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Possible Italy-Libya deal on migration issues

By Alessandra Bocchi Migration deal between Italy and Libya could resemble one reached in 2008, when Italy agreed to donate more than $4 million to help Libya stop migrants leaving its shores.

European Commission recommends three-month...

The European Commission has suggested that five Schengen zone members should be allowed to continue with border controls for a further three months. The checks were put in place in the open-border area in 2015.

U.S. Removes Libya From List of Zones With...

By Charlie Savage Before ceding power, the Obama administration quietly removed a former extremist stronghold in Libya from a list of combat zones where United States counterterrorism drone strikes are authorized without obeying special rules...

Libyan Political Agreement amended...

The Libyan dialogue committee agreed Tuesday, in Tunisia, to decrease the number of the Presidential Council’s members from nine to three, whom it said will be tasked with working according to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).

Latest US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya...

The decision to bomb terrorist training camps in Libya last week was made after U.S. intelligence officials determined that they were connected to the bloody Berlin truck attack last month, officials said.

U.S. Bombers Strike ISIS Targets In Libya

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart More than 80 Islamic State militants, some of whom were believed to be plotting attacks in Europe, died in U.S. air strikes on camps outside the group’s former North African stronghold of Sirte in Libya, the...

CIA files: Gaddafi’s efforts to build...

By John Edens North Africa is a long way from New Zealand. But back in the 1980s, Gaddafi was making overtures in the South Pacific and the Central Intelligence Agency believed the dictator was trying to build a network.

Rival of Libya’s UN-backed government...

By Ahmed Elumami A self-declared prime minister sidelined by Libya’s U.N.-backed government tried to seize the defense ministry and other state offices on Thursday, but a government spokesman said the attempt to capture the buildings by...

Forces Loyal to Self-Declared PM Seize...

By Rami Musa A self-declared prime minister said Thursday that his forces have seized at least three ministries in Libya’s capital, declaring what appeared to be a miniature coup after what he described as a yearlong failure of the...

Italy the first Western power to reopen...

Despite continued unrest, Italy has said it will reopen its embassy in Libya in a move that shows “confidence in the process of stabilizing” the country. The two states will also cooperate to stem the flow of migrants.

Total of 18,500 Migrants Died in the Last...

Prensa Latina United Nations, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 18,500 migrants lost their life during the last three years, 7,496 of them in 2016, according to preliminary data by the International Organization for Migrations (IOM).

After Syria, Russia says it was invited by...

The member of the UN-backed Government of National Accord and Deputy Head of its Presidential Council, Ahmed Mitig, said Libya welcomes Russian initiatives to establish grounds for a dialogue among the conflicting political parties.

Tallying the deaths in Libya in 2016

By Mel Frykberg A total of 1523 people died in violent incidents, including bombings and shootings in Libya during 2016, the NGO Libya Body Count has reported (www.libyabodycount.org).