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Indian doctor rescued from ISIS captivity in Libya: Sushma Swaraj.

Sushma Swaraj said that Dr Kosanam will be brought home soon.

- Zee News - IN

Don't Block Fayyad at the UN.

By blocking Salam Fayyad, a respected former Palestinian prime minister, from becoming the United Nation's new special envoy to Libya, President Trump's team undermined the UN's efforts to solve the crisis in Libya, kept a uniquely qualified candidate from taking on a role in which he might have had a real impact, and ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Yes, Libya needs an international action plan—but a realistic one.

Earlier this week, two men in a black Toyota Cruiser attacked a motorcade carrying Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj, the head of the State Council Abdulrahman Sewehli, and the head of the Presidential Guard Najmi Nakoa. Two guards were reportedly injured as the gunmen opened fire. After the emergency ended, Abdulrahman ...

- Brookings - US

DHS report casts doubt on need for Trump travel ban.

, Feb. 25 : A Department of Homeland Security report assessing the terrorist threat posed by the citizens of the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's travel ban has expressed doubt on the necessity of the order.The document, as reported by the Washington Post, was prepared at the request of the acting ...

- Sify - IN

The week's best photojournalism.

A bus heads to a refugee camp south of Mosul, Iraq. | A man smokes prawns on a wood-fired oven on the coast of Bahia state, Brazil. | The 44th annual dairy cow beauty pageant in northwestern Germany. | Susanna Travis embraces Timothy Powers before evacuating the main protest camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near ...

- The Week - US

News24.com | At least 9 hurt as heavy fire paralyses Libya capital.

Armed groups traded fire with heavy weapons in the centre of Tripoli, injuring at least nine people and paralysing the Libyan capital, residents and the Red Crescent have said.

- News24.com - ZA

Venezuela, Libya again lose UN vote rights over dues debts.

Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body.

- The Daily Star - LB

Venezuela, Libya again lose UN vote rights over dues debts.

UNITED NATIONS " Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body.The Assembly decided this week...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The US intervention in Libya was a key turning point for Putin in his attitude toward the US.

Adam Berry/Getty ImagesThe 2011 American military intervention in Libya was a turning point in Russian President Vladimir Putin's attitude toward the US, according to a lengthy report from The New Yorker examining Russia's interference in the 2016 US election. The intervention was spearheaded by the secretary of state at ...

- Business Insider - US

At least 9 hurt as heavy fire paralyzes Libya capital.

Armed groups traded fire with heavy weapons in the center of Tripoli, injuring at least nine people and paralyzing the Libyan capital, residents and the Red Crescent said Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Tobruk government against settlement of migrants.

Threat to national security, demographic structure - al-Thani

- ANSA - IT

Prison inmate to serve more time

A self-confessed drug addict, currently serving a jail term for a number of thefts, was today back in court to face fresh charges related to aggravated theft alongside another man who acted as an accomplice. Allan Grima, 34, from Kalkara, was charged with breaking into a Toyota Hiace parked in Glormu Cassar Hill, Floriana ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Punjab yet to finalise PSL final in Lahore

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Friday presided over another meeting pertaining to security and safety during Pakistan Super League final, which is scheduled to be held at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, on March 5. The forum held a detail review of holding the T20 league final in the provincial capital, with ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Libyan military authorities impose ban on travelers under 45

BENGHAZI, Libya " The military governor of eastern Libyan cities has imposed a ban on all travelers under 45 years old without a security clearance.The decision was issued Thursday by Libyan Chief of Staff Abdel-Razek al-Nadhouri,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Thousands of Libyan families return to post-Daesh Sirte

More than 5,000 Libyan families have returned to their homes in Sirte two months after the city's recapture from the Daesh terrorist group. Some 5,325 families have recently returned to eight districts of the city,' forces loyal to Libya's Tripoli-based national unity government said in a Wednesday statement posted on ...

- Albawaba - UK

Bodies of migrants who suffocated to death in shipping container found in Libya

The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday.

- Global News - CA

Libya: Discriminatory Restriction on Women

On February 23, Abdelrazeq al-Nadhouri, chief of staff of the forces known as the Libyan National Army and the military governor of the region that extends from Derna to Ben Jawwad, repealed his order requiring women who wish to travel abroad  to be accompanied by a male guardian and replaced it with a new order imposing ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

News24.com | East Libya imposes foreign travel curbs

Authorities in control of eastern Libya have imposed foreign travel curbs on residents aged between 18 and 45, saying they would need security clearance.

- News24.com - ZA

Residents trapped in Libya Tripoli amid militia fighting

BENGHAZI, Libya " Heavy fighting erupted in the Libyan capital among militias allied to the UN-backed government and rivals. The violence came amid accusations of abductions.Militias backing the UN-backed government named the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Over 1,000 migrants in three inflatables rescued in 48 hours from Mediterranean

More than 1,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea during several operations since Wednesday, and many more are expected to attempt the perilous journey as winter ends. Rescuers found 332 people on Thursday in three separate rubber boats traveling north of the Libyan coast, according to Proactiva Open Arms, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

How serious is Russia's commitment to Libya settlement?

Now that recent talks to unite Libya's rival governments have failed, observers are evaluating the extent of Moscow's investment in peaceful reconciliation.

- Al-Monitor - EG

East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 and 45

Men and women between those ages need permission from the security services to travel abroad.

- BBC - UK

13 Europe-bound migrants suffocate in Libya container

TRIPOLI, Feb 24 — The bodies of 13 migrants, including two teenagers, who died of suffocation in a shipping container bound for Europe have been found in Libya and 56 survivors rescued, aid officials said today. The International Federation of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Libya After ISIS

The new U.S. administration needs to send strong signals to forces on all sides of the Libya conflict, as well as their foreign patrons, and make clear that a political settlement presents the only viable path out of the chaos.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

News24.com | Aid group: 13 migrants suffocate in Libya shipping container

Red Crescent official says 13 African migrants have died of suffocation inside shipping container while being transported in Libya.

- News24.com - ZA

13 migrants suffocate in Libya shipping container, aid group says

Osama al-Fadly, head of the Red Crescent in Libya, said the deceased were among 69 migrants, many from Mali, who were packed into the container.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach

The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said Tuesday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

13 migrants suffocate in container in Libya

Overall 69 people mostly from Mali, Red Crescent says

- ANSA - IT

Aid group: 13 migrants suffocate in Libya shipping container

Thirteen African migrants suffocated inside a shipping container while being transported over four days between two Libyan towns, a Red Crescent official said Thursday

- The Daily Star - LB

More than 1,000 migrants rescued in 48 hours from Mediterranean

More than 1,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea during several operations since Wednesday, and many more are expected to attempt the perilous journey as winter ends. Rescuers found 332 people on Thursday in three separate rubber boats travelling north of the Libyan coast, according to Proactiva Open ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Libya: Discriminatory Restriction on Women

– Officials in eastern Libya should immediately repeal an order, issued on February 16, 2017, that bans women under age 60 from traveling abroad unless they are accompanied by a male guardian, Human Rights Watch said today. The order threatens to curtail freedom of movement for women in eastern Libya, including for ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Italy's coast guard rescues another 700 people off Libyan coast

About 730 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Wednesday after seven rescue operations mounted by the Italian coast guard and the SOS Mediterranee aid group.

- The Local - IT

The East African Migrant Smuggling Trail

Michael Scott MooreSmugglers along the trail from East Africa to Europe, through Libya, tend to look after their own. Are former Somali pirates running Somali migrants?

- Pulitzer Center - US

Middle Eastern Reactions to the U.S. Travel Ban

President Trump's January 27 executive order on "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" drew much ire at home and around the world. The order's provisions -- which bar entry by all refugees for four months, by all visitors from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen for three ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya beach

The bodies of 74 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said Tuesday. Residents of the village of Harcha, outside Zawiya, 45 kilometres from Tripoli, alerted the emergency services after finding a wrecked boat on the beach with ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Cairo continues to mediate Libya conflict despite failures

Assuming a mediator role between conflicting Libyan parties, Egypt has recently met with both sides over finding a political solution but has yet to make substantial progress.

- Al-Monitor - EG

News24.com | Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya shores, survivor says

A survivor of this week's deadly migrant boat disaster says over 100 migrants drowned off the Libyan coast when their boat lost its engine shortly after starting their perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Top Libyan security official wounded in car bomb attack

A Libyan spokesperson says a top security official in the eastern city of Benghazi has survived an assassination attempt by a car bomb.

- News24.com - ZA

Libya's eastern authority freezes women's travel ban

Officials agree to review ban on women travelling without a male guardian after a public outcry.

- BBC - UK

Top Libyan security official wounded in car bomb attack

BENGHAZI, Libya " A Libyan spokesman says a top security official in the eastern city of Benghazi has survived an assassination attempt by a car bomb.The spokesman, Walid Urfi, told The Associated Press that Col. Salah al-Hewidi...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Top Libyan security official wounded in car bomb attack

BENGHAZI, Libya — A Libyan spokesman says a top security official in the eastern city of Benghazi has survived an assassination attempt by a...

- Townhall.com - US

Italian minister in Algiers, 'same approach on Libya'

Constant cooperation with Italy on regional issues - Messahel

- ANSA - IT

Russia's Rosneft strikes Libyan oil deal

Accord with North African company comes as Moscow seeks to expand its influence

- Financial Times - US

Leaked Report: Six Million Migrants Want To Enter Europe

A leaked secret report from the German security authorities has revealed that almost six million migrants from countries around the Mediterranean want to enter Europe. The report, which was obtained by German tabloid Bild, claims that there are at least 5.95 million migrants in countries around the Mediterranean who are ...

- Breitbart - US

Bloomberg: Rosneft expands in Middle East with Libya and Iraq oil deals

Rosneft PJSC, the state-run producer headed by a close adviser of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is expanding its footprint in the Middle East by striking new oil deals with Iraq’s Kurdish region and Libya. The post Bloomberg: Rosneft expands in Middle East with Libya and Iraq oil deals appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Andhra doctor rescued in Libya after 18 months

Hyderabad/New Delhi, Feb 22 A doctor from Eluru in Andhra Pradesh who had been kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Libya in 2015 has been rescued and is being brought back to India, the government said. The doctor's family in India is overjoyed at news of his rescue. The information was tweeted by External Affairs ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'You guys wasted a lot of money on Benghazi': Voter hammers GOP lawmaker for sidestepping Russia probe

An Arkansas Republican lawmaker dismissed calls to investigate President Donald Trump , and he got an earful from an angry constituent. Rep. Steve Womack hosted a “coffee with the congressman” event Tuesday morning at the West Fork City Hall, where more than 150 people packe...

- The Raw Story - US

Italy rescued hundreds of people off the Libyan coast last night

Italy's coast guard has rescued about 630 migrants off the coast of Libya who were trying to cross the Mediterranean.

- The Local - IT

Andhra doctor rescued from IS clutches in libya

Hyderabad/New Delhi, Feb 22 A doctor from Eluru in Andhra Pradesh who had been kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Libya last year has been rescued and is being brought back to India, the government said. The information was tweeted by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj late on Tuesday night. "We have rescued Dr. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

World › Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous but increasingly popular trafficking route to Europe. The bodies were found near the western Libyan city of Zawiya on Monday, Red Crescent spokesman…

- Japan Today - JP

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