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Flood strengthens Libya’s national fabric, volunteers say

The official floods death toll passed 3,800 on Saturday. About a dozen women hunch over sewing machines in Libya’s capital, urgently making clothes for the living, and shrouds for the dead, two weeks after a huge flood devastated the eastern city of Derna. In the war-battered north African country that has long been divided between

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What can the world learn from Libya’s dam disaster?

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Libya’s deadly floods: what we know

Roads that were already in a poor state were cut, and access to some affected areas became impossible. Flash flooding in east Libya caused by Storm Daniel tore through the coastal city of Derna, leaving more than 3,000 people dead, 10,000 missing and entire neighbourhoods in ruins. This is what we know so far about

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Flood death toll soars to 11,300 in Libya’s coastal city of Derna

The Libyan Red Crescent said Thursday that the death toll from floods in Libya’s eastern Libyan city of Derna has soared to 11,300, as search efforts continue, Marie el-Drese, Secratery General of aid group, told the Associated Press by phone that a further 10,100 are reported missing in the coastal city. The flooding, fed by

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Libya’s prime minister rejects normalization with Israel

One of Libya’s rival prime ministers rejected Thursday the prospect of normalizing relations with Israel days after news broke of a secret meeting between the countries’ two foreign ministers. Last Sunday, the Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen publicly announced that he and Libya’s foreign minister had held a private meeting in Rome the previous week,

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