At least 16 people died late Friday in the Aegean Sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized, the Greek authorities said, the third episode in three days that when combined have led to at least 30 deaths this past week in Greek waters. Sixty-three people were rescued in what theContinue Reading

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A devastating fire on a crowded ferry in Bangladesh early Friday left at least 35 people dead and 100 others injured, officials said. The ferry was traveling to Barguna, in the southern part of the country, with 500 passengers on board, including children and older people. ItContinue Reading

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq — The boat packed with migrants was about halfway across the English Channel when one of the passengers spotted two orange life jackets bobbing in the water. The seas were rough, and it was only when they got closer that Zana Hamawandi saw the vests contained dead bodies.Continue Reading

SORAN, Iraq — Maryam Nuri had never been on a plane before she boarded a flight from Iraq in early November with a visa from Italy. She had never seen the ocean before she set out on a flimsy boat from France into the English Channel last week. “She knewContinue Reading

Nearly 60 African migrants are believed to have drowned while trying to reach Spain’s Canary Islands, the latest tragedy during a year when fatalities on this ocean crossing have more than doubled from the same period in 2020. Helena Maleno Garzón, the founder of Caminando Fronteras, a Spanish nongovernmental organizationContinue Reading

Nearly 60 African migrants are believed to have drowned while trying to reach Spain’s Canary Islands, the latest tragedy during a year when fatalities on this ocean crossing have more than doubled from the same period in 2020. Helena Maleno Garzón, the founder of Caminando Fronteras, a Spanish nongovernmental organizationContinue Reading