Italy's Salvini hits out after UN migrant criticism
Italy's far-right leader Matteo Salvini lashed out at the UN's new rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Monday after she criticised the country's treatment of migrants.
Malta rescues 100 migrants from boat in distress
Maltese coastguards rescued 100 migrants and recovered two bodies from a small boat south of the island on Wednesday.
Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal
Close to two months after giving a high-profile welcome to the Aquarius migrant rescue boat, Spain once again opened its ports Thursday to a charity vessel carrying 87 men and boys saved off Libya after Italy refused access.
116 Nigerians trapped in Libya slave camps to be repatriated soon, says Dabiri-Erewa
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says that 116 of the Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya slave camps would be repatriated home soon.
Spain rescues nearly 500 migrants at sea in a single day
Spanish rescue services said Tuesday they had plucked nearly 500 migrants from the Mediterranean in a single day who were trying to reach the country's coast.
More migrants take sea route to Spain than Italy this year
The number of migrants arriving in Spain by boat is surging, the UN said Tuesday, and it has now surpassed Italy as the top destination for Mediterranean crossings.
France holds five migrants who rode Britain-bound 'solidarity' bus
French police on Sunday detained five of some two dozen migrants who took part in a "solidarity march" staged by rights activists who had set off from southern France headed for Britain in late April. The 24 migrants were ordered off a bus at the northern port of Calais as it was about to board…
EU border agency chief warns Spain may be new migrant hotspot
The head of the EU's border agency warned Sunday the western Mediterranean route from Morocco to Spain might develop into the next key pathway for migrants seeking to reach Europe.