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Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 18, 2020
Turkey sent up to 3,800 Syrian fighters to Libya, U.S. Defense Department says
Turkey sent between 3,500 and 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to Libya over the first three months of the year, the U.S. Defense Department’s inspector general concluded in a new report, its first to detail Turkish deployments that helped change the course of Libya's war.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 15, 2020
Libya's double tragedy
With Turkey and Egypt now locking horns in the country, Libya's agony is even less likely to be resolved at the ongoing U.N. talks in Geneva.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 1, 2020
Turkey and Russia are at war, and Libya’s the loser
The failed siege of Tripoli is an opening for peace, but only if the outside players end their proxy war.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 21, 2020
How a Russian plan to restore Gadhafi's regime in Libya backfired
One day in April last year, as war raged around Tripoli, two Russian operatives set out from the Libyan capital to meet the man they hoped to install as leader.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 12, 2020
Libyans agree to truce in conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement
Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Hifter announced on Saturday a cease-fire in the western region, which includes the capital, Tripoli, starting 00:01 a.m. on Sunday and the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) agreed to the truce.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 5, 2020
Attack on Libyan military academy kills at least 28
At least 28 people were killed in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday, the health minister of the Tripoli-based government said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 27, 2019
Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says
Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country's conflict at the center of wider regional frictions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 26, 2019
Turkey-Libya maritime EEZ deal rattles eastern Mediterranean
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible cease-fire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara supports the internationally recognized government.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 25, 2019
Spanish rescue ship stranded in heavy seas off Italy with 62 African migrants on board awaiting port OK
Italian authorities have evacuated 11 migrants from the Open Arms ship but not granted port access to the vessel, leaving it stranded in rough seas with 62 African migrants still on board, a spokeswoman for the Spanish rescue mission said on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 24, 2019
'A better life somewhere else': Europe-bound African migrants wait in Rwanda after being evacuated from Libya
At the United Nations emergency transit center next to a serene lake south of Rwanda's capital on Wednesday, the quiet mood was broken by the sobs of a group of female migrants from Ethiopia.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 18, 2019
Italy retrieves seven bodies from Oct. 7 migrant shipwreck off Lampedusa
Italy has recovered the bodies of a child and six other people from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, more than a week after a crowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of the island of Lampedusa.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 8, 2019
Bodies of 13 women found after crowded migrant boat sinks off Italian isle
Italian coast guard ranks recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in bad weather as rescue craft approached it off the coast of Lampedusa, local authorities said on Monday.
WORLD / Society
Sep 30, 2019
Scores of migrants scattered after being rescued off Libyan coast
At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Sunday but then fled and no attempt was made to capture them, a navy official said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 27, 2019
Sudan closes borders with Libya and Central African Republic over security and economic 'dangers'
Sudan's transitional government ordered the immediate closure of the nation's borders with Libya and Central African Republic on Thursday, citing unspecified security and economic "dangers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 3, 2019
Benghazi port bustling again despite Libya's divisions and violence
The commercial port in Libya's second city Benghazi is working round the clock three years after reopening, attempting to raise revenues for its restoration and expansion.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 2, 2019
Shelling shuts airport in Libyan capital, wounding four
The only functioning airport in the Libyan capital was closed on Sunday after being struck by artillery fire overnight.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 23, 2019
Ocean Viking rescue ship with 356 migrants aboard awaits port access in latest standoff
Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have said Italy has ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore, exposing Europe's latest failure to deal with African migration.
WORLD
Aug 6, 2019
Drone strike by Khalifa Hifter's forces on south Libyan town kills at least 43, official says
A drone airstrike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 15, 2019
French missile claim hints at role in war to take Tripoli, Libya minister says
France's admission that it owned sophisticated U.S.-made missiles found at a Libyan base seized from strongman Khalifa Hifter's forces indicates it backs his offensive to seize the capital, the interior minister of Libya's internationally recognized government said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 4, 2019
Italy's Matteo Salvini brands release of migrant rescue ship skipper as politically biased
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday denounced a judge who freed the German captain of a charity rescue ship accused of forcing an Italian naval blockade and suggested the ruling was politically motivated.

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