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A Libyan Navy boat with migrants on board arrives at a naval base in Tripoli, Libya on Friday. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

More than 100 migrants are feared to have drowned off Libya’s western coast after their overloaded boat capsized, coastguard officials said on Friday.(...)

Search and rescue: some of the migrants picked up in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: SOS Mediterranée/AFP

A bitter standoff between Italy and Malta over a boat carrying hundreds of migrants that neither country would allow to dock was resolved on Monday af(...)

Fatima Boudchar, wife of Libyan politician Hakim Belhadj, and their son Abderrahim, arriving at the House of Commons on Thursday to hear an apology from prime minister Theresa May over the role of British spies in the 2004 rendition of Ms Boudchar and her husband to Libya. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Britain has apologised to a Libyan former rebel and his wife over the role of British spies in their 2004 rendition to Libya, where they were detained(...)

 Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist who was killed in a car bomb near her home in Malta on October 16th. Photograph:  The Malta Independent via AP

There are possible links between the murder of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb in Malta last week, a(...)

 Mahmoud  al-Werfalli: alleged to have executed or overseen the execution of up to 33 unarmed prisoners.  ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is relying on evidence from videos posted on Facebook and other social media. Photograph: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images

A case being taken against a Libyan commander is set to be a game-changer for the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC). It is not the heino(...)

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 rescue operation  involving the LÉ William Butler Yeats in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

The LÉ William Butler Yeats has rescued 285 people during two rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The Irish Naval vessel also recovered the (...)

Brazilian president Michel Temer: In the run-up to the vote Mr Temer showered deputies with funds for their pet projects and state roles for their allies in an effort to shore up his support.  Photograph:  Eraldo Peres/AP

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has been left counting the cost of his successful effort to see off a bid to remove him from office on corruption char(...)

The Irish vessel LÉ “William Butler Yeats” rescued 109 people from the sea off the coast of Tripoli on Sunday. Photograph: Defence Forces

The Irish naval vessel LÉ William Butler Yeats on Sunday rescued 109 migrants off the coast of Tripoli, in its first search and rescue mission since d(...)

Chief Petty Officer Colm Goulding with his son Daragh (5) in Haulbowline, Cork,  on the eve of the departure of Naval Service patrol ship LÉ William Butler Yeats. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he “does not agree” with concerns expressed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) about Ireland’s participation in the Eur(...)

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