May 13, 2015

ICC prosecutor wants probe of Islamic State group in Libya

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Tuesday her office wants to investigate alleged crimes by groups claiming allegiance to the Islamic State and other extremist groups in Libya. Fatou Bensouda said in a briefing to the U.N. Security Council and an interview ...

Sisi at Cairo airport greets Ethiopians 'rescued' from Libya

May 8, 2015

Sisi at Cairo airport greets Ethiopians 'rescued' from Libya

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt had “rescued” 27 Ethiopians who were abducted in war-torn Libya, as state television showed him greeting the group at Cairo airport on Thursday. It was not immediately clear how the Ethiopians were rescued, but Sisi’s office said the ...

Apr 30, 2015

Five detainees admit killing seven journalists, Libya government says

Libya’s internationally recognized government on Wednesday said five detainees had admitted to killing five reporters from a local television station as well as two Tunisian journalists, in murders previously claimed by the Islamic State group. Those in custody — two Libyans and three Egyptians ...

Mediterranean migrant trafficking a study in cash handoffs, extortion

Apr 28, 2015

Mediterranean migrant trafficking a study in cash handoffs, extortion

Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden. By the thousands, they’re handing themselves over to abusive smugglers who hold them ...