Fleeing Sierra Leone for Europe, Fatima and her family endured a dangerous journey across six countries, the Sahara Desert and conflict-ridden Libya. And that was all before they joined the thousands who continue to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean. Fatima has been on the run from an invisible terror for almost two years. Show More Summary
“One of the hardest-hit areas is the country’s eastern coastal region, which is rich in archaeological treasures from sites such as the ancient Greek and Roman city of Cyrene. International and Libyan specialists say that ‘random digging’ here is proceeding unchecked.”
“This is the worst we have ever seen,” a U.N. spokesman said. Almost nine in 10 died trying to cross from Libya to Italy.
Five French crew members killed when their plane used for monitoring migrants off Libya banked hard and crashed in a fireball
A small plane heading toward Libya's coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government crashed soon after takeoff from Malta's airport Monday, killing all five French crew members, authorities said. The twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner banked to the right and slammed into the...
Pal Erik Teigen had to make a tough call Saturday: sail a rescue ship away from desperate migrants in waters off the Libyan coast in order to safeguard the lives of others. The drama began at around 8 pm, 20 nautical miles off Libya,...Show More Summary
The December 7, 2015 political agreement signed by the representatives of the General National Congress in Tripoli (Western Libya) and the House of Representatives in Tobruk (Eastern Libya), along with the cast of other ad hoc political...Show More Summary
Horrific scenes unfolded in the Mediterranean off Libya Saturday as a full-to-capacity rescue ship was forced to sail away from desperate migrants trying to swim towards the rescuers. Nine people drowned and ten were missing after aShow More Summary
"I don't think you can blame Hillary Clinton or NATO," says Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Libya's post-intervention collapse.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan naval forces denied charges from a rescue organization that one of their crew had attacked a migrant boat packed with around 150 people, causing some to fall into the sea and at least four to drown, a spokesman said.
By Alison Pargeter | ( OpenDemocracy) | – – If peace and national unity in Libya seem remote five years after the fall of the Qadhafi regime, western powers and the international…
The chaos in the Middle East is turning the trickle of cultural artefacts appearing on the global art market into a flood.
Former NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen defends intervention against Gaddafi, and we debate Kurdish independence in Iraq.
SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Sheltering in tunnels, improvised bunkers and rooms fortified by sand-filled fridges, Islamic State is holding out in the Libyan city of Sirte, defending itself with snipers, booby-traps and car bombs against pro-government forces.
The amphibious transport dock San Antonio has moved into the Mediterranean to conduct airstrikes on IISI targets in Libya.
Armed men have attacked a boat carrying migrants off Libya, leaving at least four dead and 15 missing, German NGO Sea-Watch said Friday. The assailants arrived aboard a vessel with Libyan coastguard insignia, and beat the migrants with clubs, sending many of them into the water, a Sea-Watch spokesman said. Show More Summary
Armed men on a speedboat attack overcrowded dinghy, leaving at least 25 people missing off the Libyan coast.
SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan pro-government forces have freed five foreign nationals held by Islamic State in Sirte after heavy fighting to capture the final district of the city, a local official said on Thursday.
Some 1,400 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean were rescued Thursday off the coast of Libya, according to the Italian coastguard, which coordinated the operations conducted mainly by aid ships. Attempts at the dangerous crossing...Show More Summary
During the 2011 revolution, Libya's underground musicians emerged to help free their country from Gaddafi's rule.