Gunmen raided two trendy seafront cafes in the Libyan capital Tripoli this month to banish unmarried couples and impose strict religious codes, witnesses said, in a move that has alarmed civil liberties defenders.
Three children, all sisters, were killed and a woman and child wounded in an air strike that hit a residential district in the Libyan capital on Monday, a Reuters reporters and the Tripoli government said.
A small blue boat with an outboard motor bobs on the waves of the open sea. It is crammed with 28 migrants -- men, women and children -- from Somalia, Bangladesh and Yemen. Across the horizon is the Libyan coast.
The U.N. envoy for Libya said he hopes an international conference next month will produce a Security Council resolution committing foreign powers to stopping an escalating proxy war and an accelerated mechanism to enforce an arms embargo.
At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of the Libyan capital Tripoli early on Sunday but then fled and no attempt was made to capture them, a navy official said.
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