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Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants -- many fleeing Syria's war -- who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe.

At least seven dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

At least seven dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

At least seven people died on Tuesday when a boat carrying migrants sank near the Greek island of Lesbos, the coastguard said.

UN seeks release of thousands of migrants held in Yemen

UN seeks release of thousands of migrants held in Yemen

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) called on Tuesday for the release of more than 3,000 migrants, mainly Ethiopians, who it said remain held in inhumane conditions in two detention centres in southern Yemen.

Migrant youths seeking legal status sue Trump administration in new challenge

Migrant youths seeking legal status sue Trump administration in new challenge

Young migrants in New Jersey who are seeking legal status in the United States after allegedly suffering abuse or neglect in their home countries sued the Trump administration on Monday, saying it is unfairly denying their claims.

At least 16 migrants killed in Morocco road crash

At least 16 migrants killed in Morocco road crash

At least 16 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa died Saturday when the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into an irrigation canal, state news agency MAP reported.

Pentagon set to send 300 more troops to Mexico border, some in contact with migrants

Pentagon set to send 300 more troops to Mexico border, some in contact with migrants

The Pentagon said on Friday that it expected to send about 300 additional troops to the border with Mexico including roughly 100 cooks who would hand out meals, breaking with past policy to avoid troops coming in contact with migrants.

Spain allows migrant rescue boat Open Arms to leave port

Spain allows migrant rescue boat Open Arms to leave port

Rescue charity ship Open Arms received the green light to set sail from the port of Barcelona on Wednesday but will not be allowed to return to the central Mediterranean to save migrants.

Rescued migrants allowed to disembark in Malta, go on to Europe: PM

Rescued migrants allowed to disembark in Malta, go on to Europe: PM

Dozens of migrants stuck on a ship since their rescue in the Mediterranean 10 days ago, will be allowed to disembark in Malta after four European countries agreed to take them in, Malta's prime minister said Saturday.

IOM flies 160 African migrants home from conflict-torn Libya

IOM flies 160 African migrants home from conflict-torn Libya

The International Organization for Migration said Friday it had flown 160 migrants home to three African countries from the Libyan capital amid heavy fighting on the city's outskirts.

Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route

Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route

Greek police clashed on Saturday with groups of migrants and refugees camped in a field close to the country's northern border hoping to cross to neighbouring countries and travel onward to northern Europe, witnesses said.

Migrants end Athens rail station sit-in as camp protest stiffens

Migrants end Athens rail station sit-in as camp protest stiffens

Asylum-seekers on Friday ended their occupation of the main Athens railway station as a protest demanding access to the border and passage to other EU states picked up steam in northern Greece.

Three migrants charged with terrorist activity in ship hijacking

Three migrants charged with terrorist activity in ship hijacking

Three migrants appeared in a Maltese court on Saturday charged with terrorist activity after hijacking a merchant vessel and re-routing it to the Mediterranean island.