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# libya - Yesterday’s News


# libya - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Gadhafi's son and one-time heir released after five years

A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released on Friday.

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

# libya - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Manchester bomber 'asked his mother for forgiveness in final phone call'

Meanwhile, the investigation into the blast widened.

# libya - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'Such an unlikely person' - who was Manchester bomber Salman Abedi?

22-year-old Abedi, a business degree dropout, was the suicide bomber who killed at least 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night.

# libya - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200

The slaves are forced to call their families, and beaten while on the phone, to get money demanded for their freedom.

# libya - Friday 24 March, 2017

Around 250 feared dead in new migrant boat sinkings

The bodies recovered were African men with estimated ages of between 16 and 25.

# libya - Sunday 5 March, 2017

From The42 'These kids had literally seen people murdered in the streets in front of them' A Rugby Story

'These kids had literally seen people murdered in the streets in front of them'

Rashid Kadura is making a documentary about the hardcore rugby community in Benghazi, Libya.

# libya - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

# libya - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Landmark case: Libyan man allowed to sue British ex-minister over rendition

The ruling could pave the way for similar lawsuits.

# libya - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast

More than 5,000 people died in the Mediterranean last year, the majority of them on the Libya-Italy migrant route.

# libya - Friday 23 December, 2016

Two men used fake weapons to hijack Libyan plane

They had claimed to have a grenade when they took over the plane, which had over 100 people on board.

# libya - Monday 21 November, 2016

At least 20 killed in fierce fighting in Libya after incident 'sparked by monkey attack'

Witnesses said several homes were hit by rockets and shells in the confrontation.

# libya - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean

Many of those who sailed today from Libya are believed to have been forced to do so at gunpoint.

# libya - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

They were taken aboard the LÉ Samuel Beckett, where they received food, water and medical treatment where required.

# libya - Saturday 10 September, 2016

LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya

The rescue, which took place 40 nautical miles north-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, (about 75 miles, or a third of the way to Malta) followed a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.

# libya - Monday 29 August, 2016

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean

In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.

# libya - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton

The lawsuit blames their deaths on Clinton’s “reckless” handling of classified information on her private email server.

# libya - Thursday 26 May, 2016

100 people feared dead after shipwreck off Libya

Around 50 people have been resecued from the water.

# libya - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

It looks like Islamic State is making a grab for oil in Africa

French surveillance planes spotted the group making advances towards oil fields in Libya.

# libya - Thursday 19 November, 2015

WATCH: UK police release shocking new video of 1984 Libyan embassy shooting

A Libyan man has been arrested in connection with the killing of 25-year-old police officer Yvonne Fletcher.

# libya - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A ‘startling’ €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can’t be touched – because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

# libya - Friday 28 August, 2015

As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean

This brings to number of those killed in the Mediterranean this year to more than 2,500.

# libya - Thursday 6 August, 2015

LÉ Niamh arrives in Sicily carrying 367 people saved by the Irish crew

The bodies of 25 people, including four children, are also on board.

# libya - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead

It’s believed that up to 600 people were on board the stricken vessel.

# libya - Monday 15 June, 2015

LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month’s time

Another Irish Naval vessel will be sent to replace the Éithne, once her mission comes to an end.

# libya - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Further 310 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship this morning

The crew has now rescued 1,064 migrnats in the Mediterranean.

# libya - Friday 5 June, 2015

Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya

In five successful missions, the crew has now rescued 756 migrants in the Mediterranean.

# libya - Monday 18 May, 2015

Plan to send naval ‘boat-destroyer’ force against Mediterranean people smugglers

The EU plan will see warships sent to the Libyan coast.

# libya - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Why the death toll in the Mediterranean is surging

The boats are getting ever more rickety and the numbers crammed on them are increasing.

# libya - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

This is what investigators think happened to the sunken migrant boat

The captain has been arrested.

# libya - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Up to 400 feared dead after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

Tension is currently mounting in Italy over a recent influx of migrants.

# libya - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Explainer: What's happening in Libya and why is it important?

The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.

# libya - Monday 2 February, 2015

UK agents allegedly involved in arrest and torture of Irish resident in Saudi Arabia Exclusive

The Irish Government made representations on behalf of Abdullah Abu Bakir Hassan’s family in Ireland.

# libya - Monday 27 October, 2014

Interactive map: Here’s where all our live sheep and cattle exports go

Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.

# libya - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Three Irish fighters have been killed in Middle East conflicts since 2010

It’s estimated that between 25 and 30 Irish people have traveled to the area where Islamic State is active.

# libya - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport

The country’s government has branded the Islamist militias as ‘terrorists’.

# libya - Monday 4 August, 2014

Here’s how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country

Ever wondered how the Marine Corps mobilises so quickly, and how missions are carried out?

# libya - Friday 1 August, 2014

‘Crisis team’ set up to help Irish in Libya, as French and British leave on naval ship

Around 200 people have been killed in the last two weeks in Tripoli and Benghazi.

# libya - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes

Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit

# libya - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Mountjoy prison, Gaza protests, and Cork beaches…

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