Migrants at a detention centre in Zawiyah, Libya, in 2015: there are claims Rome has been paying off Libyan warlords and militias linked to people-traffickers. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

Italian officials have reported sharp falls in the numbers of migrants and refugees travelling to their shores from Libya across the central Mediterra(...)

A file image of Ibrahim Halawa (21), from Firhouse in Dublin, who has been in prison in Egypt since August 2013

Seven police officers gave evidence at the trial of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt on Wednesday before the case was adjourned for two weeks. Lawye(...)