Despite the costs and risks, migrants continue to traverse a country where warring militias have become the only law.
Five journalists working for a Libyan TV station were killed by ISIL militants in the east of the country, Faraj al-Barassi, a district army commander in eastern Libya, said on Monday.
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed five journalists working for a Libyan TV station in the eastern part of the country, an army commander said on Monday.
Lauren TurekRecent footage from the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) showing the brutal executions of imprisoned Ethiopian and Egyptian Christians in Libya has reignited calls to the U.S. government to take action to protect religious minorities abroad. Show More Summary
Near the end of August 2014, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes against what were characterized as Islamist-allied militias fighting near Tripoli, Libya. Or maybe they didn't. The New York Times broke the story on August 25, 2014; Egypt denied it, the UAE didn't comment, and U.S....
Bringing Down Gaddafi By Andrei Netto PALGRAVE MACMILLAN Andrei Netto snuck into Libya in 2011, during the heady days of the Arab Spring, and found rebels of "noble, almost poetic aspirations." He stayed long enough to see the revolution's moral downfall, culminating in the execution of deposed dictator Moammar Gaddafi. Show More Summary
Europe wept crocodile tears over the mass grave that the Mediterranean has become. Reactions ranged from a begrudging acknowledgment from British officials that they got the consequences of Nato's military intervention in Libya wrong, to calls for another one. Show More Summary
Libya is deep in turmoil, but their MiG-23 Flogger pilots seem to have found a bright spot, judging by these ultra low-level flyby videos. The touchy swing-wing MiG-23 is disappearing from service around the world, but Libya has kept a portion of their Soviet-era fleet operational through the chaos that continues to plague the country. Read more...
As Congress pursues its latest investigation of Hillary Rodham Clinton's missing emails and the role they may have played in the security lapses in the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, not every Republican is delighted by the prospect of dragging her to Capitol Hill for a skewering.
What Ed Miliband lacks in charisma, he is attempting to make up for in polemic. Tragically for the UK’s future, this represents an ‘Americanization‘ of British electoral politics. In all likelihood, its… Continue reading The post Miliband’s position on Libya is deeply hypocritical appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
For many migrants, the ocean is the last leg of their trip to Europe, a harrowing journey across treacherous borders.
CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search and rescue operations near the shores of Libya, Amnesty International said on Saturday as hundreds more people arrived in Italy from North Africa.
TUNIS (Reuters) - The Tunisian man accused of piloting a migrant boat that sank off Libya, killing more than 700 people, is himself a migrant who was forced at gunpoint to captain the ship because of his experience as a fisherman, his brother said on Saturday.
A new European Union policy on migration is now in place, but the turmoil in Libya makes it difficult to enforce.
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As I read the headlines about the 700 people who were on the capsized boat off the coast of Libya - most of whom perished - and of the almost one million people teaming on the northern shores of Africa in search of a way to cross over to Europe, [...]
British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants
If politicians were judged on the quality of their record, Libya would be a major problem for Clinton.
BRUSSELS/SKOPJE (Reuters) - British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants drowned last weekend on a boat heading for Italy.