BENGHAZI, LIBYA (Reuters) – Benghazi’s commercial port officially reopened on Sunday (October 1) after a three-year closure due to fighting between rival factions in the east Libyan city. Continue reading
AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading
The United Nations says a growing number of migrants passing through Libya are being traded in “slave markets”.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks about her “long day” testifying before the congressional committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead.
Migrants who had taken to the rocks on the Italian-French border after their camp was dismantled by police have now left the area and many are now sheltering from bad weather at a nearby transit centre.
The 80 teams participating in this season’s Champions League and Europa League will each make a donation to help ease the refugee crisis in Europe.
A social media account linked to Islamic State uploads video purporting to show IS fighters in control of a power plant west of the Libyan city of Sirte.
LIBYA (Next Media) – As the EU struggles to cope with the surge in illegal immigrants arriving from conflict-stricken Libya, EU ministers have approved an operation that will establish a military force to combat human smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea.
African migrants living in an Italian asylum centre speak about their experiences and hopes since travelling to Europe.
(Next Media Online) – The influence of ISIS is gradually expanding from its stronghold in Syria and Iraq to extremist groups in North Africa.
Militants in several countries in North Africa, including Libya, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia, have pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.