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Iraqi commandos and Kurdish counter-terrorism forces have arrested members of the al-Rawi network, the key financial network for the Islamic State

Expert: ‘Significant Risk’ Libya Will Become Second Islamic State ‘Caliphate’

Libya, located a few hundred miles from the European coast, is facing a “significant risk” of becoming the “new” home of the Islamic State’s “caliphate,” a London-based expert from the Chatham House think-tank’s Royal Institute of International Affairs cautioned in an editorial published by the Dallas Morning News on Sunday.

Fighters loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government fight against Islamic State group jihadists in the city of Sirte on June 25, 2016

Factional Warfare in Libya Leaves 115 Dead, 383 Wounded

A month of fighting between two of the many heavily-armed gangs fighting for control of Libya killed at least 115 people and wounded 383 more, according to a statement from the Libyan Health Ministry on Sunday. Thousands of families have been displaced, children are at risk, and the conflict threatens to spiral even further out of control.

A general view shows four Libyan Coast Guard ships docked in the harbour of the capital Tripoli, following their return after undergoing maintenance in Italy on May 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Libya Intercepts Almost 600 Europe-Bound Illegal Migrants

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard intercepted three groups totaling more than 570 Europe-bound migrants, including at least 66 women and 19 children, in the Mediterranean Sea, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Illegal migrants sit in a port in Tagiura, east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, after 137 migrants of African origins were rescued by coast guard boats off the coast of Libya on July 21, 2016. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Italy and Libya Reject EU’s Latest Migrant Crisis Plan

Italy’s populist government has rejected the European Union’s (EU) latest migration plan, refusing to take in illegal migrants travelling by sea, as Libya rejects processing centres inside its borders.

Members of the security forces observe operations at a site where workers gather materials for the construction of the M8 motorway on the outskirts of Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Gwadar is the cornerstone of Chinese President Xi Jinping's so-called One Belt, One Road project to rebuild …

China Extends One Belt, One Road to Libya, Vowing to Offer Security

China’s state-owned Global Times praised Beijing this week for convincing the United Nations-backed government of Libya to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to join the Asian giant’s massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), claiming the project will fill the security vacuum left behind by the West.

More refugees have landed in Spain than in Italy so far this year after making the dangerous crossing from Libya

Spain Tops Italy for 2018 Migrant Arrivals

Spain leads European nations for new migrant arrivals in 2018 according to a new report from the International Organization for Migrants (IOM).

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NCA: 700,000 Migrants in Libya Waiting to Board Boats to Europe

Europe’s problems with criminal trafficking gangs and illegal immigration are getting worse, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned, just days after the United Nations (UN) claimed that boat arrivals were “necessary” for the continent.