Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

Mar 5, 2015

Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. Rescue vessels, including from Italy’s coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships saved ...

15,000 Egyptians flee to homeland after Libya killings

Feb 24, 2015

15,000 Egyptians flee to homeland after Libya killings

Almost 15,000 Egyptians have flocked home from war-torn Libya via the border crossing at Sallum, state media reported Monday, after Islamic State group jihadis murdered 21 Coptic Christians. Last week Egyptian and Libyan warplanes hit Islamic State targets inside Libya after the jihadis released ...

1,000 Egyptians evacuated from strife-hit Libya via Tunisia

Feb 24, 2015

1,000 Egyptians evacuated from strife-hit Libya via Tunisia

At least 1,000 Egyptians have been evacuated from Libya through Tunisia since Friday, the Tunisian transport ministry said, following the murder of Coptic Christians by the Islamic State group. Last week Egyptian and Libyan warplanes hit Islamic State targets inside Libya after the jihadis ...

Islamic State bombers kill dozens in Libyan suicide attacks

Feb 21, 2015

Islamic State bombers kill dozens in Libyan suicide attacks

Islamic State militants unleashed suicide bombings Friday in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people in what the group said was retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes against the extremists’ aggressive new branch in North Africa. The bombings in the town of Qubba, which is controlled ...

Feb 19, 2015

Islamic State lays claim to North African outpost

The images match the worst of Islamic State group’s atrocities: black-clad fighters and an English-speaking jihadi taunt the West before slaughtering their victims in orange jumpsuits on a Libyan beach. Their masked leader turns to the Mediterranean and points a bloodied knife toward Europe, ...

Feb 19, 2015

Islamic State militants find a foothold in chaotic Libya

Libya, virtually a failed state in recent years, has succeeded in one way: It’s providing a perfect opportunity for the Islamic State group to expand from Syria and Iraq to establish a strategic foothold closer to European shores. Extremists loyal to the group have ...