World Jul 06

From Libya to Texas, tragedies illustrate plight of migrants

As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the countries they flee. Most live in limbo, but recent tragedies have focused…

World Jul 05

Blood stains are seen on a police car at a detention centre for mainly African migrants, hit by an airstrike in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, Libya July 3, 2019. Photo by: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters
UN calls for cease-fire after escalation of violence in Libya

The council press statement was the first approved by all 15 members since self-styled Libyan National Army leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched a military offensive on April 4 aimed at taking Tripoli, though it had previously issued weaker press…

Apr 07

U.S. pulls forces from Libya amid fighting near capital

The United States said Sunday it has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to “security conditions on the ground,” as a Libyan military commander’s forces advanced toward the capital, Tripoli, clashing with rival militias.

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