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One dead as 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya

One dead as 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya

Two rescue ships picked up the migrants as they sought to make the perilous journey to Italy, three days after more than 250 Africans were feared drowned.

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.

Air strikes kill 9 in Syria's Idlib: Observatory

Air strikes pounded Syria`s rebel-held Idlib province on Wednesday, killing at least nine people, including children, a war monitoring group said.

Over 80,000 Iraqis displaced in west Mosul fighting: IOM

More than 80,000 people have fled west Mosul since the battle to retake the area began last month, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.

South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march: Report

Attacks against foreigners have erupted regularly in recent years, fuelled by South Africa`s high unemployment and poverty levels.

Scotland needs own immigration deal within Brexit, committee says

Scotland depends on young migrants to expand its workforce and its population and should seek a tailor-made deal as part of Brexit to manage its own migration

UNHCR, UK appeal to support Lebanon in Syrian refugee crisis

British Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi called for urgent international support to Lebanon and Syrian refugees here.

Migrants in Libya face `catastrophic` rights situation: Germany

Germany on Monday criticised the "catastrophic" human rights situation for migrants held captive by traffickers in Libya, ahead of an EU summit set to discuss migrant flows through North Africa.

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.

Cubans to be treated like other migrants: Barack Obama

Cuba is committed to take back its citizens defected by the US when they try to enter or stay irregularly in that country, violating its laws.

Sailors rescue 114 migrants including 22 children from the Mediterranean

Sailors rescue 114 migrants including 22 children from the Mediterranean

A charity rescue ship has picked up 114 migrants from the Mediterrrean including eight women and 22 children, of whom 16 were unaccompanied

260 Malians deported by Algeria allege police brutality

Some 260 Malians expelled from Algeria in a massive swoop against illegal African migrants arrived home Sunday to Monday accusing Algerian security forces of brutality and saying many had been hurt and some killed.

Six dead in new Med migrant tragedy

Rome: Six people died and a total of 1,164 people were rescued during operations to save stricken migrant boats in the Mediterranean today, Italy's coastguard said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected by Christian Democratic Union to lead it into 2017 polls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected by Christian Democratic Union to lead it into 2017 polls

Angela Merkel on Tuesday was elected by CDU to lead the party into next year`s elections.

Women migrants fearing rape take contraceptives before journey: Rights groups

Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday.

Record number of migrants land in Italy

A record 171,299 boat migrants have reached Italy's coast this year, an almost 19 percent increase on the whole of 2015, data released by the Interior Ministry showed on Monday.

Another 100 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said around 100 people were believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean yesterday.

At least 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in months: UN

At least 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in months: UN

Fourteen million people in northeast Nigeria urgently need humanitarian assistance and 75,000 children risk dying in "a few months", the United Nations warned Tuesday. 

Fifteen feared dead as migrants rubber boat sinks off Libya

Fifteen feared dead as migrants rubber boat sinks off Libya

Italy's coastguard said today that 15 people had been rescued from a sinking rubber dinghy off Libya, amid fears dozens more may have drowned.

Libyan coastguard rescues 115 migrants off Tripoli

Libya's coastguard said it rescued 115 migrants today who had been aboard a rubber boat that broke down off Tripoli, and that one migrant had drowned.