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Spanish Guardia Civil members next to the covered body of a deceased migrant at the beach of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta last week. File photograph: Antonio Sempere/AFP/Getty

Moussa was taunted by the Maltese border guards as he and 80 migrants were disembarked: “There is no Europe for you today”. At least he was alive. The(...)

One of the two boats with a total of 415 migrants on board, in Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: ANSA/EPA

The issue of migration is back on the agenda in Europe this week after good weather saw a surge in people crossing the Mediterranean, leading to calls(...)

Fragrant shakshouka: Scoop it up with warm bread and you could be in Tripoli, Tunis or Tel Aviv.

Few things can transport me back to lazy weekend mornings in Tripoli better than a piping hot bowl of shakshuka. When I lived in the Libyan capital in(...)

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(...)

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