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Migrant crisis: Libya calls for Europe to help stem the tide

Bel Trew, Tripoli
Libya requires urgent help from Europe to stem the tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, the country’s prime minister told The Times. 239 more words

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Armed group seeks legitimacy with Tripoli migrant deal, source says

ROME/TUNIS (Reuters) – A powerful armed group, known for smuggling people from Libya, is seeking legitimacy and state security jobs from the Tripoli government in exchange for stopping migrant boats from leaving the coast of Sabratha for Italy, a senior group member said.
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Al Hallab Bakery

Abdul Rakhman Al Hallab bakery and coffee shop is a famous Lebanese institution much beloved by the natives. It is producing delicious cakes since 1881. The original ‘mother’ shop is located in Tripoli in northern Lebanon not far from the Syrian border and MB had the good fortune to visit there at end December 2016, when he was in Lebanon for the wedding of a work colleague. 308 more words

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Libyan coastguard rescues 300 off Tripoli: official

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s coastguard rescued more than 300 migrants on Tuesday at sea west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said.
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Article: The Tripoli Republic (1918-1922)

Lisa Anderson, “The Tripoli Republic, 1918–1922,” in Social and Economic Development of Libya, ed. E. Joffe & K. McLachlan (London, 1982), pp. 43–65.

 “…although the Sanusiyah played a very important role, it was not alone in organizing resistance to the Italians.

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These cities from our neighbourhood are the world's worst for living

Pakistan’s Karachi city and Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka have been named among the least liveable cities of the world, says a survey.

According to Global Liveability Report compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Karachi maintains its 134th rank in the listing of 140 cities, only managing to fare better than Port Moresby, Dhaka, Tripoli, Lagos and Damascus. 115 more words

EU grants €46 million to support Al Serraj in Tripoli

Probably for security reasons the European External Action Service has released a communication one day later  after the actual visit to Tripoli took place. The EU representatives from the EU Delegation to Libya, Operation Sophia and EUBAM met on 1st of August with the President of the Presidency Council, Fayez Al Serraj, and other Libyan officials in Tripoli, notably Deputy Minister of Defence… 294 more words

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