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Tunisian migrant, navy boats collide; 8 bodies found

At least eight people drowned on Monday when a boat carrying dozens of mostly Tunisian migrants collided with a navy vessel off the country’s southeast coast, its defense ministry said. According to testimony from survivors, there were between 70 and 80 people on board, International Organization for Migration (IOM) spokesman …

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Libya govt urges ‘intervention’ over southern clashes

Libya’s unity government has called for “urgent intervention” by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible “civil war”. For more than a week, militias allied to the UN-backed Government of National Accord have fought off rival forces trying to capture an airbase in …

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Migrant boats: Thousands saved off Libyan coast over Easter

Thousands of migrants have been saved from the sea near Libya during one of the busiest weekends of the year for rescue workers. More than 2,000 people were rescued on Friday and 3,000 on Saturday in dozens of separate rescues, the Italian Coast Guard said. But at least seven people …

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UN chief warns that Libya risks return to conflict

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict, citing the volatile security situation in Tripoli and fighting in the eastern oil crescent and elsewhere. The UN chief expressed alarm in a report to the UN Security Council at the renewed military escalation and ongoing political …

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97 missing after asylum seeker boat sinks off Libya

At least 97 people are missing and believed to have drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, according to the Libyan coast guard. Spokesman Ayoub Qassem said 23 migrants were rescued around 10 kilometers off the coast of Tripoli after authorities received a distress call. …

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African Migrants Trying To Reach Europe Sold As ‘Slaves’ For $200 In Libya

African migrants trying to reach Europe are being sold into slavery in Libya, including for sex, for as little as $200, international monitors said Tuesday, citing testimony from victims. Having paid human traffickers in the hope of finding a better life many instead were held hostage and their families extorted …

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