France: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy charged over Libyan money claims

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges Wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial official told The Associated Press that investigating judges overseeing the probe gave the ex-president charges of illegally funding his successful 2007 campaign, passive corruption and […]

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African Union urges swift relocation of refugees from overcrowded camps in Libya

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat (Photo by AFP) African Union leaders have called on their European counterparts to help relocate thousands of refugees currently stranded in camps in violence-plagued Libya. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the chairman of the African Union Commission, said Thursday that the number of African refugees who currently live […]

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres slams Libya slave auctions as ‘crime against humanity’

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks as the Security Council holds a meeting at the United Nations in New York on September 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the reported auctions of African refugees in Libya as slaves amount to “crimes against humanity,” calling for an immediate investigation into the […]

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Lebanese investigative Judge Zaher Hamadeh issues arrest warrant for former Libyan Prime Minister Abdessalam Jalloud over Sadr abduction

Former Libyan Prime Minister Abdessalam Jalloud (file photo) Lebanese investigative Judge Zaher Hamadeh has issued an arrest warrant for former Libyan Prime Minister Abdessalam Jalloud over the disappearance of the country’s prominent Shia leader Imam Musa al-Sadr and his two companions in the North African nation nearly 40 years ago. On Friday, Hamadeh found Jalloud […]

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Detained Europe-bound asylum seekers in Libya ‘in disastrous conditions’

An African migrant is seen at the Illegal Immigration Authority center in Tripoli on August 17, 2017, ahead of being repatriated to his country of origin under a voluntary program coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). (Photo by AFP) Thousands of previously Europe-bound asylum seekers held in Libyan detention centers are said to […]

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