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Migrant arrivals in Italy fall in July, rise in Spain: Frontex

Migrant arrivals in Italy fall in July, rise in Spain: Frontex

Italy has been the main gateway to Europe since a 2016 deal with Ankara shut off the route from Turkey to EU member Greece, which had mostly been used by Syrian refugees.

Libya navy bars foreign ships from migrant 'search and rescue' zone

The Libyan navy on Thursday ordered foreign vessels to stay out of a coastal "search and rescue zone" for migrants headed for Europe, a measure it said targeted NGOs.

UN backs Italy bid to close migrant route from Libya

Italy has also been working to stem migrant arrivals in Libya through better controls on the southern border, cooperation with countries like Niger, Chad and Mali that migrants transit on their way to the Mediterranean and a voluntary repatriation programme.

New UN envoy to Libya vows ' respect' for sovereignty

The new UN envoy to Libya on Saturday started his first visit to the conflict-plagued North African country with a pledge to "respect" its sovereignty and unity.

Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea

A total of 43 migrants from Pakistan and Arab countries, as well as several Libyan families, were also rescued by a team from the Coast Guard of the Libyan city of Misrata in the early hours of Friday.

Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean Sea: Libyan Coast Guard

Libyan Coast Guard teams have rescued over 600 migrants from the Mediterranean waters off the coast of the Arab nation, rescue services said on Saturday.

Italy begins naval mission to help Libya curb migrant flows

Italy begins naval mission to help Libya curb migrant flows

Almost 600,000 migrants have arrived in Italy over the past four years, putting Italy`s network of reception centres under huge strain and causing increasing political tensions.

Eight migrants found dead at sea off Libya: Italy coastguard

The bodies of eight migrants have been found at sea off the coast of Libya by rescuers coming to the aid of four rubber dinghies, the Italian coastguard said on Tuesday.

France's President Emmanuel Macron eyes special centres in Libya to handle asylum requests

France's President Emmanuel Macron eyes special centres in Libya to handle asylum requests

Earlier this week, Macron chaired talks between Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country`s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar.

Libya's PM, eastern commander set to commit to ceasefire, election: French draft

The French presidency hopes Libya`s Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country`s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar will on Tuesday agree on a conditional ceasefire and to work towards elections, according to draft statement it mistakenly sent.

US top court rejects Donald Trump's bid to include grandparents in travel ban

US top court rejects Donald Trump's bid to include grandparents in travel ban

The US Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid by President Donald Trump to include grandparents and other relatives in his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries.

Donald Trump asks Supreme Court to block travel ban ruling

Donald Trump asks Supreme Court to block travel ban ruling

In a court filing, the administration asked the justices to overturn Thursday's decision by a US district judge in Hawaii, which limited the scope of the administration's temporary ban on refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.

 

Dozens of migrants believed missing off Libya

"According to the survivors about 40 others are missing, including seven children," he said. The body of one woman was had already been recovered.
 

Libya rocket attack kills five on Tripoli beach: Ministry

Libya has been wracked by chaos since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival authorities and militias battling for control of the oil-rich country.

44 Libya soldiers dead in June fighting jihadists

The troops were killed in the Al-Sabri and Soug al-Hout districts, the last jihadist bastions in Benghazi, said Hani al-Aribi, spokesman for the health ministry of authorities in eastern Libya aligned with Haftar.

Trump administration reverses policy on fiancés as travel ban takes effect

Trump administration reverses policy on fiancés as travel ban takes effect

The Supreme Court exempted from the ban travelers and refugees with a "bona fide relationship" with a person or entity in the United States. 

US six-country travel ban takes effect with few exceptions for relatives

The 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will allow exceptions for people with "close family relationships" in the US.

Donald Trump travel ban to take partial effect

The court said that Trump could only ban travelers from the targeted countries "who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.

Donald Trump travel ban: What comes next?

The court ruled that the president's executive order targeting citizens from six mainly Muslim countries could go into partial effect.

Gunmen attack UN convoy near Libya capital

The source was unable to say whether there were any casualties among the seven members of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) who came under attack.