EU leaders at an emergency summit on the migration crisis on the Mediterranean.   Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images 1:00

European Union leaders have committed extra ships, planes and helicopters to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hun(...)

The scene outside the Spanish embassy in Tripoli early on Tuesday morning. Photograph: @alwasatengnews

A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish embassy in the Libyan capital late on Monday, residents said, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign mi(...)

Libyan prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni. At least four people were killed and more than 20 wounded by a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint east of the Libyan city of Misrata.   Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

At least four people were killed and more than 20 wounded by a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint east of the Libyan city of Misrata, a loca(...)

Former South African president  Nelson Mandela: the  sequel is based on a little known manuscript Mandela wrote by hand but never completed, chronicling his time as the country’s first black president. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

“I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest(...)

The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivering a speech in Cairo after the killing of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. Photograph: EPA/Egyptian presidency handout

Egyptian jets bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, a day after the group released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians,(...)

Until now Tobruk has been relatively secure compared with the rest of Libya. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty

A suicide bomber detonated a car laden with explosives in front of a hotel where Libya’s elected parliament was in session in the eastern city of Tobr(...)

Smoke fills the sky over Tripoli after fighting between rival militias. Photograph: EPA/STR

Libya lurched closer to fragmentation and civil war at the weekend after Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, proclaimed their own(...)

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy (centre) arrived with police by car at the financial investigation unit in Paris.  He was held for questioning for 15 hours yesterday over suspicions he used his influence to secure leaked details of an inquiry  into his 2007 election campaign. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy has accused France’s justice system of trying to “humiliate” and “destroy” him, after he was charged in a corruption (...)

Rescue personnel carry a body away from the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103, in a farmer’s field east of Lockerbie, Scotland in this December 1988 file photo. Photograph: Greg Bos/Files/Reuters.

Relatives of the late Libyan intelligence officer convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie airline bombing have launched a bid to clear his name, a Scottish (...)

Two major media events took place last Saturday. Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in Florence, and Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in the Champio(...)