Hungarian policemen detain a Syrian migrant family after they entered Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, on Friday.  Photograph: Reuters 1:17

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has said he is “horrified and heartbroken” by the latest migrant deaths in Austria and at sea. In a rare statement is(...)

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. Photograph: Reuters/Hani Amara

Libya has recovered 105 bodies after a boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea, saying that almost 100 more people were missing and fe(...)

The  LÉ Niamh rescuing 225 people off the coast of Libya on Saturday night. Photograph: Defence Forces

The LÉ Niamh rescued 225 people from two inflatable vessels on Saturday night, 112km north east of Tripoli. At 7.40pm, the Irish naval vessel was ask(...)

Libyan supporters and troops loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a retired general and former chief of staff under Muammar Gadafy, on an armoured personnel carrier during a demonstration calling on the international community to arm the Libyan army on August 14th, 2015 in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Photograph: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images

At least 42 people have been killed in clashes between the local incarnation of Islamic State, a rival Islamist group and forces loyal to the official(...)

MSF project co-ordinator  Juan Matias Gil (right)  with  rescued Palestinian  migrants Mohammed (35) and his  one-year-old daughter Azeelin, who were on a vessel carrying migrants which capsized in the Mediterranean on August 5th. Mohammed’s wife Diana also survived the sinking. Photograph: MSF 2:08

Two families plucked from the Mediterranean by the crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh 10 days ago have described the intense relief at bei(...)

Islamic State fighters pictured in Libya earlier this year. File photograph: Al-Furqan Media/AFP/Getty Images

At least 17 people were killed in heavy clashes between Islamic State fighters and a rival Islamist group in the Islamic State-held city of Sirte in c(...)

A migrant is rescued by an Italian Navy helicopter in the area where his boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: Italian Navy/Reuters

The Italian navy rescued a boat carrying migrants off the coast of Libya on Tuesday and Italian reports said survivors spoke of as many as 50 other(...)

A child is rescued from an overloaded boat in the Mediterranean by the crew of the LÉ Niamh. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The LÉ Niamh has rescued 125 people from a highly overloaded inflatable vessel 115km northwest of Tripoli in the Mediteranean. The Irish vessel now ha(...)

Migrants  swimming in the area where their  boat capsized and sank off the coast of Libya on  August 5th. PhotograpH: Reuters/Italian Police

This year alone, over 2,000 refugees have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean from the coastline of North Africa to the safety of Euro(...)

Irish Defence Forces photograph of a children  on board the the LÉ Niamh enroute to Palermo. 1:40

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh arrived in the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying 367 survivors and 25 bodies recovered from a fi(...)