20 Somalis found guilty of migrant trafficking by Italian court

Apr 28, 2015

20 Somalis found guilty of migrant trafficking by Italian court

A court in Sicily on Monday convicted 20 Somalis who had received political asylum in Italy of a role in a vast criminal organization focused on migrant-smuggling. Prosecutors in Catania said that the defendants were part of an international migrant-smuggling ring that demanded “large ...

1,500 migrants adrift in Mediterranean rescued by Italy in one day

Apr 6, 2015

1,500 migrants adrift in Mediterranean rescued by Italy in one day

Some 1,500 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy in five different boats were rescued in one day, Italian coast guard officials said Sunday. Four coast guard vessels and an Italian navy ship intervened Saturday to save three large boats carrying migrants off ...

Mar 13, 2015

Islamic State leader accepts allegiance of Nigeria's Boko Haram

The leader of the Islamic State militant group that controls parts of Syria and Iraq has accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigerian Islamists Boko Haram, his spokesman said in an audio message transmitted on Thursday. “Our caliph, God save him, has accepted the ...

Mar 11, 2015

Spain neutralizes jihadi cell planning attacks, police say

Police neutralized a jihadi terror cell Tuesday with the arrests of two people who were part of a larger group allegedly planning to carry out attacks in Spain and other European countries, the Interior Ministry said. The latest suspects are Spaniards of Moroccan origin, ...