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New Italy government lets rescued migrants disembark

New Italy government lets rescued migrants disembark

Italy on Saturday agreed to allow rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants on southern islands Lampedusa after six days at sea following a European deal to distribute them.

356 migrants on Ocean Viking rescue ship to disembark in Malta

356 migrants on Ocean Viking rescue ship to disembark in Malta

The 356 migrants stranded on board the Ocean Viking charity rescue ship will be taken to Malta and then all relocated to other European countries, the Maltese government announced on Friday.

More than 1,000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean over weekend

More than 1,000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean over weekend

More than 1,000 people were rescued from the Mediterranean over the weekend, with migrants attempting to cross into Europe, often on unseaworthy boats, according to rescuers.

158 migrants land in Italy ahead of visit by anti-immigrant Salvini

158 migrants land in Italy ahead of visit by anti-immigrant Salvini

More than 150 migrants disembarked a rescue ship Friday evening in Sicily, the NGO SOS Mediterranee said, days before hardline anti-immigrant League leader Matteo Salvini visits the island as Italy's new interior minister.

More than 200 migrant children rescued in Mediterranean

More than 200 migrant children rescued in Mediterranean

A migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean carried hundreds of children and unaccompanied minors from over 15 countries to safety in Italy on Friday.

Suspect in murder of Rohingya leaders held

Suspect in murder of Rohingya leaders held

Bangladesh police have arrested a man suspected of murdering two Rohingya refugee leaders in the country’s southeast where tens of thousands from the group are living in camps after fleeing persecution in Myanmar, an official said yesterday.

Scientific conference on  social responsibility opens at QNCC

Scientific conference on social responsibility opens at QNCC

The second International Scientific Conference on Social Responsibility was inaugurated at the Qatar National Convention Centre yesterday.

Two dead as over 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Two dead as over 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Two women died of hypothermia during an operation to rescue more than 730 migrants off the Libyan coast, the Italian coast guard and medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Sunday.

Fed’s Bullard sees medium-term boost from Trump spending

Fed’s Bullard sees medium-term boost from Trump spending

Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis president James Bullard said there’s a chance the US economy could get a medium-term boost if President-elect Donald Trump boosts infrastructure spending and reforms taxes.

Top steel industry seen producing most ever on price surge

Top steel industry seen producing most ever on price surge

China, maker of half the world’s steel, probably boosted production to a record in April as mills fired up furnaces and domestic prices

QIB wins 3 awards from the International Finance Magazine

QIB wins 3 awards from the International Finance Magazine

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has been recognised by the London-based International Finance Magazine (IFM) with the ‘Best Islamic Bank in Qatar 2015’, ....

South Korea ‘webtoon’ craze makes waves globally

South Korea ‘webtoon’ craze makes waves globally

Seoul office worker Park Sun-Min constantly checks his smartphone - trawling for updates on an insect apocalypse, ghost soldiers ...