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Europe Is Playing With Fire by Considering Military Intervention in Libya

Hans Lucht | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Hans Lucht

COPENHAGEN - An increased E.U. naval presence off Libya, creating safer passage for migrants and refugees and combating smuggling of weapons and oil, could be a possible course of action. But a military intervention in Libya at this point is playing with fire.

No Place Left to Run

Hibaaq Osman | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
Hibaaq Osman

"Europe is declaring war on smugglers" the EU's top migration official said last month. As the Mediterranean fills with boats and the bodies of migrants from Africa and the Arab world, it is inopportune language like this underlines how grave a situation we find ourselves in and how far away a humane solution seems.

Some 1,400 Migrants Saved By Italy, France In Sea Off Libya

AP | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Ships from Italy and France rescued more than 1,400 migrants on Saturday after smugglers' boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Se...

Nick Robins-Early

What's Being Done To Stop The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis, And Why It's Not Enough | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

The deaths of more than 800 people in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday have led to renewed calls for international action to address the region's ongoi...

EU Promises To Act Over Migrant Crisis After Mediterranean Disaster

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

By Robin Emmott and Adrian Croft LUXEMBOURG, April 20 (Reuters) - EU foreign ministers promised on Monday to do more to stop migrant ...

Italy Calls For EU To Meet On Immigration This Week After Sinking

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

ROME, April 19 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has asked fellow EU leaders to hold an emergency meeting on immigration this week fol...

Boat Carrying 100 Migrants Capsizes Off Libya

AP | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A boat carrying more than 100 migrants capsized off the coast near the Libyan capital, a coast guard official said Sunday. Ab...

100 African Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast

AP | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — At least 100 African migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned off the coast near the capital, Tripoli, an official with Li...

HORROR: Migrants Caged, Forced To Eat Flag

Posted 03.06.2012 | World

A recent video purporting to show black African migrants being force-fed Muammar Gaddafi's flag has surfaced, underscoring alleged abuses of migrant w...

U.N. Signs Libya Is Encouraging Migrants To Flee In Unsafe Boats

AP | Posted 07.17.2011 | World

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday that Libyan authorities appear to be encouraging African migrants to board unseaworthy boats bound...

600 Feared Dead As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libyan Coast

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

MILAN — An overcrowded ship carrying up to 600 people trying to flee Libya sank just outside the port of Tripoli, the U.N. refugee agency said M...

Migrant Boat Filled With Fleeing Libyans Sinks; Over 130 Missing

Posted 06.06.2011 | World

ROME (Reuters) - More than 130 people were missing and at least 15 appeared to be dead after a boat carrying Eritrean and Somali refugees from Libya...