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Dozens of migrants believed missing off Libya

"According to the survivors about 40 others are missing, including seven children," he said. The body of one woman was had already been recovered.
 

UN-hosted Cyprus talks resume in Swiss Alpine resort

Turkey today has over 35,000 troops in Cyprus. Sticking points include security guarantees and hopes among Greek Cypriot leaders for the removal of those forces. 

Rescuers made 'scapegoat' for Italian frustration with migrant crisis

Rescuers made 'scapegoat' for Italian frustration with migrant crisis

In 2014, when Italy ran its own search-and-rescue operation called Mare Nostrum, charities carried out less than one percent of all rescues. So far this year, they have carried out more than a third of rescues, according to Italy`s coastguard, which coordinates all the rescues from Rome.

Israel to reduce Gaza power, feeding fears of unrest

The move has raised fears of a new upsurge in violence, with Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza having fought three wars since 2008.

Russia fires missiles at Islamic State targets from Mediterranean: Reports

A Russian warship and a submarine have fired four cruise missiles from the Mediterranean to hit Islamic State manpower and equipment near the Syrian city of Palmyra, Russian news agencies cited the Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday.

1,530 migrants, refugees died crossing Mediterranean in 2017: United Nations

"This number does not include some 6,000 people who have been rescued over the past 72 hours," said Dujarric. 

At least 34 migrants, mostly toddlers, drown after vessel capsizes off Libya's coast

At least 34 migrants, most of them toddlers, drowned on Wednesday, as coastguard boats and other vessels tried to save hundreds of others packed into boats off the coast of Libya, rescuers said.

At least 20 migrants killed in new Mediterranean sinking: Coastguard

At least 20 migrants killed in new Mediterranean sinking: Coastguard

At least 20 migrants including young children drowned on Wednesday when they fell off an overloaded vessel in the Mediterranean.

Libya asks Italy to arm migrant patrol boats

Libya on Thursday asked Italy to arm the patrol boats it uses in the fight against illegal immigration across the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe.

Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean, finds 7 bodies

Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean, finds 7 bodies

Rescuers saved 484 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and found the bodies of seven men who had died in the attempt to get to Europe.

Italy rescues 484 migrants in Mediterranean, finds bodies of seven men

Rescuers saved 484 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and found the bodies of seven men who had died in the attempt to get to Europe, Italy`s coast guard said.

1,300 migrants perished in Mediterranean this year: UN

Two shipwrecks in recent days have brought to more than 1,300 the number of migrants who have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean, the UN said on Tuesday.

Over 80 missing after migrant boat sinks off Libya, survivors tell UNHCR

At least 80 migrants including women and children were missing after a boat sank off the Libyan coast, survivors told the UN's refugee agency today, in the latest such tragedy.

Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean over weekend: Survivors

Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean over weekend: Survivors

More than 200 migrants are feared to have died in the Mediterranean over the weekend, according to testimony from survivors, and several bodies, including that of an infant, have washed up on a Libyan beach.

Frenzied rescues in Mediterranean save over 2,000 migrants

Rescue vessels in the Mediterranean worked flat out today to rescue over 2,000 people from flimsy dinghies as exhausted saviours accused the EU of turning a blind eye to the crisis.

 

Three killed after migrant boat sinks off coast of Spain

Three migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were killed when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean but the Spanish navy managed to rescue another 30 people in the group, a coast guard spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean as traffic grows: IOM

6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean as traffic grows: IOM

More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued on the central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, as greater numbers take to the sea in warmer weather, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

Over 1,000 migrants rescued in 48 hours from Mediterranean

More than 1,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea during several operations, and many more are expected to attempt the perilous journey as winter ends.

Nearly 180 missing after Mediterranean ship capsize: United Nation

Nearly 180 missing after Mediterranean ship capsize: United Nation

Four people died and nearly 180 are missing after Saturday's migrant ship capsize in the Mediterranean, the UN refugee agency and the International Organisation for Migration said today.

Mediterranean rescuers save 300 migrants at sea, recover six bodies

Mediterranean rescuers save 300 migrants at sea, recover six bodies

Rescuers saved around 300 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in the Mediterranean on Wednesday but recovered six dead bodies during the operations, the Italian coastguard said.