The boat that capsized heading from Libya to Italy's Lampedusa island on Sunday carried as many as 950 migrants, Italian prosecutors said, citing a survivor.
A small vessel heading for European shores capsized off the northern coast of Libya overnight, with scores of bodies reportedly washing ashore later and 49 out of as many as 700 on board rescued.
Earlier on Sunday, a small vessel with about 700 people on board, capsized while crossing from Libya to Italy. Italian coastguards have retrieved 49 survivors so far and found at least 24 bodies, according to the Italian media. A major rescue operation is currently under way.
The Islamic State extremist group released a video Sunday that appears to show the execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.
Italian coast guards recovered 24 bodies of the migrants whose boat capsized overnight off the northern Libyan coast, sparking fears that up to 650 of the remaining passengers may be dead as well, local media reported on Sunday.
The Italian Navy has taken control of a Sicilian fishing boat seized earlier on Friday by armed men in Libyan territorial waters, the Navy said in a written statement.
Sicilian police arrested 15 Muslim migrants under suspicion of murdering 12 Christians trying to get from Libya to Italy by sea.
Oil production by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) climbed to its highest level for almost four years, boosted by Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Libya, according to the International Energy Agency.
Russia will consider re-launching military partnership with Libya in case the UN Security Council does not object.
Libyan prime minister says that the West must take complete responsibility for the current political chaos in the country.
The charity Save the Children's press officer said that about 400 migrants have drowned as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to get from Libya to Italy.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni said that country plans to offer to investors projects to rebuild cities under the control of the government during an economic conference in Egypt scheduled in May.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni said that government is planning to implement a number of contracts signed between the Gaddafi regime and Russia.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni said that Libya plans to ask Russia to help rebuild its military might.
The UN Security Council threatens to impose sanctions against those who hamper the Libyan reconciliation efforts.
A bomb blast has ripped through the Moroccan Embassy in Tripoli, hours after unidentified gunmen attacked South Korea's mission in the Libyan capital.
UN-mediated talks on resolution of the Libyan crisis will convene in Algiers on Monday 13 April, according to the statement of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
Unidentified gunmen attacked the embassy of South Korea in Libyan capital Tripoli, killing two security guards.
The representatives of Syria and Libya were not invited to participate in an informal EU ministerial meeting with North African and Middle East partners of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP), scheduled for April 13 in Barcelona.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday condemned an upsurge of armed conflict in western Libya, especially in Warshafana region, expressing concern for the locals who have been kidnapped and tortured.