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Monday, November 30, 2020

Mediterranean Sea


Greek cargo ship collides with Turkish fishing boat, 4 people dead

November 11, 2020 3:35 pm

Rescue boats are searching for one remaining survivor after two vessels collided in the Mediterranean. The cause of the incident is not yet known.

Germany warns Turkey against 'provocation' in Mediterranean over gas exploration

October 13, 2020 4:45 pm

Ahead of his visit to Cyprus and Greece, Heiko Maas appealed to Turkey to end exploration of gas reserves in contested regions off Greek islands. Maas said Germany stood in solidarity with Cyprus and Greece as partners.

Greek, Turkish foreign ministers meet as tensions ease

October 08, 2020 5:38 pm

Turkey's foreign ministry released a short video of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusloglu meeting on the sidelines of the Globsec Forum in Bratislava.

Lebanon-Israel talks unlikely to yield 'historic' US policy win

October 03, 2020 6:22 pm

The announcement of US-mediated talks over disputed maritime borders hints at a thaw in relations. But experts are doubtful whether the talks can produce another 'historic' US-backed step towards regional peace.

Macron urges tough EU stance against Turkish 'provocations'

September 10, 2020 6:21 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron didn't elaborate on what specific actions he wants European countries to take, but said they should lay out "red lines" with Turkey and try to restart dialogue.

Civilisation, dredged up

April 21, 2020 8:34 am

Shipwrecks discovered in Levant Basin may be changing the idea of ‘western civilisation’.

Rescued migrants hijack ship, demand it head toward Europe

March 28, 2019 10:53 am

Italy's interior minister, Matteo Salvini, identified the ship as the Turkish oil tanker El Hiblu 1. He said the tanker had rescued about 120 people and described what was happening as "the first act of piracy on the high seas with migrants'' as alleged hijackers.

'World's deadliest sea crossing' claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency

January 31, 2019 12:41 pm

According to a new report from the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an estimated 2,275 individuals drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean in 2018.

Greece: Survivors from capsized boat to be taken to Italy, Egypt, Malta and Turkey

June 03, 2016 6:45 pm

Greece had sent two patrol vessels, a military airplane and three helicopters, while five passing ships were participating in the rescue operation and one more was on its way

At sea

May 19, 2015 12:00 am

Migrant crisis in the Mediterranean finds a tragic echo in the plight of the Rohingyas.