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The UN’s refugee agency wants to resettle 2,500 refugees and migrants, currently in Libya, this year, a small percentage of those asking for it. Photograph: Zoubei Souissi/Reuters

Refugees in Libya who were told this week they are to be given passage to Italy have expressed concern for those left behind in detention centres. On(...)

A photo posted on the Facebook Page of the media bureau of “Volcano of Anger” operation, reportedly shows armoured personnel vehicles, shipped to Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), arriving at Tripoli port. Photograph: Media Bureau of ‘Volcano of Anger’ operation/AFP/Getty Images

Water supplies to the 2.5 million residents of Tripoli were restored two days after they were cut off by gunmen, officials said on Tuesday, allowing (...)

John Bolton, the US national security adviser, looking on from the background as President Donald Trump meets with Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Only one person can save us from the dangerous belligerent in the White House. And that person is Donald Trump. How screwed up is that? Will the pre(...)

Candidates to succeed Jean Claude Juncker as European Commission president gather before their debate at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. (From left) Jan Zahradil, Nico Cué, Ska Keller,  Margrethe Vestager, Frans Timmermans  and Manfred Weber. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Frans Timmermans was being careful. The European Commission vice-president, who is the socialist group’s (PES) nominee for the commission presidency, (...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini:  said ministers had made it clear that the International Atomic Energy Agency was the only body that could legitimately verify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal. Photograph: EPA

The US needs to exercise “maximum restraint” to avoid escalating its dispute with Iran over the nuclear deal, EU foreign ministers in Brussels  t(...)

Migrants disembark from the Mare Jonio ship on the Italian island of Lampedusa after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: Elio Desiderio

At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to re(...)

Ismail Ahmed joined 60 young people from across Europe in Romania on Thursday ahead of a European Council summit to discuss the role of children in decision-making at an EU-level. File photograph: Tom Honan

A 19-year-old who came to Ireland from Calais as an unaccompanied migrant two years ago has called on European leaders to pay greater attention to the(...)

Foreign policy: The Democratic presidential hopeful  most steeped in such policy, former vice-president Joe Biden, hardly brings it  up. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

Towards the end of an almost-great career, which did not include his dream assignment as secretary of state, the US diplomat Richard Holbrooke confide(...)

A migrant woman reacts inside the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency detention centre in Tajoura, Libya  after it was hit by  shrapnel from an air strike. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

An air strike hit a migrant detention centre in eastern Tripoli on Tuesday night, as the battle for Libya’s capital city continues to rage. Witnesses(...)

The detained migrants were sent to detention centres such as this one  in Tripoli. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

The Libyan coast guard has stopped 113 migrants trying to reach Italy over the past two days, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as boat departures(...)

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