Over 8,000 migrants rescued in waters off Libya

More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy’s coastguard said Tuesday. “On Monday, we rescued about 5,000 people from four large boats, one smaller one and 18 rubber dinghies,” a spokesman told AFP. People were pulled to safety by coastguard vessels, military ships operating […]

Libyan Coast Guard turns back nearly 500 migrants after altercation with NGO ship

Footage filmed by Sea-Watch showed a Libyan coastguard vessel coming within meters of its own ship as it sped to stop the migrants. TRIPOLI – Libya’s coastguard said it had intercepted nearly 500 migrants packed onto a wooden boat and returned them to Tripoli on Wednesday after warning off a ship that was preparing to […]