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A Nato bombardement of Sirte in October
01/12/2015 - France - Libya

France detains two trying to join IS in Libya

France has detained two men trying to join the Islamic State armed group in Libya, the first time people have been caught going to fight for IS in the north African country.
White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes
01/12/2015 - USA - FRANCE

US tightens visa requirements for Europeans in wake of Paris attacks

The United States is to further tighten security procedures for its visa waiver programme for visitors from friendly countries.This comes in the wake of the 13 November attacks in Paris, which are ...
The conference centre in Valleta where the EU-Africa migrant summit is being held
12/11/2015 - Report: EU - Africa

Malta summit bids to stem EU migrant flow by keeping asylum seekers in Africa

European and African representatives meet on the Mediterranean island of Malta this week to try to stem the flow of migrants northwards, as thousands head north to flee war and poverty.

Libyan armed men climb on top of a tank outside the Central Bank, near Benghazi port,
22/10/2015 - LIBYA

UN urges Libyan parties to talk peace despite last-minute glitches

The UN was fighting to help clinch a deal to end the crisis in Libya this week. Envoy Bernardino Leon says further meetings will discuss forming a national unity government in coming days.
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 ...

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.