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Boats seized from migrants  gathered inside the port at Lampedusa, Italy in August. File photograph: Lorenzo Palizzolo/Getty Images

At least 11 people from Africa died when their boat sank off Tunisia on Sunday, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lamp(...)

EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell has ruled out military action. Photograph: Yves Herman/POOL/AFP via Getty

As a group of office workers in the Brussels bubble prepared to wind down for the weekend last Friday, an email appeared in their inboxes that made th(...)

Ganja, Azerbaijan, after a recent shelling. The city lies in the west of Azerbaijan to the north of Nagorno-Karabakh, close to crucial oil and gas pipelines that run from the capital Baku to Turkey. Photograph: Azerbaijan Defence Ministry/EPA

Heavy fighting over the disputed Caucasus mountain region of Nagorno-Karabakh intensified over the weekend as ethnic Armenian forces bombarded Azerbai(...)

 Azerbaijani servicemen carry the coffin of a soldier killed in military clashes in the city of Barda, Azerbaijan. Armed clashes have erupted in the  territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Photograph: Aziz Karimov

Deadly fighting has continued between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, stoking fears of an all-out war th(...)

An image grab  allegedly shows Azeri artillery strike towards the positions of Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. (Photograph: Azerbaijani defence ministry/AFP via Getty Images

What is happening? Early on Sunday, Armenia announced it was declaring martial law, mobilising its army and ordering civilians to shelter. It claimed(...)

An inflatable boat off the Libyan coast. Over the past three years, tens of thousands of refugees and migrants have been caught trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea and detained without charge or trial. Photograph: Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty

Refugees and asylum seekers who have been locked up in a remote Libyan detention centre for two years, after trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to (...)

Refugees and migrants waiting to be rescued in the Mediterranean off  the coast of  Libya. Photograph: Getty Images

A new Amnesty International report has highlighted the “catalogue of cruelty” that refugees and migrants are experiencing in Libya, particularly since(...)

 A procession on the eve of the Ethiopian new year, in the city of Mekele.  Photograph:  Eduardo Soteras / AFP

Ethiopians and Eritreans celebrated New Year’s Day on Friday, marking the beginning of the year 2013 in their calendar. In Amharic, Ethiopia’s nation(...)

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and French president Emmanuel Macron meet on the sidelines of a summit of seven Mediterranean countries in Porticcio, Corsica on Thursday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

France’s president Emmanuel Macron met with the EU’s six other Mediterranean countries in Corsica on Thursday, in the hope of defining a shared strate(...)

A soldier stands next to supporters of the CNSP celebrating during a gathering at the start of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali. Photograph: Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty

Mali’s new military rulers have been given a deadline of September 15th to appoint a civilian president who can lead a transition period, following la(...)

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