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ISIS flag (Shutterstock/File)
October 16, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Continued political and military fragmentation in Libya is allowing for the regrouping of ISIS in the country after it was largely defeated in 2016, Walid Namane, an independent analyst, and North Africa expert has said.
Mediterranean refugee arrivals have reached 120,137 to date this year (AFP/File Photo)
October 10, 2017 - 08:09 GMT
Thousands of migrants have been transferred to a hangar in the coastal city of Sabratha by a U.N. migration agency, the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Monday.
ISIS released a video in 2015 allegedly depicting the beheading of 20 Egyptian Copts (AFP)
October 08, 2017 - 13:33 GMT
The 20 nationals were filmed as they were beheaded by militants belonging to ISIS.
Years of political turmoil since the 2011 overthrow of long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi have left Libya divided between rival governments and beset by violence as militia forces battle for power (AFP/File Photo)
October 02, 2017 - 08:41 GMT
Representatives of Libya's rival authorities have made progress on amending a deal on a political transition for the North African country, the special U.N. envoy said on Sunday.
President Donald Trump's latest travel ban includes the suspension of all immigrant visas for nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia (Shutterstock/File Photo)
September 28, 2017 - 14:58 GMT
East Libya's breakaway government banned all United States citizens from entering its borders on Wednesday, in retaliation for Washington's recent travel ban against Libyans.
A migrant boat off the Libyan coast (AFP/File Photo)
September 28, 2017 - 13:35 GMT
Libya's navy warned it will seize activists' boats on migrant rescue missions that enter its waters unauthorized, after a run-in on Wednesday with a German vessel during which a warning shot was fired.
The findings on alleged direct airstrikes on Libyan civilians were presented on Tuesday at a conference for human rights on the sidelines of a Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland (Shutterstock/File Photo)
September 27, 2017 - 12:23 GMT
The findings on alleged direct airstrikes on Libyan civilians were presented on Tuesday at a conference for human rights on the sidelines of a Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
The airstrikes were targeting suspected ISIS militants.
September 25, 2017 - 11:06 GMT
The airstrikes were targeting suspected ISIS militants.
Tunisia has seen widespread protests in recent days (Manich Msamah)
September 18, 2017 - 08:12 GMT
Tunisian activists have accused the country’s President Beji Caid Essebsi of exploiting women’s rights amid fears that the government is attempting to cover-up a counter-revolution.
The denial comes following news reports that Rome planned to build 'logistics hub' on Libya’s southern border. (AFP/File)
September 18, 2017 - 08:05 GMT
The denial comes following news reports that Rome planned to build 'logistics hub' on Libya’s southern border.
Migrants crossing the Mediterranean (Shutterstock/FILE)
September 17, 2017 - 12:53 GMT
Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman said.
President Beji Caid Essebsi called for the government to scrap the ban dating back to 1973. (AFP)
September 15, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims, the presidency has announced.
Tunisian activists fear that the country’s revolution could be in jeopardy (مانيش مسامح Manich Msamah)
September 14, 2017 - 15:14 GMT
Tunisian activists fear that the country’s revolution could be in jeopardy after the country’s controversial Reconciliation Law was given the green light on Wednesday.
Murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni (Twitter)
September 13, 2017 - 10:31 GMT
A lawyer involved in the investigation of an Italian student murdered in Egypt has been arrested by Egyptian authorities as he attempted to leave the country, a rights group said on Tuesday.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says that the detainment is causing unnecessary harm to migrants, reporting that
September 05, 2017 - 13:11 GMT
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says that the detainment is causing unnecessary harm to migrants, reporting that "detainees are stripped of any human dignity".
MSF has called on Libyan authorities to end arbitrary detention of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers (AFP)
September 04, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The detention system in Libya is fuelled by exploitation of refugees. There is no oversight to ensure refugees are treated humanely