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All articles • 'libya'
74 dead asylum-seekers wash up on Libyan beach from boat with no engine
World 16:37

The bodies of 74 asylum-seekers who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital

New flights to two Libya hot-zones raise security concerns
National 08-02

Serious concerns have arisen following the apparent decision of a Maltese-registered airline to open two new routes to Libya

Libyan coastguard intercepts 1,131 asylum-seekers
World 05-02

At least 1,131 asylum-seekers from various sub-Saharan countries intercepted by Libya coastguard over the course of a week

[WATCH] Muscat adamant Libya deal is the right step: ‘Our first decent shot’
Europe 03-02

Human rights organisations have accused Europe of abandoning humanitarian values but Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is adamant that the Libya deal is the way to go

Italy and Libya sign memorandum on stopping migration flow
World 03-02

EU president Donald Tusk said after talks with Fayez Serraj 'it is time to close the (migrant) route from Libya to Italy'

Libya considering letting EU ships chase people-smugglers in its waters
World 01-02

UN-backed prime minister says foreign ships could be permitted to operate in Libyan waters alongside national military coastguard

Afriqiyah Airways cannot operate flights to Malta
National 01-02

Afriqiyah Airways remains on the EU’s aviation safety blacklist while the announced weekly flights from Misrata and Labraq will be operated by another company, Medavia

Italy police arrest four for smuggling arms to Iran, Libya
World 31-01

Three Italians and a Libyan national have been detained, accused of smuggling weapons including surface-to-air missiles and assault rifles into Iran and Libya between 2011 and 2015

[WATCH] EU states and Commission agree: Turkey migration deal not applicable in Libya
Europe 26-01

The European Commissioner for Migration says that until there is greater stability in Libya, it would be impossible for the EU to finalise a deal aimed at stemming the flow of migration towards Europe

European Commission shoots down migration deal with Libya
Europe 25-01

EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos rules out repeat of EU-Turkey migration deal with Libya, tells MEPs North African country is too unstable

Malta wants EU-Libyan patrols to stop boat migrants
Europe 18-01

Maltese government presents EU ministers with ‘non-paper’ to discuss placing EU guards outside Libyan territorial waters

Medical visas investigation: Libyan’s death threats ‘were sent to himself’
National 16-01

Libyan middleman 'sent mobile phone death threats to himself', investigation reveals

George Vella casts doubt on EU-Libya migration deal
National 16-01

George Vella warns that striking a deal with Libya – the main passageway for asylum seekers – will not be easy, as the country is highly unstable • Minister raises alarm on Russian involvement in Libya

Italians and Serraj government meet on anti-smuggling plan
World 10-01

Minniti and Al Serraj confirmed a commitment to tackle both countries’ problems with human smuggling and the protection of borders with particular reference to Libya’s southern borders

Afriqiyah hijack sheds light on persecuted Gaddafi supporters in Libya
World 28-12

In an October 2015 report,  the UN's refugee agency urged all countries to allow all Libyan nationals and residents fleeing the North African country access to their territories

[WATCH] Libyan hijackers remanded in custody, charged with terrorism-related offences
National 25-12

Two pro-Gaddafi loyalists escorted to court under heavy police presence, plead not guilty to hijacking Libyan aircraft and to committing acts of terrorism and terrorist activities

Man facing multiple charges jailed for 18 months
Court & Police 06-12

31-year-old Rawad Briga Abdelsalam, who works in a quarry, admitted to causing grievous bodily harm to a young Maltese man whom he mugged and robbed of his cash and mobile phone, while threatening to kill him

100 people feared drowned as boat sinks off Libya
World 18-11

At least 100 migrants are feared dead after another Mediterranean shipwreck off the Libyan coast

14 wounded in Benghazi car bomb explosion
World 15-11

The bomb went off near a market in Bu Dazira Easter Benghazi, wounding 14 people

Malta hosts UN-led political dialogue on Libya • Vella warns against partitioning country
National 10-11

Libya’s ‘precarious and very difficult’ situation this morning during a political dialogue meeting which included UN special envoy Martin Kobler

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