Migrants crossing Mediterranean hit 150,000

Some 150,000 migrants and refugees have so far this year made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe, and more than 1,900 of them have died, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. The IOM’s announcement on Friday came just a month after the 100,000-mark was passed, and the[…]

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EU asks UN for help with migrant crisis

Migrants intercepted at sea will not “be sent back against their will”, the European Union’s foreign policy chief has told the UN Security Council, in the context of a proposed EU maritime operation against the growing wave of migrant smuggling from North Africa. Federica Mogherini addressed the Security Council on[…]

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Euro Muslims face backlash after Paris attack

Firebombs and pig heads thrown into mosques. Veiled women subjected to crude insults in the street. The Internet awash with threats against Muslims. Europe’s Muslims are feeling the heat of a fierce backlash following last week’s terror attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. A climate of fear is taking[…]

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