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Italy Rescues 1,500 Migrants At Sea In Less Than 24 Hours

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | World

ROME, April 5 (Reuters) - Italian navy and coast guard ships rescued around 1,500 migrants aboard five boats in the southern Mediterranean in less t...

To Understand Europe's Immigration Crisis, Listen to the Voiceless ‘Illegals'

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

The thawing -- or re-humanizing -- of Ahmedu as we got to know each other was a testament to the power of the human spirit. Yet, to too many in the West a young man like Ahmedu represents an Islamic threat in which Muslims are hell-bent on re-conquering parts of Europe to impose an Islamic caliphate. As for the argument that immigrants simply mean more recruits for terrorists, not once did Ahmedu mention words like sharia or jihad. But for the right-wing movements growing exponentially across Europe, this would not matter.

100 African Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast

AP | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — At least 100 African migrants trying to reach Europe have drowned off the coast near the capital, Tripoli, an official with Li...

Murders in Italy Highlight the Victimization of Smuggled Migrants

Anne Gallagher | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Anne Gallagher

The overlap between smuggling and trafficking is all around us. We don't yet know exactly what happened to that group of migrants found dead in Italy but recent experiences indicate the story likely involves deception, extortion and violence.

Italy Rescues 1,800 Migrants Over Weekend, Recovers 5 Bodies

Reuters | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

ROME, July 21 (Reuters) - Italy's navy said it rescued nearly 1,800 migrants in overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend, and a merch...

Italian Navy Rescues More Than 200 Migrants

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ROME (AP) — The Italian navy has rescued 233 migrants from an overcrowded smugglers' boat in rough seas south of Sicily. The navy said one of its f...

WATCH: 'Appalling' Migrant Video Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Italy is facing widespread criticism and possible legal action after a shocking video that purportedly shows migrants stripping naked before being hos...

More Than 30 Migrants Drown As Vessel Capsizes

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and STEPHEN CALLEJA | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

VALLETTA, Malta -- VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A Maltese ship brought 143 survivors, mostly Syrians, from a capsized smugglers' boat to Malta on Saturday...

Calls For Immigration Reform In Wake Of Italy Shipwreck

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Steve Scherer LAMPEDUSA, Italy, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The survivors of a shipwreck off Sicily two days ago live in terrible conditions ...

25 African Migrants Die On Desperate Boat Journey To Italy

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

ROME — Twenty-five African migrants trying to reach Italy from Libya died in the hold of a rickety boat so packed with people that the migrants coul...