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EU, Libya hold talks on joint naval force to combat human traffickers

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday described as “constructive” her talks in Brussels a day earlier with Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Dayri, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

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For migrants in southern Libya, a whole desert to cross

Ghat, Libya – In the shadow of Ghat’s ancient medina, a small cluster of migrants from West African and Sahel states take refuge under the hilltop fort from the scorching sun. They are searching for work, money, and a ride with people-smugglers across the desert to Libya’s north.

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EU to unveil latest plan to force states to absorb migrants fairly

The European Commission is due Wednesday to unveil its latest version of a controversial plan to force EU member states to more evenly absorb the wave of migrants making the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe.

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Tripoli leaders use migrant issue as they yearn for recognition

Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital and helps authorities there cope, the de facto government in Tripoli said.

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Top Arab Generals Plan Libyan Intervention; Will France & Italy Join?

As world leaders continue to grapple over how to resolve the chaos left in post-Qaddafi Libya, high-ranking military personnel from Arab countries will discuss the matter in Cairo on May 18. The talks could also include France and Italy, which played key roles in the coalition’s bombing campaign.

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