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The number of migrant arrivals in August was down more than 80 percent from last year, thanks to Rome's partnership with Libyan authorities. But those sent back to Libya face torture and rape in the detention centers where they are held.
The flow of refugees through Turkey to Greece has dropped 90 percent, but North Africans are setting out in high numbers in increasingly unseaworthy boats.
Such a shift has the potential to reshape the country’s regional profile – though it is unclear if would play a productive role or expand its proxy wars against Iran.
A string of IS attacks on oil installations are designed to harm Libya and Europe economically rather than replace lost revenues in the group's Syrian and Iraqi strongholds, experts say.
A UN-brokered deal to create a national unity government in Libya is to be signed Thursday in Morocco. But who signs and who doesn't is just one of the challenges.
Europe is trying to fast-track asylum processing for Syrians. But that could leave other equally persecuted refugees tarred as 'bad' or 'lesser.'
Egypt said the group was traveling without formal authorization in the western desert near Libya, where security forces are battling Islamic militant groups.
Europe is struggling with the greatest mass-movement of people across its borders since World War II. And the crisis has exposed the limitations and gaps in its immigration system.
Hundreds of thousands of immigrants, fleeing violence and poverty in Africa and the Middle East, are trying to find a better life in Europe – putting major strains on the EU and its member states.
A Libyan court sentenced Saif al-Islam, son of deposed leader Muammar Qaddafi, to death alongside eight former officials of the ousted regime. A militia group has imprisoned the son and refused to hand him over.
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