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Apr 24, 2019
Sushma Swaraj says 17 coordinators appointed in Tripoli to help Indians leave Libya; Indian embassy helping people with exit visasEfforts to evacuate all Indians have been underway ever since tensions rose in Tripoli on 4 April, when Khalifa Haftar announced an attack on the Libyan capital to capture the region from the UN-backed Government of National Accord
Apr 19, 2019
Sushma Swaraj asks over 500 Indians stranded in violence-hit Tripoli to leave immediatelyAs Libya's capital Tripoli continues to be hit by violence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that over 500 Indians are stuck there.
Apr 14, 2019
Over 120 people killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya since violence escalated in Tripoli, says WHOLibya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, which has led to the creation of a bewildering array of militias all seeking to take control.
Feb 22, 2019
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces take over key oil field in southern region; Libyan National Army confirms capture of Al-FilThe Al-Fil field currently produces about 73,000 barrels a day and is managed by Mellitah Oil and Gas, a joint venture between Italy's Eni and Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC)
Feb 07, 2019
Maharashtra to make virginity tests a punishable offence; practice still prevalent in UK, Canada, Indonesia and AfghanistanHowever, the practice is not just limited to India, many other countries in the world including developed nations like the United Kingdom (UK) continue to see the prevalence of this ritual, which violates human rights and is a direct attack on the sexual-autonomy of a woman.
Dec 26, 2018
Suicide attack at Libya's foreign ministry kills at least three, injures 21; Islamic State claims responsibilitySuicide attackers stormed the Libyan foreign ministry in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least three people including a senior civil servant in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Twenty-one other people were wounded in the attack, authorities said.
Dec 23, 2018
After Italy and Malta refuse entry to migrants rescued off Libya, Spain opens territorial waters for their ship carrying hundredsSpain on Saturday authorised a ship carrying hundreds of migrants rescued off Libya to sail to its waters after Italy and Malta refused to receive them.
Sep 11, 2018
Over 100 migrants drowned off Libya's coast in early September, says Doctors Without Borders report; survivors suffer fuel burnsMore than 100 migrants, including at least 20 children, died when two boats sank off the coast of Libya earlier this month, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), citing survivors.
Sep 03, 2018
Libyan Police says 400 prisoners escaped Ain Zara prison amid Tripoli clashes, many of them supporters of Muammar GaddafiThe Libya government has declared a state of emergency in and around Tripoli, saying the fighting is "an attempt to derail peaceful political transition".
Sep 02, 2018
Libya announces state of emergency in Tripoli after ongoing fighting kills 39 people, injures 96The fighting in Libya, especially in Tripoli, has continued despite a UN-brokers ceasefire in the strife-torn country.