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.
The plight of migrants in the Mediterranean requires a "comprehensive response", NATO`S head Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, adding that the alliance would help by trying to stabilise countries in the region.
Italy said on Friday it wanted more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a US drone strike on the Afghan-Pakistan border as officials sought to explain why it took three months to be told about the "tragic error."
An Italian judge on Friday ordered that the presumed captain of a migrant boat that sank with the loss of more than 700 lives should remain in custody after prosecutors asked for him to be charged with multiple homicide and people-trafficking.
Italian police said on Friday they were carrying out a "vast anti-terrorism" operation against an organisation inspired by al Qaeda that wanted to support attacks against Pakistan`s government and US forces in Afghanistan.
Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, killed inadvertently in a US strike against Al-Qaeda, were seasoned humanitarians who spent years helping poor communities recover from war and natural disaster.
People smugglers responsible for the Mediterranean`s worst disaster in decades beat several migrants to death and executed at least one minor before the boat left Libya with more than 750 people aboard, survivors have told investigators.
Al-Qaeda extremists are ultimately to blame for the tragic death of Warren Weinstein, an American hostage who was killed accidentally in a US counter-terrorism strike, the hostage`s wife said Thursday.
A young Afghan migrant who tried to smuggle onto a car ferry headed for Italy by clinging to the undercarriage of a tourist bus died after being run over by the coach, Greek news agency ANA reported on Wednesday.
An Italian judge has given his approval for bankrupt Serie A club Parma to be put up for sale and binding offers of a minimum 20 million euros ($21 million) must be made by May 6, the club said on Tuesday.