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Imam bags 2 years imprisonment for helping migrants

Imam bags 2 years imprisonment for helping migrants 

A French court has sentenced an imam to two years in prison for helping migrants try to cross the English Channel in inflatable boats. The 39-year-old Iranian national...

110 migrants rescued near Libyan coast

Libya coast guard rescues 290 migrants off eastern coast of Tripoli

Libya’s coast guard rescued 290 migrants clinging to inflatable rafts on Friday in two operations near the capital Tripoli, a naval forces spokesman said. The western...

Libya repatriates 164 illegal immigrants to Niger

131 illegal Nigerian migrants to return from Libya today 

Another batch of 131 Nigerians are expected back in the country from Libya today. The returnees, consisting of males, females and toddlers are expected to land in the...

Malta impounds second migrant rescue ship

Italy impounds migrants rescue ship Sea-Watch 3

Italian authorities have impounded the charity vessel Sea-Watch 3 after 47 migrants aboard were disembarked at the port of Lampedusa. The migrants were transferred onto...

66 migrants rescued off Libya

66 migrants were rescued in international waters off Libya on Thursday during two separate operations carried out by the Italian navy and a charity ship, raising the...

Italy to prosecute mayor who arranged fake marriages for migrants

Italy to prosecute mayor who arranged fake marriages for migrants

An Italian Mayor who gained international fame for transforming the shrinking community by welcoming migrants is to stand trial for breaching migration laws and other...

Police arrest 3 for locking 16 migrants in underground room

Police arrest 3 for locking 16 migrants in underground room

Greek police’s migration management unit has arrested three people suspected of locking 16 migrants in the underground room of an abandoned warehouse near the port...

Libya repatriates 164 illegal immigrants to Niger

2,974 illegal Nigerian migrants returned from Libya in two years

No fewer than 2,794 illegal Nigerian migrants who travelled to the war-torn North African country with the hope of finding their way into Europe through the...

Maltese army takes control of oil tanker hijacked by migrants

Maltese army takes control of oil tanker hijacked by migrants

Maltese armed forces have taken control of an oil tanker El Hiblu 1 that was commandeered by migrants after they were rescued off the coast of Libya. The 108 migrants...

Migrants hijack merchant ship off Libya

Migrants have hijacked a merchant ship which rescued them off the coast of Libya and it is now heading towards Malta, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and...

43 migrants dead after 2 boats capsize near Djibouti

10 migrants die in Libyan boat mishap

Not less than 10 people died and 17 rescued on Tuesday when a boat carrying 27 migrants sank off the Libyan coast, near the western town of Sabratha, a security official...

Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

Dozens of migrants hoping to reach Britain scrambled aboard a cross-Channel ferry in northern France, sparking a 12-hour manhunt as police combed the ship to find them,...

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