Migrants forced off ship after refusing to return to Libya

World 11/21/18, 04:36

Libyan authorities forcibly removed dozens of migrants who had barricaded themselves in a container ship in the port city of Misrata for the past 10 days after being picked up at sea.The migrants had refused to disembark, saying Libya is too dangerous for them. They were attempting to cross the ...

Update: Italy’s anti-migrant minister greets refugees

World 11/14/18, 09:31

The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):3:30 p.m.Italy's hard-line interior minister has welcomed 51 refugees and asylum-seekers who arrived in Italy after being detained in Libya and then airlifted out by the U.N. refugee agency.Matteo Salvini, whose crackdown on migrants fleeing Libya aboard smugglers' boats inflamed tensions across ...

Dozens of migrants refuse to leave container ship in Libya

Europe 11/14/18, 08:17

Dozens of migrants have barricaded themselves in a container ship in the Libyan port city of Misrata for the past five days, after being picked up at sea, and refuse to disembark, saying Libya is too dangerous for them.Loaded with cars, the ship Nivin was already bound for Misrata when ...

Italy brings together Libya rivals on conference sidelines

World 11/13/18, 05:05

Italy's premier has hosted a meeting of Libya's rival leaders on the sidelines of a conference aiming to help its former colony crack down on Islamic militants and human trafficking.Witnesses say Premier Giuseppe Conte presided over a meeting and handshake Tuesday between the Tripoli-based U.N.-backed prime minister, Fayez Serraj, and ...

Leaders meet in Italy to find settlement on Libya

World 11/12/18, 04:40

A gathering of leaders of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation in Sicily aims to find a political settlement that would bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe's southern shores.But the meeting's chances of success ...

Libyan official: 75 bodies of IS militants found near Sirte

World 10/11/18, 07:41

A Libyan official says authorities have uncovered a collective grave containing more than 75 bodies of suspected Islamic State group fighters near the coast city of Sirte, formerly the main IS stronghold in this North African country.Salem el-Ameel, a spokesman for a local force in Sirte, says a resident reported ...

Update: Migrant left at sea by Libyans recovering

Europe 10/10/18, 05:41

The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration: (all times local):7 p.m.A woman whose rescue fueled outrage at Italy's efforts to have Libya's coast guard bring migrants back has written to her Spanish rescuers and assured them she is being taken care of.The Cameroonian woman, identified as Josepha, was rescued ...

Update: Migrant rescue ship heads toward France

Europe 09/25/18, 06:23

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):1:05 p.m.A Syrian woman holds her three month old baby Mohhamed Lousman after they disembark from a ferry, at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. About 400 migrants and refugees arrived at the port from the island of ...

Update: Panama pulls migrant rescue boat’s registration

Europe 09/23/18, 14:19

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):8:10 p.m.Panama says that it has withdrawn the registration of the only private migrant rescue boat still operating in the central Mediterranean after complaints from Italy, which is cracking down on migrant arrivals.Panama's maritime authority said in a statement that Italy contends ...

Europe’s solutions to migration create humanitarian crises

World 09/19/18, 04:18

One of Europe's main solutions to migration — Greece's overcrowded, unsanitary Moria migrant camp — has suicidal children and conditions that a psychiatrist compared to "an old-fashioned mental asylum."In another heavily criticized solution to immigration, imprisoned men and women have been shuttled away from one gunbattle only to end up ...

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