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Libya Navy seizes oil tanker, detains Filipino crew over possible smuggling attempt

The Libyan Navy Force has intercepted a Liberian-flagged oil tanker (Levante) near the Tunisian waters, according to sources from the naval force. 20 Filipino crewmembers were detained by the Libyan Navy in what the Libyan naval authorities saw as a smuggling attempt.

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Kani brigade revenge killings result in 10 deaths: report

Members of Tarhouna’s notorious Kani brigade are reported to have killed ten people this morning in the small village of Rgaiat and nearby Suq Al-Khamis Emsihel on the road from Tripoli International Aiport to Tarhouna. They also destroyed homes and buildings belonging to the local Suwai family. The attack this …

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Libyan PM visits Khartoum to agree strategy amid border tensions

Libya’s Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Sarraj visits Khartoum today for talks with his Sudanese counterpart, Omar Al-Bashir aimed at reducing the presence of armed rebels groups on the joint border, the Sudan Media Centre (SMC) reported.

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Italy accused of bribing Libyan militias to stop migrants reaching Europe

Until recently, the shores of Zawiya, west of Tripoli, were the crossroads for much of Libya’s human trafficking. But over the last few weeks, such trade has come to a standstill.

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Boris Johnson backs Khalifa Haftar’s fight against ‘terror’ in Libya

Britain’s foreign secretary on Friday backed Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army’s fight against “umpteen militias” in the country, a day after meeting the renegade general in his eastern power base of Benghazi.

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UK Foreign Minister visits Tripoli, pledges £9m to help Libya fight human trafficking

The Foreign Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson arrived in Tripoli and met with the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, on Wednesday. The British ambassador to Libya, Peter Mellitt also attended the meeting.

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