Posts tagged as Libya

Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

More than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month, an aid agency says. Two rubber boats set off on 1 September but one of the vessels deflated and sank, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says. The 276 survivors were eventually taken to the Libyan port city of Khoms, around 100 km (62 miles) to the south-east of the capital Tripoli. MSF says the group is…

Libya opposed to EU’s idea to establish migrant centres in North Africa

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Libya is against the solution of the European Union to set up migrant centres in the North African country as a means to keep migrants from arriving in the bloc and Libya would not be convinced with financial support, its Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has noted. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports on Friday, July 20, that Italy has suggested proposed reception and identification centers for migrant processing in Africa as…

NATO used depleted uranium munitions in 2011 Libya airstrikes

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A military operation against the government of Muammar Gaddafi, conducted by NATO in 2011, led to a civil war and split the country into three parts with different governments and various militant groups. A report, made by a group of Libyan nuclear experts, says that NATO forces missiles with depleted uranium. “We conducted a study at one of the headquarters of the Libyan army, which was bombed by NATO. There were places with increased levels of radiation. After precise…