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Black refugees remain trapped along border between Tunisia, Libya

Two further groups of sub-Saharan African refugees, including children, have been confirmed to be trapped in a militarised border zone between Tunisia and Libya despite reports that hundreds had been evacuated to state-owned properties in the surrounding region.

EU naval operation IRINI reports Turkey’s non-cooperation in UN arms embargo enforcement in Libya

The European Union’s naval Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI, responsible for enforcing the UN arms embargo in Libya, has released its monthly report for April, revealing that Turkey has refused to allow the boarding and inspection of suspicious ships on ten occasions, the latest being on March 29, 2023.

International Crisis Group sheds light on gas diplomacy in the eastern Mediterranean

On 26 April, the International Crisis Group (ICG) published a report titled ‘Rethinking gas diplomacy in the eastern Mediterranean’, in which it sheds light on the region’s major gas discoveries over the past decade and how they raised hopes that ‘gas diplomacy’ could dramatically reshape relations among countries in the …