A fighter of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) aims at forces of the east-based Libyan National Army (LNA) at the Al-Yarmook frontline in Tripoli. Photo: Xinhua

Rival Libya forces agree to UN-backed Eid truce despite deadly car bombing

  • Khalifa Hifter’s forces announced that they would implement a ceasefire, after the unity government conditionally accepted the truce for the three-day holiday
Topic |   Libya

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A fighter of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) aims at forces of the east-based Libyan National Army (LNA) at the Al-Yarmook frontline in Tripoli. Photo: Xinhua
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Migrants who were rescued by the Libyan coastguard. Photo: Reuters

150 feared dead in the ‘worst Mediterranean tragedy of the year’ as migrants drown after boats sink

  • Dozens rescued but many more drowned after flimsy boats capsized of town of Khoms, 120km (75 miles) east of Tripoli
  • Amnesty International lambasted the European Union over the latest deaths
Topic |   Europe’s refugee crisis

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Migrants who were rescued by the Libyan coastguard. Photo: Reuters
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