Migrant crisis: UK to play key role in plan to destroy boats

One-Minute Read
Mon 18 May, AT 13:13

Britain leading efforts to obtain UN approval to send warships into Libya's waters to stop traffickers

Hundreds feared dead after migrant boat capsizes near Libya

One-Minute Read
Wed 15 Apr, AT 10:33

The Italian coastguard has rescued at least 144 people from the Mediterranean, including babies

Egyptian defence minister and his French counterpart in the presence of President Sisi

Egypt buys French fighter jets as press rattles sabre

First Reaction
Wed 18 Feb, AT 13:32

Egyptian newspapers are full-throated in their support for military action against Islamic State

 Migrants in Tripoli, Libya

Islamic State 'hopes Libya will be gateway to invade Europe'

One-Minute Read
Wed 18 Feb, AT 09:50

Jihadists want to cause 'pandemonium' in Europe according to letter by Islamic State propagandist

Relatives of Coptic Christians murdered by Islamic State mourn their loved ones

Coptic Christians: who are they and what do they believe?

Mon 16 Feb, AT 14:59

A sizeable minority in Egypt and Libya, Coptic Christians attach great importance to prayer and fasting

Armed threat as 2,000 migrants rescued from Med

One-Minute Read
Mon 16 Feb, AT 09:35

Italian coastguard threatened by Kalashnikov-wielding men during the operation, in an 'alarming' new twist

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi making a televised statement

Egypt 'avenges' Coptic Christians killed by Islamic State

One-Minute Read
Mon 16 Feb, AT 09:07

Islamic State targets in Libya hit by Egyptian forces after militants behead 21 Christians in gruesome video

Illegal migrants near the coast of Tripoli, Libya

Migration: why Libya is the critical link in a deadly chain

Fri 19 Dec, AT 14:54

Most people trying to cross the Mediterranean without papers come through the lawless north African state of Libya

Why is Libya being governed from a Greek car ferry?

Wed 10 Sep, AT 12:54

Libya's parliament has decamped to a ship in the country's east, while Islamist militants roam the capital of Tripoli

A charred plane at the Tripoli aeroport

Libya cut off as Tripoli airport comes under rocket attack

One-Minute Read
Tue 15 Jul, AT 10:57

Government considers asking for international help as 90% of planes destroyed in latest attack