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

Feb 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 16,037 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2021, 7:25 PM 24,171 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Feb 17th 2021, 7:50 AM 9,786 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Jan 23rd 2021, 5:37 PM 18,133 Views 132 Comments

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

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

Jan 11th 2021, 7:17 AM 16,131 Views 39 Comments

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

Department twice failed to act on UN letter asking how former naval vessel ended up being used in Libyan Civil War
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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 38,269 Views 58 Comments

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

Migrants jump off rescue boat in bid to reach Italian island
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Migrants jump off rescue boat in bid to reach Italian island

Aug 18th 2019, 7:23 PM 26,026 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jul 5th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,055 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Jul 4th 2019, 7:10 AM 5,545 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has condemned the attack.

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 7:03 AM 9,849 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Dec 29th 2018, 8:00 PM 22,564 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2018, 11:22 AM 5,767 Views 22 Comments

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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

Dec 21st 2018, 12:55 PM 8,287 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2018, 12:15 PM 97,226 Views 82 Comments

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

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

May 28th 2018, 9:07 AM 13,654 Views 14 Comments

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

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

May 15th 2018, 6:30 PM 11,864 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 20th 2018, 9:57 AM 11,202 Views 21 Comments

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

UN probe video of apparent slave auction in Libya
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UN probe video of apparent slave auction in Libya

Nov 20th 2017, 10:30 PM 26,835 Views 32 Comments

A video showing the apparent trade surfaced last week.

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

Nov 19th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,102 Views 19 Comments

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

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya
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Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya

Aug 13th 2017, 6:30 PM 11,113 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.

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

Jul 17th 2017, 8:29 PM 11,054 Views 71 Comments

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

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

Jul 7th 2017, 9:33 PM 19,322 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2017, 6:36 PM 11,295 Views 66 Comments

A baby girl was born on the LE Eithne.

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

Jun 11th 2017, 8:18 AM 17,392 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
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'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

Jun 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,318 Views 18 Comments

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

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

May 25th 2017, 9:49 PM 35,289 Views 65 Comments

Meanwhile, the investigation into the blast widened.

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

May 24th 2017, 9:03 AM 82,372 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.

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

Apr 15th 2017, 4:00 PM 20,537 Views 44 Comments

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

Around 250 feared dead in new migrant boat sinkings
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Around 250 feared dead in new migrant boat sinkings

Mar 24th 2017, 7:18 AM 8,545 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Mar 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 12,494 Views 5 Comments

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

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach
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Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Feb 21st 2017, 9:00 PM 17,060 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Jan 17th 2017, 11:59 AM 7,386 Views 16 Comments

The ruling could pave the way for similar lawsuits.

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

Jan 15th 2017, 9:27 AM 10,816 Views 97 Comments

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

Two men used fake weapons to hijack Libyan plane
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Two men used fake weapons to hijack Libyan plane

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:35 PM 40,626 Views 70 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2016, 3:22 PM 11,613 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Nov 3rd 2016, 9:25 PM 19,794 Views 81 Comments

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

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean
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Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

Oct 4th 2016, 10:01 PM 10,230 Views 88 Comments

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

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

Sep 10th 2016, 5:13 PM 10,577 Views 99 Comments

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.

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

Aug 29th 2016, 7:45 PM 14,222 Views 151 Comments

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

Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton
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Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton

Aug 9th 2016, 3:17 PM 15,247 Views 90 Comments

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

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