Jun 7, 2016

U.N. urged to allow EU to search boats for illicit arms off Libya

Britain on Monday proposed expanding a United Nations Security Council mandate for a European naval operation to allow it to crack down on arms smuggling in the high seas off war-torn Libya, though Russia voiced concerns about the idea. Britain circulated a draft resolution ...

132 more migrant corpses wash up on Libyan beaches

Jun 6, 2016

132 more migrant corpses wash up on Libyan beaches

The bodies of 132 migrants trying to reach Europe have been found on western Libyan beaches over the past four days, the Red Crescent and a local official said Sunday. All except three washed up on beaches in the town of Zuwarah, while the ...

At least 85 drowned migrants found on Libya's shores

Jun 3, 2016

At least 85 drowned migrants found on Libya's shores

The bodies of at least 85 migrants who drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean were found washed up on beaches in western Libya near the city of Zuwara on Thursday, a Red Crescent official said. Hundreds of migrants died in boat accidents last week ...

Ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard, rescued migrants say

May 29, 2016

Ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard, rescued migrants say

Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this past week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday. Three vessels carrying migrants already are confirmed to have sunk or capsized ...