Gulf Times - Lampedusa
Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Spain and four other EU states agreed to take in migrants stranded for weeks on the Open Arms rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with the Italian government over their fate.

Tensions build on migrant ship off Italy; 10 jump overboard

Tensions build on migrant ship off Italy; 10 jump overboard

Tensions rose on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy on Tuesday, as 10 of the migrants aboard jumped into the sea and tried to swim ashore

Italian authorities rescue 57 migrants off Lampedusa island

Italian authorities rescue 57 migrants off Lampedusa island

Fifty-seven migrants were rescued by Italian customs police and the coastguard and taken to the island of Lampedusa

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries have agreed to take in some of the 147 migrants currently stranded on a rescue ship near the Italian island of Lampedusa, Rome announced ...

More than 80 migrants rescued off Italy's Lampedusa

More than 80 migrants rescued off Italy's Lampedusa

Eighty-seven migrants in a wooden boat have been rescued off the Italian island of Lampedusa and are due to arrive in Malta on Wednesday, officials said.

Seventy migrants reach Italian island of Lampedusa

Seventy migrants reach Italian island of Lampedusa

Some 70 migrants made it to the Italian island of Lampedusa after a Tunisian fishing boat discovered their vessel 29 kilometres off land, the Italian coastguard said.

Muslims refuse to enter holy site after it reopens

Muslims refuse to enter holy site after it reopens

Israel reopened an ultra-sensitive holy site on Sunday closed after an attack that killed two policemen, but Muslim worshippers were refusing to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras.