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France announces plan to vet asylum-seekers in Libya

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France announces plan to vet asylum-seekers in Libya

- ORLÉANS, France (AFP) - France will set up processing centres in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday (July 27). "The idea is to create hotspots to avoid people taking crazy risks when they are not all eligible for asylum. We'll go to them," Macron said during a visit to a refugee shelter in central France, adding the plan would be put in place "this summer", with or without other EU countries
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France 'to conduct asylum seeker checks' in Libya

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France 'to conduct asylum seeker checks' in Libya

- MIGRATION. France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday. "The idea is to create hotspots to avoid people taking crazy risks when they are not all eligible for asylum. We'll go to them," he said during a visit to a refugee shelter in central France, adding the plan would be put in place "this summer"
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Italy aims to deploy ships in Libyan waters by end-August

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Italy aims to deploy ships in Libyan waters by end-August

- ROME: Italy intends to deploy several ships in Libyan waters by the end of August to fight human trafficking and stem a flood of immigrants, a government source said on Thursday. A mission plan should be brought to the Cabinet for approval on Friday, and the necessary parliamentary vote to endorse it may be held next week, the source said. "The exact number of ships and sailors is still being worked out," said the source
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Libya asks Italy to help fight human trafficking in Libyan waters - PM Gentiloni

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Libya asks Italy to help fight human trafficking in Libyan waters - PM Gentiloni

- ROME: Libya's Tripoli-based government has asked Italy to provide naval support in fighting human trafficking in Libyan territorial waters, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday. Gentiloni spoke after meeting Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Seraj, who came to Rome a day after agreeing a conditional ceasefire and possible elections next year with the divided country's eastern commander, Khalifa Haftar. "A few days ago, President Seraj sent me a letter in which he asked the Italian government for technical support by our naval vessels in the common effort to fight human traffickers," Gentiloni said
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Libya's al-Serraj, Haftar commit to ceasefire at talks in France

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Libya's al-Serraj, Haftar commit to ceasefire at talks in France

- Emmanuel Macron (centre) with Sarraj (L) and Haftar as they shake hands after talks aimed at easing tensions Libya’s two main rival leaders have agreed to call a ceasefire and hold elections early next year after a meeting near Paris hosted by the French president, Emmanuel Macron. "We commit to a ceasefire and to refrain from any use of armed force for any purpose that does not strictly constitute counter-terrorism," the rival leaders said after talks
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Rival Libyan leaders back ceasefire, elections at France talks

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Rival Libyan leaders back ceasefire, elections at France talks

- Paris (AFP) - The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya agreed Tuesday to a ceasefire and committed to holding elections that French President Emmanuel Macron said would take place in spring 2018. Macron said Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar, the military commander based in the east of the vast country, had shown "historic courage" in talks outside Paris
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Rescue ship collects 13 bodies from migrant boat off Libyan coast

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Rescue ship collects 13 bodies from migrant boat off Libyan coast

- ROME: A humanitarian rescue ship on Tuesday found 13 dead bodies on a rubber boat off the coast of Libya that was carrying more than 160 migrants, charity group Proactiva Open Arms said. "Several pregnant women and mothers among the (dead)," Proactiva's founder Oscar Camps wrote on Twitter. A spokesman for Italy's coastguard said some 260 migrants had been rescued from different boats on Tuesday
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Rival Libyan leaders 'commit to ceasefire, elections' at France talks

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Rival Libyan leaders 'commit to ceasefire, elections' at France talks

- PARIS: The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya are committed to a ceasefire and holding elections "as soon as possible", according to a draft statement released ahead of French-brokered talks on Tuesday (Jul 25). The communique says Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who controls the remote east of the vast country, accept that only a political solution can end the crisis
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Libya's PM, eastern commander set to commit to ceasefire, election - draft

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Libya's PM, eastern commander set to commit to ceasefire, election - draft

- CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD, France: Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar are set to agree to a conditional ceasefire and to work towards elections, according to a draft statement emailed by French President Emmanuel Macron's office. The two men, who are due to meet Macron in the afternoon, agreed to commit to use force only for counter-terrorism, according to the statement, which the Elysee later said had been sent prematurely and was only a working document
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Libya açıklarında 278 mülteci kurtarıldı

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Libya açıklarında 278 mülteci kurtarıldı

- Avrupa’ya ulaşmak isteyen mültecileri taşıyan ve Libya açıklarında batma tehlikesi geçiren bottaki 278 mülteci kurtarıldı. Libya Deniz Kuvvetleri Sözcüsü Ayoub Qassem, Libya’nın Sabrata kıyılarında batmakta olan bottan 14’ü kadın, 4’ü çocuk olmak üzere 278 mültecinin kurtarıldığını bildirdi. Yetkililer, Tripoli’deki donanma üssüne gönderilen göçmenlere yiyecek ve tıbbi yardımda bulunduklarını bildirdi. Öte yandan Uluslararası Göç Örgütü, 2017 yılında 2 bin 360 mültecinin açık denizde boğulduğunu açıkladı
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Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown

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Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown

- CAIRO: Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, a human rights group said on Monday, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants. The video was seen by Reuters on social media but it could not be independently verified. It appears to show a military unit linked to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar executing 20 hooded men they accuse of being Islamic State militants found guilty of bombings and killings
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France to host talks with Libya's premier, military leader

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France to host talks with Libya's premier, military leader

- PARIS: France said it will host talks on Tuesday between Fayez al-Serraj, head of Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, and Khalifa Haftar, a powerful military commander in the divided country's east who has so far rejected his authority. During the talks, President Emmanuel Macron aims to show France's support for U.N-backed efforts to stabilise the country, "which would be based upon the involvement of all the different factions in Libya," his office said in a statement
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Oil steady ahead of producer meeting; Nigeria, Libya output in focus

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Oil steady ahead of producer meeting; Nigeria, Libya output in focus

- TOKYO: Oil prices held around a one-week low on Monday ahead of a joint OPEC and non-OPEC meeting later in the day that may address rising output in Nigeria and Libya. London Brent crude for September delivery was up 2 cents at US$48.08 a barrel by 0551 GMT. The contract settled down US$1.24, or 2.5 percent, on Friday after a consultancy forecast a rise in OPEC production for July
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Hundreds Of ISIS Corpses In Freezers, No Country Wants To Receive Them

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Hundreds Of ISIS Corpses In Freezers, No Country Wants To Receive Them

- Misrata: Seven months after Libyan forces defeated ISIS in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign terrorists still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say. The corpses have been shipped to Misrata, a city further to the west whose forces led the fight to defeat ISIS in Sirte in December
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Russia's Novak says OPEC/non-OPEC to discuss Libya, Nigeria

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Russia's Novak says OPEC/non-OPEC to discuss Libya, Nigeria

- ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Key OPEC and non-OPEC oil nations will discuss the situation in producers including Libya and Nigeria at a meeting on Monday, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on Sunday. Speculation has been swirling in oil markets that the meeting might ask Libya and Nigeria to join a production cutting deal from which they are currently exempt
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10 years on, Bulgarian nurses leave Libya ordeal behind

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10 years on, Bulgarian nurses leave Libya ordeal behind

- Pazardjik (Bulgarie) (AFP) - Bulgarian nurse Valentina Siropoulo was once condemned to death in Moamer Kadhafi's Libya. Ten years after she and four colleagues were released and allowed home, appreciation of their freedom overwhelms memories of their harrowing ordeal. "My busy day-to-day life lets me forget the abuse. I have learnt to better appreciate my health, my freedom, my family," says the 58-year old
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Libya'da "insani felaket" uyarısı

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Libya'da "insani felaket" uyarısı

- Komiteden yapılan yazılı açıklamada, ülkedeki iç savaşın yol açtığı sağlık ve gıda güvensizliğinden dolayı nüfusun yarısının sıkıntı çektiği, bunun "daha önce görülmemiş bir insani felakete" neden olabileceği bildirildi. Libya'da insanların yaşadığı sağlık, ekonomik ve insani krizlerin büyümeye devam etmesinden ciddi endişe duyulduğu belirtilen açıklamada, şu ifadelere yer verildi: "Libyalıların insani sıkıntıları artıyor ve daha önce görülmemiş seviyelere ulaşıyor. Kötü yaşam, sağlık koşulları ve insani durumlardan sıkıntı çeken ve insani yardıma muhtaç olanların sayısı 3,5 milyona ulaştı
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  • France 'to conduct asylum seeker checks' in Libya
    France 'to conduct asylum seeker checks' in Libya

    , newvision.co.ug

    MIGRATION. France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday. "The idea is to create hotspots to avoid people taking crazy risks when they are not all eligible for asylum. We'll go to them," he said during a visit to a refugee shelter in central France, adding the plan would be put in place "this summer"
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Politics & Government

  • Libya's PM, eastern commander set to commit to ceasefire, election - draft
    Libya's PM, eastern commander set to commit to ceasefire, election - draft

    , channelnewsasia.com

    CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD, France: Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar are set to agree to a conditional ceasefire and to work towards elections, according to a draft statement emailed by French President Emmanuel Macron's office. The two men, who are due to meet Macron in the afternoon, agreed to commit to use force only for counter-terrorism, according to the statement, which the Elysee later said had been sent prematurely and was only a working document
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Business

  • Oil steady ahead of producer meeting; Nigeria, Libya output in focus
    Oil steady ahead of producer meeting; Nigeria, Libya output in focus

    , channelnewsasia.com

    TOKYO: Oil prices held around a one-week low on Monday ahead of a joint OPEC and non-OPEC meeting later in the day that may address rising output in Nigeria and Libya. London Brent crude for September delivery was up 2 cents at US$48.08 a barrel by 0551 GMT. The contract settled down US$1.24, or 2.5 percent, on Friday after a consultancy forecast a rise in OPEC production for July
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Health

  • 10 years on, Bulgarian nurses leave Libya ordeal behind
    10 years on, Bulgarian nurses leave Libya ordeal behind

    , afp.com

    Pazardjik (Bulgarie) (AFP) - Bulgarian nurse Valentina Siropoulo was once condemned to death in Moamer Kadhafi's Libya. Ten years after she and four colleagues were released and allowed home, appreciation of their freedom overwhelms memories of their harrowing ordeal. "My busy day-to-day life lets me forget the abuse. I have learnt to better appreciate my health, my freedom, my family," says the 58-year old
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Family & Parenting

  • Bomber's father and brothers detained
    Bomber's father and brothers detained

    , straitstimes.com

    Salman Abedi was born to Libyan parents and grew up in a devoutly Muslim family in Manchester, family friends and neighbours say. His two brothers and father have been taken into custody in Britain and Libya as investigators try to uncover what is believed to be a network of terror behind the Monday bombing fronted by Salman. Here is what we know about the Abedis
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Society & Culture

  • France 'to conduct asylum seeker checks' in Libya
    France 'to conduct asylum seeker checks' in Libya

    , newvision.co.ug

    MIGRATION. France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday. "The idea is to create hotspots to avoid people taking crazy risks when they are not all eligible for asylum. We'll go to them," he said during a visit to a refugee shelter in central France, adding the plan would be put in place "this summer"
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Egypt launches air strikes in Libya after attack on Christians
    Egypt launches air strikes in Libya after attack on Christians

    , straitstimes.com

    MINYA (Egypt) • Egyptian air raids over Libya have destroyed several camps that trained the militants who killed dozens of Christians in southern Egypt last Friday, the Egyptian military said yesterday. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack that left 29 Coptic Christians dead and wounded 24 in the Egyptian province of Minya. It was the latest assault directed at Egypt's increasingly embattled Christian minority, following two church bombings last month that killed more than 45, also claimed by the group
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Travel & Recreation

  • 3 more arrests in Manchester; London tourist sites protected - | WBTV Charlotte
    3 more arrests in Manchester; London tourist sites protected - | WBTV Charlotte

    , wbtv.com

    By JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) - British police and intelligence agencies arrested three more suspects Wednesday in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing and moved quickly to secure key sites across the country, including Buckingham Palace and the British Parliament at Westminster. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the bomber, identified as British-born Libyan Salman Abedi, "likely" did not act alone when he killed 22 people and wounded dozens at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night in Manchester
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Law & Crime

  • How U.S. drones won a battle against ISIS for the first time in Libya
    How U.S. drones won a battle against ISIS for the first time in Libya

    , desmoinesregister.com

    On Aug. 1, 2016, at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), the United States military conducted precision air strikes against ISIL targets in Sirte, Libya, to support GNA-affiliated forces seeking to defeat ISIL in its primary USA TODAY. WASHINGTON — A handful of drones controlled remotely from bases in the United States and a small force of offshore Marine aircraft played a decisive role last year in defeating Islamic State fighters in Libya, the first time the U
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