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Migrants, Hoping to Cross Mediterranean, Must First Navigate a Lawless Libya

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Despite the costs and risks, migrants continue to traverse a country where warring militias have become the only law.

Five TV Journalists Killed by ISIL in Libya

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.

Islamic State kills five journalists working for Libyan TV station: army official

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.

Religious Freedom And U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtable

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

Lack of media coverage compounds violence in Libya

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....

Book Review: "Bringing Down Gaddafi" by Andrei Netto

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

Sisi's Egypt Pushes Migrants into the Sea

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 May Be A Mess But Their MiG-23 Pilots Seem To Be Having A Ball  

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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...

GOP's latest Benghazi-related inquiry could benefit Hillary Clinton

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.

Miliband’s position on Libya is deeply hypocritical

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.

Libya grapples with migration crisis

For many migrants, the ocean is the last leg of their trip to Europe, a harrowing journey across treacherous borders.

Migrant rescue mission must extend closer to Libya - Amnesty International

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.

Exclusive: Brother says accused Tunisian was forced to captain migrant boat at gunpoint

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.

Libya's lawlessness and migrant crisis

A new European Union policy on migration is now in place, but the turmoil in Libya makes it difficult to enforce.

Marf after a day dominated by Libya

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Libya Only A Small Part Of The World's Refugee Problem

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, [...]

Rescue Ships Head for Libya, as Migrants Die Also in Balkans

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

The Politics of the Libyan War

If politicians were judged on the quality of their record, Libya would be a major problem for Clinton.

EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die also in Balkans

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.

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