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#Libya

# libya - Thursday 26 May, 2016

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 11,153 Views 51 Comments

Around 50 people have been resecued from the water.

# libya - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

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 15,151 Views 38 Comments

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

# libya - Thursday 19 November, 2015

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 13,889 Views 4 Comments

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

# libya - Sunday 4 October, 2015

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 21,627 Views 62 Comments

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

# libya - Friday 28 August, 2015

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 12,731 Views 54 Comments

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

# libya - Thursday 6 August, 2015

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 28,844 Views 181 Comments

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

# libya - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

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 32,208 Views 227 Comments

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

# libya - Monday 15 June, 2015

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 14,118 Views 122 Comments

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

# libya - Saturday 6 June, 2015

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 17,317 Views 123 Comments

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

# libya - Friday 5 June, 2015

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 10,205 Views 48 Comments

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

# libya - Monday 18 May, 2015

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 9,307 Views 37 Comments

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

# libya - Sunday 26 April, 2015

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 12,884 Views 22 Comments

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

# libya - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

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 11,412 Views 6 Comments

The captain has been arrested.

# libya - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

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 10,598 Views 29 Comments

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

# libya - Saturday 28 February, 2015

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 39,783 Views 42 Comments

The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.

# libya - Monday 2 February, 2015

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 42,737 Views 120 Comments

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

# libya - Monday 27 October, 2014

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 17,143 Views 35 Comments

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

# libya - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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 13,514 Views 112 Comments

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

# libya - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport
# Tensions Rise
# Tensions Rise

Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport

Aug 24th 2014, 9:57 AM 10,305 Views 33 Comments

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

# libya - Monday 4 August, 2014

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 25,485 Views 70 Comments

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

# libya - Friday 1 August, 2014

'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 11,654 Views 33 Comments

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

# libya - Sunday 27 July, 2014

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 5,594 Views 28 Comments

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

# libya - Saturday 26 July, 2014

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jul 26th 2014, 7:53 PM 13,218 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 5,375 Views 51 Comments

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

# libya - Sunday 13 July, 2014

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 25 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.

# libya - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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 7,471 Views 30 Comments

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

# libya - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

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 7,336 Views 21 Comments

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

# libya - Sunday 13 April, 2014

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 6,574 Views 15 Comments

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

# libya - Thursday 6 March, 2014

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 10,973 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.

# libya - Thursday 2 January, 2014

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 37,171 Views 40 Comments

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

# libya - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint
# Benghazi
# Benghazi

Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:26 AM 3,097 Views 8 Comments

The death toll is likely to rise, according to witnesses on scene.

# libya - Saturday 21 December, 2013

So what is left of the Arab Spring?
# State Of The Nations
# State Of The Nations

So what is left of the Arab Spring?

Dec 21st 2013, 9:45 AM 6,527 Views 40 Comments

It is the third anniversary of the Tunisian protest which sparked a flame across the Middle East and North Africa.

# libya - Saturday 16 November, 2013

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 16th 2013, 8:03 PM 15,248 Views 2 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

At least 31 killed, more than 200 injured in Libya gun attack
# Libya
# Libya

At least 31 killed, more than 200 injured in Libya gun attack

Nov 16th 2013, 7:40 AM 2,857 Views 9 Comments

Gunmen opened fire on a crowd demanding their disbandment, officials say.

# libya - Friday 8 November, 2013

Police say Italian shipwreck migrants were raped and tortured
# Boat Tragedy
# Boat Tragedy

Police say Italian shipwreck migrants were raped and tortured

Nov 8th 2013, 3:59 PM 22,936 Views 45 Comments

“They forced us to watch our men being tortured with various methods including batons [and] electric shocks to the feet. Whoever rebelled was tied up”.

# libya - Friday 11 October, 2013

Car bomb explodes outside Swedish and Finnish consulates in Libya
# Libya
# Libya

Car bomb explodes outside Swedish and Finnish consulates in Libya

Oct 11th 2013, 4:26 PM 3,133 Views 33 Comments

Nobody was killed in the blasts, officials confirmed.

# libya - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed just hours after kidnapping
# Libya
# Libya

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed just hours after kidnapping

Oct 10th 2013, 11:05 AM 6,532 Views 38 Comments

The pre-dawn seizure of Zeidan came five days after US commandos embarrassed and angered Libya’s government.

# libya - Monday 7 October, 2013

Libya demands explanation from US over raid
# Capture
# Capture

Libya demands explanation from US over raid

Oct 7th 2013, 10:44 AM 4,978 Views 76 Comments

Libya has asked for clarifications regarding the abduction of an al-Qaida leader in Tripoli.

# libya - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Raids show terrorists "can run but they can't hide" --- John Kerry
# Us Raids
# Us Raids

Raids show terrorists "can run but they can't hide" --- John Kerry

Oct 6th 2013, 2:05 PM 5,890 Views 74 Comments

US forces captured a suspect in the 1988 US embassy bombings during a raid in Libya. Another raid, targeting a militant in Somalia, was aborted after a gun battle.