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UN acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams attends the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunis, Tunisia.(Reuters/ File photo)

UN says breakthrough achieved in Libya transition talks

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:21 AM IST
UN acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams told a news conference in Geneva that the advisory committee’s members “have met their responsibility with a constructive spirit, cooperative efforts, and a great deal of patriotism.”
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Libya is split between a UN-supported government in the capital, Tripoli, and rival authorities based in the east.(AFP)
Libya is split between a UN-supported government in the capital, Tripoli, and rival authorities based in the east.(AFP)

UN-led Libya talks end without naming interim government

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Tunisia
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 02:26 PM IST
UN acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams told reporters in Tunisia that the 75-member forum did not discuss names during their week-long talks.
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A worker at an oil field owned by Bashneft, Bashkortostan, Russia.(Reuters)
A worker at an oil field owned by Bashneft, Bashkortostan, Russia.(Reuters)

Oil climbs higher on China, Japan rebound, hopes of OPEC+ supply curb

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:28 AM IST
Figures showing a rebound in the world’s second and third largest economies, China and Japan, also supported prices, along with data that Chinese refineries processed the most crude ever in October on a daily basis.
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Refugees and migrants are rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat in the Mediterranean sea.(AP)
Refugees and migrants are rescued by members of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat in the Mediterranean sea.(AP)

74 migrants drown after boat breaks down off Libya coast: UN

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Cairo
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:54 PM IST
The boat was carrying over 120 migrants, including women and children, when it capsized off the coast of the Libyan port of al-Khums.
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Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immunity? Read on to know(Twitter/DVIINGENIERIA)
Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immunity? Read on to know(Twitter/DVIINGENIERIA)

Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immunity? Here’s what studies based on liver cells reveal

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:46 PM IST
A team of researchers from Malaysia and Libya recently investigated the effect of Vitamin E, extracted from palm oil, on mice liver cells as its compound is known to have antioxidant effects which protects cells from damage of toxic chemicals produced by metabolic processes
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The OPEC member, home to Africa’s largest crude reserves, ramped up production in the past six weeks amid a truce between rival military forces.(Reuters)
The OPEC member, home to Africa’s largest crude reserves, ramped up production in the past six weeks amid a truce between rival military forces.(Reuters)

Milestone for Libya as oil output hits million barrels daily

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:03 PM IST
Libya’s resurgence -- it was producing less than 100,000 barrels a day in early September -- has taken oil traders by surprise and weakened prices just as renewed coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and accelerating cases in the US stifle energy use.
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Previous diplomatic initiatives to end the conflict have repeatedly collapsed - but the UN-brokered deal aims to cement a months-long lull in fighting and gives a boost to the political process.(REUTERS)
Previous diplomatic initiatives to end the conflict have repeatedly collapsed - but the UN-brokered deal aims to cement a months-long lull in fighting and gives a boost to the political process.(REUTERS)

Libya’s warring factions sign UN- brokered, ‘permanent’ ceasefire

By Associated Press | Geneva, Geneva
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:23 AM IST
The breakthrough, which among other things orders foreign mercenaries out of the country, sets the stage for political talks in November to find a lasting solution to the chaos unleashed after a 2011 Nato-backed uprising toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
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Our permanent representative (PR) was out of New York on March 17 and I had the privilege of leading the Indian delegation(REUTERS)
Our permanent representative (PR) was out of New York on March 17 and I had the privilege of leading the Indian delegation(REUTERS)

On Libya, the drama at the UNSC in 2011 | Opinion

By Manjeev Puri
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 08:03 PM IST
The politics behind the votes have been discussed but the nine votes business saw a brief but heightened drama in the UNSC chamber before the vote was called
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The seven men are in good health and formalities are being completed to facilitate their return to India, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.(ANI PHOTO.)
The seven men are in good health and formalities are being completed to facilitate their return to India, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.(ANI PHOTO.)

Indians abducted in Libya released, efforts on for their return home: MEA

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:02 PM IST
On October 8, the external affairs ministry confirmed the seven Indians had been abducted at Asshwerif in Libya on September 14, while they were travelling to Tripoli airport to catch a flight back to India. The men belong to Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
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Indians released from captivity in Libya (ANI)
Indians released from captivity in Libya (ANI)

Seven Indian nationals kidnapped in Libya released, Indian envoy to Tunisia confirms

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Tunis
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:09 AM IST
The seven were kidnapped from Asshwerif in Libya on September 14. They hail from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
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The sun pierces the clouds over international waters north of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea. Over a dozen migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their small dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, the United Nations reported Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, the latest shipwreck to underscore the deadly risks facing those who flee the war-afflicted North African country.(AP)
The sun pierces the clouds over international waters north of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea. Over a dozen migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their small dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, the United Nations reported Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, the latest shipwreck to underscore the deadly risks facing those who flee the war-afflicted North African country.(AP)

UN: At least 16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Cairo
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:04 PM IST
Libyan fishermen spotted the sinking boat late Thursday, said the International Organisation for Migration, and managed to pull 22 people from the water, including those from Egypt, Bangladesh, Syria, Somalia and Ghana.
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The shipwreck was the latest maritime disaster involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe.(PTI File Photo)
The shipwreck was the latest maritime disaster involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe.(PTI File Photo)

Boat capsizes near Libya, 24 migrants presumed dead, says UN

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Cairo
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 02:23 PM IST
At least 45 survivors on the three boats were returned to the shore. All migrants were men, with a majority from Egypt and Morocco, UN migration agency said .
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In this June 4, 2020 file photo, Fayez Sarraj, the head of Libya's internationally-recognized government, speaks at a joint news conference with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Ankara.(AP photo)
In this June 4, 2020 file photo, Fayez Sarraj, the head of Libya's internationally-recognized government, speaks at a joint news conference with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Ankara.(AP photo)

Libya’s government announces cease-fire, calls for elections

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Cairo
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Libya’s UN supported government Friday announced a cease-fire across the oil-rich country and called for demilitarizing the strategic city of Sirte in an initiative supported by the rival parliament in the east.
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi expressed Egypt’s aspiration for all countries and regional and international powers to support this step in order to end the Libyan crisis.(AP file photo)
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi expressed Egypt’s aspiration for all countries and regional and international powers to support this step in order to end the Libyan crisis.(AP file photo)

Egypt’s president offers initiative to end conflict in war-torn Libya

By Asian News International | Cairo
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Libya has been locked in a civil war since the ouster and killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
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People are seen at Martyrs' Square following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), during the holy month of Ramadan in Tripoli, Libya.(REUTERS/ File photo)
People are seen at Martyrs' Square following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), during the holy month of Ramadan in Tripoli, Libya.(REUTERS/ File photo)

Bombs kill 7 in shelter for displaced in Libya: Officials

By Press Trust of India | Cairo
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 05:02 PM IST
The shelling of the facility in the city’s Furnaj district late Saturday also wounded at least 17 people, including a 52-year-old Bengali migrant and his 5-year-old child, Malek Merset.
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Libyans check the site of shelling on the residential area of souq al-Gomaa, north of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on April 17, 2020.(AFP photo)
Libyans check the site of shelling on the residential area of souq al-Gomaa, north of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on April 17, 2020.(AFP photo)

UN confirms Russian mercenaries are fighting in Libya: diplomats

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh | United Nations, United States
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 06:44 AM IST
It is the first time the UN has confirmed claims first made in US media that the group is supporting military strongman Khalifa Haftar. Moscow has denied being responsible for deploying the group.
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Erdogan’s remarks followed reports that as many as 16 Turkish soldiers may have been killed in the fighting in Libya since last April, reports that the Turkish leader did not address. Feb 25, 2020.(AP)
Erdogan’s remarks followed reports that as many as 16 Turkish soldiers may have been killed in the fighting in Libya since last April, reports that the Turkish leader did not address. Feb 25, 2020.(AP)

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Libya: President Erdogan

By Associated Press | ANKARA, Turkey
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 03:14 PM IST
Turkey, which backs the U.S.-supported Libyan government that is based in Tripoli, has sent Turkish military trainers as well as Syrian fighters to battle against rival Libyan forces under commander Khalifa Hifter, who in April launched an offensive to capture Libya’s capital.
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A smoke rises from a port of Tripoli after being attacked in , Libya.(REUTERS)
A smoke rises from a port of Tripoli after being attacked in , Libya.(REUTERS)

Eastern Libyan forces strike Tripoli port targeting Turkish vessel

By Reuters | TRIPOLI/GENEVA
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Turkey has sent several ships carrying arms and heavy trucks to Tripoli and Misrata, another western port since January.
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Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, accused his daughter of “cheapening” the British royal family(AP)
Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, accused his daughter of “cheapening” the British royal family(AP)

Meghan Markle’s father accuses daughter of ‘cheapening’ UK’s royal family

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 03:51 AM IST
The palace announced on Saturday that the couple would no longer use their “Royal Highness” titles and would pay their own way in life.
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File photo of a Libyan oil worker.(AP Photo)
File photo of a Libyan oil worker.(AP Photo)

Libya oil exports blocked, raising stakes for Berlin peace summit

By Agence France-Presse | Berlin
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 09:39 PM IST
The move to cripple the country’s main income source was a protest against Turkey’s decision to send troops to shore up Haftar’s rival, the head of Tripoli’s UN-recognised government Fayez al-Sarraj.
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Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island is as much an etymological mystery as a compelling study of illegal migration.(Ivo van der Bent / www.amitavghosh.com; Illustration: Malay Karmakar)
Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island is as much an etymological mystery as a compelling study of illegal migration.(Ivo van der Bent / www.amitavghosh.com; Illustration: Malay Karmakar)

Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh: A gripping parable for our times

By Soumya Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 06:28 PM IST
Amitav Ghosh’s new novel, Gun Island, explores many of the writer’s recurring motifs: Irrawaddy dolphins; the Sunderbans; climate change. But at the heart of the novel is the theme of illegal migration and refugee crisis, displacement and renewal. Exclusive interview plus extract from the book
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External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday tweeted saying that those who have relatives or friends in Tripoli should ask them to leave immediately.(AFP Photo)
External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday tweeted saying that those who have relatives or friends in Tripoli should ask them to leave immediately.(AFP Photo)

‘Ask kin to leave Libya’: Sushma tweets, says situation worsening fast

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 07:14 PM IST
In a tweet, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that though there had been massive evacuations from Libya, more than 500 Indians were still stranded in Tripoli.
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A migrant is being rescued on January 4, 2019 with buoys and a rope, after he dived in the cold Mediterranean off Malta's coast from the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 rescue vessel, in a attempt to reach the shore by swimming.(AFP)
A migrant is being rescued on January 4, 2019 with buoys and a rope, after he dived in the cold Mediterranean off Malta's coast from the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 rescue vessel, in a attempt to reach the shore by swimming.(AFP)

‘We are not fish’: Migrants onboard Sea-Watch 3 grow frustrated

By Reuters | ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 12:01 AM IST
The Sea-Watch 3 plucked 32 people from an unsafe boat off the coast of Libya on December 22, including three small children who are suffering from seasickness and four teenagers, who are travelling alone.
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Asuicide bomber has targeted Libya’s Foreign Ministry in the capital, Tripoli, killing three people. (Representational image)(AP)
Asuicide bomber has targeted Libya’s Foreign Ministry in the capital, Tripoli, killing three people. (Representational image)(AP)

3 killed as militants attack Libya’s Foreign Ministry in Tripoli

By Associated Press | Benghazi (Libya)
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Libya has been a haven for Islamic militants since a 2011 uprising toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The country is split between rival governments, each backed by an array of local militias.
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A mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near the former jihadist bastion of Sirte in western Libya, an official said Wednesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near the former jihadist bastion of Sirte in western Libya, an official said Wednesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

75 bodies found in mass grave near Libya’s Sirte

By Agence France-Presse | Tripoli
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Mohamad al-Amial, the coastal city’s municipal council spokesman said the find was made “a few days ago” and that the bodies were believed to be of Islamic State (IS) group members, although there was no confirmation.
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Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, theatre of a week of deadly battles(File Photo)
Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, theatre of a week of deadly battles(File Photo)

Riot in prison near Libya’s Tripoli helps prisoners escape, over 400 flee

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 08:44 AM IST
Guards were unable to prevent the prisoners escaping as they feared for their own lives.
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A worker walks atop a tanker wagon to check the freight level at an oil terminal on the outskirts of Kolkata, India.(REUTERS File Photo)
A worker walks atop a tanker wagon to check the freight level at an oil terminal on the outskirts of Kolkata, India.(REUTERS File Photo)

Oil trades near three-year high as Libya crisis tightens supply

By Grant Smith and Sharon Cho | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2018 04:28 PM IST
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An oil tanker is seen at sunset anchored off the Fos-Lavera oil hub near Marseille, France.(REUTERS File Photo)
An oil tanker is seen at sunset anchored off the Fos-Lavera oil hub near Marseille, France.(REUTERS File Photo)

Oil prices hit one-month high as hard US stance on Iran overshadows Saudi promise to boost output

By Heesu Lee | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 04:09 PM IST
US President Donald Trump is demanding that Iran’s oil customers end imports by a November 4 deadline, refusing any extensions or waivers to that timeline, as it targets the Persian Gulf state’s economy with sanctions.
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At first a group of 97 migrants was rescued off the Libya coast, while the second operation brought 361 migrants -- including 88 women and 44 children -- ashore and late in the evening a final group of 490 migrants was rescued.(Representative image/AP)
At first a group of 97 migrants was rescued off the Libya coast, while the second operation brought 361 migrants -- including 88 women and 44 children -- ashore and late in the evening a final group of 490 migrants was rescued.(Representative image/AP)

Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast, says navy

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Tripoli
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 04:00 PM IST
Three separate operations took place on Saturday with the coastguard bringing ashore in Libya a total of 948 migrants, navy spokesman Ayoub Kacem said. Monday’s announcement by the navy came as Italy’s far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini was en route to Libya for talks about the migrant crisis.
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Satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea.(AP File Photo)
Satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea.(AP File Photo)

North Korea demolishes ‘nuclear test site’ with series of blasts

By Associated Press | Associated Press, PUNGGYE-RI
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 06:16 PM IST
North Korea has conducted all six of its nuclear tests at the Punggye-ri site, which consists of tunnels dug beneath Mount Mantap in the northeast of the country.
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