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Debris from a dinghy, which was supposedly carrying more than 100 migrants, floating in the Mediterranean Sea northeast of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday. Photograph: AP

As many as 130 people are thought to have drowned off the coast of Libya this week, after hours when European and Libyan authorities ignored calls for(...)

Soldiers carry the coffin of the  Chadian president Idriss Déby during his state funeral in N’Djamena on Friday. Photograph:  Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

By the time Chad’s electoral commission had declared President Idriss Déby Itno the winner of his sixth term, the former general was already dead or d(...)

This video grab obtained by AFPTV from Tele Tchad shows Mahamat Idriss (37) the son of slain Chadian president Idriss Déby. Photograph: AFPTV from Tele Tchad via Getty

The son of Chad’s 30-year president has been appointed to govern the country in the wake of the death of Idriss Déby (68), days after he was re-electe(...)

Delegation members from the parties to the Iran nuclear deal – Germany, France, Britain, China, Russia and Iran – attending a meeting at the Grand Hotel of Vienna as they try to restore the deal. Photograph:  AFP via Getty Images

Iran’s negotiator has said “there is agreement on the final goals” in the Vienna talks on the return of the United States to the 2015 agreement with T(...)

Mohamed Elbahlawan (40). Photograph: Kitty Holland

Three separate investigations are under way into how two fishermen, who were dramatically rescued from a fishing vessel last month, had no permits to (...)

Rescued migrants receive food aid as they disembark  from a Libyan coastguard vessel upon its arrival at the capital Tripoli’s naval base. Photograph:  Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

At least 293 women and 224 children are among 4,159 people who have been intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea this year by the EU-supported Libyan co(...)

Erik Prince: founder of private military contractor Blackwater USA. Photograph:  AP Photos/Susan Walsh

Erik Prince, the US private security contractor and former head of Blackwater Worldwide, tried to help a renegade general take control of Libya and “a(...)

Feted in Derry on his way to Chicago in 1933: Italian aviator and politician Count Italo Balbo (1896-1940). Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty

At about noon on a fine July day in 1933, an armada of 24 impressive seaplanes splashed down on the waters of Lough Foyle. They were under the command(...)

Witnesses Frezgi Ataklti, Salih Mohamed and Mohamed’s mother outside Addis Ababa federal court after they gave evidence against the alleged smuggler Tewelde Goitom. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Refugees and migrants across Europe and Africa have spoken of their upset after the escape of a suspected human smuggler in Ethiopia last month. A wo(...)

A Trump supporter screams at President Joe Biden’s supporters outside the hotel where the Conservative Political Action Conference took place in Orlando, Florida last month. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Were it not for Israel, a rash motorist could drive from Russia’s northeastern, Alaska-facing tip to the southwestern point of Angola without passing (...)

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