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Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 22, 2015
Italian prosecutors look to charge Tunisian skipper over migrant shipwreck disaster off Libya
Italian prosecutors blamed the captain of a grossly overloaded fishing boat for a collision that capsized and sank his vessel off Libya, drowning hundreds of migrants including many women and children locked below deck.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 21, 2015
Ending the refugee shipwrecks
The most comprehensive solution for ending refugee casualties at sea would be to eliminate the causes of the illegal traffic or, failing that, to involve more countries in helping the refugees.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 20, 2015
Migrant crisis continues: Two more boats off Libya send distress calls
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Italian and Maltese ships are responding to two migrant emergencies near the Libyan coast.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Apr 20, 2015
Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy
The outrage Europe's leaders face over the deaths of hundreds of refugees trying to reach its shores may force a shift in a policy critics decry as letting people drown to deter others in desperate need.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 15, 2015
Shipwreck off Libya claimed 400 migrants, survivors say
About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 14, 2015
Islamic State militants claim attacks on embassies in Libya
A bomb exploded at the gate of the Moroccan Embassy in the Libyan capital early on Monday, causing some damage but hurting nobody, a security official said, only hours after gunmen attacked South Korea's mission in Tripoli.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 23, 2015
Islamic State militants claim attacks on Iranian ambassador's residence in Tripoli, airport
Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State said they were behind Sunday's twin bomb attacks on the residence of the Iranian ambassador in the Libyan capital and a rocket strike on the eastern Labraq airport, a group statement.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 20, 2015
Blame Obama for Libya's descent into chaos
U.S. President Barack Obama destroyed Libya, just as George W. Bush destroyed Iraq and Afghanistan earlier. Obama doesn't deserve a historical pass.
WORLD
Feb 19, 2015
Islamic State lays claim to North African outpost
The images match the worst of Islamic State group's atrocities: black-clad fighters and an English-speaking jihadi taunt the West before slaughtering their victims in orange jumpsuits on a Libyan beach.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 19, 2015
Egypt's Sisi tours border with Libya after bombing Islamic State targets
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Egypt would strike back at any militant threats to its security as he toured the border area with Libya on Wednesday, two days after Cairo bombed Islamic State targets there.
WORLD
Feb 18, 2015
Morocco suspends Libya flights, closes airspace to Libyan planes
Morocco has suspended all flights between Moroccan cities and Libya and closed its airspace to Libyan airplanes because of security concerns, the Moroccan government said on Monday.
BUSINESS
Feb 17, 2015
Crude oil trades near two-month high as drilling slows in U.S., Libya pipeline fire slows flow
Oil traded at an almost two-month high in London amid speculation that a slowdown in U.S. drilling may curb production.
WORLD
Feb 16, 2015
El-Sissi vows to avenge 21 Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State group in Libya
The Islamic State group released a video Sunday that appeared to show the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya and President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi warned that his country would respond to the deaths as it saw fit.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 11, 2015
Aid agencies see many more migrant deaths in Mediterranean amid curtailed patrols
Inadequate naval patrolling means ever more migrants from Africa and the Middle East will die trying to cross the Mediterranean, aid agencies warned on Tuesday, as Italy appealed for a "more vigorous" European response to tackle the crisis.
WORLD
Feb 2, 2015
Kidnapped Libyan oil official released, minister says
A kidnapped senior Libyan oil official has been released after more than two weeks of captivity, a senior official said on Sunday.
WORLD
Oct 5, 2014
After ransom is paid, British hostage held in Libya freed by militants
A British man who had been held hostage by militants in Libya has been released, the Foreign Office in London said Sunday.
WORLD
Sep 22, 2014
Raft sinks near Libya; 40 migrants missing
Forty migrants were missing after the raft that carried them sank around 30 miles (48.28 km) from eastern Libya, an Italian coast guard official said on Sunday.
EDITORIALS
Aug 28, 2014
Libya disintegrates
Little noticed by a world transfixed by the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the surreptitious Russian invasion of Ukraine, and China's assertive behavior in the East and South China Seas has been the disintegration of Libya.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 28, 2014
Libya warns UNSC of possible slide into civil war
Libya warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the chaotic North African state could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed.
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 27, 2014
Libyan raids herald bolder Arab action as U.S. wavers
Airstrikes against Libyan Islamist militants that U.S. officials said were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates could mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world.

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