Gulf Times - Sicily
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.

10 dead in Sicily floods

10 dead in Sicily floods

Ten people, including a family of nine, have died in floods around Palermo on the southern Italian island of Sicily, rescue services said Sunday as fierce storms continue to exact a deadly toll.

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row

The Diciotti vessel has been docked at the port of Catania since Monday night, after the Italian government blocked migrants from leaving in the absence of commitments from the EU to relocate some of them.

158 migrants land in Italy ahead of visit by anti-immigrant Salvini

158 migrants land in Italy ahead of visit by anti-immigrant Salvini

More than 150 migrants disembarked a rescue ship Friday evening in Sicily, the NGO SOS Mediterranee said, days before hardline anti-immigrant League leader Matteo Salvini visits the island as Italy's new interior minister.

G7 leaders brace for clash with Trump on trade, climate

G7 leaders brace for clash with Trump on trade, climate

Leaders of the world's rich nations braced for contentious talks with Donald Trump at a G7 summit in Sicily after the US president lambasted Nato allies for not spending more on defence and accused Germany of "very bad" trade policies.

11 migrants dead, 200 missing in Mediterranean sinkings

11 migrants dead, 200 missing in Mediterranean sinkings

Eleven migrants have died and nearly 200 are missing after two boats sank off the coast of Libya, UN agencies said on Monday citing survivors, in the latest such tragedy.

Ship carrying 200 rescued migrants docks in Sicily

Ship carrying 200 rescued migrants docks in Sicily

More than 200 migrants, including children travelling alone, were brought ashore to Italy on Tuesday after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off North Africa.

Forty children drown as shipwrecks claim up to 700, survivors say

Forty children drown as shipwrecks claim up to 700, survivors say

A week of shipwrecks and death in the Mediterranean culminated with harrowing testimony from migrant survivors who said another 500 people had drowned, bringing the number of feared dead to 700.

Qatar to play three European friendlies in 2016

Qatar to play three European friendlies in 2016

Qatar will play three European friendlies this year, the first against Albania, ahead of crucial 2018 World Cup qualifiers, coach Jose Daniel Carreno announced Saturday.