Libya rescues 115 migrants off Tripoli; one drowns

Nov 7, 2016

Libya rescues 115 migrants off Tripoli; one drowns

Libya’s coast guard said it rescued 115 migrants on Sunday who had been aboard a rubber boat that broke down off Tripoli, and that one migrant had drowned. The migrants “were on a rubber boat that broke down northwest of Khoms,” some 100 km ...

Italian authorities coordinate rescue of 1,400 migrants off Libya

Oct 21, 2016

Italian authorities coordinate rescue of 1,400 migrants off Libya

Some 1,400 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean were rescued Thursday off the coast of Libya, according to the Italian coast guard, which coordinated the operations conducted mainly by aid ships. Attempts at the dangerous crossing are continuing despite worsening weather as winter approaches, ...

Oct 17, 2016

Naples cops arrest alleged Islamic State sympathizer, seize arms cache

Italian police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of being an Islamic State sympathizer who was found to have a collection of home-made explosive devices and detonators. Italy’s interior ministry said the man, whose nationality was not given, was arrested in Castello di Cisterna ...