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A group of Palestinians prepare to throw roses in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza City on September 18, 2014 in mourning over the loss of fellow Palestinians who had boarded a boat to Europe that sank off Malta last week. (AFP Photo/Mohammed Abed)

Gaza’s Youth, Lost at Sea

Gaza’s Youth, Lost at Sea

Gaza and Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Residents of the Gaza Strip are anxious about the whereabouts of their young relatives who fled Gaza earlier this month in the hope of finding a better life elsewhere. Their disappearance follows the tragic news that a large number...
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Migrants arrive at the Sicilian port of Augusta, near Siracusa, Italy, on March 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello)

Italy: 700 refugees saved at sea amid EU deadlock

Brussels,AP—European Union leaders on Friday failed to take new action to ease the plight of thousands of boat refugees trying to cross from North Africa. Italian vessels rescued another 700 migrants while the two-day EU summit was going on. The Italian coast guard...