Maritime boundaries of the Arab states in the Mediterranean

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Arab states with Mediterranean coastlines have claimed various forms of jurisdiction over the sea lying off their coasts. On occasion, this has caused disputes between them and their neighbours. Some of these disputes have been resolved through the ICJ; others have yet to be resolved and are complicated by existing political conflicts.

Libya and the EU: migration

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EU and African leaders meeting at a mini-summit in Paris have announced new measures to tackle the migrant crisis in the central Mediterranean. Attempts by migrants to reach Europe via Libya have slowed somewhat but the relationship between Libya, Italy and NGOs acting to rescue migrants have become more complicated.