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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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Haftar forces announce capture of Libya’s Derna

Forces loyal to Brigadier General Khalifa Haftar yesterday declared their control of new districts in Libya’s eastern city of Derna, where battles are taking place against the Derna Protection Forces (DPF). The announcement came in a statement by the Special Forces affiliated to Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) on Facebook.

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Spain offers harbour for migrants trapped in Mediterranean limbo

Spain’s prime minister said the country will accept hundreds of migrants on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) rescue ship, who were stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy and Malta shut their ports. Pedro Sanchez said he would give “safe harbour” to the Aquarius and the 629 refugees on board, who …

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Amnesty International demands Haftar protect civilians and lift siege on Libya’s Derna

Amnesty International urged the leader of what it described as the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, and all parties involved in the fighting to urgently open humanitarian corridors to give impartial assistance and save the lives of civilians still trapped in the city as the army advances.

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