Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing

Rescuers have retrieved from the sea the bodies of 111 migrants whose boat sank off the coat of Libya, the Red Crescent said on Saturday in a new toll.

Libya recovers 82 bodies after migrant boat sinks

Libya has recovered 82 bodies washed ashore after a boat packed with migrants sank near the western town of Zuwara, a Red Crescent official said on Friday.

European migrant crisis: 200 bodies found floating off Libyan coast
European migrant crisis: 200 bodies found floating off Libyan coast

Around 200 bodies have been found floating off the coast of one of the main people-smuggling hubs in Libya after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized off Zuwara, a port in western Libya.

`I stopped counting`: Doctor on discovering migrant boat dead

Stiff lifeless bodies submerged in water -- it`s a sight Canadian doctor Simon Bryant won`t soon forget after he found dozens of dead migrants in the hold of a boat off Libya.

At least 30 die as boat with 200 migrants sinks off Libya: Coast guard

At least 30 people died Thursday when a boat carrying around 200 migrants bound for Europe sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country`s coast guard said.

Rescuers save 3,000 migrants in Mediterranean, 55 dead

Rescuers saved about 3,000 migrants but found more than 50 dead on boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said.

Some 50 migrants found dead in boat off Libya: Coast guard

Some 50 migrants were found dead in the hold of a boat off the coast of Libya on Wednesday during a rescue operation which saved 430 other people, the Italian coast guard said.

Libya calls for international air strikes against ISIS

Libya's foreign minister on Tuesday renewed a call for the lifting of an arms embargo and for international air strikes to help tackle the Islamic State group which threatens to create a "rear base" in the country.

Over 5,000 migrants rescued off Libyan coast last week: EU

Around 5,300 migrants, mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa, were rescued in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast last week, EU border agency Frontex said Tuesday.

After Libya beatings, migrant teen dies on eve of Italy arrival

A 15-year-old Somalian who survived beatings and forced labour in Libya died on the final stretch of his journey to Europe, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday.

One-day record for migrant rescues in sea near Libya: 4,400

 Italy's coast guard says it coordinated the rescue of some 4,400 migrants in a single day, a record-setting number, as smugglers took advantage of ideal sea conditions off Libya to launch a fleet of overcrowded, unseaworthy boats.

Italy rescuing 3,000 migrants, 18 boats in trouble

Italy's coastguard said on Saturday it was coordinating the rescue of up to 3,000 migrants from waters off Libya after receiving SOS calls from 18 different crowded vessels.

Videos show Libyan officials threatening jailed Gaddafi son

New videos show Libyan security officials threatening Muammar Gaddafi`s son Saadi in an effort to force him to talk, two weeks after footage emerged showing guards beating him in the same Tripoli jail.

Arab League vows military support for Libya, no word on air strikes

The Arab League pledged military support on Tuesday to help Libya`s internationally recognised government fight Islamic State, but did not publicly agree to a request for air strikes.

Libya PM Abdullah al-Thani withdraws offer to resign

Libya`s internationally recognised prime minister, Abdullah al-Thani, has withdrawn an offer to resign, a move which would have added to the chaos in the conflict-strewn country, his spokesman said Monday.

US, other nations condemn `barbaric` IS acts in Libya`s Sirte

The governments of America, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain issued a joint statement on Sunday condemning "barbaric" acts carried out by the Islamic State group in Libya.

Death toll of migrants asphyxiated on Italy boat `rises to 49`

 The number of migrants asphyxiated in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat off the Italian coast has climbed to 49, Italian media reported Sunday.

IS affiliate takes control of new area in Libya's Sirte

Witnesses and officials say Libya's Islamic State affiliate has seized control of a neighborhood in the central city of Sirte, going door to door searching for members of a rival group it has been battling for days.

At least 40 migrants dead in Mediterranean sinking: Italian Navy

More than 40 migrants have drowned after their boat sank in the Mediterranean, the Italian navy said Saturday.

150-200 dead in Libya `massacre`: Ambassador

 A battle between Islamic State group jihadists and local gunmen in Sirte has left between 150 and 200 dead, a Libyan diplomat said Friday, warning of a massacre in the coastal city.