Around 250 African migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, a Spanish charity said Thursday.
Several city institutions abolished Misrata's municipality council on Tuesday, a statement said, after members refused to resolve protester concerns.
Exclusive: Traffickers' rings in the Libyan desert and Mediterranean coast will be in the crosshairs after European and North African countries reached a deal to ramp up anti-migration efforts.
Another Libyan tribe has announced their support for east General Haftar - a sign that the tide of the civil war is turning in favour of the former regime strongman.
Interior ministers from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Libya, Malta, Slovenia, Switzerland and Tunisia took part in the meeting, along with the European Commissioner for Migration.
Libyan President Fayez al-Serraj made a television statement denouncing the actions of the rival east Libyan militias in Benghazi, adding that Libyan could not return to strong-man military rule.
Italy's coastguard rescued nearly 3,000 people off the coast of Libya as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.
Haftar's Libyan National Army celebrated by letting off guns and fireworks and parading the dead bodies of their enemies through the streets.
The Cairo meeting by representatives of United Nations, European Union, Arab League and African Union comes a day after gunmen opened fire at demonstrators protesting against militias in Libya's capital.
The Trump administration has appealed a court's block of its revised travel ban against citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.