Malta takes some migrants from Ocean Viking, but leaves others onboard Sep 22, 2019 0 786 12345 ReutersLA VALLETTAA group of 265 migrants were brought to Malta on Saturday, including 36 from the rescue ship Ocean Viking, but the operators of the ship complained that more than 180 other migrants on board had been refused disembarkation by the island.The Maltese armed forces said 229 migrants among Saturday’s arrivals were rescued from three boats in distress in Malta’s search and rescue zone. Another 36 were transferred to a Maltese patrol boat from the Ocean Viking, which had rescued them in Malta’s zone.The arrivals were the fourth group to arrive on the Mediterranean island in a week. But Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which operates Ocean Viking, said in a tweet that 182 survivors from other rescues, including a newborn, children and a pregnant woman, remained stranded on board. This, it said, “demonstrates the discriminatory, arbitrary and inhumane nature of a system which continues to prioritise political gameplay above human lives and dignity”.Malta argued that those people were picked up outside its rescue zone.The island took more than 300 migrants from the Ocean Viking in August on condition that they would be shared among other EU countries, but most are still on the island, stretching its limited reception facilities. The plight of the Ocean Viking, run by MSF and another French charity, SOS Méditerranée, has exposed Europe’s failure to come up with a coherent policy to deal with migration from Africa through Libya.EU states have been at loggerheads over how to handle refugees and migrants reaching its shores since a 2015 spike in Mediterranean arrivals of people fleeing conflicts and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.On Monday Malta will host an EU home affairs ministers meeting which will discuss migration and how EU states may share arrivals. RELATED ARTICLES ‘Millions’ protest in youth-led global climate change strike Sep 22, 2019 0 522 Trump slams ‘partisan’ whistleblower, Biden responds forcefully Sep 22, 2019 0 694 UK Labour deputy leader survives bid to oust him over Brexit Sep 22, 2019 0 770 First Indian will be sent to space by our rocket in 2021: ISRO chief New Delhi: If India does launch the Gaganyaan mission, it will be the fourth nation to do so after the United States, Russia and China. The mission is estimated to cost around Rs 10,000 crore. India is moving ahead to meet its .. PM Imran reaches New York to attend UNGA session tribune.com.pk islamabad Prime Minister Imran Khan reached New York on Saturday on a week-long visit to attend the UN General Assembly session and be part of a host of other activities, including a meeting President .. Manila halts aid talks with backers of UN rights probe into drug war Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration has ordered the suspension of all loan and grant talks with foreign governments that backed a United Nations resolution to review human rights abuses .. Italy rise in ‘phantom’ boats as new route sees migrants go undetected Rome: Italy has seen a rise in so-called “phantom” boat arrivals as traffickers ferry migrants across the Mediterranean from Tunisia rather than Libya without being spotted, a prosecutor warned Saturday. The closing .. US, El Salvador sign agreement on asylum to curb migration Washington: The United States and El Salvador reached an agreement Friday aimed at curbing illegal migration, opening the door for the US to potentially send refugees back to the violent Central American country. The .. 100 arrested in Paris ‘yellow vest’ protests Paris: Over a hundred demonstrators were arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris on Saturday as about 7,500 police were deployed to deal with the movement’s radical anarchist “black blocs” strand. After first ..