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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 27, 2018
Libyan widows train as seamstresses to earn living in war-torn Benghazi
Dozens of widowed and divorced Libyan women are learning to eke out a living in the war-scarred port city of Benghazi by making clothes, with the help of a local charity.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 24, 2018
Tripoli clashes leave 115 dead, 383 wounded: health ministry
At least 115 people have been killed and 383 wounded in month-long clashes between rival factions in Tripoli, Libya's health ministry said on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 10, 2018
Gunmen attack headquarters of Libya's National Oil Corp.
Several armed men attacked the headquarters of the National Oil Corp. (NOC) in the Libyan capital Monday and several blasts could be heard, a witness said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 4, 2018
Facebook, Libya's main news source, said blocked in Tripoli and other cities as fighting rages
Facebook has been blocked in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and other cities, residents said on Monday as fighting between rival groups raged.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 23, 2018
Italy hard-liner Matteo Salvini resists pressure to let migrants disembark
Italian far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday resisted increasing pressure to allow 177 migrants who have been held on a coast guard ship in a Sicilian port for two days to disembark.
WORLD / Society
Aug 21, 2018
Italy allows its ship with 177 rescued migrants to dock, ends standoff with Malta
Italy will let its coast guard ship carrying 177 migrants it rescued five days ago dock in Sicily, ending a standoff with Malta, its transport minister said on Monday, though it was not clear when and if the migrants would be allowed to disembark.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 6, 2018
Migrant rescue ship Aquarius refuses to take people back to Libya
The rescue ship Aquarius, which has picked up almost 3,000 migrants from the Mediterranean this year, will carry out rescue missions without waiting for orders from coast guards and will not return people to Libya, its search and rescue head said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 2, 2018
Libya's coast guard picks up 574 'illegal migrants' and takes them to naval base
Libya's coast guard picked up 574 migrants from inflatable boats in three operations on Monday off the North African country's coast, naval forces spokesman Ayoub Qassem told Reuters.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 19, 2018
Migrant rescue boat heads for Spain with surviving migrant and bodies as row simmers with Italy
A sea rescue charity is taking a lone survivor and the bodies of two dead migrants found at sea to Spain, it said on Wednesday, after clashing with Italy over what should be done with them.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 16, 2018
Italy relents, agrees to take in some migrants aboard ships after other EU states offer likewise
Italy will allow some migrants to disembark in Sicily from two ships that picked up 450 asylum seekers from an overcrowded boat, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday on TV channel RaiNews24.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 6, 2018
Italy seeks end to U.N. arms embargo on Libya to help it fight traffickers of EU-bound migrants, halt flow
Italy wants a United Nations arms embargo on Libya to be lifted to help the North African state battle people smugglers and halt the flow of migrants seeking a better life in Europe, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 5, 2018
Migrant rescue ship Open Arms arrives in Spain after rejection by Italy and Malta
A humanitarian rescue boat carrying 60 migrants rescued off Libya docked in Barcelona on Wednesday after being turned away by Malta and Italy, in the latest example of European divisions on immigration.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 4, 2018
Mediterranean 'disembarkation platforms' no quick fix to ease EU migration crisis: U.N. agency
Planned new centers around the Mediterranean to handle migrants will be no silver bullet solution to the European Union's immigration challenge, says a U.N. agency of the idea it will be asked to implement.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 12, 2018
Libyan forces seen entering final stage in battle to capture Derna
Forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter said their campaign against an armed coalition of local fighters and Islamists in the eastern city of Derna has reached its final stages after several days of heavy fighting.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jun 11, 2018
Italy seeks to close ports to migrant boat, wants reluctant Malta to open its doors
Italy will refuse to let a humanitarian ship carrying more than 600 migrants dock at its ports and has asked the Mediterranean island of Malta to open its doors to the vessel, government officials said on Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 7, 2018
Hawkish John Bolton sidelined for Trump-Kim summit amid Mike Pompeo's rise but will lurk in the wings
Just weeks after John Bolton's hard-line rhetoric infuriated North Korea and nearly derailed a planned summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, the U.S. national security adviser appears to have taken a back seat to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the historic meeting.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 1, 2018
Fighting seen raging in Libya's Derna, including Egyptian airstrikes
Fighting in the Libyan city of Derna has escalated to unprecedented levels, with air raids and shelling of residential areas as well as heavy ground clashes, the United Nations humanitarian office said on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 28, 2018
Spain rescues over 500 migrants in Mediterranean as Europe-bound flow from Libya eases
Spanish authorities rescued over 500 migrants this weekend from more than a dozen boats making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Apr 17, 2018
Italian court releases migrant rescue ship seized last month, justifies vessel's actions
An Italian court on Monday ordered the release of a Spanish charity ship that was seized after prosecutors said it was helping to ferry migrants illegally from Libya.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Apr 15, 2018
As Kim-Trump summit approaches, Syria strikes evoke memories of Gadhafi's gruesome fate for North Korea
Could the decision to strike Syrian targets after a recent chemical weapons attack impact the planned landmark summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un?

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