Stories tagged: migrants
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Council of Europe presses Italy on Libyan migrant returns
The Council of Europe is asking Italy to explain what its naval ships are doing off Libya’s coast amid concerns that Europe-bound migrants who are sent back to Libya face …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Italian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in Libya
The bloodshed in the city of Sabratha is in part an unexpected consequence of Europe’s effort to stem the flow of migrants from Libya across the Mediterranean.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Romania coast guards rescues 157 migrants from Black Sea
Romania’s coast guard has rescued more than 150 migrants from Iraq and Iran, including 56 children, from a ship in distress on the Black Sea, on what is becoming a …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus; 313 are stopped in Turkey
Cyprus police arrested a 36-year-old man Sunday for allegedly driving one of two boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the Mediterranean island’s northwestern coast.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Merkel, rival Schulz spar over Turkey in TV election debate
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are poised to hold their only televised debate Sunday, three weeks before the country’s general election.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Libya says boats carrying 700 migrants have been intercepted
Libya’s navy says it has intercepted and brought to shore vessels carrying nearly 700 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe over the past two days.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Merkel wants to work with African leaders on migration
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants to work more closely with Libya’s government to curtail illegal migration from Africa to Europe.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours
Spain’s maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Up to 50 migrants ‘deliberately drowned’ off Yemen, U.N. says
Up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” when a smuggler forced them into the sea off Yemen’s coast, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, calling the …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Italy OKs naval support to help Libya fight trafficking
Italy on Friday approved sending Italian naval ships to help the Libyan coast guard combat migrant trafficking following a request by the North African nation.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
As thousands seek safe havens, migrant pressures grow in Europe
Italy’s leader pressed his European Union allies Thursday to take in more migrants, saying the relentless arrival of tens of thousands on Italy’s shores is putting his country under enormous …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
51 migrants presumed dead after abandonment in Niger desert
The International Organization for Migration says 51 migrants are presumed dead in the Sahara Desert in Niger after smugglers abandoned them during their journey north to Libya.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
European Union to launch action against 3 countries over refugee plan
The European Union warned the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland on Tuesday that they have 24 hours to start taking in refugees under an EU sharing plan or face legal …
Sat., June 10, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
1,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean; 2 dead
Two migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday during a rescue operation that saved more than 1,000 others who were attempting the dangerous crossing to Europe, according to a …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
44 migrants die of thirst in Niger while crossing desert
A Niger official says at least 44 migrants, including babies, have died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert as they were making their way to …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa
Spain’s maritime rescue service has saved 157 migrants from five small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Rescuers say 34 migrant bodies pulled from sea off Libya
The bodies of at least 34 migrants, many of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after some 200 migrants tumbled into rough waters when their overcrowded …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Unaccompanied minors among stranded migrants in Serbia
A report by the U.N. children’s agency published on Wednesday warned that more than 300,000 children have been migrating alone worldwide over a two-year period, in a dramatic escalation of …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Italian police: Mafia skimmed millions from migrant funds
Italian police on Monday arrested 68 people, including a priest and the head of a Catholic volunteer group called “Mercy,” accusing them of being in cahoots with a major mafia …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Report paints harrowing picture of Central America migration
Migrants from Central America’s violence-plagued Northern Triangle region endure harrowing abuses while trying to make their way through Mexico toward the United States, a report from an international medical group …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
Cities choosing ‘welcoming’ over ‘sanctuary’ for immigrants
A rural town in south-central Idaho that’s become a hotbed of refugee support and opposition has opted to take a softer stance in affirming its role as a welcoming city …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
A look at immigrants in the U.S. without legal status
A report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center showed the number of immigrants in the country illegally fell to 11 million in 2015 from six years earlier.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Chobani sues Alex Jones, InfoWars for defamation over Twin Falls assault coverage
Chobani, the Greek yogurt maker, is suing Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who says the
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Libyan coast guard says 97 missing after migrant boat sinks
At least 97 African migrants are missing and believed drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, the Libyan coast guard said.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya
A Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya’s coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died and a further four …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
More than 6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean amid surge on dangerous sea route
More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days attempting to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Europe, an official said Tuesday.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
Hungary blasted for rule detaining refugees in containers
Hungary adopted tough new rules on Tuesday allowing authorities to detain all asylum seekers, including women and children fleeing war and poverty, in border camps built from shipping containers. Human …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
25 migrants believed dead as Libya’s coast guard rescues 115
The spokesman for the Libyan coast guard says 115 migrants have been rescued off of Libyan shores, and 25 others have gone missing as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean.
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Pope demands protection for migrants as sea search continues
Pope Francis demanded Sunday that “every possible measure” be taken to protect young refugees, as search and rescue efforts continued off Libya’s coast following the latest deadly Mediterranean migrant shipwreck.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 7 a.m.
Central American migrants await asylum in southern Mexico
More than 8,000 immigrants are expected to seek asylum this year from Mexico, the majority fleeing gang violence in Honduras and El Salvador and to a lesser extent Guatemala.