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  • 13 women dead and eight children missing after boat capsizes off Italy
    Vessel carrying people from sub-Saharan Africa hit rough seas near island of LampedusaAt least 13 women have died and eight children are missing after a boat capsized in rough seas off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Sunday night as a patrol vesse…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Oct 19, 11:04am -
  • Human trafficker was at meeting in Italy to discuss Libya migration
    Abd al-Rahman Milad attended 2017 talks between intelligence officials and Libyan coastguardOne of the world’s most notorious human traffickers attended a meeting in Sicily with Italian intelligence officials to discuss controls on migrant flows fr…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Oct 19, 9:35am -
  • Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali obituary
    Former president of Tunisia who fled to Saudi Arabia after the 2011 uprisingZine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s autocratic former president who fled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 after a popular uprising, has died aged 83. The revolution that led to his d…
    - 26 days ago, 19 Sep 19, 1:06pm -
  • Arrests made after migrants identify 'torturers' in camp in Sicily
    Arrests come after asylum seekers allegedly recognised former captors at migrant registration centreDetectives in Sicily have arrested three men who allegedly raped and tortured dozens of migrants in a detention centre in the north-west of Libya.Pros…
    - 29 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 9:11am -
  • Germany plans Libya conference to shore up arms embargo
    Violations of embargo have been both routine and often blatant, says UN special envoyGermany is planning to hold a UN-backed international conference on the future of Libya in an attempt to force the many regional actors to stop funding and arming th…
    - 32 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 12:00am -
  • ‘Life-saving’: hundreds of refugees to be evacuated from Libya to Rwanda
    First group expected to leave dire detention centres in days, as UN denies reports that plan is part of EU strategy to keep refugees from EuropeHundreds of African refugees and asylum seekers trapped in Libyan detention centres will be evacuated to R…
    - 35 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 11:04am -
  • Libya drone strike heightens fears of air war and risk of civilian deaths
    Strike in Murzuq last week, blamed on Haftar forces, killed at least 45 peopleAn air war in Libya is intensifying as rival forces in the divided country try to break a military stalemate, heightening significantly the risk of civilian casualties.At…
    - 65 days ago, 11 Aug 19, 11:39am -
  • Five, including UN staff, killed in Benghazi car bombing
    Explosion shattered Libyan conflict ceasefire agreed during Muslim holiday of Eid al-AdhaA car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three UN staff members and two other mission members on Saturday, the United Nations said.The…
    - 65 days ago, 10 Aug 19, 6:40pm -
  • Migrant rescue ship with 40 people arrives in Malta after EU deal
    Vessel allowed entry under agreement that other countries will look after those onboardA group of 40 migrants rescued by a German charity ship have landed in Malta and will be taken care of by other EU member states after a deal negotiated by Berlin.…
    - 72 days ago, 4 Aug 19, 9:15am -
  • Abducted Libyan MP's relatives in US sound alarm over torture fears
    Seham Sergiwa was taken by armed men after she criticised Haftar offensive in TripoliThe family of a Libyan member of parliament and campaigner abducted by armed men two weeks ago fear she may have been subjected to torture and sexual violence.Seham…
    - 76 days ago, 31 Jul 19, 8:32am -
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