UN says over 300 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

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Tripoli, Nov 18 | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that more than 300 illegal immigrants have been rescued and have returned to Libya.

A total of “307 persons were returned to Tripoli on Wednesday night, in two different operations undertaken by Libyan maritime
forces,” the UNHCR tweeted.

“Among them were 22 females and 11 children. UNHCR and partner IRC (International Rescue Committee) attended both disembarkations and provided medical assistance and relief items to survivors,” it said.

Libya has been suffering instability and chaos since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, making the North African country a preferred point of departure for illegal immigrants who seek to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores, Xinhua news agency reported.

So far this year, a total of 29,427 illegal immigrants have been rescued, while 490 died and 736 went missing off the Libyan coast on the Central Mediterranean route, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The rescued migrants were detained in overcrowded reception centers across Libya, despite repeated international calls to close them.

Source: IANS

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Indian share market posted its first weekly gain in Jun by rising 2.7%.

This week, the Indian Stock Market rebounded strongly and ended with first weekly gain of 2.7% in June as a drop in commodity prices offered some relief from broadening inflationary pressures. Copper prices, which are often seen as a bellwether for economic output due to their wide range of industrial and construction uses, are heading for their worst week in a year, while oil prices have dropped over concerns of slumping demand.

While the US recessionary fears are still at the forefront, but the slide in commodity prices has lifted the mood of stock market.Cheaper oil is usually beneficial for oil-importing countries such as India.

Domestically, on sectorial basis, Auto and FMCG are the top gainers, while Metal index is the top losers. On stock basis, Hero MotoCorp, Eicher Motors, Hindustan Unilever, Maruti Suzuki and M&M were the top gainers and Tata steel, UPL, Reliance Industries, hindalco Inds and Coal India were the top losers.

In the next week, investors will keep a close eye on crude oil price movement, commodity prices, US economic activity and the geopolitical development.

 

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