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Refugee boat capsizes off the coast of Tunisia; 43 dead, 84 rescued

At least 43 migrants and refugees are feared to have drowned while 84 were rescued after a shipwreck off Tunisia’s coast, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Saturday. The boat had set off from Zuwarah on Libya’s northwest coast, carrying migrants and refugees from Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Bangladesh, as they tried to cross the […]

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Libya bans military movement after Haftar takes control of border crossing with Algeria

Libya’s presidential council banned any military movement across the country without its approval after forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar said they took control of a border crossing with Algeria and declared it a military zone. “The Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army announces a complete ban on the movement of military units, […]

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Migrant boat capsizes off the coast of Tunisia, 57 feared downed

At least 57 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy and 33 were rescued, humanitarian organisation Tunisian Red Crescent said on Tuesday. In recent weeks, drowning incidents have occurred off the Tunisian coast, with an increase in the frequency of trips to Europe from […]

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At least 11 people drown after migrant boat bound for Europe capsizes off Libya

At least 11 people died after a migrant boat bound for Europe capsized off the coast Libya, the UN migration agency said. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the tragedy took place on Sunday near the western town of Zawiya. The Libyan coast guard rescued 12 migrants. “The continuous loss of life calls for […]

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Mahmoud al-Werfalli: Libyan military commander wanted for war crimes shot dead

A senior Libyan military figure, Mahmoud al-Werfalli loyal to deflated military commander Khalifa Haftar and wanted for alleged war crimes was shot dead by unidentified attackers in the eastern city of Benghazi. The gunmen on Wednesday opened fire on a vehicle carrying al-Werfalli, seriously wounding him and his cousin, Ayman, AFP news agency reported. The […]

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Dozens drowned, scores rescued as two boats with migrants sinks off Tunisia

At least 40 people died when two boats sank off Tunisia while they were trying to reach Europe, officials said. All the deceased were from sub-Saharan African countries, Mohamed Zekri, spokesman for Tunisia’s defence ministry, said on Tuesday. The coastguard rescued 165 other people who were on board the boats heading to the Italian island […]

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Migrant boat capsizes off the coast of Libya, 43 dead

A migrant boat capsized in off the Libyan coast on Tuesday leaving 43 people dead, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR said in a statement. This is the first migrant shipwreck of the year 2021, the UNHCR said. The boat left the northwestern Libyan city of Zawya early Tuesday and reportedly capsized a […]

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Dozens of migrants die in shipwreck off Libya

At least 45 migrants died in the deadliest shipwreck off Libya, the UN’s agency for refugees says. They were among more than 80 people on board a vessel whose engine exploded off the coast of Zwara, the UNHCR said. The deaths were reported by some 37 survivors rescued by local fishermen. Both the UNHCR and […]