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White House terms court order on travel ban 'dangerously flawed'

White House terms court order on travel ban 'dangerously flawed'

The White House on Tuesday termed as "dangerously flawed" a federal court decision to block President Donald Trump`s latest travel ban.

Oct 18, 2017, 05:20 AM IST

74 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Libyan coast guards have rescued 74 illegal immigrants, including women and children, from a damaged rubber boat off the western shores of the country, according to a medical source.

Oct 12, 2017, 06:37 AM IST

4 dead in suicide bombing in Libya's Misrata: Officials

In August, IS claimed responsibility for an attack in which 11 people were beheaded at a checkpoint manned by forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Oct 04, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
IS claims responsibility for attack in Libyan city of Misrata

IS claims responsibility for attack in Libyan city of Misrata

Islamic State has claimed an attack in the Libyan city of Misrata in which at least three people were killed on Wednesday.

Oct 04, 2017, 17:56 PM IST

Libya bans entry of US citizens in retaliation

Libya`s interim government on Wednesday announced it would ban entry of US citizens into Libyan territory in response to a decision by Donald Trump to suspend the entry of Libyans.

Sep 28, 2017, 06:43 AM IST
North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban

North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban

Sudan, one of six majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, was removed from the list, leaving eight nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the United States.

 

Sep 25, 2017, 06:17 AM IST
Donald Trump weighs replacement to travel ban

Donald Trump weighs replacement to travel ban

After the Sept 15 bombing attack on a London train, Trump wrote on Twitter that the new ban "should be far larger, tougher and more specific - but stupidly, that would not be politically correct."

Sep 25, 2017, 00:35 AM IST
Donald Trump`s travel ban to expire on Sunday

Donald Trump`s travel ban to expire on Sunday

President Donald Trump`s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America`s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.

Sep 22, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya: Navy

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya: Navy

Last week, Libya's coastguard rescued more than 3,000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, while Italy picked up another 2,000.

Sep 21, 2017, 17:59 PM IST
Rex Tillerson pays tribute to 9/11 victims

Rex Tillerson pays tribute to 9/11 victims

The president and first lady joined thousands of service members and families of 9/11 victims at the Pentagon, where hundreds of military personnel were killed after a hijacked plane crashed into the western side of the complex on Sept. 11, 2001.

Sep 11, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing': UN rights chief

Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing': UN rights chief

Syria and Iraq, two countries that have been longtime staples of concern from UN human rights chiefs, received only passing mention in his address - a testament to the broad concerns about today's world.

Sep 11, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
UN to deploy security force to guard its base in Libya

UN to deploy security force to guard its base in Libya

The military unit would probably consist of around 150 people, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told a news briefing in Geneva.

Sep 08, 2017, 17:48 PM IST

11 beheaded in Libya attack: pro-Haftar forces

At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday in an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli.

Aug 23, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

Sources in Sabratha, 70 km west of the capital, said the sudden drop had been caused by a new force in the seaside city, which is preventing migrants from leaving, often by locking them up. 

Aug 21, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
Migrant arrivals in Italy fall in July, rise in Spain: Frontex

Migrant arrivals in Italy fall in July, rise in Spain: Frontex

Italy has been the main gateway to Europe since a 2016 deal with Ankara shut off the route from Turkey to EU member Greece, which had mostly been used by Syrian refugees.

Aug 14, 2017, 19:46 PM IST

Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant 'search and rescue' zone

The Libyan navy on Thursday ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal "search and rescue zone" for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs.

Aug 10, 2017, 22:30 PM IST

UN backs Italy bid to close migrant route from Libya

Italy has also been working to stem migrant arrivals in Libya through better controls on the southern border, cooperation with countries like Niger, Chad and Mali that migrants transit on their way to the Mediterranean and a voluntary repatriation programme.

Aug 08, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

New UN envoy to Libya vows ' respect' for sovereignty

The new UN envoy to Libya on Saturday started his first visit to the conflict-plagued North African country with a pledge to "respect" its sovereignty and unity.

Aug 05, 2017, 21:08 PM IST

Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea

A total of 43 migrants from Pakistan and Arab countries, as well as several Libyan families, were also rescued by a team from the Coast Guard of the Libyan city of Misrata in the early hours of Friday.

Aug 05, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea: Libyan Coast Guard

Libyan Coast Guard teams have rescued over 600 migrants from the Mediterranean waters off the coast of the Arab nation, rescue services said on Saturday.

Aug 05, 2017, 20:25 PM IST