Europe

Concern voiced over Italy's anti-migrant mission

Human Rights Watch says country's new vote could interfere in the rights of migrants seeking asylum in Europe.

Concern voiced over Italy's anti-migrant mission

Human Rights

US lorry driver charged in immigrant-smuggling crime

Driver faces charges of illegally transporting migrants after 10 people died in the overheated truck.

Africa

Dozens of refugees feared drowned off Libya

Seven children are among at least 35 people feared dead after their rubber boat sank in the sea.

Dozens of refugees feared drowned off Libya

Inside Story

Is the EU closer to solving the migration crisis?

EU ministers agree to reinforce the Libyan coastguards to try to discourage arrival of undocumented people.

Europe

Almost 50 refugees feared drowned in the Mediterranean

Three men rescued but 49 missing after boat from Morocco sinks near Spain's Alboran Island, coastguards say.

Almost 50 refugees feared drowned in the Mediterranean

Europe

Italy summons Austria envoy over border controls

Austria FM says country ready to 'protect' borders amid growing concerns over influx of migrants and refugees in Italy.

Italy summons Austria envoy over border controls

Africa

Algeria to give legal status to African migrants

Prime minister launches plan to grant residency rights and job permits to undocumented migrants after surge in racism.

Algeria to give legal status to African migrants

Migrants

Irish naval ship 'rescues 712 people' off Libyan coast

Hundreds, including 14 pregnant women and four infants, rescued off of Libya in 'wretched state', says Irish navy.

Irish naval ship 'rescues 712 people' off Libyan coast

Refugees

NGOs reject claims of collusion with people smugglers

Aid workers say accusation intended to deflect public attention from "failure" of EU's counter-smuggling efforts.

Africa

Babies among 44 dead migrants found in Niger desert

Dozens attempting to reach Libya to get to Europe die of thirst as vehicle breaks down in northern Niger, officials say.

More than 40 migrants 'die of thirst' in Niger

Khalifa Haftar

Libya Today: From Arab Spring to failed state

Briefly after the revolution, Libya experienced a period of calm before it was plunged yet again into another conflict.

Italy

Libyan coastguard opened fire at refugee boats: NGOs

Aid groups say 70 refugees jumped into Mediterranean waters to avoid being shot as speedboat interrupted rescue.

Libyan coastguard opened fire at refugee boats: NGOs

Middle East

UN urges Libya to release all refugees, asylum seekers

UN refugee chief 'shocked at the harsh conditions' in which Libya keeps refugees and migrants in detention centres.

UN urges Libya to release all refugees, asylum seekers

Middle East

5,000 refugees rescued on route to Italy from Libya

Libyan and Italian coastguards pick thousands of people from dozens of boats in the Mediterranean in 48 hours.

5,000 refugees rescued on route to Italy from Libya

Humanitarian crises

Italy rescues 484 people from the Mediterranean

Seven bodies also recovered on Saturday as refugees and migrants were trying to cross into Europe on four rubber boats.

Italy rescues 484 people from the Mediterranean