Italy’s hard-line interior minister has welcomed 51 refugees and asylum seekers who arrived in Italy after being detained in Libya and then airlifted out by the UN refugee agency.
At least 17 people have died trying to reach Spain in boats departing from North Africa.
A 4,000-strong caravan of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico has split up into several groups.
A growing throng of Central American migrants have resumed their advance towards the US border despite Mexican efforts to stop them.
About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam and rafted across the river from Guatemala have decided to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek towards the US.
Migrants are to get help matching their skills to secure work in Scotland with the launch of a new project.
Austria has urged its European Union partners to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, amid deep divisions over how to manage the challenge.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled plans to recruit 10,000 staff to the EU’s coastguard and asylum agency to improving border policing and speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants.
More than 100 people have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast and the remaining survivors are being held in detention in the country, a humanitarian campaign group has claimed.
British farmers are to be given the green light to recruit up to 2,500 migrants a year under a new seasonal work scheme.
Italy has allowed all the migrants stuck on an Italian coast guard ship to disembark, 10 days after they were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.
Many of the 150 migrants stranded on a coastguard ship for a ninth day have launched a hunger strike out of frustration that Italy will not let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow EU nations pledge to take them, authorities said.
The Italian coast guard ship Diciotti has arrived in the Sicilian city of Catania with 177 migrants awaiting word on which countries will take them following another standoff between Malta and Italy.
Aberdeenshire Council is preparing to welcome refugees fleeing war and terrorism in Syria.
Twitter erupted today as thousands took to social media in disgust at Ed Miliband's bid to take political advantage of the Mediterranean refugee crisis.
Forty-one migrants are feared drowned in a new Mediterranean shipwreck, according to the International Organisation for Migrants.