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'AFM Patrol Vessel P21 stopped the tanker from entering the Maltese territorial waters,' the Armed Forces of Malta says in a statement
EU's Operation Sophia will rely on air missions and close coordination with Libya despite the political chaos that has scarred the country since 2011
Depending on the country and migrants' status, they may enjoy full access to the health care system or none at all
(2nd UPDATE) Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen asks experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate 'the uptick in sick children crossing our borders' as the count soars to almost 25,000
The Guatemalan government has called on the US to conduct a clear investigation into how the child died
'2019 will be a pivotal year with major challenges,' says Jonathan Faull, a former senior administrator at the European Commission
Latin Americans have long migrated to the United States – half a million Central Americans cross Mexico each year to chase their American dreams – but they used to do it in secret
Billed as the first international document on managing migration, it lays out 23 objectives to open up legal migration and discourage illegal border crossings
Louise Arbour, the UN special envoy for international migration, says countries exiting the compact are dealing with 'buyer's remorse' after taking part in the lengthy negotiations and agreeing to the final text
The march is partly in response to the rise of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party
At first I didn't know my story. Two movies helped me get there: 'Never Not Love You,' starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre, and 'Crazy Rich Asians.'
Brazil President Michel Temer has called on 'the international community to adopt diplomatic measures' to halt the 'tragic' exodus of Venezuelans that 'threatens the harmony of practically the entire continent'
Peru has decided it will only allow in Venezuelan migrants in possession of a passport. But only around half of the Venezuelans heading south to escape poverty and economic crisis are carrying passports.
(UPDATED) 'It is not justified to take the easy path to 'close the doors' because of difficulties in hosting refugees,' Supreme Court justice Rosa Weber says in her ruling
Rights groups accuse the Algerian authorities of arbitrarily arresting and deporting migrants from sub-Saharan Africa and sometimes dumping them in the desert
United Nations member-states approve the final text of the Global Compact for Migration, upholding the rights of refugees and migrants. The United States has pulled out of the pact, citing its inconsistency with its 'America First' policy.
The US government comes under fierce international criticism for forcibly separating thousands of families, most of them from Central America
'I believe we can be reasonably optimistic that Mexico will be able to find a basis for understanding and have a better relationship with the United States,' says Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Data by the International Organization for Migration shows that migrants arriving in Spain numbered 6,513 for first 6 months of 2017
In high-stakes crisis talks overnight, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has put to rest for now a dangerous row with her hardline Interior Minister Horst Seehofer that has threatened the survival of her fragile coalition government
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador writes on Twitter, 'I proposed exploring a universal deal [involving] development projects that would create jobs in Mexico and, by doing so, reduce migration and improve security'
The presidency gives Austria the opportunity to chair meetings and set agendas as the EU grapples with the continuing migrant influx, management of its borders, and other issues such as Brexit
Italy's new hardline Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has vetoed joint conclusions for the entire agenda of the summit in Brussels until his demands are met
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EU President Donald Tusk warns on the eve of the summit that time is running out for leaders to reassure their citizens that they can control migration before authoritarian politicians win the 'high-stakes' debate
The bank will deactivate all magnetic stripe cards by end of the month
The US Supreme Court ruling validates the 3rd and most recent version of the ban, which applies to travelers from 5 mainly Muslim nations – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen – and from North Korea, about 150 million people in total
(UPDATED) Among the passengers are 450 men and 80 women – at least 7 of them pregnant – as well as 89 adolescents and 11 children under the age of 13, figures released by the Valencian authorities show
Henry Acorda, a 36-year-old Filipino living in Slovakia, was assaulted in the heart of the capital on May 26 by 28-year-old Juraj H., whose surname has been withheld pending trial.
'You wouldn't believe how bad these people are, these aren't people, these are animals and we're taking them out of the country,' US President Donald Trump tells California Republicans visiting the White House
The embassy officer told me I could reapply if and when my 'circumstances change.' What circumstance has to change before we beat colonial presumptions and call ourselves worthy to travel this world freely?
The 12 chosen migrants, refugees, and displaced peoples cry as Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle wash their feet on Maundy Thursday 2018
'Kilalanin sila.... Sa kanilang paglisan, sana hindi sila mag-isa. Samahan sila sa paglalakbay,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
Scientists say land decay caused by unsustainable farming, mining, pollution, and city expansion is undermining the well-being of some 3.2 billion people or 40% of the global population
Police recovers 8 more bodies after the corpses of a man, a woman and 4 children surfaced off the island of Agathonissi
Former envoy to the ASEAN Orlando Mercado says that member-states within the region have vibrant arrangements with the Philippines in terms of workers' protection
Were there really 3 distinct waves of migration? Who were the Filipinos' forefathers?
The bank encourages customers who still have the magnetic stripe card to have it replaced at BDO branches on or before January 31
British and French leaders also aim to deepen cooperation in tackling terrorism at the meeting, as Britain tries to strengthen ties before leaving the European Union next year
Under the plan, some 38,000 migrants who entered Israel illegally, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese, have until the end of March to leave
Fifty-year- old Hebert Veloza, alias "HH," faces charges in his homeland of murder, forced recruitment of minors and criminal association
Morocco has turned from a transit country into a host country for immigrants, according to the government's High Commission for Planning
In the Philippines, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges Filipinos to remember people suffering from calamities, including typhoon victims
Rappler journalists Camille Elemia, Ana Santos, and Sofia Tomacruz win the International Labour Organization 2017 Global Media Competition on Labor Migration for coverage on fair recruitment of migrant workers
Recruitment firms owned by Filipino dummies are reportedly recruiting aspiring domestic workers in Mindanao
AI accuses European governments of 'actively supporting a sophisticated system of abuse and exploitation of refugees and migrants' to prevent them from crossing the Mediterranean
Multiple migrations out of Africa, beginning 120,000 years ago, gave rise to the modern population of people, says the findings in the US journal Science
Since Hurricane Maria struck, at least 212,000 people have traveled from Puerto Rico to Florida – mainly central Florida
The summit comes just two weeks after US network CNN aired footage of black Africans sold as slaves in Libya, sparking outrage around the world
The UN Security Council must take stronger measures, possibly including sanctions, to put a stop to slave auctions in Libya, France says