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Libyan FM rejects EU's 'disembarkation platforms'

Libyan FM rejects EU's 'disembarkation platforms'

Libya and its north African neighbors are opposed to the EU's plan for "regional disembarkation platforms" to stem the flow of migrants entering the bloc, Tripoli's Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Taher Siala said in an Austrian newspaper interview Friday. "All north African countries...

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Tunisia parliament adopts anti-racism law

Tunisia parliament adopts anti-racism law

Tunisia's parliament has adopted a law criminalizing racist speech, incitement to hatred and discrimination, in a vote hailed as a historic first in a country with a significant black minority. The legislation was approved on Tuesday night after a lengthy debate with 125 members of...

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Morocco navy fires on migrant boat, wounding one

Morocco navy fires on migrant boat, wounding one

The Moroccan navy opened fire on a boat transporting migrants from the North African country, wounding one of them, a military source said Wednesday. Despite warning shots, "the motorboat that was carrying 58 migrants hidden under tarpaulin made a hostile move which forced the...

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Morocco navy says 615 migrants saved in weekend ops

Morocco navy says 615 migrants saved in weekend ops

Morocco's Royal Navy said Monday its forces rescued 615 migrants from 31 boats that ran into trouble in the Mediterranean at the weekend while trying to reach Spain. The Spanish coastguard announced Sunday that in 48 hours it had rescued nearly 1,200 migrants bound for its shores -- a...

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