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War begets refugees

War begets refugees Aug 18,2015 – JORDAN TIMES   On April 26, 2011, a meeting that can only be described as sinister took place between then-Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and French…

Abdullah al-Senussi execution: This perversion of justice suits Western security services just fine The secret agreements between our intelligence and Gaddafi’s torturers will now remain safe for good

Abdullah al-Senussi execution: This perversion of justice suits Western security services just fine The secret agreements between our intelligence and Gaddafi’s torturers will now remain safe for good BY ROBERT…

Libyan PM hopes for agreement with rivals on Thursday

  By Reuters – Jul 01,2015 – Last updated at Jul 01,2015 Abdullah Al Thinni VALLETTA — The internationally recognised prime minister of Libya said he hoped to reach a…

The seven wars in seven Muslim countries that are fuelling Isis

  by Patrick Cockburn The aftermath of an Isis suicide bomb attack during the battle for Kobani On June 30 last year, Isis said it was establishing a caliphate in…

Closing Europe’s Harbors, The urgent case for stopping the flow of illegal migrants across the Mediterranean

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa arrive in Augusta, Sicily, in April. Having been screened for disease and photographed by police, they wait to be bussed to a reception center.Alessio Mamo /…

Libyan tribes meet in Cairo as Egypt seeks allies against militants

Reuters | May 25, 2015 | 23:41 Updated: May 25, 2015 | 23:41 CAIRO — Hundreds of Libyan tribal leaders met in Cairo on Monday with Egyptian authorities hoping to…

Qaddafi’s home town falls to Islamic State in anarchic Libya

REUTERS Published — Thursday 21 May 2015   SIRTE, Libya: Standing guard at his frontline post, Libyan soldier Mohammed Abu Shager can see where Islamic State militants are holed up…

Mediterranean migrants: Libya rejects EU military plans

Epigraph: And what is the matter with you that you struggle not in the cause of Allah and of the weak — men, women and children — who say, ‘Our…

Egypt ‘rescues’ Ethiopians from Libya

END OF ORDEAL: An Ethiopian man waves an Egyptian flag as the group he is part of disembarks from a plane at the Cairo airport. They were freed by Egypt’s…

In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

AP | Apr 23, 2015 | JORDAN TIMES Migrants crowd an inflatable dinghy as rescue vassel ‘ Denaro ‘ (not in picture) of the Italian coast guard approaches them, off…

Dirty business of people smuggling: Italian police release wiretaps from trafficking network

Italian investigators reveal new details about the dirty business of people smuggling – including discussions on where best to invest their money 9 23 0 0 32 Email Mohammed Ali…

Mediterranean capsized migrants’ boat’s captain charged

The Tunisian captain of a boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, killing hundreds of migrants, has been charged with reckless multiple homicide, Italian officials say. He has also been…

Migrant crisis: Dozens drown in Mediterranean sinking

More than 40 people have drowned in the latest sinking of a migrant boat between Libya and Italy. The Italian navy rescued four people. Almost 10,000 migrants attempting to cross…

Libya migrants: UN urges more effort to save lives

The UN refugee agency says not enough is being done to save the lives of the rising number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. A UNHCR spokesman…

ISIS moves very deliberately in gaining from the chaos in Libya

Summary Kevin CaseyStacey Pollard| The Daily Star Early media coverage of the actions of ISIS in Libya has centered on the group’s swift seizure of territory and the expansion of…

Libya’s Thani says Turkey supplying weapons to rival

Summary Libya’s internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said his government would stop dealing with Turkey because it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so “the Libyan…

In Minya, hundreds mourn local men slaughtered in Libya

In Al-Our village, families, mourners and officials attend funeral ceremony for 21 Copts decapitated by Islamic State militants Marina Barsoum , Monday 16 Feb 2015 Hundreds of grieving mourners in…

Egypt bombs ISIL targets in Libya after mass beheadings

Air strikes carried out hours after armed group released video showing the killing of 21 Egyptian Christians. More…..http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/egypt-bombs-isil-targets-libya-mass-beheadings-150216063339037.html…

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