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At least 5,000 migrants were rescued in 43 operations across the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday (June 23), the Italian Coast Guard reports.
In Libya, forces loyal to the unity government say they have made significant gains in residential districts of Sirte, as they battle to oust ISIL fighters.
Libyan forces claim to have seized control of the port in the city of Sirte, the most-important ISIL stronghold outside of Syria and Iraq.
Troops aligned with Libya’s unity government claim to have seized control of the port of Sirte, a key stronghold of Islamic State militants.
In Libya the so-called Islamic State group is battling to hold on to its stronghold of Sirte after forces aligned with the new unity government advanced on the…
Familiar scenes as bodies are recovered from the beach close to Libyan coastal city of Zuwara as numbers of boats making the crossing to Italy surge.
Libya has become, once again, the main jump-off point for migrants heading for Europe, after the closure of the Balkan and Aegean Sea routes.
Hundreds feared lost after three boats sink off the coast of Libya, the situation is described as "chaotic".
Up to 30 people are feared drowned in the second migrant tragedy in as many days in the Mediterranean.
The Italian navy has released distressing images of an overcrowded fishing boat capsizing off the Libyan coast sending hundreds of migrants tumbling into the…