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Migrants missing off coast of Tunis

Over 80 migrants went missing at sea following a shipwreck which occurred on Wednesday off the coast of Zarzis in Tunisia, Italian news agency ANSAmed reported on Thursday. Only five people survived the incident, according to Alarm Phone, which announced the news on Twitter and attributed it to Chamseddine Marzoug, …

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The forgotten shipwreck

By Stephen Grey and Amina Ismail for REUTERS — NEW LIVES: Migrants wait on the dock in Augusta, Sicily, after being rescued. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello Millions of people, billions of dollars – and Europe’s struggle to cope The Migration Machine RESCUED: Italian police carry migrants to safety, leaving their leaky boat to drift. …

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Nearly 100 migrants reported dead off Libya: IOM

The Levant News — Nearly 100 migrants are reported to have died in the Mediterranean off Libya since Sunday, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday, citing unconfirmed reports from the Libyan Red Crescent. The figures were based on two sightings of bodies found near Libya’s coast: 85 corpses in …

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Iraqis Ditch Fight Against Islamic State For Life In Europe

The Levant- – Some Iraqi soldiers are abandoning their posts and joining a wave of civilian migrants headed to Europe, raising new doubts about the cohesion of the country’s Western-backed security forces in the fight against ISIS militants.   Interviews with migrants and an analysis of social media activity show scores …

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Senior EU Official: … I Think The EU Will Fall Apart

The Levant – – European Council President Donald Tusk, who chairs EU summits, on Friday called on the 28-country bloc’s leaders to stop shifting the responsibility onto others and to build a credible migration policy. Bitterly divided European leaders will seek to find a credible response to the worst migration …

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Route to Hungary is closed, Migrants left distressed

The Levant News — The war devastated migrants were left stranded by Hungary as they closed their main root. Now the migrants are making a new way via cornfields into European Union by crossing Serbia’s western border. Croatia said it was urgently sending demining experts to the border area to …

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