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Libya: Gunmen attack court ahead of appeal by slain dictator Kadhafi's son

Libya's electoral commission on Wednesday announced the rejection of the candidacy of Seif al-Islam Kadhafi, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (REUTERS / File Photo)
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (REUTERS / File Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2021 12:57 PM IST
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Son of former Libyan ruler Gaddafi runs for president, officials say

According to an electoral commission official, Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, son of Libya's former leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, registered on Sunday as a presidential candidate.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, attends a hearing behind bars in a courtroom in Zintan.(Reuters/File)
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, attends a hearing behind bars in a courtroom in Zintan.(Reuters/File)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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Libya welcomes back tourists after years of chaos, security threats remain

Libya has a rich heritage, including desert architecture in the South, some of the Mediterranean region's finest ancient remains along its coastline. It is home to five UNESCO World Heritage sites
European tourists, escorted by security personnel, visit the old town of Ghadames, a desert oasis some 650 kilometres (400 miles) southwest of the Libyan capital Tripoli, during an organised tour in the town. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
European tourists, escorted by security personnel, visit the old town of Ghadames, a desert oasis some 650 kilometres (400 miles) southwest of the Libyan capital Tripoli, during an organised tour in the town. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 03:34 PM IST
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Libya: Migrants shot dead at detention center

At least six migrants have been killed after guards opened fire at an overcrowded detention facility. It is the latest violence against migrants following recent mass arrests.
Thousands of migrants were rounded up by state security forces last week. (Ayman Al-Sahili / REUTERS)
Thousands of migrants were rounded up by state security forces last week. (Ayman Al-Sahili / REUTERS)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 01:49 PM IST
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More than 100 Europe-bound migrants feared dead in shipwreck off Libyan coast

In the years since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that ousted and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, war-torn Libya has emerged as the dominant transit point for migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.
SOS Mediterranee, which operates the rescue vessel Ocean Viking, posted a photo of the wreck of a rubber boat and said, citing sources,
SOS Mediterranee, which operates the rescue vessel Ocean Viking, posted a photo of the wreck of a rubber boat and said, citing sources, "our worst fears have come true".
Published on Apr 23, 2021 02:17 PM IST
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US to accept new visa applications by those denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban'

In a bid to overturn Trump's so-called Muslim ban, Joe Biden's government said applicants who were refused visas prior to Jan 20, 2020, must submit new applications and fees while those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek reconsideration
US to accept new visa applications by those denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban'(Twitter/USAinKSA)
US to accept new visa applications by those denied due to Trump 'Muslim ban'(Twitter/USAinKSA)
Updated on Mar 09, 2021 07:54 AM IST
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Vote for new Libyan government heads into run-off at UN talks

The selection of an interim government is part of a UN peacemaking process based around holding national presidential and parliamentary elections in December.
FILE PHOTO: Overview of the first day of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum at an undisclosed location, Switzerland, February 1, 2021. Violaine Martin/U.N. Photo/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES/File Photo(via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Overview of the first day of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum at an undisclosed location, Switzerland, February 1, 2021. Violaine Martin/U.N. Photo/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES/File Photo(via REUTERS)
Published on Feb 05, 2021 06:17 PM IST
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UN says breakthrough achieved in Libya transition talks

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.”
UN acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams attends the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunis, Tunisia.(Reuters/ File photo)
UN acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams attends the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunis, Tunisia.(Reuters/ File photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2021 06:21 AM IST
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UN-led Libya talks end without naming interim government

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.
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)
Published on Nov 16, 2020 02:26 PM IST
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Tunisia | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

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

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.
A worker at an oil field owned by Bashneft, Bashkortostan, Russia.(Reuters)
A worker at an oil field owned by Bashneft, Bashkortostan, Russia.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 10:28 AM IST
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74 migrants drown after boat breaks down off Libya coast: UN

The boat was carrying over 120 migrants, including women and children, when it capsized off the coast of the Libyan port of al-Khums.
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)
Published on Nov 12, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Cairo | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

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

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
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)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 08:46 PM IST
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Washington [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Milestone for Libya as oil output hits million barrels daily

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.
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)
Published on Nov 08, 2020 05:03 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh

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

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.
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)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 03:23 AM IST
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Geneva | ByAssociated Press, Geneva

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

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
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)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 08:03 PM IST
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ByManjeev Puri

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

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.
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.)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

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

The seven were kidnapped from Asshwerif in Libya on September 14. They hail from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
Indians released from captivity in Libya (ANI)
Indians released from captivity in Libya (ANI)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 09:09 AM IST
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Tunis | ByAsian News International | Posted by Karan Manral

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

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.
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)
Published on Sep 25, 2020 08:04 PM IST
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Cairo | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

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

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 .
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)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 02:23 PM IST
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Cairo | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 06:49 PM IST
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Cairo | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

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

Libya has been locked in a civil war since the ouster and killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
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)
Published on Jun 07, 2020 10:42 AM IST
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Cairo | ByAsian News International

Bombs kill 7 in shelter for displaced in Libya: Officials

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.
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)
Updated on May 17, 2020 05:02 PM IST
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Cairo | ByPress Trust of India

UN confirms Russian mercenaries are fighting in Libya: diplomats

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.
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)
Updated on May 07, 2020 06:44 AM IST
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United Nations, United States | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Libya: President Erdogan

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.
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)
Published on Feb 25, 2020 03:14 PM IST
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ANKARA, Turkey | ByAssociated Press

Eastern Libyan forces strike Tripoli port targeting Turkish vessel

Turkey has sent several ships carrying arms and heavy trucks to Tripoli and Misrata, another western port since January.
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)
Updated on Feb 18, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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TRIPOLI/GENEVA | ByReuters

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

The palace announced on Saturday that the couple would no longer use their “Royal Highness” titles and would pay their own way in life.
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)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 03:51 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

Libya oil exports blocked, raising stakes for Berlin peace summit

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.
File photo of a Libyan oil worker.(AP Photo)
File photo of a Libyan oil worker.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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Berlin | ByAgence France-Presse

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

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
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)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 06:28 PM IST
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‘Ask kin to leave Libya’: Sushma tweets, says situation worsening fast

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 07:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 05, 2019 12:01 AM IST
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ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean | ByReuters
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