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Migrants in Libyan jail were reportedly seriously wounded in shooting - U.N.

TRIPOLI Migrants in a detention facility in the Libyan capital Tripoli have reportedly been seriously wounded in a random shooting, the U.N. migration agency IOM said on Tuesday.



Stranded migrant boat appeals to Europe for port after eight days at sea 11 Apr 2019

ROME A charity ship with scores of African migrants on board appealed to European states for a safe port on Thursday after being stranded for eight days between Malta and Italy, saying the health of the rescued people was worsening.


Clashes erupt as Greek police stop migrants from reaching border 06 Apr 2019

DIAVATA, Greece Greek police fired teargas on Saturday as angry migrants hoping to travel to northern Europe hurled stones and bottles after being barred from reaching a nearby border crossing, witnesses said. | Video


Greek police fire tear gas at migrants as border convoy grows 05 Apr 2019

ATHENS/DIAVATA, Greece Greek police fired tear gas on Friday to disperse migrants who had gathered in a field near the country's border with Northern Macedonia in the hope of making their way illegally up through the Balkans towards northern Europe. | Video


Salvini tells Germany to handle migrant boat heading for Italy 04 Apr 2019

ROME Italian right-wing leader Matteo Salvini on Thursday told Berlin to take responsibility for 64 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean by a German charity boat and heading towards the Italian coast in rough seas.


Italy's Salvini now "in sync" with French over migrants, to meet Le Pen 04 Apr 2019

PARIS Italy's Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini, on Thursday praised the collaboration with France's interior minister over immigration issues, in a sharp change of tone after months of acrimonious exchanges between Italy and France.


Migrants gather near Greece's northern border, seeking to cross 04 Apr 2019

DIAVATA, Greece Dozens of refugees and migrants stuck in Greece gathered in a field near the country's northern border on Thursday, seeking to travel onward to northern Europe.


Pope criticizes building walls to keep migrants out 31 Mar 2019

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE Pope Francis said on Sunday that political leaders who want walls and other barriers to keep migrants out "will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build".


Teenage African migrants accused of hijacking tanker after sea rescue 30 Mar 2019

VALLETTA Three teenage migrants were charged in a Maltese court on Saturday with hijacking a small commercial tanker that had rescued them and others off the coast of Libya.


Maltese soldiers seize small tanker hijacked by migrants, vessel docks at Valletta 28 Mar 2019

VALLETTA A small tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta's port of Valletta on Thursday after Maltese special forces took control of the vessel, Reuters witnesses said. | Video