The International Organisation for Migration meanwhile said the death toll so far this year was already nearly a thousand above the 1,838 deaths registered in the Mediterranean during the first half of 2015.
US President Barack Obama will visit Poland and Spain in July in what will likely be his final presidential trip to Europe, a continent that has often presented more problems than opportunities during his term.
Turkey sinks an A300 Airbus jumbo jet in the Aegean Sea to attract tourism: Turkish authorities have sunk an A300 Airbus jet off a resort on the Aegean Sea with the aim of boosting diving tourism in the region.
The two-week long Anaconda manoeuvres are aimed at "checking the alliance's ability to defend its eastern flank," Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said yesterday at formal opening ceremonies in Warsaw before troops
US President Barack Obama will visit Poland and Spain in July, in what will likely be his final trip to Europe, a continent that has often presented more problems than opportunities during his presidency.
Hillary Clinton stands poised to claim the Democratic mantle with tomorrow's primaries including California, overwhelming her rival Bernie Sanders and setting up a historic US presidential election showdown with Republican Do
Russian-backed Syrian troops pushed into the Islamic State group's bastion province Raqa today, threatening to catch the jihadists in a pincer movement as US-backed Kurdish-led fighters advance from the north.
France prepared to host talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today that have received a cool response from Washington, but diplomats say merely shining the spotlight onto the stalemate is a victory.
The Shangri-La Dialogue, organised by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), is to be attended by at least 20 defence ministers led by Pentagon chief Ashton Carter, IISS Asia executive director