Migrant disaster: Libya collects victims' bodies

2015-08-28 13:27

Libyan authorities are collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead , in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.

I stopped counting: Doctor on discovering migrant boat dead

2015-08-28 12:13

Stiff lifeless bodies submerged in water - it's a sight Canadian doctor Simon Bryant won't soon forget after he found dozens of dead migrants in the hold of a boat off Libya.

At least 201 rescued after boat sinks off Libyan coast

2015-08-28 07:58

Around 201 people have been rescued after a boat packed with mainly African migrants and bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast, officials say.

Another boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya

2015-08-27 20:23

A boat packed with migrants has sunk off the Libyan coastal city of Zuwara and officials said hundreds might have died.

Libyan political process in final stages, UN envoy says

2015-08-27 08:02

The UN-brokered political dialogue process in Libya is in its "final stages", a UN official says, while noting that the humanitarian situation in the country remains dire with the ISIS extremist group graining ground.

Libya peace talks reach final stages

2015-08-27 06:00

The United Nations peace envoy for Libya says he is confident that the past seven months of talks will yield an agreement.

Putin set to meet Egypt's Sisi

2015-08-26 15:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in Moscow as Russia ramps up its efforts to serve as a leading mediator in Middle Eastern conflicts.

Libya wants international air strikes against ISIS

2015-08-25 18:59

Libya's foreign minister has renewed a call for the lifting of an arms embargo and for international air strikes to help tackle ISIS.

Over 5 000 migrants rescued off Libyan coast

2015-08-25 14:54

Around 5 300 migrants, mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa were rescued in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast last week, EU border agency Frontex says.

ISIS executes at least 4 in central Libyan city

2015-08-25 07:33

Islamic State has executed at least four people in the central Libyan city of Sirte, including at least one member of a rival group whose body was put on display, according to a video published on social media.


For Benghazi's displaced, no help, no dignity

2015-08-28 12:23

One-quarter of the Libyan city's population has been forced to flee their homes since fighting broke out last year, a report says.

Egypt court sentences 12 ISIS supporters to death

2015-08-28 09:15

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death 12 members of the Islamic State group for planning attacks against police and soldiers in the country, a judicial official says.

2 migrant boats capsize with hundreds on board – report

2015-08-28 07:40

Two boats carrying migrants have capsized off the Libyan coast, with hundreds feared dead, a news report says.

Algerian army kills 2 armed Islamists - ministry

2015-08-27 15:28

The Algerian military has killed two armed Islamists who had been active for more than 20 years, the defence ministry says.

Tripoli negotiator quits day before new Libya peace talks

2015-08-27 07:36

A senior negotiator from one of Libya's two parliaments has quit the United Nations-sponsored talks on forming a unity government, a day before a new round of negotiations.

About 50 bodies found in hull of migrant ship

2015-08-26 17:04

The Italian coast guard says about 50 bodies have been found in the hull of a migrant ship off Libya after 439 people were rescued.

ISIS kills 2 police in Egypt's Sinai

2015-08-26 14:03

Gunmen have killed two Egyptian policemen in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry says, in an attack claimed by ISIS.

Algeria flooding kills three

2015-08-25 17:42

Three people, including a teenager have died in flooding as torrential rain swept homes, shops and offices in south-eastern Algeria, authorities say.

Libya in tatters after bloody year of rival governments

2015-08-25 13:41

Torn apart by a year of fighting between two rival governments, Libya is now in tatters with hopes sparked by the ouster of dictator Muammar Gaddafi having fizzled out.

Bomb kills 1 Egyptian policemen, wounds 29

2015-08-24 10:48

A bomb has struck a bus carrying Egyptian policemen, killing one and wounding 29, police say, the latest attack against forces who are being targeted by Islamic State group jihadists.

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