Gulf Times - MEDITERRANEAN
Spain offers to take in stranded migrant ship

Spain offers to take in stranded migrant ship

The migrants, including pregnant women and scores of children, were saved by the French charity SOS Mediterranee on Saturday.

More than 50 migrants die in Mediterranean crossings

More than 50 migrants die in Mediterranean crossings

Tunisian authorities said 47 bodies were recovered off the country's southern coast, close to the city of Sfax, while 68 people were rescued.

German rescuers save 128 migrants from overcrowded Mediterranean boat

German rescuers save 128 migrants from overcrowded Mediterranean boat

German rescuers said on Saturday they had saved 128 migrants from an overcrowded boat floating in the Mediterranean after it lost the ability to steer.

Russian fighter jet crashes off Syria, both pilots killed: agencies

Russian fighter jet crashes off Syria, both pilots killed: agencies

A Russian fighter jet crashed after taking off from an airbase in Syria on Thursday, killing both pilots, Moscow's defence ministry said in a statement carried by news agencies.

48 Malians drown in single day trying to reach Europe: government

48 Malians drown in single day trying to reach Europe: government

Flags flew at half-mast in Mali on Thursday as the government announced 48 of its citizens drowned in the Mediterranean on a single day over the weekend, all trying to reach Europe.

Some 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 23 found dead

Some 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 23 found dead

Rescuers pulled 700 boat migrants to safety in the Mediterranean and found 23 bodies during one operation on Friday, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, the second loss of multiple lives recorded in the area so far this week.

More than 200 migrant children rescued in Mediterranean

More than 200 migrant children rescued in Mediterranean

A migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean carried hundreds of children and unaccompanied minors from over 15 countries to safety in Italy on Friday.

MSF suspends Mediterranean rescues as migrant dispute mounts

MSF suspends Mediterranean rescues as migrant dispute mounts

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday it was suspending its migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because it felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard and the Italian government's policies have made its job harder.

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday.

EU urges Italy against sudden migrant boat shutout

EU urges Italy against sudden migrant boat shutout

The EU urged Italy on Thursday to allow more time to discuss its threat to suddenly stop vessels from other countries disembarking migrants in Italian ports, after rescuing them in the Mediterranean.

Hundreds of migrants rescued in boats off Libyan coast

Hundreds of migrants rescued in boats off Libyan coast

Hundreds of migrants, some of them drifting in rubber dinghies off the coast of Libya, were picked up by Spanish and Italian ships on Saturday, adding to a lengthening list of rescue operations in recent days.

Spain rescues 173 migrants crossing Med in one day

Spain rescues 173 migrants crossing Med in one day

Spanish coast guards rescued more than 170 migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe from northern Africa in four separate boats, they said Saturday.