Boat sinks 40 nautical miles off the coast of Sfax, south of the capital Tunis, Tunis Afrique Presse agency reports.
The Alt Right has mainstreamed xenophobic discourse to such an extent that even Hillary Clinton is borrowing talking points from them.
When the EU pushed to outsource its migrant problem to North Africa, the Maghreb states delivered a solid rejection.
Italy's hardline policies on migrants and refugees is not a good deal for anyone. Things are likely to take a turn for the worse as the European continent continues its love affair with right-wing populism.
Save the Children and Germany's Sea Watch join MSF in suspending rescue work, citing the "hostile" stance of the Libyan coastguard.
Head of the eastern-based Libyan National Army, General Khalifa Haftar, ordered his forces to fire at foreign ships which enter Libyan territorial waters. The move comes as Italy moved to support Libya's coastguard curb on migrant flows.
Syrian refugees stranded in Athens protested against an agreement between German and Greek governments over a policy to slow down refugee reunification.
A Human Rights Watch report says French police routinely abuse migrants by using pepper spray on sleeping child and adult migrants, confiscating sleeping bags and clothing and destroying food and water.
Amnesty International criticised the EU's decision to train Libyan coastguards in a report released on Thursday. A double-edged sword, the migrants risk death at sea, or human rights abuses if they are returned to Libya.
The Italian government is struggling to deal with the massive influx of migrants from Africa. Threatening to close off its ports is one way the desperate government is calling on EU states to share the growing burden.
Italy has threatened to prevent vessels sailing under foreign flags from disembarking migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in its ports, saying it was struggling to cope with the crisis.
The lifeless body of a baby not more than a year old was pulled from the water in a week which reportedly saw 700 refugees drown while attempting to reach Europe
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