French and Spanish police said Saturday they have dismantled a human trafficking ring that smuggled Chinese migrants into Europe and the United States, arresting 75 suspects including "main operatives" based in Barcelona.
Italian coast guard officials say a boat carrying about 100 migrants ran aground on a sandbar off Sicily, and six of them died when they tried to swim to shore.
Two Turkish Airlines pilots were abducted in Lebanon in the early hours of Friday by armed men who forced them from a bus driving from Beirut airport.
Muslims across the world began to celebrate the holiday of eid al-Fitr on Thursday, beginning the day with morning prayers after one month of fasting.
Greece has threatened transport workers whose eight-day strike has crippled the Athens underground system with arrest unless they go back to work.
Ukraine has signed a major shale gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell - a move seen as an attempt by Kiev to reduce its dependency on Russian gas imports.