Libya people smugglers may face targeted intervention: Italy

Apr 21, 2015

Libya people smugglers may face targeted intervention: Italy

Italy is studying the possibility of mounting “targeted interventions” against Libya-based people smugglers behind a huge surge in the numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Monday. “The hypothesis of military intervention (to stabilize Libya) is not on the table ...

Nations condemn new Islamic State massacre of Christians

Apr 20, 2015

Nations condemn new Islamic State massacre of Christians

The United States on Sunday condemned the “brutal mass murder” of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya after a video released by Islamic State militants purportedly showed their execution. The 29-minute video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, described in text captions ...

Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy

| Apr 20, 2015

Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy

The outrage Europe’s leaders face over the deaths of hundreds of refugees trying to reach its shores may force a shift in a policy critics decry as letting people drown to deter others in desperate need. The moat that the Mediterranean forms between “Fortress ...

Apr 20, 2015

Migrant crisis prompts Italy call for emergency EU summit

Italy on Sunday called for an emergency summit of European Union leaders following the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Rome would be seeking the extraordinary meeting after up to 700 people were feared to have drowned when ...

Shipwreck off Libya claimed 400 migrants, survivors say

Apr 15, 2015

Shipwreck off Libya claimed 400 migrants, survivors say

About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year. The boat, carrying about 550 migrants in total, ...

Islamic State militants claim attacks on embassies in Libya

Apr 14, 2015

Islamic State militants claim attacks on embassies in Libya

A bomb exploded at the gate of the Moroccan Embassy in the Libyan capital early on Monday, causing some damage but hurting nobody, a security official said, only hours after gunmen attacked South Korea’s mission in Tripoli. Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State said ...