Migrant charity files manslaughter complaint against cargo ship, Libya


PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain The charity Proactiva Open Arms has filed a complaint, including of involuntary manslaughter, with the Spanish police against a cargo ship for failing to help migrants adrift on a destroyed dinghy in the Mediterranean.

Libya rejects EU plans for migrant centres on its territory

BERLIN Libya rejects a European Union's plan to establish migrant centres there to stop asylum seekers arriving in western Europe and it will not be swayed by financial inducements, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said.

World, 20 Jul 2018

Two migrants die on boat left adrift by Libyan coast guard: charity

ON BOARD OPEN ARMS, Mediterranean A woman and a boy adrift in the Mediterranean died just hours before help reached their damaged dinghy, Spanish rescuers said on Tuesday after finding a second woman alive in the vessel, which had been carrying migrants towards Europe.

World, Spain 18 Jul 2018

Eight migrants found dead in lorry container in western Libya

TRIPOLI Eight migrants including six children were found dead on Monday after suffocating from petrol fumes while packed into a lorry container on the west Libyan coast, authorities said.

World, 16 Jul 2018

Two workers killed in second attack on Libyan water plant

BENGHAZI, Libya Suspected Islamist militants killed two workers and kidnapped two others at a water plant in southeastern Libya early on Saturday, the second attack targeting water facilities in two days, officials said.

World, 07 Jul 2018

Armed group in Libya kidnaps three Filipinos and one Korean - official

BENGHAZI, Libya An unidentified armed group kidnapped three Filipinos and one Korean working as technicians at a water plant in south eastern Libya, an official said on Friday.

World, 06 Jul 2018

Italy's closure to migrant rescue boats has high human cost - aid groups

ROME Italy's shutting of its ports to humanitarian rescue ships will trap more migrants in Libyan detention centres and in the hands of smugglers, where they face beatings and abuse, aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.

World, 06 Jul 2018

Italy wants end to Libyan embargo to help it tackle migrants

ROME Italy wants a United Nations arms embargo on Libya to be lifted to help the North African state battle people smugglers and halt the flow of migrants seeking a better life in Europe, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Thursday.

World, 06 Jul 2018

Libyan party chief warns of "fake voters" due to ID card scam

TUNIS The head of one of Libya's main political movements has alleged widespread fraud involving national identity cards, saying this could jeopardise elections that may be held late this year.

World, 05 Jul 2018

ICC issues second warrant for Libyan commander over killings

AMSTERDAM Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday issued a second arrest warrant for Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a Libyan National Army (LNA) commander accused of executing dozens of prisoners.

World, 05 Jul 2018