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More than 16,000 migrants repatriated from Libya in 2018: IOM

More than 16,000 migrants repatriated from Libya in 2018: IOM

More than 16,000 migrants returned home from conflict-wracked Libya in 2018 under a "voluntary return" programme run by the International Organization for Migration, the agency said Wednesday.

Migrants disembark in Italy as Rome vows to continue hard line

Migrants disembark in Italy as Rome vows to continue hard line

Migrants forced to remain on board the ship that rescued them off the coast of Libya almost two weeks ago stepped onto dry land in Sicily on Thursday ...

Italy PM says stranded migrants to disembark from rescue ship

Italy PM says stranded migrants to disembark from rescue ship

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said 47 migrants who have been blocked at sea off Sicily for almost two weeks on a humanitarian rescue ship will be allowed to come ashore on Wednesday, ending the latest migrant standoff.

Sea-Watch migrants must go to Germany or Netherlands

Sea-Watch migrants must go to Germany or Netherlands

The 47 migrants stranded on a charity rescue boat off the coast of Sicily will be allowed to land in Italy only if they are immediately transferred to Germany or the Netherlands, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday.

Italy's Salvini threatens to sue migant rescuers

Italy's Salvini threatens to sue migant rescuers

Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini said Sunday he was gathering legal evidence against the crew of a Dutch-flagged rescue ship as calls grew for 47 migrants to be allowed to land.

UN: Migrants stuck off Italy coast must be allowed to disembark

UN: Migrants stuck off Italy coast must be allowed to disembark

The 47 migrants stuck on a German charity rescue boat off the coast of Sicily should ‘immediately’ be allowed to disembark in Italy, three UN agencies said Saturday.

Italy judges say Salvini should be tried for 'kidnapping' migrants

Italy judges say Salvini should be tried for 'kidnapping' migrants

Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini should be tried for ‘aggravated kidnapping’ in connection with a summer stand-off over rescued migrants, a special court has ruled.

117 migrants unaccounted for after dinghy sinks off Libyan coast

117 migrants unaccounted for after dinghy sinks off Libyan coast

Some 117 migrants who left Libya in a rubber dinghy two days ago are unaccounted for, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Saturday, after three people were rescued from the vessel after it sank in the Mediterranean.

Spain stops migrant rescue boat Open Arms from setting sail

Spain stops migrant rescue boat Open Arms from setting sail

Spanish migrant rescue charity Proactiva Open Arms said Monday that Spanish authorities were preventing its ship from setting sail in the Mediterranean to try to save migrants.

Stranded migrants to disembark in Malta after EU deal reached

Stranded migrants to disembark in Malta after EU deal reached

Nearly 50 migrants stranded at sea for weeks aboard two rescue ships were headed for Malta on Wednesday after the island nation reached a deal with other EU member states ...

EU nations urged to admit migrants stuck in Mediterranean

EU nations urged to admit migrants stuck in Mediterranean

The executive European Commission is calling on EU countries to admit nearly 50 migrants stranded on two rescue ships allowed to anchor temporarily off Malta, a spokesman said Thursday.

Syrian migrant rescued off Cyprus, says 7 drowned

Syrian migrant rescued off Cyprus, says 7 drowned

A Syrian man has been rescued off Cyprus after the boat he was travelling in capsized, officials said, with media reporting Friday he told police another seven migrants had drowned.