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Libyan coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants east of Tripoli

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SHAFAQNA - Libya’s coastguard intercepted 299 migrants from sub-Saharan African countries on two rubber boats east of Tripoli on Tuesday, officials said. The migrants were intercepted near the town of Zliten by one of several coastguard…

Mass Grave of 21 Christian Egyptians Beheaded by ISIS in Libya Recovered After 2 Years

SHAFAQNA - As time passes by, more brutal stories on ISIS’s violence in war-torn areas unravel and circulate basically through alternative media and some media outlets, at the time mainstream outlets remain silent. A new mass grave has…

Afghanistan attack: At least 18 dead in suicide bombing on first day of Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said. Najib Danish, the ministry’s deputy spokesman,…

The Government has known since 2003 that the failed ‘war on terror’ could cause an attack like the one in Manchester

SHAFAQNA - Jeremy Corbyn is correct in saying that there is a strong connection between the terrorist threat in Britain and the wars Britain has fought abroad, notably in Iraq and Libya. The fact that these wars motivate and strengthen terrorist…

Clashes between rival Libyan factions kill 28, injure 128 in Tripoli

SHAFAQNA - At least 28 people have been killed and over 128 injured during fresh clashes in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen. The clashes broke out Friday in residential…

Sex Slavery, ISIS & Illegal Arms Trade: Libya Plunged Into Failed State After US invasion

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SHAFAQNA - Today's Libya is virtually unrecognizable from the Libya of years past. Following the violent ouster of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, things have taken a turn for the worse as the north African nation declines further…

Libya fishermen find 28 dead asylum seekers

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SHAFAQNA - More than two dozen dead asylum seekers have been found by fishermen on a boat off the coast of Libya. Ahmaida Khalifa Amsalam, the Interior Ministry's security unit commander, said on Tuesday that it seemed the victims died…

African migrants raped & murdered after being sold in Libyan ‘slave markets’ – UN

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SHAFAQNA - A growing number of migrants passing through Libya are being traded in so-called slave markets before being held for ransom, according to the UN migration agency. Many experience malnutrition and sexual abuse, while some pay the…

Libya unity government condemns French military presence

SHAFAQNA - Libya’s UN-backed government on Wednesday criticised the presence of French troops in the chaos-wracked country, as President Francois Hollande confirmed France has soldiers there after three of them died. The presence of the…

What Western humanitarian interventionism really looks like

SHAFAQNA - How fickle a friend Britain proved to be when following much political grand-standing and calls for a very “humanitarian intervention” against the Gaddafi regime in Libya (2011), Britain could only master £50, 000 towards Libya’s…
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UK's humanitarian failure in Libya

SHAFAQNA - The government has come under attack over its role in tackling the growing humanitarian crisis in Libya after figures were released showing that the Department for International Development has earmarked just £50,000 in aid for…
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The Libyan front: How terror could soon metastasize in Africa

SHAFAQNA - The forgotten child of Western interventionism, Libya continues to battle those demons: terror, instability, mass migration, the NATO ever-so willingly unleashed onto the war-torn nation under the convenient label of “humanitarian…
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Libya threatens to open migrant floodgates into Europe

SHAFAQNA - Libya will “open the floodgates” and let thousands pour into Europe if the West does not help combat illegal immigration, officials have warned. As Europe fears a bumper year for Mediterranean crossings, detention centres…
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Libya, and the failure of humanitarian interventionism

SHAFAQNA - While Libya stands today free of the political demons of its past, free of the shadows of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, and the miasmas of totalitarianism, the nation has yet to find its way back to stability. If anything Libya…

Libya and Hillary Clinton - warmongering and capitalism

SHAFAQNA - New light is being shed on the role presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton played as secretary of state in the 2011 military intervention in Libya, with more than 50 officials from the US, Europe, and Libya speaking out to The New…

Radicals burn Libya's oil - new strategy at play say experts

SHAFAQNA - While attacking Daesh-controlled oil facilities in Syria has been said to be effective against the group, repeating the strategy in Libya may have the opposite effect. The Daesh terrorist group's attempts to capture oil resource…

Daesh militants are targeting Libya's oil fields

SHAFAQNA - Daesh militants aka ISIL attacked an oil terminal in Libya, setting ablaze at least two storage tanks near the northern town of Ras Lanuf on Thursday. In a video released later in the day the ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility…

A New Hope for Libya to Unite Against ISIS

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SHAFAQNA - A sign of hope for Libya arrived in the Moroccan town of Skhirat last week when rival political leaders came together to sign a UN-brokered agreement to form a national unity government. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conveyed…

Italy closes Musa Sadr case - prominent Shia cleric

SHAFAQNA - Italy’s prosecutor general shut the book on the 1978 disappearance of prominent Shia cleric Musa Sadr, concluding that Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi was behind his the disappearance. The prosecutor general said that…

Libyan unity govt could be unveiled Wednesday

SHAFAQNA - Bernardino Leon, the UN’s special envoy for Libya, announced late Tuesday that a Libyan unity government could be unveiled on Wednesday following months of negotiations. Speaking to reporters in the Moroccan city of Skhirat,…