Stories tagged: migrants
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
A Libyan official says at least 19 illegal migrants have been killed in a truck crash near the town of Bani Walid, about 112 miles southeast of Tripoli.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Colombia is tightening control over its porous border with Venezuela as a growing tide of migrants flees into the neighboring Andean nation.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
About 90 people are feared drowned after a smuggler’s boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya’s coast early Friday, the U.N.’s migration agency said.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
A government plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants has sparked an unexpected backlash from liberal Israelis and their American Jewish allies who say Israel – established in …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Spanish officials say more than 300 people including newborns have been rescued from a wooden fishing boat off Libya’s coast and taken to an Italian port.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Thursday near London to discuss a raft of bilateral issues that have little to do with Britain’s decision to …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all countries Thursday to focus on the overwhelmingly positive contributions of migrants and use “facts not prejudice,” warning that authorities who erect obstacles “inflict needless economic …
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 10 a.m.
As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving 3-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned, are feared dead after a traffickers’ overcrowded rubber dinghy from …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
At least eight migrants died and 84 were rescued Saturday from a smugglers’ foundering rubber dinghy in the waters off Libya, the Italian coast guard said. An aid group said …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
It’s getting colder, the clock is ticking and regional authorities are scrambling to meet President Emmanuel Macron’s deadline: get migrants off France’s streets and out of forest hideouts by year’s …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 104 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
The leader of an Italian party that hopes to capitalize on growing resentment of migrants and asylum-seekers told supporters in Rome Sunday it would be ‘splendid’ if he wins national …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
A Syrian refugee has been saved at sea after setting out solo in a tiny boat from Libya, where he told rescuers he was practically a slave.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Rwanda is offering to host some, perhaps thousands, of the African migrants whose reported abuse in Libya has led to international expressions of revulsion.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
A German newspaper has published a list of 33,293 people it says died while trying to immigrate to Europe between 1993 and May of this year.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
NICOSIA, Cyprus – Large European Union countries should do their fair share and accept more migrants from overburdened members that are the typical entry points into Europe, Cyprus’ interior ministry …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
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.
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’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.
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.
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’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.
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’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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …