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Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 21, 2017
Libya hands over Sudanese kids of Islamic State fighters believed killed in Sirte battle
Four children from Sudan whose parents are believed to have been killed fighting for Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte last year were handed over to the Sudanese consul on Sunday to be taken to their country of citizenship.
Japan Times
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Aug 16, 2017
Libyan coast guard threatens Spanish NGO's migrant rescue ship, chases it off
The Libyan coast guard intercepted a humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, ordering it to sail to Tripoli or risk being targeted, a Reuters photographer aboard said.
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Aug 3, 2017
Italy seizes NGO rescue boat for allegedly aiding illegal immigration from Libya
Italian coast guard authorities seized a migrant rescue boat operated by a German aid group in the Mediterranean suspected of aiding illegal immigration from Libya, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 3, 2017
Italy begins naval mission in Libyan waters to curb migrant flows
Italy began a limited naval mission on Wednesday to help Libya's coast guard curb migrant flows, which have become a source of political friction before national elections expected early next year.
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WORLD / Society
Jul 28, 2017
Italy plans to deploy ships to Libyan waters by late August to block migrant flow
Italy intends to deploy several ships in Libyan waters by the end of August to combat human trafficking and stem a huge influx of immigrants, a government source said on Thursday.
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Jul 26, 2017
Italy seeks 'code of conduct' for charity ships rescuing migrants as death toll rises
The Italian government on Tuesday threatened to shut humanitarian groups that operate migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean out of the country's ports if they do not sign a "code of conduct.
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Jul 17, 2017
Italy delays contentious law granting citizenship to immigrant kids born in country
Italy's government will not try to push through a law that would grant citizenship to the children of immigrants in the next few weeks, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 6, 2017
Libya's eastern commander declares victory in battle against Islamists for Benghazi
Libya's eastern commander, Khalifa Hifter, said on Wednesday his forces had taken full control of Libya's second city Benghazi from rival armed groups after a three-year campaign.
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Jun 28, 2017
Three migrants die amid mass rescue of thousands from rickety vessels off Libya
Three migrants died in the Mediterranean on Monday night, a German aid group said, during Italian-led rescue operations in which thousands more were pulled to safety from rickety boats.
Japan Times
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Jun 19, 2017
730 more migrants rescued in Mediterranean as Europe-bound flow grows
Humanitarian ships picked up about 730 migrants on Sunday from rubber and wooden boats in the Mediterranean, adding to a lengthening list of rescue operations in recent days.
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Jun 16, 2017
Rescue ships pick up 1,000 boat migrants off Libya, Italian coast guard says
Humanitarian rescue ships picked up more than 1,000 migrants from nine rubber and wooden boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy's coast guard said.
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May 26, 2017
2,300 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, two die
Rescuers saved around 2,300 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in the central Mediterranean on Thursday, but also recovered two dead bodies, the Italian coast guard said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 25, 2017
Manchester bomber's dad, brother with suspected Islamic State links arrested in Tripoli
The father and the younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue in Manchester have been arrested in Tripoli, a spokesman for a local counterterrorism force said on Wednesday.
WORLD
May 20, 2017
Death toll rises in southern Libya attack, defense chief suspended
A spokesman for east Libyan armed forces said on Friday that as many as 141 people had been killed a day earlier in an attack on a southern air base, and the head of Libya's United Nations-backed government suspended his defense minister pending an investigation into the incident.
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May 16, 2017
Italy beefs up Libyan coast guard, raising more humanitarian concerns over migrant handling
Italy gave the Libyan coast guard four repaired patrol boats on Monday to beef up Libya's efforts to stop people smuggling, but the support worries humanitarian groups operating rescue ships near the Libyan coast.
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May 15, 2017
Italy rescues 484 migrants, finds seven dead as calls mount to secure south Libya
Rescuers saved 484 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and found the bodies of seven men who had died in the attempt to get to Europe, Italy's coast guard said.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 11, 2017
Libya coast guard returns 300 migrants to Tripoli after altercation with NGO ship
Libya's coast guard intercepted about 300 migrants packed onto a wooden boat and returned them to Tripoli on Wednesday after warning off a ship that was preparing to pick them up for passage to Europe.
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May 5, 2017
Migrants recount how smugglers killed teen for baseball cap after 560 rescued
Rescuers picked up 560 migrants from unsafe boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday, Italy's coast guard said, including the body of a young man who the migrants said had been shot by smugglers on the beach for his baseball cap.
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Mar 27, 2017
1,200 more migrants saved off Libya, raising suspicion of trafficker-rescuer collusion
Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1,200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 14, 2017
Russia may have deployed forces in Egypt, deepening influence in Libya
Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an air base in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say, a move that will add to U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya.

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