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Libyan coast guards force stranded migrants off rescue ship

Libyan authorities on Tuesday forcibly disembarked more than 70 migrants who had refused to leave a cargo ship that rescued them before docking in a port west of Tripoli. FRANCE 24’s James André

On the Prophet’s birthday, an endangered Libyan tradition returns to Tripoli

Hundreds of Libyans packed the narrow streets of Tripoli’s old city Tuesday for a celebration of Mawlid, the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday, braving security threats from hardline Salafists opposed to

‘General Haftar wants to be part of political process,’ says UN Libya envoy

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Ghassan Salamé, head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), said he was encouraged by the "conviviality" witnessed at a Libya summit hosted
U.S. Accuses Iran of Developing Banned Chemical Weapons

U.S. Accuses Iran of Developing Banned Chemical Weapons

The U.S. envoy to a meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) accused Iran on Thursday of developing banned chemical weapons and failing to disclose its activities as

Egypt Said to Arrest British Teenager for Military Helicopter Video

The authorities arrested a 19-year-old British tourist over a video he filmed on his cellphone that showed a military helicopter in the background, his family said.
Inside the chaos and corruption of Tripoli, where militias rule the streets

Inside the chaos and corruption of Tripoli, where militias rule the streets

They risked their lives under Gaddafi – and are appalled by the country’s new tyrants. In a city of Islamists and warlords, Libya’s dissidents speak outThe drive through the southern outskirts of
Separated at sea: father's desperate fear for boy held in Libyan camp

Separated at sea: father's desperate fear for boy held in Libyan camp

Chica Camara fled Sierra Leone but his 10-year-old son was caught and now faces the threat of violence and tortureOne night in March, a packed dinghy was afloat in the Mediterranean. Thirty metres

Amid deteriorating security, economic migrants in Libya opt to return home

Before the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya attracted economic migrants seeking a better future from all over the world. But since the 2011 revolution the economic and security situation has sharply
WATCH: Middle Eastern Women Share Chilling Sharia Law Stories: 'Silence Is Killing Us’

WATCH: Middle Eastern Women Share Chilling Sharia Law Stories: 'Silence Is Killing Us’

The Middle East Women's Coalition spoke out in Washington, D.C., about the plight of women under Sharia Law.

Released refugees describe 'torture' in Libyan detention

As Libya’s security situation deteriorates, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has called for refugees to be evacuated urgently to Niger. Since UNHCR evacuations began in January,
One-third of UK arms sales go to states on human rights watchlist, say analysts

One-third of UK arms sales go to states on human rights watchlist, say analysts

Figures show that since 2008 Britain has sold weaponry worth £12bn to countries about which government has serious concernsNearly a third of arms exports authorised by Britain over the past decade
U.S. Taxpayers Billed $115M to Study Quails on Cocaine, Donkey Hunting

U.S. Taxpayers Billed $115M to Study Quails on Cocaine, Donkey Hunting

Both Democrat and Republican political establishments have decried the cost of President Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall while $115 million in American taxpayer money has funded the Somali
A Suicide Bomber Has Attacked Libya’s Foreign Ministry, Killing Three People

A Suicide Bomber Has Attacked Libya’s Foreign Ministry, Killing Three People

No one immediately claimed the attack, which bore hallmarks of the Islamic State group

Suicide bombers, militants attack Libya's foreign ministry in Tripoli

Suicide attackers stormed the Libyan foreign ministry in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least three people including a senior civil servant in an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS)
Suicide Bomber Kills 3 at Libya’s Foreign Ministry, Officials Say

Suicide Bomber Kills 3 at Libya’s Foreign Ministry, Officials Say

The scene of the attack at the Foreign Ministry in Tripoli, Libya, on Tuesday.
The Islamic State Has Claimed a Suicide Attack on Libya’s Foreign Ministry

The Islamic State Has Claimed a Suicide Attack on Libya’s Foreign Ministry

The attack was the latest blow to efforts to stabilize the war-ravaged nation
Islamic State Claims Attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry

Islamic State Claims Attack on Libyan Foreign Ministry

The Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a gun attack on the Libyan Foreign Ministry in Tripoli that killed three people, including a high-ranking ministry official. Up to 21 others
Beyond Syria: the Arab Spring’s aftermath

Beyond Syria: the Arab Spring’s aftermath

The outlook is bleak for key countries including Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and LibyaJust over eight years ago, Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in a bitter one-man protest
Trump Allies Rally Around Jim Webb for Next Defense Secretary

Trump Allies Rally Around Jim Webb for Next Defense Secretary

Trump allies are rallying around former Virginia Senator Jim Webb to fill the position of Defense Secretary, after the abrupt departure of retired Marine General Jim Mattis.
These are the key African elections to watch in 2019

These are the key African elections to watch in 2019

Tens of millions of Africans will go to the polls this year in the hope of using the ballot to deepen the quality of democratic…