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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Libya

All time
# migrant crisis
Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach
Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.
# Jack Straw
Landmark case: Libyan man allowed to sue British ex-minister over rendition
The ruling could pave the way for similar lawsuits.
# migrant crisis
Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast
More than 5,000 people died in the Mediterranean last year, the majority of them on the Libya-Italy migrant route.
# gaddafi supporters
Two men used fake weapons to hijack Libyan plane
They had claimed to have a grenade when they took over the plane, which had over 100 people on board.
# Libya
At least 20 killed in fierce fighting in Libya after incident 'sparked by monkey attack'
Witnesses said several homes were hit by rockets and shells in the confrontation.
# Libya
Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean
Many of those who sailed today from Libya are believed to have been forced to do so at gunpoint.
# migrant crisis
Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean
They were taken aboard the LÉ Samuel Beckett, where they received food, water and medical treatment where required.
# migrant crisis
LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya
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.
# migrant crisis
The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean
In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.
# wrongful death lawsuit
Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton
The lawsuit blames their deaths on Clinton’s “reckless” handling of classified information on her private email server.
# migrant crisis
100 people feared dead after shipwreck off Libya
Around 50 people have been resecued from the water.
# Libya
It looks like Islamic State is making a grab for oil in Africa
French surveillance planes spotted the group making advances towards oil fields in Libya.
# Yvonne Fletcher
WATCH: UK police release shocking new video of 1984 Libyan embassy shooting
A Libyan man has been arrested in connection with the killing of 25-year-old police officer Yvonne Fletcher.
# the remnants
A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man
And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.
# migrant crisis
As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean
This brings to number of those killed in the Mediterranean this year to more than 2,500.
# Sea Tragedy
LÉ Niamh arrives in Sicily carrying 367 people saved by the Irish crew
The bodies of 25 people, including four children, are also on board.
# Mediterranean
LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead
It’s believed that up to 600 people were on board the stricken vessel.
# migrant crisis
LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month's time
Another Irish Naval vessel will be sent to replace the Éithne, once her mission comes to an end.
# LE Eithne
Further 310 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship this morning
The crew has now rescued 1,064 migrnats in the Mediterranean.
# Mediterranean
Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya
In five successful missions, the crew has now rescued 756 migrants in the Mediterranean.
# show of force
Plan to send naval 'boat-destroyer' force against Mediterranean people smugglers
The EU plan will see warships sent to the Libyan coast.
Why the death toll in the Mediterranean is surging
The boats are getting ever more rickety and the numbers crammed on them are increasing.
# Disaster
This is what investigators think happened to the sunken migrant boat
The captain has been arrested.
# Migrants
Up to 400 feared dead after boat capsizes in Mediterranean
Tension is currently mounting in Italy over a recent influx of migrants.
# Explainer
Explainer: What's happening in Libya and why is it important?
The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.
# torture claims
UK agents allegedly involved in arrest and torture of Irish resident in Saudi Arabia
The Irish Government made representations on behalf of Abdullah Abu Bakir Hassan’s family in Ireland.
# on a boat
Interactive map: Here's where all our live sheep and cattle exports go
Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.
# arab states
Three Irish fighters have been killed in Middle East conflicts since 2010
It’s estimated that between 25 and 30 Irish people have traveled to the area where Islamic State is active.
# tensions rise
Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport
The country’s government has branded the Islamist militias as ‘terrorists’.
# lightning reaction
Here's how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country
Ever wondered how the Marine Corps mobilises so quickly, and how missions are carried out?
# fresh violence
'Crisis team' set up to help Irish in Libya, as French and British leave on naval ship
Around 200 people have been killed in the last two weeks in Tripoli and Benghazi.
# Get Out
Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes
Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about Mountjoy prison, Gaza protests, and Cork beaches…
# Trouble
US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes
A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.
Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests
Under the Obama administration the NSA has continued to grow and Libya has slipped into chaos, meanwhile relations with Russia are reaching crisis point.
# Libya
Special forces have captured the suspected ringleader behind the Benghazi attack
Special forces, working with FBI agents, carried out Sunday’s operation and the suspect
# Me Nerves
Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams
This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.
# abdullah al-thani
Attack on his family prompts Libya's prime minister to resign after one month in office
He said in a statement that he would not accept the premiership after the “traitorous attack”.
# Libya
Gaddafi's son has been extradited and put in prison
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.