A rights group called on Wednesday for an international criminal investigation after 15 migrants died following 11 days drifting off the coast of Libya without help.
The head of the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, met at NATO HQ in Brussels, on Tuesday, with the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, and discussed the political and security developments in Libya.
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Departures of migrant-laden boats to Italy from Sabratha, formerly Libya’s biggest people-smuggling hub, have slowed to a trickle thanks to a security crackdown triggered by European pressure that ejected the city’s top smuggler.
More than 15,000 migrants have returned home from Libya through a voluntary programme since the beginning of 2018, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.
Between September 2017 and last month, Egypt hosted seven rounds of talks aimed at unifying the military establishment in neighbouring Libya. Participants were representatives of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, from eastern Libya, and their counterparts from the Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli.
The North African country has been wracked with instability since the 2011 civil war and NATO military intervention, which left the country’s leader Muammar Gaddafi dead and the country divided into several warring factions.
An unmistakable sense of despair and gloom accompanies most news reports and literature on the state of affairs in Libya after 2011. The Arab Spring was meant to usher in a period of unprecedented change after decades of notoriously undemocratic leadership across the Middle East and North Africa.
The head of the Russian contact group on intra-Libyan settlement claimed on Tuesday that son of Libyan slain dictator Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is “thinking positively” about the stability of Libya.
Some 95 migrants picked up by a cargo ship off the Libyan coast have refused to disembark in the western city of Misrata, officials from the United Nations and Libyan coast guard said on Monday.