Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Intelligence tests of our times: • 880 immigrants traveling from Libya to Italy drowned last week: It was the worst known tally for a single week in a year. A spokesman for the United Nation Human Commission...Show More Summary
The internal Libyan conflict and political instability makes it easy for people-smugglers to run their business without any barriers, Frontex spokeswoman Ewa Moncure told Sputnik.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov held a meeting with German Ambassador to Russia Ruediger von Fritsch on Tuesday and discussed the situation in Syria, Libya and in the Middle East in general, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
In its ubiquitous manner, crude futures decided to try and run the stops at the US equity open but were unable to get to $50 (49.984 in July WTI) before fading back a little. Ths driver - according to the narrative-du-jour - is turmoil...Show More Summary
A Libyan force tasked with protecting the country’s oil ports captured a coastal town from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), a spokesperson said on Monday. The Petroleum Facilities Guard, which is allied to Libya’s U.N.-backed government, captured the town of Ben Jawad as it advanced west, clashing with ISIS near the country’s oil terminals. Show More Summary
The murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 was a war crime, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
More than a million people are locked into modern slavery in Europe, according to a report that finds that the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan Syria, Yemen and Libya exacerbate the problem. The Global Slavery Index 2016, prepared by the...Show More Summary
A rescuer from the German humanitarian organization Sea-Watch that was patrolling the waters between Libya and Italy spotted a baby in the water on Friday after a wooden boat capsized. The baby was in the water "like a doll, arms outstretched,” the rescuer who was only identified as Martin said. Show More Summary
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A force that controls oil terminals in eastern Libya said it had captured the town of Ben Jawad from Islamic State, pushing the militant group back along a coastal strip they control east of their stronghold of Sirte.
People try to swim moments after their boat overturned off the Libyan coast. (Italian Navy / AP) More than 700 people fleeing violence and poverty in Libya are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean last week in what experts...Show More Summary
Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu is planning to initiate the process of reopening the Turkish Embassy on Monday.
“Five years after the popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and elsewhere, a bleak, apocalyptic strain of post-revolutionary literature has taken root in the region.”
What is the connection between the following pairs of societies that are geographically, historically and culturally quite distinct: • Kosovo and Libya/Syria, • Iraq and Afghanistan, • Ukraine and Brazil/Venezuela? [The answer]: Being caught up in the US global strategy, illustrated by the Pentagon's map. Show More Summary
The UN Refugee Agency announced on Sunday that more than 700 migrants crossing from Libya toward Italy may have died in the Mediterranean this past week. The death toll could be as high as 900. Read more...
At least 700 migrants attempting to cross from Libya to Europe may have drowned last week after three boats capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading ? The post Hundreds dead as migrant crisis escalates in the Mediterranean Sea appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The deaths came as the smuggling route from Libya across the Mediterranean Sea has risen with the arrival of spring, and officials feared the numbers could grow.
At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya toward Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said on Sunday. About 14,000 have been rescued since Monday amid calm seas, and there have been at least three confirmed instances of boats sinking. Show More Summary
ROME (Reuters) - At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said on Sunday.
A surge of migrant sailings from Libya and Egypt has sent government and aid officials in Italy scrambling to find beds for thousands of new arrivals. More than 13,000 people have made the perilous crossing since Monday -- and hundreds have drowned in the attempt, the officials said. Reception...
MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed unity government say they aim to encircle Sirte, Islamic State's stronghold in Libya, having moved to within 15 km (10 miles) of the city center.