600 migrants storm Spain border, 30 enter: Government

 Some 600 African migrants charged at the border fence separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Tuesday and 30 managed to climb over, Spain`s government said.

Hundreds of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border

Some 350 African migrants tried to storm a fence from Morocco into Spanish territory on Wednesday, authorities said, the latest in a wave of desperate arrivals at Europe`s southern border.

No Ebola risk in Italy from migrants

Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin Monday ruled out that there could be a risk of Ebola coming to Italy from African migrants, as suggested by some media reports in the past weeks.

Libya finds 15 migrants' bodies near ripped inflatable boat

Libyan coastguards on Sunday found 15 bodies of sub-Saharan African migrants floating in the sea near a ripped inflatable boat, east of the capital.

Hundreds of migrants try to enter Spain

Spain rescued Tuesday nearly 500 African migrants trying to enter the country by boat while hundreds more tried to scramble over a border fence into the Spanish territory of Melilla.

Spain rescues 267 migrants from small boats

Spain`s coastguard today said it had rescued 267 sub-Saharan African migrants, including 39 women and three children who were among those trying to reach Spanish soil on a flotilla of small boats.

Dozens hurt as migrants clash in France

Dozens were hurt on Tuesday after clashes broke out in the northern French port of Calais between hundreds of African migrants seeking to cross the Channel to England.

42 African migrants drown off Yemen coast

Forty-two illegal African migrants drowned when their boat overturned off Yemen`s southern coast, the defence ministry reported.

Thousands of African migrants protest Israel detention policy

Thousands of African migrants, many holding banners demanding freedom for compatriots jailed by Israel, protested on Sunday in a Tel Aviv square against a new open-ended detention law which allows migrants to be sent to a desert prison.

Over 30,000 African migrants protest in Israel: Police

More than 30,000 African asylum seekers who entered Israel illegally protested in Tel Aviv on Sunday, police said, in the biggest rally ever staged by migrants in the Jewish state.

Italy rescues more than 500 migrants off Sicily

Italy rescued more than 500 migrants in the Strait of Sicily in the early hours of Friday as part of several coastguard operations, authorities said.

Italy holds suspected ship captain; death toll 275

Just 155 migrants, most if not all from Eritrea, survived Thursday`s shipwreck. Survivors said there were some 500 would-be asylum-seekers aboard when the ship capsized.

Italy mourns boat mishap, weather halts search for bodies

A day after a boat believed to be carrying over 500 migrants, mainly from Eritrea and Somalia, caught fire and sank off Lampedusa in Italy, inclement weather forced divers to halt their search for hundreds of the missing migrants.

Somali commits suicide after Italy denies asylum

A Somali migrant leapt to his death from an apartment building in Italy`s central city of Florence, after authorities reportedly refused to grant him asylum in the country.

Vehicle hits mine in Niger, killing 7: Official

Regional authorities say a vehicle carrying West African migrants toward Libya struck an anti-tank mine in Niger, killing seven people.

African migrants tortured in Egypt`s Sinai desert

African migrants report they were tortured in Egypt`s Sinai desert by smugglers despite promises to sneak them into Israel.

Nearly 200 migrants feared drowned off Sudan

Human trafficking is rife in Sudan as smugglers take advantage of lawless areas in the country.

Nearly 55 African migrants arrested off Costa Rica coast

Costa Rican authorities have said they had arrested 54 undocumented African migrants, including seven women, off the country`s Caribbean coast.