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Libya envoy announces landmark deal

UN envoy Bernardino Leon says final agreement to resolve Libya's crisis reached after marathon talks in Morocco.

Failed State

Chaos in Libya has created a dangerous highway for migrants

Libya rival governments reach "consensus"

Special envoy says two sides able to "overcome differences", increasing likelihood of forming unity government.

UN envoy sees 'moment of truth' in Libya talks

New round of peace talks held in Morocco aim to reach accord by September 20, ahead of the UN General Assembly.

UN launches new round of Libya peace talks

Special representative mediating negotiations in Geneva between rival factions aimed at establishing unity government.

Libya bans Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis from entry

Libya’s internationally recognised administration based in the east has banned Yemenis, Iranians and Pakistanis from entering the divided country, a military statement said on Tuesday. The move widens a visa ban already applied to Sudanese, Bangladeshis, Palestinians and Syrians. Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni runs only a rump state in eastern Libya after a rival group […]

Hungary builds fence to stem flow of migrants

Families fleeing conflict from countries like Syria and Libya are pouring into Europe in record numbers

Call It What It Is: A Global Migration Shift from Climate, Not a Migrant or Refugee Crisis

Hundreds more died off the coast of Libya today, on the heels of 71 deaths of migrants trapped in the back of a truck near Vienna, Austria. At the same time, NASA officials just warned that rising global sea levels from climate change...Show More Summary

The Christians of Israel: A Remarkable Group

In the nightmarish maelstrom that defines the Middle East today, there are few places of refuge for Christians. While Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Libya are disintegrating and Egypt is embattled, the Christians are in dire trouble in a region that is increasingly Islamic radical. Show More Summary

Owen Jones is entirely right here: refugees’ lives matter too

It’s not often that we write with unreserved praise for Owen Jones but his piece today deserves it: As the news of up to 200 dead refugees, drowned off the coast of Libya, filters fleetingly into news coverage, the only guarantee is that more will drown. And with news of more than 70 refugees found […]

Hundreds feared drowned in migrant "death boat" disaster off Libya

Many survivors, mostly from Syria and sub-Saharan African countries, "too traumatized to even talk about the incident," official says

At least 200 feared dead in Libya refugee boat disaster

Officials say 82 dead and at least 100 missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast in latest in series of disasters.

Could Greece become the Libya of Europe?

Recognising its similarities with Libya should be Greece's first step towards avoiding a similar fate.

Scores of dead refugees found on boat off Libya coast

Swedish coastguard said it found about 40 bodies in the hold and rescued 439 people after it sent ship to help vessel.

Some 50 Migrants Found Dead in Boat off Libya: Coast Guard

The migrants were found during a rescue operation which saved 430 other people, the Italian coast guard said.

50 bodies found in hull of migrant boat

Italian coast guard rescues more than 400 desperate people from vessel off Libya coast, but too late for dozens

Italy rescues thousands of refugees stranded off Libya

One of the biggest one-day rescue operations carried out after authorities respond to distress calls from 20 boats.

Bid to rescue 3,000 refugees stranded off Libya coast

Italian and Norwegian ships coordinating the rescue of refugees in 18 crowded vessels in the Mediterranean.

Libya in crisis: 'This is not just Misrata's fight'

A unity government deal would bring greater international support for Libya's fight against ISIL, observers say.

Libya asks Arab states for arms to fight ISIS

Ill-equipped government is unable to fight off ISIS militants that want to establish base in Libya, says foreign minister

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