Italy has expelled nine suspected jihadis since December

Jan 19, 2015

Italy has expelled nine suspected jihadis since December

Italy has expelled nine suspected jihadis since late December, and a top minister vowed on Sunday that authorities would order more expulsions in a heightened terrorism crackdown. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano told reporters that the expelled include five Tunisians and citizens from Turkey, Egypt, ...

Jan 7, 2015

EU wants explanation from Turkey on migrant smugglers

The European Union wants Turkey to explain how human traffickers could have taken two cargo ships filled with migrants out of the country and sent them toward Italy without Turkish authorities noticing. European Commission spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said Tuesday that “given what has happened ...

Coast Guard reports surge in Cubans trying to reach Florida

Jan 6, 2015

Coast Guard reports surge in Cubans trying to reach Florida

Driven by fear that their window is closing, the number of Cuban migrants attempting to reach the U.S. illegally in rafts has surged since the two countries announced they would restore diplomatic relations after 50 years, Coast Guard officials said Monday. The Coast Guard ...

U.S. sees spike in Caribbean migrant inflow

Jan 5, 2015

U.S. sees spike in Caribbean migrant inflow

A recent spike in Cubans attempting to reach the United States by sea has generated headlines. But the numbers of Haitians and other Caribbean islanders making similar journeys are up even more. And while federal law grants legal residency to Cubans reaching U.S. soil, ...

Jan 5, 2015

150 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in recent days

Almost 150 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in makeshift boats have been rescued off the coast of Spain in less than a week, officials said Sunday. In the largest of several rescue operations last week, a boat carrying 53 people was spotted on ...

Dec 30, 2014

Eight missing after migrant boat sinks off Turkey: reports

The Turkish Coast Guard was searching Monday for eight people believed to be Syrian migrants missing after their boat capsized off southwestern Turkey while on its way to Greece, news reports said. Rescuers have found two people alive but were still searching for eight ...

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

Nov 28, 2014

For 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece

Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks. For more than 700 migrants, most of them fleeing the conflict ...

Sep 22, 2014

Raft sinks near Libya; 40 migrants missing

Forty migrants were missing after the raft that carried them sank around 30 miles (48.28 km) from eastern Libya, an Italian coast guard official said on Sunday. Italian authorities sent boats to the scene and 55 people have been rescued, but survivors said there ...

Tensions mount in French port over migrant influx

Sep 8, 2014

Tensions mount in French port over migrant influx

Hundreds of extreme-right activists demonstrated Sunday to “save” Calais from homeless migrants inundating the French port city in hopes of crossing the English Channel to Britain. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a few dozen far-left activists sought to disrupt Sunday’s protest, but ...