Migrants are seen aboard the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday. Associated Press
Italian government has planned to launch a fresh clampdown in its fight against boat migrants, an official said on Tuesday, as the number of new arrivals gathers speed, putting pressure on Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
Eighty-three migrants who disembarked on Italy’s Lampedusa island were again in limbo on Wednesday as a European deal to redistribute them failed to materialise and Madrid said it could hit the Spanish charity with a huge fine for rescuing them.
Four years ago, I was standing by the grave of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old child who drowned when the rubber boat carrying him and his Syrian Kurdish family from Turkey to Greece was flipped over by high waves. The picture of his small body in a red shirt and black shorts lying face down on a Turkish beach with his head in the surf was supposed to have focused public attention on the hideous plight of refugees in the Mediterranean.
The light-hearted clip, voiced in the English version by actor Jack Black, carries a serious message that the UN Development Programme hopes to drive home.
Emirati paracycling coach Mohammed Al Murawwi Al Blooshi, following an historic first outing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games, has aimed at another milestone to pursue before the next games: he seeks to be among the first graduates of the Canadian University Dubai (CUD) sports management degree programme.
Get ready to savour Spain’s writing, cuisine, art, and immerse in the unique facets of its contemporary cultural scene at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2021, which honours and celebrates the nation as Guest of Honour of its milestone 40th edition, taking place from November 3 – 13.