Teenage migrants 'deliberately drowned' by smugglers in Yemen

At least 29 teenage migrants were deliberately drowned by a people smuggler in Yemen, the UN’s migration agency says. They were among 120 people who were deliberately pushed from a boat into the sea by the smuggler who apparently feared arrest. Some 27 survivors were found on a beach by the International Organization for Migration […]

Italy sets trial for suspected African human-smuggling boss

Friends of the accused insist it’s a case of mistaken identity.  PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – A Sicilian judge on Wednesday ordered a trial for an Eritrean man accused of running a people smuggling network that sent thousands of migrants to Europe and many to their deaths during dangerous sea voyages to the continent. Judge Alessia […]