Israel air raid targets Gaza after rocket attack: Army

Israel air raid targets Gaza after rocket attack: Army

The Israeli air force targeted a Hamas military training facility in central Gaza overnight Sunday in response to a rocket attack, the army said.

Europe accused of letting Mediterranean become 'cemetery' for migrants as refugee crisis grows

Europe accused of letting Mediterranean become 'cemetery' for migrants as refugee crisis grows

Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants.

Israel starts freeing hundreds more African migrants

Israel began releasing a second group of around 600 African migrants from a desert detention centre on Wednesday after a court order, the prison authorities said.

18 migrants found dead in Niger's desert, IOM says

The bodies of 18 west African migrants hoping to reach Europe have been found in the Sahara desert near Arlit in Niger, the International Organization for Migration said on Sunday.

Libya coastguard intercepts 500 migrants

 Libya`s coastguard on Sunday intercepted five boats carrying around 500 mostly African migrants trying to reach Europe and brought them back to shore, an official said.

Nearly 4,100 boat migrants rescued, operations ongoing: Italy

Nearly 4,100 boat migrants rescued, operations ongoing: Italy

Nearly 4,100 migrants were rescued near the coast of Libya by Italian and French navy vessels in 17 separate operations on Saturday and early on Sunday, as per reports. Italian coastguard spokesman said rescue operations are likely to continue throughout Sunday.

South Africa suspends Parliament to fight xenophobia

 South Africa`s Parliament will be suspended next week to enable lawmakers to return to their constituencies to spread the anti-xenophobia message, in the wake of deadly attacks on African migrants.

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.

Israel to force African migrants to '3rd country'

Israel is set to force illegal African migrants to choose between leaving to a "safe third-party" country in Africa or face imprisonment, the interior ministry said.

Hundreds of migrants storm Spain border, 35 get through: Government

 Over 600 African migrants charged the border fence separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Tuesday, with at least 35 managing to climb the dangerously high barrier, including five who were injured, Spain`s government said.

Fury as new tragedy at sea exposes holes in Europe`s migrant safety net

 Horror over the fate of 29 African migrants killed by exposure as they tried to reach Italy by sea turned to fury Tuesday over what humanitarian organisations said was an avoidable tragedy.

35 African migrants feared drowned off Yemen coast

At least 35 migrants fleeing Africa were feared drowned after their boat sank off the Yemeni coast Monday, Yemeni state-run Saba news agency reported.

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.