US authorities to start arresting immigrants eligible for deportation – Trump

U.S. authorities plan to start arresting immigrants eligible for deportation in 10 cities this weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, adding that he … Read more

Asylum applications in EU rise but are far below the crisis period levels


The number of people seeking political asylum in the European Union is rising again, driven up by Latin American refugees, but flows are expected … Read more

Italy holds Netherlands, EU ‘responsible’ for Sea Watch 3 issue

Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini said he is holding the Netherlands and the European Union “responsible” for the fate of 42 migrants on board the … Read more

Photo Story: 63 persons saved off Almeria in Spain

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More than 70 million displaced people worldwide, says UNHCR

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year – the highest number in the UN refugee agency’s almost … Read more

Italy lets 10 stranded migrants disembark, moves to ban rescue ships from its waters


Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini allowed 10 of the 53 migrants stranded on the Sea-Watch 3 rescue ship to disembark but pressed ahead with … Read more

60 persons rescued off the coast of Khoms by Libya’s Coast Guard


 The Libyan Coast Guard managed to rescue 60 persons  in the Mediterranean about 92 miles north-west of Al-Khoms city as they were travelling towards … Read more

Italy to start fining NGOs that rescue migrants at sea


A decree adopted by the Italian government would force non-governmental organizations to pay between €10,000 and €50,000 for transporting rescued migrants to Italian ports.… Read more

Libya’s migrants and refugees with tuberculosis ‘left to die’ in detention centres

Amid ongoing conflict in and around the capital, UNHCR spokesperson Rupert Colville expressed deep concern about the “ghastly conditions” in which migrants and refugees are … Read more

Busy night for the AFM as more people saved in the Mediterranean


A total of 270 persons are expected in Malta Wednesday morning after being saved by the AFM in separate rescue operations in the Mediterranean.… Read more

63 persons saved by AFM in the Mediterranean

63 persons are expected to disembark in Malta early this morning after being saved during the night by the Armed Forces of Malta

The rescued … Read more

Tunisia accused of refusing to allow migrant boat to dock


Tunisian rights organisation FTDES revealed Tunisian authorities were refusing 75 migrants saved at sea from coming ashore.

The migrants were adrift in international waters … Read more

Reports of child left to die on abandoned dingy off Libyan coast, AFM saves 75 persons stranded on tuna pen



A five-year-old child died on board a rubber dingy in difficulty adrift off the coast of Libya during an attempt to reach European … Read more

Malta rescues 216 persons

A Maltese armed forces patrol boat picked up more than 200 people from two dinghies in the Mediterranean and was bringing them to Malta on … Read more

Italy’s Foreign Minister says immigration should be EU’s top priority

Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi told a ANSA Forum on Thursday that this week’s European elections could create a sort of constituent assembly for a … Read more

290 migrants rescued off eastern coast of Tripoli

Reuters reports that Libya’s coast guard rescued 290 migrants clinging to inflatable rafts on Friday in two operations near the capital Tripoli.

A coastguard vessel … Read more

Another group of migrants stranded after being saved by SeaWatch

German migrant rescue NGO SeaWatch on Wednesday rescued 65 migrants off Libya but currently has not been given permission to dock anywhere.

SeaWatch said Libya, … Read more

Photo Story: Children saved from Libya go for a drive with Pope Francis

Pope Francis gave a lift to eight children who only last month were airlifted out of Libya.

Pope Francis took eight children rescued from crisis-hit … Read more

At least 50 migrants die off the coast of Tunisia after their boat capsized

At least 70 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat sank in international waters off the Tunisian coast, and 16 were saved, the state-run Tunis … Read more

NGO-run ship Mare Jonio seized

Italian Finance police seized the NGO run ship ‘Mare Jonio’ on Friday after the search-and-rescue ship picked up 30 migrants in the Mediterranean.

The finance … Read more

New controversy as Salvini refuses to let Italian Navy ship with migrants dock

Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday that he will refuse to assign a port for a Navy ship to dock in … Read more

Libya coast guard detains 113 migrants

The United Nations announced that the Libyan coast guard has stopped 113 migrants trying to reach Italy over the past two days, as boat departures … Read more

DNA study reveals Britons who built Stonehenge were product of ancient wave of migrant farmers

The ancestors of the Britons who built Stonehenge were farmers who had travelled from an area near modern Turkey, arriving around 4000BC.

Researchers compared DNA … Read more

Salvini insists terrorist presence on migrants boats from Libya now a certainty


Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said the chaos in Libya following Khalifa Haftar’s offensive has increased the risk of terrorist presence on migrant boats … Read more

Italy on the alert for foreign fighters escaping from Libya

The Italian Interior Ministry issued a directive aimed at dealing with terrorists possibly escaping and arriving from war torn Libya.

The Ministry warned that hundreds … Read more