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#Libya

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Landmark case: Libyan man allowed to sue British ex-minister over rendition
# Jack Straw
# Jack Straw

Landmark case: Libyan man allowed to sue British ex-minister over rendition

Jan 17th 2017, 11:59 AM 7,416 Views 16 Comments

The ruling could pave the way for similar lawsuits.

Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast

Jan 15th 2017, 9:27 AM 10,869 Views 97 Comments

More than 5,000 people died in the Mediterranean last year, the majority of them on the Libya-Italy migrant route.

Two men used fake weapons to hijack Libyan plane
# Gaddafi Supporters
# Gaddafi Supporters

Two men used fake weapons to hijack Libyan plane

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:35 PM 40,800 Views 70 Comments

They had claimed to have a grenade when they took over the plane, which had over 100 people on board.

At least 20 killed in fierce fighting in Libya after incident 'sparked by monkey attack'
# Libya
# Libya

At least 20 killed in fierce fighting in Libya after incident 'sparked by monkey attack'

Nov 21st 2016, 3:22 PM 11,631 Views 18 Comments

Witnesses said several homes were hit by rockets and shells in the confrontation.

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean
# Libya
# Libya

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean

Nov 3rd 2016, 9:25 PM 19,835 Views 81 Comments

Many of those who sailed today from Libya are believed to have been forced to do so at gunpoint.

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

Oct 4th 2016, 10:01 PM 10,282 Views 88 Comments

They were taken aboard the LÉ Samuel Beckett, where they received food, water and medical treatment where required.

LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya

Sep 10th 2016, 5:13 PM 10,620 Views 99 Comments

The rescue, which took place 40 nautical miles north-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, (about 75 miles, or a third of the way to Malta) followed a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean

Aug 29th 2016, 7:45 PM 14,281 Views 151 Comments

In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.

Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton
# Wrongful Death Lawsuit
# Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton

Aug 9th 2016, 3:17 PM 15,353 Views 90 Comments

The lawsuit blames their deaths on Clinton’s “reckless” handling of classified information on her private email server.

100 people feared dead after shipwreck off Libya
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

100 people feared dead after shipwreck off Libya

May 26th 2016, 8:00 PM 11,173 Views 51 Comments

Around 50 people have been resecued from the water.

It looks like Islamic State is making a grab for oil in Africa
# Libya
# Libya

It looks like Islamic State is making a grab for oil in Africa

Dec 15th 2015, 6:00 AM 15,166 Views 38 Comments

French surveillance planes spotted the group making advances towards oil fields in Libya.

WATCH: UK police release shocking new video of 1984 Libyan embassy shooting
# Yvonne Fletcher
# Yvonne Fletcher

WATCH: UK police release shocking new video of 1984 Libyan embassy shooting

Nov 19th 2015, 10:08 PM 13,941 Views 4 Comments

A Libyan man has been arrested in connection with the killing of 25-year-old police officer Yvonne Fletcher.

A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man
# The Remnants
# The Remnants

A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man

Oct 4th 2015, 7:30 PM 21,711 Views 62 Comments

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean

Aug 28th 2015, 8:34 AM 12,752 Views 54 Comments

This brings to number of those killed in the Mediterranean this year to more than 2,500.

LÉ Niamh arrives in Sicily carrying 367 people saved by the Irish crew
# Sea Tragedy
# Sea Tragedy

LÉ Niamh arrives in Sicily carrying 367 people saved by the Irish crew

Aug 6th 2015, 10:46 PM 28,868 Views 181 Comments

The bodies of 25 people, including four children, are also on board.

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead

Aug 5th 2015, 10:46 PM 32,224 Views 227 Comments

It’s believed that up to 600 people were on board the stricken vessel.

LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month's time
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month's time

Jun 15th 2015, 5:40 PM 14,143 Views 122 Comments

Another Irish Naval vessel will be sent to replace the Éithne, once her mission comes to an end.

Further 310 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship this morning
# LE Eithne
# LE Eithne

Further 310 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship this morning

Jun 6th 2015, 7:50 PM 17,337 Views 123 Comments

The crew has now rescued 1,064 migrnats in the Mediterranean.

Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya

Jun 5th 2015, 11:57 PM 10,222 Views 48 Comments

In five successful missions, the crew has now rescued 756 migrants in the Mediterranean.

Plan to send naval 'boat-destroyer' force against Mediterranean people smugglers
# Show Of Force
# Show Of Force

Plan to send naval 'boat-destroyer' force against Mediterranean people smugglers

May 18th 2015, 11:50 AM 9,322 Views 37 Comments

The EU plan will see warships sent to the Libyan coast.

Why the death toll in the Mediterranean is surging
# DESPERATION
# DESPERATION

Why the death toll in the Mediterranean is surging

Apr 26th 2015, 4:30 PM 12,901 Views 22 Comments

The boats are getting ever more rickety and the numbers crammed on them are increasing.

This is what investigators think happened to the sunken migrant boat
# Disaster
# Disaster

This is what investigators think happened to the sunken migrant boat

Apr 22nd 2015, 8:18 AM 11,425 Views 6 Comments

The captain has been arrested.

Up to 400 feared dead after boat capsizes in Mediterranean
# Migrants
# Migrants

Up to 400 feared dead after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

Apr 15th 2015, 8:28 AM 10,617 Views 29 Comments

Tension is currently mounting in Italy over a recent influx of migrants.

Explainer: What's happening in Libya and why is it important?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's happening in Libya and why is it important?

Feb 28th 2015, 6:30 PM 39,814 Views 42 Comments

The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.

UK agents allegedly involved in arrest and torture of Irish resident in Saudi Arabia
# Torture Claims
# Torture Claims

UK agents allegedly involved in arrest and torture of Irish resident in Saudi Arabia

Feb 2nd 2015, 9:15 PM 42,778 Views 120 Comments

The Irish Government made representations on behalf of Abdullah Abu Bakir Hassan’s family in Ireland.

Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go
# On A Boat
# On A Boat

Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go

Oct 27th 2014, 5:00 PM 17,181 Views 35 Comments

Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.

Three Irish fighters have been killed in Middle East conflicts since 2010
# Arab States
# Arab States

Three Irish fighters have been killed in Middle East conflicts since 2010

Oct 16th 2014, 9:15 AM 13,544 Views 112 Comments

It’s estimated that between 25 and 30 Irish people have traveled to the area where Islamic State is active.

Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport
# Tensions Rise
# Tensions Rise

Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport

Aug 24th 2014, 9:57 AM 10,334 Views 33 Comments

The country’s government has branded the Islamist militias as ‘terrorists’.

Here's how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country
# Lightning Reaction
# Lightning Reaction

Here's how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country

Aug 4th 2014, 5:30 PM 25,510 Views 70 Comments

Ever wondered how the Marine Corps mobilises so quickly, and how missions are carried out?

'Crisis team' set up to help Irish in Libya, as French and British leave on naval ship
# Fresh Violence
# Fresh Violence

'Crisis team' set up to help Irish in Libya, as French and British leave on naval ship

Aug 1st 2014, 8:40 PM 11,672 Views 33 Comments

Around 200 people have been killed in the last two weeks in Tripoli and Benghazi.

Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes
# Get Out
# Get Out

Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes

Jul 27th 2014, 3:27 PM 5,607 Views 28 Comments

Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jul 26th 2014, 7:53 PM 13,233 Views 10 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Mountjoy prison, Gaza protests, and Cork beaches…

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes
# Trouble
# Trouble

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes

Jul 26th 2014, 2:01 PM 5,389 Views 51 Comments

A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.

Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests
# USA And Europe
# USA And Europe

Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests

Jul 13th 2014, 8:30 AM 52 Views 89 Comments

Under the Obama administration the NSA has continued to grow and Libya has slipped into chaos, meanwhile relations with Russia are reaching crisis point.

Special forces have captured the suspected ringleader behind the Benghazi attack
# Libya
# Libya

Special forces have captured the suspected ringleader behind the Benghazi attack

Jun 17th 2014, 9:20 PM 7,486 Views 30 Comments

Special forces, working with FBI agents, carried out Sunday’s operation and the suspect

Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams
# Me Nerves
# Me Nerves

Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams

Jun 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,361 Views 21 Comments

This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.

Attack on his family prompts Libya's prime minister to resign after one month in office
# Abdullah Al-thani
# Abdullah Al-thani

Attack on his family prompts Libya's prime minister to resign after one month in office

Apr 13th 2014, 7:22 PM 6,584 Views 15 Comments

He said in a statement that he would not accept the premiership after the “traitorous attack”.

Gaddafi's son has been extradited and put in prison
# Libya
# Libya

Gaddafi's son has been extradited and put in prison

Mar 6th 2014, 7:49 AM 11,123 Views 52 Comments

Saadi Gaddafi was best known as the head of Libya’s football federation and a player who paid his way into Italy’s top division.

British man, New Zealand woman found shot dead on Tripoli beach
# Libya
# Libya

British man, New Zealand woman found shot dead on Tripoli beach

Jan 2nd 2014, 9:42 PM 37,186 Views 40 Comments

The British Foreign Office said it is “urgently seeking” further information.