Tag Archives: Tripoli

14Aug/17

More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading

15Dec/15
A pushcart vendor’s desperate act galvanizes the Arab world

Five years since spark that started ‘Arab Spring’

It was five years ago that a vegetable-seller in Tunisia set himself alight, igniting weeks of demonstrations that led to the unseating of long-time ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali – and setting off a chain of uprisings across the region.

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17Feb/15

ISIS opens new front in North Africa

(Next Media Online) – The influence of ISIS is gradually expanding from its stronghold in Syria and Iraq to extremist groups in North Africa.

Militants in several countries in North Africa, including Libya, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia, have pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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16Feb/15

Islamic State releases video purporting to show beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya

A video released by Islamic State purportedly shows Egyptian Christians being marched along a beach, before being forced to their knees and beheaded.

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11Feb/15

More than 300 migrants die this week trying to reach Italy – UN agency

A spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says some 300 people are feared dead in the biggest migrant tragedy since the EU took over from Italy’s search and rescue mission.

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