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Russia ready to consider easing arms embargo for Libya: Ifx cites diplomat

MOSCOW Russia is ready to consider easing an arms embargo for Libya, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying on Wednesday.

Amnesty says EU is complicit in violations of migrant rights in Libya

BRUSSELS European governments are complicit in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there who often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

World, Dec 12 2017

Libyan forces suffer casualties as fighting drags on in Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya Libyan forces fighting in Benghazi have lost four men and seen 10 wounded so far in December, five months after declaring victory in a campaign to control the eastern city, a medical source said on Monday.

World, Dec 11 2017

U.N. seeks 1,300 places for refugees from Libya

GENEVA The United Nations appealed on Monday to countries worldwide to take in 1,300 mainly African refugees stranded in Libya, many of them mistreated while kept in appalling conditions in detention.

World, United Nations, Africa Dec 11 2017

Libya and Italy to set up operations room to tackle migrant smuggling

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government agreed with Italy on Saturday to establish a joint operations room for tackling migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows toward Europe, according to a statement.

World, Italy, Dec 09 2017

U.N. calls on social media giants to control platforms used to lure African migrants

GENEVA The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention, torture, slavery or death.

World, Africa Dec 08 2017

Libya says pushing to be removed from Trump travel ban list

TRIPOLI Libya's internationally recognized government has appealed to the United States to drop or ease a travel ban imposed on its citizens by U.S. President Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

World, Politics, Election 2016, Dec 07 2017

Libyan mayors meet for more leverage to tackle country's meltdown

TUNIS More than 90 mayors from across Libya's political divides are meeting for the first time in an effort to shore up their role in tackling conflict-linked crises and promote themselves as a unifying movement.

World, United Nations, Dec 07 2017

Libya launches voter registration with election date unclear

TRIPOLI Libyan electoral officials announced on Wednesday the opening of a two-month voter registration period, though it is unclear when elections will next be held in the divided nation.

World, United Nations, Dec 06 2017

U.N. pushing sharp increase in migrant returns from Libya

TUNIS The United Nations migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up to 15,000 in the final month of the year.

World, United Nations, Dec 05 2017