The death toll in Syria hit 343 Wednesday, the highest daily toll since unrest broke out in March 2011, an opposition group said.
“The regime is escalating the violence at every possible opportunity and it is proof that it is determined to crush the revolution by any means necessary,” said Rafif Jouejati, a spokeswoman for the Local Coordination Committees of Syria.
“The staggering numbers are horrific but the world also needs to [...]
The European Commission had released a proposal to deploy drones across the Mediterranean Sea to catch illegal immigrants. The surveillance effort is part of a $410 million package to bolster EU border security.
Dubbed EUROSUR, the project proposes the use of drones, high-resolution cameras, satellites and spy planes to detect migrant vessels at sea.
EUROSUR’s stated aim is to reduce the number of migrants reaching the Schengen area undetected, preventing cross-border crime [...]
The United Nations refugee agency says over the past 10 days, more than 140,000 people have fled to Egypt and Tunisia from Libya.Â The UNHCR says tens of thousands of people are stuck at the borders and in urgent need of help.
The U.N. refugee agency says the situation at the Libya-Tunisia border is chaotic. It says 14,000 people crossed the border Monday, the highest number [...]