EU leaders commit ships, aid for action on Mediterranean migrants

European Union leaders on Thursday started committing new resources to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few days, and discussed action to destroy vessels that could be used for trafficking.

EU leaders to pledge rescue for migrants, but no fix for problem

European Union leaders will effectively reverse a cutback in rescue operations the Mediterranean on Thursday to try to prevent record numbers of people drowning as they try to flee war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

EU under pressure as full horror of migrant disaster emerges
EU under pressure as full horror of migrant disaster emerges

 European Union leaders head into a summit on the Mediterranean migrant crisis on Thursday under pressure to act after survivors laid bare the full horror of last weekend`s catastrophic shipwreck.

EU powers under fire as migrant shipwreck horror revealed

European governments came under increasing pressure Tuesday to tackle the Mediterranean`s migrant crisis ahead of an emergency summit, as harrowing details emerged of the fate of hundreds who died in the latest tragedy.

UN urges Europe to put asylum at centre of migrant debate

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday urged European leaders to put the protection of migrants at the centre of debate over the crisis in the Mediterranean and to do more to help Greece and Italy cope.

EU sets emergency summit for Thursday on migrant crisis: Tusk

EU president Donald Tusk is to host an emergency summit on illegal immigration this Thursday, after the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean in which more than 700 people are feared to have perished.

EU promises to act over migrant crisis after Mediterranean disaster

EU foreign ministers promised on Monday to do more to stop migrant deaths in the Mediterranean by increasing rescues and catching traffickers, stung by a weekend tragedy that killed up to 700 people off the Libyan coast.

'EU has no more excuses on migrants, urges immediate action'

 EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Monday the bloc had "no more excuses" not to act after the latest migrant disaster in the Mediterranean and demanded "immediate" action.

EU leaders call for emergency talks after 700 migrants drown off Libya

As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight in what officials said may be the Mediterranean`s worst disaster as thousands flee poverty and war to Europe.

Hundreds missing as boat with 700 migrants sinks in Mediterranean
Hundreds missing as boat with 700 migrants sinks in Mediterranean

Up to 700 people were feared drowned Sunday after an overcrowded boat smuggling them to Europe capsized off Libya in the latest and deadliest in a long list of migrant disasters in the Mediterranean.

11,000 migrants land in Italy in six days

More than 11,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean and taken to Italy in the past six days, coastguards said, with hundreds more expected Friday.

Sight of rescuers 'led to capsize' of boat with 400 migrants
Sight of rescuers 'led to capsize' of boat with 400 migrants

The excitement caused at the 'sight of the rescuers' led to the boat capsize in which about 400 migrants are feared to have died, survivors said as per BBC.

Presumed deaths of 400 migrants among worst recent tragedies

The UN refugee agency says the shipwreck in the Mediterranean this week, in which 400 migrants are presumed to have died, is among the deadliest single incidents in the last decade.

Italy rescues 1,500 migrants in Mediterranean in one day

 Some 1,500 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy in five different boats were rescued in one day, Italian coastguards said Sunday.

Solar plane to leave Switzerland ahead of round-the world trip

A sun-powered plane was loaded onto a cargo carrier in Switzerland late Monday heading for the Middle East from where it will attempt a revolutionary round-the-world trip.

150 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in several days

Almost 150 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in makeshift boats have been rescued off the coast of Spain in less than a week, officials said on Sunday.

Pope Francis blasts 'haggard' Europe

Pope Francis launched a withering attack on Tuesday on a "haggard" Europe, urging it to reclaim global leadership after years of crisis and to take in migrants before the Mediterranean becomes a "vast cemetery".

Italy to end sea rescue mission that saved 100,000 migrants

Italy said on Friday it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East, a move one rights group warned could lead to a "surge of deaths" in the Mediterranean.

Spain rescues 58 African immigrants in sea

 Spain`s Maritime Rescue service Sunday pulled out of water 58 immigrants from Sub-Saharan countries, who had set sail from the Moroccan coast in a small boat in the Mediterranean Sea.

CAF finalists Vita create history
CAF finalists Vita create history

Democratic Republic of Congo club Vita created history Saturday when reaching the CAF Champions League final.