Migrant Ferry Service From Libya to Europe Continues

Some news links first:

Al Qaeda-Linked Group Gains Ground in Syria on Turkey, Russia’s Watch

Stranded Migrants Are Finally Brought to Shore After 19 Days

The NYT is delighted:

Migrants aboard the rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3 reacting after Malta reached a deal with other European Union states to let them disembark.

LONDON — A group of 49 migrants stranded at sea after being refused entry to any European port in late December, in a case seen as emblematic of the region’s increasingly hard-line approach to immigration, was finally allowed to land in Malta on Wednesday.

The asylum seekers, who had been sheltering aboard two private rescue boats, will be shared among nine member states of the European Union, the Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat, said in a statement. A further 224 people who had been brought to Malta by the Maltese Coast Guard will also be distributed across the nine nations.

Negroes from the Sea-Watch 3 disembarking from a Maltese patrol boat at its base in Valletta.

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*Egypt* Deports *Germans* over Terrorism Fears

MISSION, TX - APRIL 11: A U.S. Border Patrol agent handcuffs an undocumented immigrant near the U.S.-Mexico border on April 11, 2013 near Mission, Texas. A group of 16 immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador said they crossed the Rio Grande River from Mexico into Texas during the morning hours …Egypt has deported two German nationals of Egyptian origin who had been detained last month over fears they were linked to terrorism in the Sinai.

Cairo Airport authorities deported Mahmoud Amr Mohamed Ezzat Abdel Aziz, 24, on arrival in Egypt from Saudi Arabia, Egypt Independent reports.

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