Around 14,000 people have been rescued from flimsy vessels in the last week
Libya requested assistance for its coastguard as efforts continue to stop people smugglers sending boats towards Italy
'We did all that's possible to be done,' says Captain Francesco Iavazzo
At least five people have died and hundreds rescued
The militant group has enforced its severe interpretation of Sharia law on the women of a Sirte since seizing control last year, according to Human Rights Watch
'We were filled with hope. Then step by step, Daesh took over. Now we feel we are cursed.'
A UN arms embargo is set to be amended to allow weapons to be sent to the Government of National Accord which is seeking to establish itself in Tripoli
Libya is currently subject to a UN arms embargo to pretend lethal weapons falling into Islamist hands
Up to 500 refugees are feared to have died in the largest disaster of 2016 so far
Isis is believed to be sending weapons to Boko Haram and sharing operational tactics
The admission is a further step to direct UK involvement in the north African state
Mr Hammond said it would be for 'the Libyan people to recapture their country from Isis'
EU ministers will meet on Monday to discuss the possibility of sending security units to Tripoli
Philip Hammond accused of writing letter designed to be 'wholly and deliberately misleading to the uninformed reader'
Europe cannot afford to allow another failed state to languish just a few hundred miles across the Mediterranean
The lack of planning for the aftermath of the 2011 Libya intervention is singled out by the President as the worst failure of his time in office