56 people are still in distress at sea, migrant hotline Alarm Phone said on Twitter on Saturday morning.
Egypt's parliament gave President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi the green light for possible military intervention in Libya
Egypt will not stand idle in the face of any moves that pose a direct threat to Egyptian and Libyan national security, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday, according to a presidency statement.
'I will be at the forefront to push for the upholding of human rights, however, our priority remains to protect the country against the influx of migrants,' Abela concluded.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council on Wednesday that the conflict in Libya has entered a new phase with "unprecedented levels" of foreign interference and mercenaries in the oil-producing country.
France's president on Monday accused Turkey of massively importing jihadists into Libya.
Writing on Facebook Bartolo thanked the Libyan government for stopping 2,000 asylum seekers from leaving the war torn country to Malta. However, Gafà who worked at OPM during the tenure of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and who is known for his ties to Libya called out Bartolo without mentioning his name.
President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Thursday to ramp up Turkey's support for its ally in Libya to lock in recent military gains, and promised joint exploration for oil at sea following talks in Ankara ahead of a potential ceasefire push.