Stories tagged: migrants
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
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’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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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, the Greek yogurt maker, is suing Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who says the
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
More migrants have died or disappeared in 2016 than in any previous recorded year, more than half of them in the Mediterranean Sea.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 6 a.m.
Twin Falls is now a testing ground for whether the bitter cultural divisions intensified by this year’s presidential campaign can recede in favor of the co-dependency that marks many communities …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:13 p.m.
BRUSSELS – At least 239 migrants are believed to have drowned this week in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday, adding to …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
CALAIS, France – More than 1,600 migrants were bused to new shelters across France on Monday as authorities prepared to dismantle the notorious “jungle” camp in Calais, a last stop …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 11:49 p.m.
CALAIS, France – Migrants prayed, plotted and played soccer together Sunday, a day before France starts clearing them by the thousands from a makeshift refugee camp that is doomed for …