Posts Tagged ‘Immigration’

Despite Libyan Prime Minister denial, Italy approves sending ships to Libyan waters

  • 28 July 2017 - 20:24
Despite Libyan Prime Minister denial, Italy approves sending ships to Libyan waters

Italy on Friday approved sending Italian naval ships to help the Libyan coast guard combat migrant trafficking following a request by the North African nation, The Associated Press reported. The measure is part of efforts to stanch the flow of hundreds of thousands of migrants who are smuggled...

Over 1400 migrants rescued off Libyan Coast on Friday

  • 27 May 2017 - 12:07
Over 1400 migrants rescued off Libyan Coast on Friday

More than 1,400 migrants seeking to get to Italy were rescued off the coast of Libya on Friday, but other vessels were in distress, according to accounts by Libyan and Italian officials. "Large rescue and interception operations are under way," navy spokesman General Ayoub Qassem said. "Today is...