Europe migrant crisis: warning of terrorists posing as migrants

BEL TREW, TOM KINGTON Europe will be increasingly at risk from terrorists posing as migrants unless western capitals help Libya to stem the numbers crossing the Mediterranean, the country’s prime minister has told The Times. Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the United Nations-backed unity government based in Tripoli, warned that would-be terrorists were among the tens […]

MSF suspends Mediterranean rescues as migrant dispute mounts

ROME (Reuters) – Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday it was suspending its migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because it felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard and the Italian government’s policies have made its job harder. The aid group’s decision is the latest development in mounting tensions between Rome and NGOs as migration dominates […]

Somalia Denounces Economic Impact of Piracy at Regional Meeting

The Somali Government denounced today at a regional meeting in this capital city the economic damage caused by piracy and other related scourges such as illegal fishing and human trafficking along the country”s 3,000 kilometer coast. Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi Hashi said at the meeting, called by the Maritime Security […]

Migrant boats: Thousands saved off Libyan coast over Easter

Thousands of migrants have been saved from the sea near Libya during one of the busiest weekends of the year for rescue workers. More than 2,000 people were rescued on Friday and 3,000 on Saturday in dozens of separate rescues, the Italian Coast Guard said. But at least seven people drowned as aid workers struggled […]