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Egyptian migrants killed in Libya by human traffickers

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Special to WorldTribune.com Human traffickers killed 13 Egyptian migrants in Libya in a dispute over money, the United Nations said. The UN has called for an investigation into the incident in Bani Walid. A local official said on April 27 […]

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500 on overcrowded boat from Libya said lost at sea

Mowlid Isman, 28, from Somalia, left, speaks as Muaz Mahmud, 25, from Ethiopia looks on during a press conference organized by non-governmental organizations in Athens, Thursday, April 21, 2016. The two men say they are... (AP Photo/Theodora Tongas

Special to WorldTribune.com Two men who survived when an overcrowded boat sank in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy described the tragic events that led to the deaths of as many as 500 people. Muaz Mahmud Aymo, a 25-year-old Ethiopian, […]

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‘The decision was the president’s: Hillary Clinton blames Obama for Libya, Syria

Hillary Clinton (L) listens to Senator Bernie Sanders speak during a Democratic debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York April 14.  /Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Although she heavily pressed a reluctant President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton said the president is ultimately at fault for the Libya fiasco. The former secretary of state and current Democratic candidate for president also threw Obama under […]

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Modern slavery: Silent scourge that reduces humans to commodities is a $150 billion business

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Calling for an end to “human trafficking and other forms of human slavery,” British Cardinal Vincent Nichols presented a stunning testimony against the “resurgence of slavery” where up to 21 […]

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Obama credits British PM — not Hillary — for Libya disaster, the worst mistake of his presidency

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Special to WorldTribune.com President Barack Obama said not having a “day after plan” in Libya was the worst mistake of his presidency. But Obama, still very much the team player, saddled much of the blame on UK Prime Minister David […]

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Libya’s Gen. Haftar offers qualified support for new, unlikely unity government

Gen. Khalifa Haftar

Special to WorldTribune.com Libya’s UN-backed unity government may get the blessing of one of the country’s most powerful military leaders. Gen. Khalifa Haftar, leader of the Tobruk-based Libyan National Army, has pledged to support any unity government that receives the […]

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Libya’s rival government in Tripoli steps down

National Salvation Prime Minister Khalifa al-Ghwell announced on March 5 the Tripoli-base government has "ceased duties."

Special to WorldTribune.com In a boost to Libya’s unity government, the rival government in Tripoli has resigned. The National Salvation government on April 5 said it would “cease duties” as an executive authority. “We put the interests of the nation […]

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U.S. weighs intervention in Libya to back new unity government

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Special to WorldTribune.com As Libya’s unity government shows signs of taking hold, the United States and European allies are developing a plan to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets in the north African country. The establishment of […]

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‘State of the rats didn’t work’: Gadhafi’s daughter says her father warned West

Aisha Gadhafi

Special to WorldTribune.com Col. Moammar Gadhafi warned Western powers that Libya would fall to Islamists if he were toppled from power, Gadhafi’s daughter, Aisha, said. “Libya has fallen into the tentacles of imperialism,” Aisha, who now resides in Algeria, said. […]

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Egypt’s Sisi: Best route for West in Libya is to support Gen. Haftar’s army

Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar

Special to WorldTribune.com The West’s best course of action in Libya is to arm and support the army of Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar instead of military intervention, Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi said. “If we provide arms and support to […]

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