First victims of deadliest migrant shipwreck given funeral in Italy
First victims of deadliest migrant shipwreck given funeral in Italy

Italy held a funeral service on Tuesday for 13 migrants who died in the worst shipwreck in the Mediterranean in recent history, while the navy continued its search for other victims of the disaster.

Migrant sailboat sinks in Aegean, at least 17 missing

 A sailboat carrying migrants sank in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece on Tuesday and at least 17 people were missing, Greek authorities said.

Tunisia coast guard recovers bodies of five migrants

Tunisian coast guards recovered the decomposed bodies of five migrants who apparently drowned at sea as they sought to reach Italy from conflict-hit Libya, an official said Monday.

Dozens of migrants 'storm' tunnel between UK, France

 The operator of the rail tunnel linking Britain and France says services were disrupted today after around 150 migrants tried to storm a French terminal in an attempt to board a Britain-bound freight.

Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year: UN
Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean this year: UN

 A record 137,000 people made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in the first half of 2015, most of them fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the United Nations said Wednesday

Italy begins recovery of 800 migrant bodies from Med shipwreck

The Italian navy on Monday said it had begun efforts to recover the bodies of some 800 migrants killed in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean in April, as authorities rescued another 4,400 people making the dangerous sea journey to Europe.

Migration plan exposes EU rifts, tough bargaining ahead

Hours of late-night squabbling in Europe`s highest council of state left EU leaders licking political wounds on Friday and preparing for weeks of hard bargaining over a plan to cope with a flood of migrants from the south.

UN group still sees concerns in Malta`s treatment of migrants

Conditions for migrants on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta have improved but still fall well below international standards, a UN group said Thursday.

British PM slams `unacceptable` border migrant chaos
British PM slams `unacceptable` border migrant chaos

 Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday blasted the "totally unacceptable" scenes as growing numbers of migrants attempt to enter Britain illegally by hiding in trucks at the French seaport of Calais.

Austria slams `unacceptable` Hungary`s anti-migrant decision
Austria slams `unacceptable` Hungary`s anti-migrant decision

 Austria on Wednesday blasted a decision by neighbouring Hungary to suspend application of a key EU asylum rule as "unacceptable" and warned of "negative" consequences.

100 Britons jailed in France for smuggling migrants

 At least 100 Britons have been jailed in France in the last year for trying to smuggle migrants through the port town of Calais to Britain, media reported on Tuesday.

Norwegian, Danish ships rescue nearly 1,000 migrants
Norwegian, Danish ships rescue nearly 1,000 migrants

 A Norwegian ship rescued more than 600 migrants from two wooden boats on Monday in the southern part of the Mediterranean, the Norwegian police said on Twitter.

Italy's Renzi says no tension with France over migrant crisis
Italy's Renzi says no tension with France over migrant crisis

Italy`s prime minister and France`s president put on a show of unity on Sunday, dismissing suggestions of tensions between their countries over handling the waves of migrants landing on southern Europe`s shores.

Malaysia bids sombre farewell to nameless Rohingya dead
Malaysia bids sombre farewell to nameless Rohingya dead

 Malaysian authorities on Monday held a sombre mass funeral for 21 suspected ethnic Rohingya found in human-trafficking graves last month, with fellow Muslims praying for the unidentified victims to find a place in heaven.

Demonstrators dig migrant `graves` in Berlin

Around 5,000 people joined a Berlin demonstration on Sunday by a controversial protest group which dug mock graves in front of parliament to highlight Europe`s deadly migration crisis, police said.

Italy, France play down migrant border drama

Italy`s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande played down tensions Sunday over a migrant crisis which has seen hundreds of asylum seekers blocked at the border between the two countries.

Pope `moved to tears` by asylum seekers` plight

Pope Francis said Sunday the plight of asylum seekers hoping for a new life in Europe was enough to make him cry, condemning those who treat them "like merchandise".

Flow of migrants from Libya to continue: EU border agency

People traffickers in Libya know they are untouchable and the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean is set to continue, the EU`s border agency has told AFP.

EU approves military mission to tackle migrant smugglers: Sources

EU member states approved plans Friday to launch as early as next week the first phase of a military operation against people smugglers in the Mediterranean, sources said.

Myanmar returns rescued migrants to Bangladesh

Thirty-seven Bangladeshi migrants rescued from a boat at sea by Myanmar authorities were handed over to Bangladesh authorities on Friday.