Italian navy rescues 274 from migrant ship off Libyan coast

2015-04-25 23:10

Italian authorities say they have rescued 274 migrants from a migrant vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily.

House Benghazi panel calls Clinton to testify

2015-04-24 08:00

The chair of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has called former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to testify.

Migrant smuggling in Libya a booming trade

2015-04-23 06:49

Libya's chaos has turned the country into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe, a report says.

1 000s of Ethiopians march against Islamic extremism

2015-04-22 14:55

More than 100 000 Ethiopians have protested the killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya and their own government’s failure to raise living standards of the poor.

Libya stops boats packed with migrants

2015-04-21 21:06

Libya has stopped several boats packed with Africans trying to reach Italy's shores in the past three days, detaining more than 600 immigrants.

Christians, Muslims mourn Ethiopians killed by ISIS

2015-04-21 18:44

Ethiopia has begun three days of national mourning with joint Christian and Muslim prayers for more than 20 Ethiopian Christians killed by ISIS.

Mistakes caused migrant ship disaster

2015-04-21 13:22

Italian authorities say that the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant boat disaster had been caused by a combination of mistakes by the captain and the ship being impossibly overcrowded.

Captain of the capsized Libyan boat arrested in Italy

2015-04-21 08:22

Prosecutors say that they have arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.

France urges peace deal in Libya after killing of Christians

2015-04-20 18:45

French President Francois Hollande has condemned the killing of at least 28 Ethiopian Christians in Libya, urging a peace deal to restore order in the conflict-ridden nation.

Migrant boats carrying 400 people send SOS

2015-04-20 16:37

Ships in the Med are responding to distress calls from two boats said to be carrying around 400 migrants.


Libya militia 'launches air raids' against ISIS

2015-04-24 11:19

A militia alliance that controls Libya’s capital has carried out air strikes against positions of the Islamic State jihadist group in the coastal city of Sirte, an official says.

Libya conflict displaces half a million people

2015-04-23 22:18

The fighting that is ravaging Libya has displaced more than a half a million people since last May.

EU feels pressure of migrant disaster

2015-04-22 20:14

European Union leaders head into a summit on the Mediterranean migrant crisis under pressure to act after survivors laid bare the full horror of last weekend's catastrophic shipwreck.

Italy: refugee camps in Niger, Sudan to stem migrant flow

2015-04-22 11:55

Italy says the EU must rapidly devise a long-range, comprehensive policy to stop the flood of migrants setting out from Libya.

Overloading caused migrant shipwreck

2015-04-21 18:53

Prosecutors are blaming the Tunisian captain of a fishing boat for causing the deaths of hundreds of migrants locked below decks when his vessel capsized in the Mediterranean, due to overloading.

Abbott: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy

2015-04-21 14:32

Australia’s PM has urged European leaders to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.

Bomb explodes outside Spanish embassy in Libya

2015-04-21 08:33

A bomb has exploded outside Spain’s embassy in the Libyan capital, a security source says, an attack later claimed by the Islamic State group.

Callous EU policies turns Med into vast cemetery - UN

2015-04-20 19:06

The Mediterranean is turning into a vast cemetery amid soaring migrant deaths, the UN human rights chief says.

Ethiopia to hold national mourning after ISIS kills Christians

2015-04-20 18:45

Ethiopia will hold three days of national mourning for Ethiopian Christians killed by ISIS militants in Libya, the government says.

UN appeals for safe havens after shipwreck tragedy

2015-04-20 11:33

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to world governments to share the burden of taking in refugees after more than 700 migrants were feared dead in the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy.

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