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British navy ship poised to be sent to Libya on anti-smuggling mission

The Guardian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A British navy warship is poised to be sent into Libyan waters for the first time to intercept vessels smuggling migrants and arms that could fall into the hands of Islamic State terrorists.
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Migrant crisis: UK set to send Royal Navy warship to Libya

BBC News - ‎21 hours ago‎
The UK is set to send a Royal Navy warship to the Mediterranean to help tackle arms smuggling in Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

Trump suggests US should bomb Libya

CNN - ‎7 hours ago‎
Fresno, California (CNN) Donald Trump on Friday suggested that the United States should bomb ISIS in Libya, a decision that would mark a serious escalation of the U.S.

Libya: Scores dead at sea, Red Cross and Red Crescent assists survivors

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - ‎9 hours ago‎
Yesterday, Libyan Red Crescent responded to the urgent needs of more than 200 people who were rescued near the port city of Zuwarah.

If We Go Back to Libya, Where's It Going To Lead?

Reason - ‎11 hours ago‎
His worst mistake in office was "failing to plan for the day after" in Libya, President Obama said during an interview in April.
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Defying critics, Libya's eastern bank prints its own money

Daily Mail - ‎10 hours ago‎
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Libya's cash-strapped eastern central bank announced it had printed its own bank notes Friday, overcoming initial opposition from the U.N.
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British special forces destroyed Islamic State trucks in Libya, say local troops

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Libyan fighters described how on May 12 at Shaddadah Bridge, some 50 miles south of Misrata, the approach of a suicide vehicle sent them fleeing in panic.
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Greece, Italy and Malta close off airspace to Libyans amid NATO operation rumors

RT - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Greece has closed off its airspace to flights from Libya until September, local media reported citing a looming NATO operation.
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Top general says military action in Libya not inevitable, but Canada watching closely

CBC.ca - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Canada's top general says military intervention in Libya is not inevitable, but he's actively assessing options so he can advise the government on a possible way forward.
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Accountability essential for Libya peace - ICC

Independent Online - ‎19 hours ago‎
Kampala - Justice, accountability and the deterrent effects of the law remain “critical components” for achieving lasting peace in Libya, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday.
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Cameron says Britain must support Libya to thwart threat

Reuters - ‎21 hours ago‎
Speaking at a summit of the G7 industrial powers, Cameron said Britain, like other countries, was threatened by the flow of migrants through Libya, by the increasing number of people-smuggling gangs and the rise of Islamic State in the country. "It is ...

Families affected by Libya's crippled economy

Africanews (press release) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Families in Libya's capital, Tripoli, are struggling to make ends meet as the cost of commodities continue to rise. The country's oil dependent economy has been severely affected by the current political crisis and conflict.

Death toll at least 20 as over 4000 migrants aboard Libya smuggler boats are rescued in day

The Japan Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
ROME - More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send ...
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Migrant crisis: Stability in Libya needed to help stop people smugglers

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
In the latest deadly incident involving those desperately trying to cross the Mediterranean, dozens of migrants are feared to have drowned after their boat sank off the coast of Libya. The country has been a jumping-off point for many seeking a better ...

Hillary Clinton's Libyan Agenda In 2011 Could Put US Troops In Libya in 2016: Her Emails Tell The Story

The Inquisitr - ‎13 hours ago‎
Hillary Clinton's Libyan agenda was revealed in her declassified emails. The mission was to end the reign of Muammar al-Qaddafi before he could enact his plan to end Africa's poverty and bring true economic independence to the region.

UN in talks with Nepal about Libya guard force

India.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
United Nations, May 27 : The United Nations is in talks with Nepal about supplying troops to protect staff who will be working in its mission in Libya when it permanently returns to Tripoli, a UN official said today. Nepal, which has 245 troops ...

Libya's parallel central bank issues banknotes printed in Russia

RT - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The new notes of 20 and 50 dinar denominations were printed in Russia and will be put into circulation on June 1, reports The Libya Observer citing the eastern central bank. “The printed notes are worth four billion Libyan dinars and are the same sizes ...

The Latest: UK ready to deploy 5th ship off Libya

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
Migrants carry their belongings as they leave from a makeshift camp during a police operation at the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Thursday, May 26, 2016.
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Italy says migrant ship overturned off Libya

10News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
ROME (AP) - A migrant boat sank off Libya's coast Thursday, with some 20 bodies spotted in the sea. Officials said 88 people had been rescued.
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