US troops limited to batons on Mexico border
US troops stationed on the border with Mexico ahead of the expected arrival of a Central American migrant caravans can intervene to quell violence but will be armed only with batons, Defense Minister Jim Mattis said on Wednesday.
Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally
A federal judge on Monday put a temporary halt to a Trump administration order denying the possibility of asylum to people who enter the US illegally.
Ten missing as migrant boat sinks off Turkey
Ten people were missing on Monday after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey's western coast, the Turkish coastguard said.
More than 2,000 migrants drown in Mediterranean this year: UN
More than 2,000 migrants have died since January trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the UN said Tuesday, adding that more than half of them were headed for Italy.
Irregular migrants abandon Libya for Morocco to Spain route
Thousands of irregular migrants from Africa are now considering the Morocco to Spain route in an attempt to reach Europe by land, says the Migrant Project. The anti-irregular migration campaign group, in a press statement, said due to the unrest and clampdown in Libya, many migrants are avoiding the Libyan route which is deemed too…
Trump suggested Sahara wall to stem migrants: Madrid
Spain's foreign minister revealed that US President Donald Trump suggested building a wall along the Sahara desert to stem the arrival of migrants, as he plans to do on the Mexican border.
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.
Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal
The Aquarius rescue ship arrived in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.
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.