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Italy bans two Dutch migrant rescue vessels

A heated exchange erupted after Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini told more foreign NGOs operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean they could not dock in...

Migrant rescue boat stranded at sea over Italy, Malta standoff

  Hundreds of people on board a migrant rescue boat have been stranded in the Mediterranean between Italy and Malta in a standoff between the two nations, with both...

Tunisia sacks interior minister after migrant boat sinks

Tunisia sacks interior minister after migrant boat sinks

Tunisian Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed, on Wednesday fired Interior Minister, Lotfi Brahem, a government statement said, after one of the worst migrant boat accidents...

Italy: Woman delivers baby on migrant rescue ship

Woman delivers baby on migrant rescue ship

A baby boy named Miracle has been born on board a humanitarian ship – a bright spot as the tide of migrants risking sea crossings from Libya to Italy has increased...

Italian court frees seized migrant ship

An Italian court has ordered the release of a Spanish charity ship that was seized after prosecutors said it was helping to ferry migrants illegally from Libya. The...

Italy impounds migrant rescue ship

Italian authorities seized a migrant rescue boat operated by a Spanish non-governmental organisation on the suspicion it was aiding illegal immigration, the NGO said...

Italy impounds migrant rescue ship

Italy impounds migrant rescue ship

  Italian authorities seized a migrant rescue boat operated by a Spanish non-governmental organisation on the suspicion it was aiding illegal immigration, the NGO...

Libya intercepts 315 migrants attempting Mediterranean crossing

EU to train 500 Libyan coastguard on migrant patrols

The European Union on Thursday said it wants to rapidly expand training of the Libyan coastguard to stem migrant flows to Italy and reduce deaths at sea. The Chief of...

90 migrants feared dead in shipwreck off Libya – IOM

An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler’s boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known survivors and 10...

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Rwanda, Uganda denies signing migrant deals with Israel

Rwanda and Uganda both on Friday said they had not struck any deal to take in African migrants from Israel under a scheme condemned by rights groups. Israel has said on...

Amnesty International accuses EU of abetting migrant rights violations in Libya

Amnesty International accuses EU of abetting migrant rights violations in Libya

European governments are “complicit” in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there that often work with people smugglers and...

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U.N. pushing sharp increase in migrant returns from Libya

The United Nations migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up to 15,000 in the final month of the year....