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Italy arrests five over migrant `massacre` at sea

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:18

Italian police have arrested five migrants accused of the grisly murder of scores of fellow would-be refugees when fighting broke out on a boat making the treacherous crossing to Europe, local media reported.

Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 03:41

The death toll from the latest Mediterranean migrant boat disaster rose to 30 on Sunday, as Malta said it had found 29 bodies in the vessel`s hold and Italy said a Syrian baby had died.

Italian, Maltese rescuers say 19 dead on migrant boat

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 01:17

Italian and Maltese rescuers found 18 bodies on an overcrowded migrant boat on Saturday, with Italian officials blaming toxic fumes from the engine and the Maltese military saying there could have been a stampede.

US Cuban exiles mark anniversary of 1994 migrant drowning

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 01:55

A flotilla of Cuban exiles left Florida`s Key West on Saturday to commemorate the drowning of 37 migrants -- including 10 children -- who fled their communist homeland two decades ago.

Thai junta frees 14 Cambodian migrant workers

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:40

The Thai military junta has released 14 Cambodian migrant workers imprisoned last month for holding fake work visas, Cambodia`s foreign ministry said Friday.

Boat migrant death toll in Italy rises to 45

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 16:36

Rescuers recovering the bodies of migrants left to die in the suffocating hull of an overcrowded fishing boat said on Wednesday they have found 45 bodies, up from an expected toll of 30. 

French police clear Channel migrant camp

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 12:48

French police moved Wednesday to clear a food handout centre in the port of Calais occupied by hundreds of migrants biding their time for a chance to illegally cross the Channel to Britain.

Over 250,000 Cambodian migrant workers flee Thailand

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:44

More than 250,000 Cambodian migrant workers, mostly undocumented, have fled Thailand fearing the military junta`s crackdown on illegal foreign workers, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday.

Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:16

Malaysian authorities said Friday a 15th body was found and 27 people remain missing from two boat accidents, at a time when Indonesian illegal migrant workers head home for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

More than 110,000 Cambodian migrants flee Thailand: official

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:55

More than 110,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home in the past week, an official said Sunday, amid fears of a crackdown on migrant workers after last month`s military takeover.

Outcry as French police demolish Calais migrant camps

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:49

French police on Wednesday expelled around 550 people from makeshift camps in the northern port of Calais after a scabies outbreak, drawing criticism from rights groups over the treatment of migrants hoping to reach Britain.

Two migrant boats with 133 children rescued off Italy

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 09:17

Italy`s navy on Tuesday rescued two boats packed with more than 500 migrants including 133 minors in the latest influx that has brought in more than 36,000 people so far in 2014.