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61 migrants drown off Libyan coast: IOM

TRIPOLI | Xinhua | The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Saturday that 61 migrants have drowned at sea off the coast of the western Libyan city of Zuwara, some 120 km west of the capital Tripoli, while trying to reach Europe. IOM tweeted late Saturday that the migrants, …

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UN launches flash appeal for victims of Libya flooding

United Nations, US | Xinhua | UN humanitarians and partners issued a flash appeal worth 71.4 million U.S. dollars on Thursday to meet the urgent needs of Libyans suffering from devastating floods. The funds are for 250,000 people targeted out of the 884,000 people estimated to be in need over the …

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Libyan foreign minister flees to Turkey after meeting Israel counterpart

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday a revision to the procedures for confidential diplomatic meetings after his foreign minister sparked controversy by disclosing a closed-door meeting with the Libyan counterpart. Netanyahu instructed all government ministers to seek approval from his office before conducting any …

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UN envoy calls on Libyans to unite to achieve peace, stability

Tripoli, Libya | Xinhua | The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Abdoulaye Bathily on Friday called on Libyans to unite in order to achieve lasting peace, stability and prosperity. “On this occasion, I call upon all Libyans … to come together in a spirit of compromise for the …

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112 illegal migrants sent back from Libya: UN migration agency

Tripoli, Libya | Xinhua | The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday said 112 illegal migrants were sent from Libya to their country of origin. “Today 112 migrants were able to return their country of origin through the European Union funded Joint Initiative,” the UN agency said in a statement. “The …

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Libyan gov’t ready to hold elections in 2023: PM

Tripoli, Libya | Xinhua | Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah on Monday said his government is ready to hold general elections in the year 2023. “The Government of National Unity and the National Elections Commission are fully prepared to hold the national elections in Libya,” Dbeibah said during a cabinet meeting. …

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