Italy says 6,000 migrants saved, 2 drowned since Thursday
The Italian navy on Sunday said it had recovered the bodies of two people in an operation that, along aid agencies, had helped pick up 6,000 people since Thursday.
Merkel 'firmly' rejects reversing refugee policy after attacks
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday "firmly" rejected calls to reverse her welcoming stance toward refugees following a series of brutal attacks in the country.
Migrants in Indonesia boat stand-off brought ashore: official
Authorities in the western province had drawn international condemnation by refusing to allow the migrants ashore, but relented Saturday as huge waves threatened to upend the damaged boat.
Saudi stops 122 African migrants at sea
Saudi Arabia has intercepted 122 illegal migrants trying to reach the kingdom from Africa by sea, official media said on Monday.
EU fears migrants could be used as drug mules
Migrants heading to Europe risk becoming drug mules for unscrupulous traffickers, the EU's migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos warned on Tuesday.
Dozens of children drown as shipwrecks claim 700 lives
A week of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean culminated Sunday with 700 migrants feared dead.
Refugees 'threaten Europe's Christian identity': Orban
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned Thursday that the wave of refugees and migrants coming to Europe and the EU's "failed immigration policy" threaten to undermine the continent's Christian roots. "If you're being overrun, you can't accept" migrants, he wrote in German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, adding that most were Muslims, not Christians. "We must…
At least 13 dead after migrant boat sinks off Malaysia: official
At least 13 people have drowned after a small wooden boat, believed to have been carrying about 70 Indonesian migrants, sank in the Malacca Strait early Thursday, Malaysian officials said. The vessel went down in choppy waters off Malaysia's western coast near the coastal town of Sabak Bernam in central Selangor state, Mohamad Aliyas Hamdan,…
Migrants storm re-opened Budapest train station
Several hundred migrants stormed into Budapest's main international train station early Thursday after police re-opened it following a two-day standoff, an AFP reporter said. The main entrance was re-opened around 08:15 am (0615 GMT) and migrants burst in, rushing towards a standing train on one of the platforms, the AFP reporter said. In scenes of…
Hundreds of Eurostar passengers stranded as migrants throng tracks
Hundreds of passengers were left stranded in northern France overnight Tuesday to Wednesday after their Eurostar to London was stopped in its tracks by migrants who are thought to have climbed onto the roof of the train. The train from Paris slowed to a halt on Tuesday night as it was about to enter the…