypt’s president that focused on regional tensions and the ties between Washington and its Mideast ally ByThe Associated PressSeptember 29, 2021, 8:47 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressWhite House national …

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya A U.N. migration agency official says she’s concerned about the disappearance of thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libya By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 8:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ON BOARD THE GEO BARENTS IN …

Libyan commander, Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya

Libyan commander, Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander say they are battling former allies, Chadian rebels who have sought refuge in southern Libya as they fight the government in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena ByThe Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 2:08 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Libya arrests 2 suspected traffickers, returns 53 to Egypt

Libya arrests 2 suspected traffickers, returns 53 to Egypt Officials say Libyan authorities have arrested two suspected human traffickers and facilitated the return of more than 50 Egyptian migrants to their home country By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 6:01 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMigrants wave for …

Turkey, Egypt agree to further talks in bid to ease tensions

Turkey, Egypt agree to further talks in bid to ease tensions East Mediterranean rivals Turkey and Egypt say they have agreed to further talks aimed at stabilizing relations after the end of a second round of negotiations ByThe Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 3:41 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — …

Libya’s neighbors meet, urge foreign fighters to leave

Libya’s neighbors meet, urge foreign fighters to leave Countries neighboring Libya wrapped up a meeting in Algeria with calls for foreign fighters and mercenaries to be pulled out from the conflict-stricken North African country ByThe Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 7:50 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ALGIERS, Algeria — Countries neighboring …

UN: 17 presumed dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libya

UN: 17 presumed dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libya A U.N. official says a boat crowded with dozens of migrants capsized off Libya and at least 17 people are presumed dead By BY SAMY MAGDY Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 8:56 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — A boat …

Libya says senior official released, 2 weeks after abduction

Libya says senior official released, 2 weeks after abduction Libyan authorities say a senior government official has been released, two weeks after armed men abducted him and his colleague in the capital of Tripoli ByThe Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 7:25 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Libyan authorities said …

Spain arrests Algerian man on trafficking, terror charges

Spain arrests Algerian man on trafficking, terror charges Spain’s Guardia Civil says it has arrested an Algerian man suspected of leading a gang that trafficked people from North Africa to Europe and sent fighters to jihadist groups in Libya ByThe Associated PressAugust 5, 2021, 10:36 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

UN: Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 57 thought dead

UN: Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 57 thought dead A U.N. official says a boat carrying migrants has capsized off Libya’s coast, leaving at least 57 people presumed dead By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressJuly 26, 2021, 7:47 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — A boat carrying African migrants capsized …

UN official says boat carrying Europe-bound migrants capsizes off Libya, 57 presumed dead

UN official says boat carrying Europe-bound migrants capsizes off Libya, 57 presumed dead UN official says boat carrying Europe-bound migrants capsizes off Libya, 57 presumed dead ByThe Associated PressJuly 26, 2021, 6:33 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — UN official says boat carrying Europe-bound migrants capsizes off Libya, 57 …

UN migration official: 20 migrants drown off Libya’s coast

UN migration official: 20 migrants drown off Libya’s coast A U.N. official says Libya’s coast guard has intercepted four boats in the Mediterranean Sea carrying migrants trying to reach Europe By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressJuly 21, 2021, 5:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Libya’s coast guard intercepted Wednesday …

Sinkings leave dozens of migrants dead off Tunisian coast

Sinkings leave dozens of migrants dead off Tunisian coast Tunisian fishermen and naval authorities have retrieved scores of bodies of drowned migrants and rescued more than 160 others in recent days after multiple boats sank while trying to reach Europe ByThe Associated PressJuly 5, 2021, 2:44 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

At least 43 migrants drown off Tunisia; 84 rescued

At least 43 migrants drown off Tunisia; 84 rescued The Tunisian Red Crescent says at least 43 migrants have drowned off the coast of Tunisia and 84 others have been rescued after their boat capsized overnight ByThe Associated PressJuly 3, 2021, 4:30 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TUNIS, Tunisia — …

Delegates fail to agree on legal basis for Libya elections

Delegates fail to agree on legal basis for Libya elections The U.N. says Libyan delegates have failed to agree on a legal framework to hold presidential and parliamentary elections later this year, putting an agreed-upon roadmap to end the conflict there in jeopardy By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressJuly 3, 2021, 12:29 PM• 4 min readShare …

Tunisian navy rescues 178 migrants, recovers 2 bodies

Tunisian navy rescues 178 migrants, recovers 2 bodies Tunisian naval forces have recovered two bodies and rescued 178 migrants from the Mediterranean after the boats transporting them broke down on perilous voyages from Libya to Europe ByThe Associated PressJune 27, 2021, 5:18 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TUNIS, Tunisia — …

Aid group halts work in migrant detention centers in Libya

Aid group halts work in migrant detention centers in Libya Aid group Doctors Without Borders says it is suspending activities in two overcrowded Libyan detention centers in Tripoli due to increased violence, abuse and ill treatment of migrants and refugees held there by Libyan authorities ByThe Associated PressJune 22, 2021, 7:30 PM• 3 min readShare …

UN says over 200 migrants intercepted off Libyan shores

UN says over 200 migrants intercepted off Libyan shores A U.N. spokeswoman says that over 200 migrants bound for Europe were intercepted by the Libyan coast guard off the North African country ByThe Associated PressJune 11, 2021, 3:55 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — More than 200 migrants bound …

Italian Coast Guard detains German migrant rescue ship

Italian Coast Guard detains German migrant rescue ship The Italian Coast Guard says it detained a migrant rescue ship operated by a German charity after finding the vessel in alleged violation of safety rules and environmental regulations By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated PressJune 5, 2021, 7:30 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Spain reopens its embassy in Libya after 7 years of closure

Spain reopens its embassy in Libya after 7 years of closure Spain’s prime minister is in the Libyan capital of Tripoli to reopen his country’s embassy and show support for Libya’s new interim authorities entrusted with leading the nation out of years of civil war By NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressJune 3, 2021, 4:37 PM• 3 …

UN agency says over 180 migrants intercepted off Libya coast

UN agency says over 180 migrants intercepted off Libya coast The U.N.’s migration agency says More than 180 Europe-bound migrants were intercepted by Libya’s coast guard and returned to North African country’s Mediterranean shores ByThe Associated PressMay 27, 2021, 5:40 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — More than 180 …

More than 50 migrants reported drowned off Tunisia; 33 saved

More than 50 migrants reported drowned off Tunisia; 33 saved Tunisian authorities say more than 50 migrants have drowned  or disappeared off the coast of the North African country, while 33 others were rescued by workers from an oil platform ByThe Associated PressMay 18, 2021, 2:38 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Migrant arrivals by sea on Italian island swell past 2,100

Migrant arrivals by sea on Italian island swell past 2,100 Several hundred more migrants have reached a tiny Italian island, swelling to past 2,100 the number of arrivals in 24 hours By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated PressMay 10, 2021, 7:21 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMigrants wearing face masks to …

UN: Migrant boat capsized off Libya; 2 dozen presumed dead

UN: Migrant boat capsized off Libya; 2 dozen presumed dead A U.N. official says a boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya, leaving at least two dozen presumed dead By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressMay 10, 2021, 6:36 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAid workers for the International Organization for Migration …

Libyan militias briefly take over Tripoli gov’t headquarters

Libyan militias briefly take over Tripoli gov’t headquarters A Libyan spokeswoman says armed militiamen briefly took over a hotel in the country’s capital of Tripoli that’s used as headquarters for the interim government By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressMay 8, 2021, 11:16 AM• 2 min read CAIRO — In a show of force, armed militiamen briefly …

Morocco recalls its ambassador to Germany as tensions rise

Morocco recalls its ambassador to Germany as tensions rise The Moroccan Foreign Ministry says Morocco’s ambassador to Germany has been recalled to Rabat for consultations ByThe Associated PressMay 6, 2021, 7:24 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s ambassador to Germany has been recalled to Rabat for “consultations,” …

Egyptian, Turkish officials end talks with no clear progress

Egyptian, Turkish officials end talks with no clear progress Egyptian and Turkish officials have concluded their two days of talks aimed at resetting ties between the two regional powers By NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressMay 6, 2021, 4:59 PM• 3 min readThe Associated PressTurkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Sedat Onal, seated right, meets with Hamdi Sanad Loza, …

Egypt, Turkey officials meet for talks to reset frayed ties

Egypt, Turkey officials meet for talks to reset frayed ties Egyptian and Turkish officials are meeting for talks aimed at resetting ties between the two regional powers after years of enmity By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressMay 5, 2021, 3:13 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTurkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Sedat …