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Italy to release stranded migrants after EU deal reached

Jul 31, 2019 - 8:02 PM

(UPDATED) An EU Commission spokeswoman says France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Portugal will join the Italian Roman Catholic church in caring for the migrants

EU. A European flag flutters in the wind in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on March 14, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

60 migrants drown off Tunisia – Red Crescent

May 11, 2019 - 6:30 PM

'The migrants were transferred into a smaller inflatable boat which was overloaded, and 10 minutes later it sank,' says Mongi Slim, a Red Crescent official

Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Mar 28, 2019 - 8:58 PM

'AFM Patrol Vessel P21 stopped the tanker from entering the Maltese territorial waters,' the Armed Forces of Malta says in a statement

An armed policeman stands guard after migrants disembarked from the Motor Tanker El Hiblu 1 that was hijacked by migrants in Valletta's Grand Harbour on March 28, 2019, after Maltese armed forces took control of the vessel. Photo by Jonathan Borg/AFP

Italian minister faces probe into treatment of stranded migrants

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:33 AM

Prosecutors confirms that Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to allow more than 100 rescued Diciotti migrants off a coastguard ship in August

FAR RIGHT. Italy's Interior Minister and deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini holds a press conference in Moscow on July 16, 2018. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Spain NGO ship saves 59 migrants, Italy refuses access

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:50 PM

Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says that the NGO's boat had reached the migrants' vessel before Libyan coastguards inside Libya's rescue operation zone

Macron 'never meant to offend' Italy with migrant comments

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:01 PM

Rome summons France's ambassador over Macron's comments and suggests a planned meeting between Macron and Italian President Giuseppe Conte in Paris on Friday could be cancelled unless Paris issues an 'official apology'

APOLOGETIC. French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Vendean entrepreneurs at a K-Line industrial site on June 13, 2018, in Les Herbiers. Photo by Ludovic Marin/POOL/AFP

Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2016 hit record 3,800 – UN

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:00 AM

The most dangerous route is between Libya and Italy where the UN has recorded one death for every 47 arrivals this year

Migrants hang from a boat as they wait to be rescued as they drift in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on October 4, 2016. At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

Is Italy ready for the next wave of migrants?

Mar 26, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Italy may have to accommodate more migrants in 2016 than in 2015 Will they be able to manage?

Greece hit by refugee surge

Oct 10, 2015 - 12:10 AM

The United Nations approves European seize and destroy military operations against smugglers

Italy migrant 'ghost ship' arrives in port

Jan 03, 2015 - 9:35 AM

The increasing number of abandoned migrant ships point to a disturbing new tactic of traffickers to maximize profits of their ruthless trade

MIGRANT SHIP RESCUE. Two operations to rescue migrant ships, including Blue Sky M (pictured), were carried out by Italy in the span of one week. File photo by Nunzio Giove/Agence France-Presse

Italy mounts rescue for second 'drifting' migrant ship

Jan 02, 2015 - 4:42 PM

The high seas drama came days after Italy on Wednesday stopped another ship carrying hundreds of migrants drifting towards its shores

MIGRANTS RESCUED. Aid workers wait early on December 31, 2014 near the Moldovan-flagged ship Blue SKy M. in the port of Gallipoli, in southeastern of Italy. File photo by Nunzio Giove/AFP

Disaster avoided as runaway ship stopped off Italy with 900 aboard

Dec 31, 2014 - 4:57 PM

UPDATED Authorities will investigate how the migrants reportedly mainly from Syria came to be hidden on the Blue Sky M as it sailed to the Croatian port of Rijeka

MIGRANTS RESCUED. Aid workers wait early on December 31, 2014 near the Moldovan-flagged ship Blue SKy M. in the port of Gallipoli, in southeastern of Italy. Photo by Nunzio Giove/AFP

Migrant boat sinks off Italy, several dead: report

May 12, 2014 - 9:57 PM

Around 200 out of the around 400 passengers have been rescued

50 die after boat carrying migrants sinks off Sicily

Oct 12, 2013 - 2:31 AM

UPDATED Among the fatalities are a dozen children