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Harbhajan Singh trolls Pakistan, others after Chandrayaan-2 launch

Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh trolled some countries with moon on their national flags, including Pakistan, after India`s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 was blasted off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota on Monday.

Jul 23, 2019, 13:27 PM IST

At least 44 killed as air strike hits Libya migrant detention centre: UN

It was the highest publicly reported toll from an air strike or shelling since eastern forces under Khalifa Haftar launched a ground and aerial offensive three months ago to take Tripoli.

Jul 03, 2019, 20:44 PM IST

Rockets hit hotel in Libyan capital

Fighting has been concentrated in southern suburbs but the Rixos is much closer to the city centre, next to the former residence of Muammar Gaddafi, who was toppled in 2011.

May 24, 2019, 12:35 PM IST

Detention centre opened but migrants too frightened to leave as war reaches Tripoli

More than 3,600 jailed migrants have been trapped in the capital since forces from the east of the country started an advance to capture it, the United Nations says.

Apr 24, 2019, 23:51 PM IST

Heavy clashes erupt in southern suburbs of Libya capital

The spike in violence happened after the White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone earlier in the week with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar.

Apr 20, 2019, 22:34 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj asks Indians stranded in violence-hit Tripoli to leave immediately

As Libya's capital Tripoli continues to be hit by violence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that over 500 Indians are stuck there and suggested that they leave the city immediately.

Apr 19, 2019, 21:36 PM IST

Debts pile up as rival Libyan governments struggle for power

The eastern government`s finance ministry has been selling the debt to a parallel central bank in the east and the proceeds of the sales are used to pay eastern state employees via local banks.

Mar 06, 2019, 21:06 PM IST

African Nations Cup: Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo scores hat-trick, brings them closer to final

Former Watford forward Odion Igalho netted an early penalty to settle the nerves of the home side before scoring two more in the second half.

Oct 14, 2018, 14:29 PM IST

Libya: Rockets fired towards Tripoli airport, ISIS claims attack on oil company

A spokesman for a faction controlling Matiga airport, the only one functioning in the capital, said there were no casualties or damage.

Sep 12, 2018, 06:24 AM IST

Toll rises to 35 in car bombing outside Benghazi mosque

The toll from a twin car bombing at a mosque in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi rose to 35 on Wednesday, medics said, one of the highest from a single attack since Libya slid into turmoil after a 2011 uprising.

Jan 25, 2018, 00:38 AM IST

'10,000 refugees' to be relocated from Libya to EU in 2018

Up to 10,000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government said today.

Dec 24, 2017, 18:24 PM IST

Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

In France, officials say, around 1,700 people went to Iraq and Syria since 2013 to join IS. Of those, 400 to 450 have been killed, and 250 returned to France.

Dec 16, 2017, 08:35 AM IST

Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' after slavery uproar

Libya agreed Wednesday with key EU and African leaders to allow migrants facing abuse in detention camps to be evacuated within days or weeks, mostly to their home countries, French President Emmanuel Macron said. 

Nov 30, 2017, 07:42 AM IST

Libya navy says over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off coast

More than 30 migrants died and 200 were rescued on Saturday after their boats foundered off Libya`s western coast, the Libyan navy said.

Nov 26, 2017, 07:07 AM IST

At least 25 dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

Libya is the main departure point for mostly African migrants trying to cross to Europe.

Nov 25, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over 'slave markets' report

Burkina Faso`s foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:30 PM IST

White House asks US Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

The White House asked the US Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump`s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

Nov 21, 2017, 08:53 AM IST

European Union countries pledge to take 34,000 refugees

EU states have pledged to take 34,000 refugees directly from Africa and the Middle East, officials said on Wednesday a day after the UN slammed the bloc's "inhuman" cooperation with Libya to stop migrant boats.

Nov 15, 2017, 23:57 PM IST

EU cooperation with Libya to stem migrant flow 'inhuman': United Nations

The European Union's policy of helping the Libyan authorities intercept migrants in the Mediterranean and return them to "horrific" prisons in Libya is "inhuman", the United Nations said on Tuesday. 

Nov 14, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

2012 Benghazi attack: Alleged attacker Mustafa al-Imam appears before US judge

Mustafa al-Imam, who authorities said is approximately 46 years old, had been days earlier captured in Libya by American commandos.

Nov 04, 2017, 10:53 AM IST