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EU migrant policy suffers double blow as Italy and Libya reject proposals

The European Union’s migrant strategy has suffered a major setback with Italy refusing to freely accept people rescued at sea and Libya spurning a proposal for asylum processing centres.

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Arrest of 131 Egyptian migrants in east Libya points to migration network funneling into militant groups

One-hundred and thirty-one Egyptian irregular migrants have been arrested in the east Libyan city of Baydan over the last three weeks, according to the director of the city’s police station.

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Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

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To Stabilize Libya, Redistribute Oil Revenue

Debate over Libya currently focuses on whether elections should be held in advance of a political agreement or to move forward in the absence of one. This debate is irrelevant. There are no governments or political leaders in Libya with the authority to conclude a political agreement that militias will …

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Tripoli Security Directorate calls on pupils and parents to adhere to security plan for exams

The Security Directorate of Tripoli revealed their security plan to ensure the safe conduct of examinations of the secondary certificate in the city, which are due to begin next Saturday. In a statement published on its account on Facebook, Tuesday, the Directorate confirmed that the plan will be carried out …

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‘Not a victory’: MSF slams European response as stranded refugees head to Spain

French charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said the European response to accepting hundreds of refugees trapped in Meditarranean limbo over the weekend was “not a victory”. Both Italy and Malta refused to allow the Aquarius, carrying 629 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya, to dock, before Spain offered safe harbour …

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