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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Mediterranean Sea


Volunteers in the sky watch over migrant rescues by sea

October 17, 2021 4:29 pm

A humanitarian effort seeks to monitor human rights violations and assist in the rescue of migrants fleeing Libya to Europe by boat on the Mediterranean Sea

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

September 18, 2021 6:36 pm

According to Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Libyan coast guard, which receives funds from the European Union, intercepted more than 24,000 Europe-bound migrants in the Mediterranean so far this year.

17 presumed dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libya, says UN official

August 24, 2021 11:03 am

There has been a spike in crossings and attempted crossings from Libya in recent months.

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.