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Rescued asylum-seekers about to disembark in port of Palermo, Sicily
24/08/2015 - Libya - Italy - France

Drama and joy at sea as MSF rescues children as young as 11

A growing number of West African children — some as young as 11 — are onboard unseaworthy vessels bound for Europe, warns French medical charity MSF, also known as Doctors Without ...
16/08/2015

French weekly magazines review 16 August 2015

This week’s Marianne profiles cronies of the late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi who the journal believes have many revelations to make about France.
Migrants arriving in Greece are to be relocated across the EU
26/06/2015 - EUROPE

EU leaders agree on relocation scheme for migrants

At least 40,000 people who have arrived recently in Italy and Greece will be distributed across Europe over the next two years.
Islamic State fighter
23/06/2015 - SYRIA - United States - Libya

US airstrike kills IS recruiter as Kurdish forces advance in Syria

A "high profile" recruiter for the Islamic State armed group has been killed in a US airstrike in northern Iraq.
Mokhtar Belmokhtar
15/06/2015 - LIBYA - MALI - Algeria - United States

Algeria gas plant jihadist Belmokhtar reported dead in Libya

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been killed in a US air strike, according to the internationally recognised Libyan government.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at his swearing-in in April
14/06/2015 - ALGERIa - FRANCE

Hollande meets Bouteflika in Algiers to discuss Mali, Libya, trade

French President François Hollande was to meet Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on a visit to Algiers on Monday.
A migrant gets on an Italian Red Cross bus at the Saint Ludovic border crossing between Ventimglia, Italy and Menton, France
14/06/2015 - FRANCE - Italy - SUDAN - COTE D'IVOIRE - Eritrea - Somalia

Italian police drive migrants away from France-Italy border

Italian police have dispersed around 200 African migrants who were staging a sit-in at a border crossing with France after French police refused to let them enter the country.
Suspected migrants sit on the ground after being detained in an early morning raid conducted by Libyan security forces in Tripoli, Libya May 18, 2015.
18/05/2015 - Africa - Libya - Eritrea - Europe

EU military mission in Libya won't tackle root causes of migrant crisis

EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to send naval ships to Libya to target smuggler boats, responsible for bringing thousands of migrants to Europe's doorstep.
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, will present a proposal for EU member states to take in refugees under a quota system
11/05/2015 - France - European Union

France backs EU proposal for member state refugee quotas

The European Union’s executive body is set to propose a migrant quota scheme under which its 28 member states will share responsibility for housing thousands of refugees arriving in ...
A boat carrying migrants leaves Libya
10/05/2015 - FRANCE - European Union

European ministers discuss migrants, Airbus crash in west France

Defence ministers from five European countries discussed a military campaign to stop people-smuggling in the Mediterranean in the French western port of Lorient on Sunday.
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