Boat migrants

Bangladeshi couple spot abducted son in press photo of boat migrants

A Bangladeshi couple say they have spotted the son they had long given up for dead, emaciated but still alive, in an Indonesian camp for boat migrants shown in a newspaper photograph. 

May 29, 2015, 23:00 PM IST
Muslim asylum seekers throw Christians overboard Mediterranean boat

Muslim asylum seekers throw Christians overboard Mediterranean boat

Italian police said Thursday they had arrested a group of African migrants after witnesses said they threw 12 passengers overboard following a row about religion on a boat headed to Italy.

Apr 17, 2015, 01:49 AM IST

Italy boat migrants top 2,500 in one weekend

 The Italian navy and merchant ships picked up more than 2,500 migrants from the Mediterranean over the weekend as the flow of refugees seeking to reach Europe rose again.

Nov 17, 2014, 02:05 AM IST

Italy boat migrants top 2,200 in one weekend

The Italian navy picked up more than 2,200 migrants from the Mediterranean over the weekend, in a blow to hopes that the ending of its naval search-and-rescue mission would stem the flow of refugees.

Nov 16, 2014, 23:55 PM IST

EU wants to help Italy with boat migrants, but not share burden

As EU ministers met Tuesday to discuss how to help Italy deal with thousands of boat immigrants washing up on its shores, the European Commission said the refusal of member states to be flexible on asylum requests was fuelling the crisis.

Jul 08, 2014, 22:20 PM IST

Italy navy rescues 2,600 boat migrants

More than 2,600 migrants were rescued by the Italian navy this weekend, authorities said on Monday, as police searched for new arrivals who landed by night on Sicily`s southern coast.

Jul 07, 2014, 19:15 PM IST

Italy to step up patrols in hope of saving migrants from shipwreck

Survivors of Friday`s wreck reported their vessel had been fired on as they left Libya, said Barbara Molinario, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Oct 14, 2013, 14:02 PM IST

Italy accepts boat migrants after Malta refuses

Italy has agreed to take in 102 migrants rescued from a leaking dinghy after Malta refused to admit them despite EU pressure.

Aug 07, 2013, 18:23 PM IST