Morocco says it’s cutting illegal migrant crossings to Spain

Africa 05/17/19, 04:36

The North African kingdom of Morocco is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants seeking to use it as a springboard to get to Europe, stopping about 25,000 attempts to reach Spain so far this year, mainly via the Strait of Gibraltar.Border security chief Khalid Zerouali said ...

Spain rescues 549 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean

Europe 01/06/19, 09:40

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 549 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.The service says its craft intercepted six small smuggling boats carrying a total of 350 migrants on Saturday in waters east of the Strait of Gibraltar.On Sunday another 199 migrants were pulled from five different ...

Update: Spain rescues 650 migrants, finding dead woman

Europe 11/30/18, 09:55

The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Spanish officials say they have rescued about 650 migrants from 16 boats crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe, finding one dead woman among them. Migrants stand on the deck of the Nuestra Madre de Loreto Spanish fishing vessel carrying 12 ...

Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

Europe 11/06/18, 04:36

Spanish rescue workers combed the seas and shores of southern Spain on Tuesday, searching for 17 missing migrants a day after finding the bodies of 17 other migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean in boats departing from North Africa.The Spanish Civil Guard said it had found four bodies ...

Spanish rescuers recover dead baby, save 520 migrants at sea

Europe 10/28/18, 06:36

Spain's maritime rescue service says a baby has died despite efforts by rescuers to save it after a small boat carrying migrants sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. The death came as over 500 others were rescued.In this photo taken on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, migrants arrive at the port of ...

Spain to ban speedboats used by drug, migrant traffickers

Europe 10/26/18, 09:30

The Spanish government is moving to ban the high-speed semi-inflatable boats used by traffickers to bring both drugs and migrants across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain from North Africa.Police in Spain have identified groups of African migrants arriving in the rubber inflatable boats, known as RIB or "narcoboats," which ...

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