"The navy rescued 84 migrants and 43 others drowned in a boat that set off from Libya's Zuwara towards Europe,” Red Crescent official Mongi Slim says.
A crisis hotline for migrants in distress accused European authorities of refusing to coordinate a search operation and laying full responsibility on the Libyan coastguard, who also declined to launch a rescue operation.
Both Yemen’s Houthis and Riyadh have committed horrible atrocities against Ethiopian migrants, rights groups say.
European countries have tried for years now to outsource the handling of the 'migrant crisis', but might finally be realising they can't prevent migration and have only created new problems.
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.
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