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Nearly 900 migrants rescued off Libya arrive in Italy

Nearly 900 migrants rescued off Libya arrive in Italy Illegal immigrants are seen at a detention centre in Zawiyah, 45 kilometres west of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on December 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TAHA JAWASHI Sicily on Monday welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the …

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African Union to bring 20,000 migrants home from Libya

African Union to bring 20,000 migrants home from Libya Migrants sit upon returning from Libya in Benin, capital of Edo State in midwest Nigeria on December 6, 2017.Out of over 400 Nigerian migrants that voluntarily returned from Libya, more than half have returned to Edo State, where a large number …

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UN pushing sharp increase in migrant returns from Libya

UN pushing sharp increase in migrant returns from Libya African migrants queue to receive clothing aid prior to repatriation, at a detention center in the Libyan capital Tripoli’s eastern suburb of Tajoura on December 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA The UN migration agency is stepping up the …

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Libyan cleared of US envoy’s murder in Benghazi, convicted of terror

Libyan cleared of US envoy’s murder in Benghazi, convicted of terror (FILES) This file photo taken on September 10, 2012 shows a vehicle (R) and the surrounding buildings burn after they were set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. A Libyan man …

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Libya navy says over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off coast

Libya navy says over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off coast African migrants arrive at a naval base in Tripoli on November 25, 2017, after their rubber boat was rescued off the coast of Garabulli, 60 kilometres (40 miles) east of the Libyan capital. More than 30 migrants died and …

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More than 40 million modern-day slaves

More than 40 million modern-day slaves Illegal immigrants, who were rescued by the Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, arrive at a naval base in the capital Tripoli on May 26, 2017. At least 20 boats carrying thousands of migrants on their way to Italy were spotted …

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Libya to probe ‘slave auction’ footage

Libya to probe ‘slave auction’ footage A man holds a placard reading “No to slavery in Libya” during a march against “slavery in Libya” on November 18, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised …

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Boris Johnson under fire for ‘dead bodies’ Libya gaffe

Boris Johnson under fire for ‘dead bodies’ Libya gaffe Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson walks outside the venue on the final day of the Conservative Party annual conference at the Manchester Central Convention Centre in Manchester, northwest England, on October 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF British foreign …

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Trump’s travel ban could be expanded after Sunday

Trump’s travel ban could be expanded after Sunday US President Donald Trump / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America’s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. After the 90-day ban ends, travelers from Syria, Iran, …

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