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#Libya

# libya - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Bodies of 28 migrants found on Libyan coast
# Migration
# Migration

Bodies of 28 migrants found on Libyan coast

Dec 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 14,421 Views 4 Comments

Libya has become a key departure point for people from Africa and Asia attempting to migrate to Europe.

# libya - Friday 3 December, 2021

Court says Gaddafi's son can contest Libya's presidential election, overturning disqualification
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

Court says Gaddafi's son can contest Libya's presidential election, overturning disqualification

Dec 3rd 2021, 9:10 AM 15,153 Views 17 Comments

Seif al-Islam, once the heir-apparent to his father, had been barred because of past convictions for violence against protesters.

# libya - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Pope urges governments to cease returning migrants to detention centres in Libya
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Pope urges governments to cease returning migrants to detention centres in Libya

Oct 24th 2021, 5:25 PM 10,977 Views 35 Comments

“So many of these men, women and children are subject to an inhumane violence,” the pope said.

# libya - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Libya's interior minister survives attempted assassination
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

Libya's interior minister survives attempted assassination

Feb 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 16,053 Views 7 Comments

The minister’s motorcade was attacked in the country’s capital.

# libya - Saturday 20 February, 2021

United Nations report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo
# Weapons
# Weapons

United Nations report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo

Feb 20th 2021, 7:25 PM 24,198 Views 35 Comments

A private security contractor supplied mercenaries and weapons to a Libyan commander who fought to overthrow the government.

# libya - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Celebrations in Tripoli as Libyans mark 10th anniversary of uprising that led to overthrow of Gaddafi
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Celebrations in Tripoli as Libyans mark 10th anniversary of uprising that led to overthrow of Gaddafi

Feb 17th 2021, 7:50 AM 9,805 Views 27 Comments

The oil-rich country has for years been split between rival administrations.

# libya - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Rescuers pick up hundreds of migrants near Libyan coast
# Rescue
# Rescue

Rescuers pick up hundreds of migrants near Libyan coast

Jan 23rd 2021, 5:37 PM 18,147 Views 132 Comments

More than 350 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast in two days.

# libya - Monday 11 January, 2021

UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives
# Report
# Report

UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives

Jan 11th 2021, 7:17 AM 16,165 Views 39 Comments

A report on compensation to UK victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA terrorism was delivered to government last year.

# libya - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War
# LE Aisling
# LE Aisling

Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War

Feb 15th 2020, 7:30 AM 38,302 Views 58 Comments

The LÉ Aisling was sold by the Department of Defence in 2017 for €110,000 to a Dutch company.

# libya - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Migrants jump off rescue boat in bid to reach Italian island
# Open Arms
# Open Arms

Migrants jump off rescue boat in bid to reach Italian island

Aug 18th 2019, 7:23 PM 26,048 Views 26 Comments

Some of the people on board have spent months or years in Libyan detention camps, suffering torture and sexual abuse.

# libya - Friday 5 July, 2019

Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia
# Capsized
# Capsized

Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

Jul 5th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,075 Views 6 Comments

The tragedy comes after 44 migrants were killed in an air strike on their detention centre in Libya.

# libya - Thursday 4 July, 2019

UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre
# Libya
# Libya

UN Security Council fails to condemn fatal attack on Libya migrant centre

Jul 4th 2019, 7:10 AM 5,556 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

# libya - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Nearly 40 people killed after airstrike hits migrant centre in Libya
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

Nearly 40 people killed after airstrike hits migrant centre in Libya

Jul 3rd 2019, 7:03 AM 9,863 Views 16 Comments

At least 70 were wounded in the raid on the Tajoura suburb, an emergency services spokesperson said.

# libya - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef
# Trade Partners
# Trade Partners

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef

Dec 29th 2018, 8:00 PM 22,666 Views 45 Comments

Ireland had built up a valuable beef export partnership with Libya.

# libya - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Three dead as gunfire and explosions rock Libya's foreign ministry building
# Tripoli
# Tripoli

Three dead as gunfire and explosions rock Libya's foreign ministry building

Dec 25th 2018, 11:22 AM 5,774 Views 22 Comments

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

# libya - Friday 21 December, 2018

Questions remain over Lockerbie bombing as memorials are held to mark 30th anniversary
# Scotland
# Scotland

Questions remain over Lockerbie bombing as memorials are held to mark 30th anniversary

Dec 21st 2018, 12:55 PM 8,315 Views 13 Comments

270 people were killed in the attack 30 years ago today.

# libya - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Suicide bomber who killed 22 in Manchester Arena was rescued by British navy in Libya
# Salman Abedi
# Salman Abedi

Suicide bomber who killed 22 in Manchester Arena was rescued by British navy in Libya

Jul 31st 2018, 12:15 PM 97,255 Views 82 Comments

British bomber Salman Abedi had been visiting Libya during a year off before university.

# libya - Monday 28 May, 2018

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship
# Miracle
# Miracle

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship

May 28th 2018, 9:07 AM 13,670 Views 14 Comments

The mother had been kidnapped in Libya and was subjected to regular beatings before she escaped.

# libya - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises
# Rapid Response
# Rapid Response

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises

May 15th 2018, 6:30 PM 11,877 Views 0 Comments

Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.

# libya - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over campaign financing
# Custody
# Custody

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over campaign financing

Mar 20th 2018, 9:57 AM 11,216 Views 22 Comments

Sarkozy is being questioned over suspected Libyan financing of his election campaign in 2007.

# libya - Monday 20 November, 2017

UN probe video of apparent slave auction in Libya
# Crimes Against Humanity
# Crimes Against Humanity

UN probe video of apparent slave auction in Libya

Nov 20th 2017, 10:30 PM 26,961 Views 32 Comments

A video showing the apparent trade surfaced last week.

# libya - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Bodies of hundreds of Islamic State fighters kept in refrigerated containers in Libya
# Conflict
# Conflict

Bodies of hundreds of Islamic State fighters kept in refrigerated containers in Libya

Nov 19th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,123 Views 19 Comments

The corpses have been stored there for the past year awaiting a final decision on their fate.

# libya - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya
# Mediterranean Sea
# Mediterranean Sea

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya

Aug 13th 2017, 6:30 PM 11,129 Views 35 Comments

Germany-based Sea-Eye said it made the decision to halt its water rescues “with a heavy heart,” but for the sake of its crew’s safety.

# libya - Monday 17 July, 2017

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers

Jul 17th 2017, 8:29 PM 11,093 Views 71 Comments

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

# libya - Friday 7 July, 2017

Police arrest teenager at Liverpool airport over Manchester bombing
# Manchester Attack
# Manchester Attack

Police arrest teenager at Liverpool airport over Manchester bombing

Jul 7th 2017, 9:33 PM 19,343 Views 6 Comments

Twenty-two people were killed on 22 May attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

# libya - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast
# Rescued
# Rescued

Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast

Jun 17th 2017, 6:36 PM 11,314 Views 66 Comments

A baby girl was born on the LE Eithne.

# libya - Sunday 11 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 11th 2017, 8:18 AM 17,402 Views 17 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

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

Jun 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,343 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Investigation
# Investigation

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

May 25th 2017, 9:49 PM 35,306 Views 65 Comments

Meanwhile, the investigation into the blast widened.

# libya - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

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

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

May 24th 2017, 9:03 AM 82,394 Views 212 Comments

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
# Torture
# Torture

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

Apr 15th 2017, 4:00 PM 20,567 Views 51 Comments

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
# Drowned
# Drowned

Around 250 feared dead in new migrant boat sinkings

Mar 24th 2017, 7:18 AM 8,573 Views 24 Comments

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

# libya - Sunday 5 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 12,528 Views 5 Comments

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
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Feb 21st 2017, 9:00 PM 17,078 Views 61 Comments

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
# Jack Straw
# Jack Straw

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

Jan 17th 2017, 11:59 AM 7,403 Views 16 Comments

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
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

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

Jan 15th 2017, 9:27 AM 10,848 Views 97 Comments

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
# Gaddafi Supporters
# Gaddafi Supporters

Two men used fake weapons to hijack Libyan plane

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:35 PM 40,793 Views 70 Comments

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'
# Libya
# Libya

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

Nov 21st 2016, 3:22 PM 11,625 Views 18 Comments

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
# Libya
# Libya

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

Nov 3rd 2016, 9:25 PM 19,812 Views 81 Comments

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
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

Oct 4th 2016, 10:01 PM 10,250 Views 88 Comments

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

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