Libya

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UK’s ambassador drawn into Libyan political crisis after elections called off
Parliamentary committee accuses ambassador of interference over tweet in support of recognising interim government

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

26, Dec, 2021 @3:14 PM

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Libyan presidential vote will not go ahead on Friday, officials confirm
Electoral body proposes one-month delay but it is unclear whether idea will be accepted by rival bodies jostling for power

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Dec, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Fears of Libya violence as UN races to manage election postponement
All sides acknowledge 24 December vote cannot go ahead but there has been no announcement, and political vacuum looms

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

21, Dec, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Shipwrecked refugee crossings leave 164 dead in Mediterranean, says UN
Attempted crossing from Libya to Europe surge as authorities carry out deadly crackdown on refugees

Associated Press

21, Dec, 2021 @12:53 PM

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Libya: plan for presidential election on 24 December close to collapse
US ambassador says delay would put country at mercy of those who prefer ‘bullet power over ballot power’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Dec, 2021 @12:07 PM

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The most unsafe passage to Europe has claimed 18,000 victims. Who speaks for them? | Lorenzo Tondo
As Europe outsources its border policing to Libya, rescue operations by NGOs are hampered by criminal inquiries in Italy, says Guardian correspondent Lorenzo Tondo

Lorenzo Tondo

02, Dec, 2021 @2:28 PM

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Unsafe Passage: on board a refugee rescue ship racing for Europe – Guardian documentary
An overcrowded ship with asylum seekers leaves Libya bound for Europe – triggering a high-stakes showdown between a Doctors Without Borders vessel wanting to escort it to safety and the Libyan Coast Guard fighting to turn it back. As the Libyans issue armed threats, tension grows below deck. With European countries’ responsibilities toward refugees once again in the spotlight, here is an inside view of the desperate hope that is the deadly race for Europe

Ed Ou , Ian Urbina, Jess Gormley, Chris Michael, Ekaterina Ochagavia and Lindsay Poulton

02, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Aid workers say Mediterranean a ‘liquid graveyard’ after 75 feared dead off Libya
People smugglers are putting hundreds to sea this autumn despite stormy weather

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

22, Nov, 2021 @5:41 PM

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Libya’s interim leader to run for president despite pledging not to
Abdul Hamid Dbeibah announces candidacy in 24 December election, joining more than 60 others

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Nov, 2021 @11:23 AM

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‘Horrific’: 10 people suffocate in overcrowded migrant boat off Libya
MSF rescue 99 survivors who spent 13 hours on vessel trying to reach Europe as authorities accused of ignoring distress call

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

18, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Poland-Belarus border crisis is what happens when humans are treated as weapons | Anna Iasmi Vallianatou
A string of shortsighted, transactional agreements with the EU’s neighbours has led to refugees facing hostility, says Anna Iasmi Vallianatou

Anna Iasmi Vallianatou

16, Nov, 2021 @5:12 PM

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Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar to run for president
Head of self-styled Libyan National Army to stand in country’s first presidential elections in December

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

16, Nov, 2021 @4:19 PM

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