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Italy to renew deal with Libya to block migrants

Italy to renew deal with Libya to block migrants

Italy has renewed a controversial agreement signed in 2017 with Libyan coastguard to block illegal migrants trying to leave from the North African country's coast, the government has said.

Migrant rescue ship 'threatened' by Libya coastguards

Migrant rescue ship 'threatened' by Libya coastguards

German NGO Sea-Eye said one of its vessels was threatened on Saturday by Libyan coast guards who fired warning shots as it rescued 90 migrants from a lifeboat.

More than 200 sea migrants arrive in Italy, 71 returned to Libya

More than 200 sea migrants arrive in Italy, 71 returned to Libya

More than 200 sea migrants have arrived on Italian shores over the weekend, while another 71 were intercepted and returned to Libya by the Libyan coastguard.

Three killed in renewed fighting in southern Tripoli

Three killed in renewed fighting in southern Tripoli

At least three fighters aligned with Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) were killed in an offensive on Saturday aimed at pushing back eastern forces

At least 40 migrants feared dead or missing in shipwreck off Libya

At least 40 migrants feared dead or missing in shipwreck off Libya

About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya

Flights suspended at Libya airport after rocket fire

Flights suspended at Libya airport after rocket fire

Flights were temporarily suspended Saturday at the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport after it was hit by a rocket as two civilian flights were landing, airport authorities said.

Libyan navy says more than 300 migrants rescued

Libyan navy says more than 300 migrants rescued

The Libyan navy said Sunday 335 migrants had been rescued and one body recovered in separate operations off the coast, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

Over 350 migrants onboard charity ship after new rescue in Med

Over 350 migrants onboard charity ship after new rescue in Med

French charities SOS Mediterranea and MSF rescued another 105 migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday, bringing to 356 the number of those aboard the Ocean Viking now seeking a safe port.

Qatar backs UN call for ceasefire in Libya

Qatar backs UN call for ceasefire in Libya

The State of Qatar has announced its support for the call, made by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), for a humanitarian truce on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

Car bomb explodes in Libya's Benghazi killing two UN staff

Car bomb explodes in Libya's Benghazi killing two UN staff

A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed two United Nations' staff on Saturday, several medical sources said.

Bombing of residential area in Libya slammed

Bombing of residential area in Libya slammed

Qatar has condemned in the strongest terms the bombardment that targeted a residential area in the southern Libyan city of Murzuq, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.

NGO boat to resume Libya rescue operation after rescuing 40 migrants

NGO boat to resume Libya rescue operation after rescuing 40 migrants

Operators of the Alan Kurdi rescue ship say they will return to Libya immediately to search for stranded migrants after 40 people they had rescued were allowed to disembark in Malta ...