After eight years of Syrian refugee influx into Turkey, the country's attitude towards them has turned sour. As a result, the Government wants Syrians to live in the provinces that they are officially registered in, and seek permits if they want to go to other provinces.
A number of Libyan officials and activists have attended a workshop held by the Department of Political Science at the University of Sirte, to find solutions to tackle illegal migration from their city into Europe.
Hundreds of refugees from various African countries are fleeing their countries and using Libya as a transit point into Europe. Recently the UNHCR released over 260 refugees from the detention centres to be taken to Niger. In the meantime, the agency intends to find them permanent homes.
Khalifa Haftar, the military commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), which controls eastern Libya, says he will attend a conference in Sicily aimed at reconciling rival factions. Italy fears that a no-show on his part would kill hopes of political settlement to end violence in Libya.
The National Institute of Statistics, a government agency in Tunisia has revealed that the country's export to import rose to 72%. According to the Institute the deficit in trade amounted to at least $2.6 billion.