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Failed Med crossing claims four, 16 missing

Four migrants died and up to 16 are missing after trying to reach Europe from North Africa on a small raft, Spain’s coastguard said. ...

Narco-submarine a first for Europe

The discovery of a submarine carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine off Spain marks a “historic” turning point in the battle against drug trafficking,...

Suspected drug sub intercepted off Spain

Spanish police intercepted a submarine apparently transporting drugs in off Galicia, a source with the central government delegation to the region told Reuters. “Early...

Morocco, Spain to co-operate on illegal migration

Morocco and Spain pledged to co-operate more closely to curb illegal migration, an issue fuelling the growth of far right and populist politics in...

Spanish coastguard rescues migrants

More than 200 migrants were rescued by the Spanish coastguard as they attempted to cross from Africa to Spain, rescue services said. The rescue...

Spanish warship collects migrants in Italy

A Spanish warship collected 15 rescued migrants from an Italian port after transiting the Mediterranean to fetch the small group in a high-profile manoeuvre...

Spanish migrant vessel seeks safe harbour

A Spanish charity rescue boat sought safe port after Italy rejected a request to disembark 124 people saved from migrant rafts in the Mediterranean,...

Migrants defy Morocco crackdown

Senegalese migrant Ismail (26) is back in forests around the northern Moroccan port of Tangier, not long after being stopped by authorities and bussed...

Migrant boat missing off Spain

Spanish rescue services are searching for at least 20 people missing from a migrant boat found adrift in the Mediterranean after a passenger ferry...

EU aid sought for illegal migration in Morocco

Spain wants the European Union to increase financial aid allocated to Morocco to help counter illegal migration flows, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said. “Morocco is...

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...