#Libya

Exclusive: Libyan Coast Guard 'Colluding With People-Smugglers In Mediterranean'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK

AQUARIUS, Mediterranean Sea - Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean have told HuffPost UK the Libyan Coast Guard is colluding with people-smugglers ...

5 Reasons Fewer Migrants Are Crossing The Med (SPOILER: None Of Them Are Defend Europe)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK

Over the past week three NGOs have suspended operations assisting in the rescue of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya, coincidi...

Two NGOs Forced To Suspend Rescue Operations Due To Threats From Libyan Navy

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK

UPDATE: Save the Children becomes third NGO to suspend operations. PRESS RELEASE: We've been forced to pause our search & rescue ops in the Med. Live...

Libyan Navy Bars Rescue NGOs After Shocking Video Of Shooting Threat Emerges

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK

AQUARIUS, Mediterranean Sea - The Libyan Navy has ordered foreign ships to stay out of search and rescue zones off the country’s coast, just days af...

Defend Europe Is Being Trolled By The Very People It Wants To Stop

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK

The Defend Europe mission is raising a few eyebrows after a prolonged period of silence and an apparent stalling of its voyage. The ship chartered by ...

Fewer Migrants Are Crossing The Mediterranean Right Now - Here's The Awful Reason Why

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK

AQUARIUS, Mediterranean Sea - An increase in the number of migrants intercepted by Libya’s coast guard whilst crossing the Mediterranean means more ...

Defend Europe Approaches NGO Rescue Boat With Bizarre Radio Request

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK

AQUARIUS, Mediterranean Sea - The ship chartered by a far-right group to “monitor the doings of NGOs” in the Mediterranean has reached the search ...

These 8 Horrific Deaths Lay Bare The Near-Impossible Decisions Facing NGO Rescue Ships

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - The agonising deaths of eight people in the Mediterranean yesterday has laid bare the near-impossible decisions facing NGOs operatin...

Aid Groups Split Over New Rules On Migrant Rescues In Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - NGOs are split over a new code of conduct on the rescue of migrants making the perilous sea journey from Libya to Europe. Three aid ...

The Extraordinary Story Of Baby 'Christ' - Born On A Wooden Boat In Front Of 100 Men

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA - Sicily: The midwife aboard an NGO rescue ship currently operating in the Mediterranean has revealed the incredible story of the rescue of a ...

This Is How Six Children Became Orphans In The Mediterranean This Week

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - On Friday morning as Italian politicians and NGOs were about to debate the rules and regulations of rescuing migrants in the Mediter...

Refugee Rescue Missions In Med Face Suspension In Row Between NGOs And Italian Government

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - Charities face having to suspend missions to rescue migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean, unless a row with the Italian gover...

Man Arrested At Heathrow Airport In Connection With Manchester Arena Bombing

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK

A man has been arrested at Heathrow Airport in connection with the Manchester Arena bombing. The 38-year-old was held on suspicion of terror offences ...

The Father Of Manchester Bomber Salman Abedi Has Spoken Out

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK

The father of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi has said his son is innocent, and has confirmed UK police have arrested another son. Abedi’s father, Ra...

First Picture Of Manchester Bomber Salman Abedi Revealed As Details Of Libya Trip Emerge

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK

The man responsible for killing 22 people at Manchester Arena was known “up to a point” to the intelligence services, Amber Rudd confirmed on Wedn...

Family Of Murdered PC Yvonne Fletcher 'Disappointed' As Prosecution Ruled Out

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

The family of murdered police officer Yvonne Fletcher have said they are “deeply disappointed and frustrated” a suspect will not be prosecuted aft...

The Wages Of Non-Interventionism

David Browne | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
David Browne

Ultimately, it's still too early to tell whether Donald Trump's policy shift will have the desired effect, and the Syrian war may finally come to an end with a transfer of power of some sort. What we can see, however, are the wages of non-interventionism: chemical weapons; barrel bombs; and the rise of extremist groups.

Ross Kemp Explains Why He Hopes His Libya Documentary Changes Perceptions Of Migrants

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ross Kemp has revealed his hopes for his latest documentary ‘Libya’s Migrant Hell’, which concludes his current Sky One series ‘Extreme Worlds...

How To Stop The Rising Tide Of Death In The Mediterranean

Jens Pagotto | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK
Jens Pagotto

The number of people who died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean has reached an all-time high and is becoming comparable to what Médecins Sans Frontières is used to seeing in warzones, with the UN Migration Agency recording at least 5,079 deaths last year.

Jack Straw Can Be Sued By Libyan Dissident Over Torture Allegations

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK

Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw faces being sued by a former Libyan dissident over allegations of abduction and torture. Abdul-Hakim Belhaj has al...

'Pro-Gaddafi' Hijackers Surrender After Libyan Plane Diverted To Malta

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK

Up to 2 hijackers armed with hand grenades divert Libyan plane Hijackers claimed to be from pro-Gaddafi group Al-Fatah Al-Gadida All passengers and cr...

End Of 2016: A MENA Post-Mortem

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

As we rapidly approach the end of another challenging year, my mind strays once more to the Middle East North Africa (MENA) and to the atrocities visi...

Britain's Seven Covert Wars

Mark Curtis | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Britain is fighting at least seven covert wars in the Middle East and North Africa, outside of any democratic oversight or control. Whitehall has in effect gone underground, with neither parliament nor the public being allowed to debate, scrutinise or even know about these wars...

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

Edward Taylor | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Edward Taylor

Photo - Ferry Schippers / MSF Frank is on deck, watching the sea. Tall and broad, he cuts a striking figure onboard the search and rescue vessel MV A...

Why Is A Western Life Worth More Column Inches Than A Syrian One?, Asks John Simpson

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK

If you live in the United States, you’re 55 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than you are by a terrorist. Or, as veteran foreign c...