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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Naval base in Syria cements Russia’s Mediterranean foothold

A Russian submarine has moored at Russia’s base in Syria after a patrol mission while another one is getting ready to sail off after replenishing supplies – the rotation that …


5 EU nations reach temporary deal on rescued migrants

Five European Union nations agreed on Monday to a temporary arrangement for disembarkation and relocation of migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean from human traffickers’ unseaworthy boats, with officials pushing …


UN says 40 migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Libya’s coast guard recovers dozens of bodies of migrants

Libya’s coast guard recovered dozens of bodies of Europe-bound migrants who perished at sea as search operations continued Friday, a day after up to 150 people, including women and children, …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

150 migrants feared dead after boats capsize off Libya coast

Up to 150 Europe-bound migrants were missing and feared drowned on Thursday after the boats they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the coast guard and …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Deadly land, deadly sea: Libya migrants face brutal choice

A boat from Libya carrying 86 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and left only three survivors, authorities said Thursday, after an airstrike on a detention center near the Libyan capital …


Survivors: Up to 117 migrants missing in capsizing off Libya

Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time of the …


Aid ship with 311 migrants ignored by Italy, heads to Spain

Spain’s Foreign Ministry says it has given permission to an aid boat carrying 311 rescued migrants to set course for Spain after Italy and other Mediterranean countries did not answer …


Spain saves 223 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean

Spanish authorities say they have rescued 223 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea.


Spain rescues nearly 1,000 migrants from the sea in 2 days

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018

Spanish boat saves 60 migrants but Italy locks its ports

A Spanish rescue boat plucked 60 migrants Saturday from a patched-up rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, igniting another political row between Italy and Malta over who should …


Spain saves 933 migrants, waits for another 630 on Aquarius

Spain’s maritime rescue service said it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past …


EU border chief warns migrant pressures will stay high

The number of migrants trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean will remain high this year, with more expected to arrive through Spain, the head of European Union border agency …


Spain rescues 104 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 104 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa.


More than 7,100 migrant deaths in 2016 is a world record; most were in Mediterranean.

More migrants have died or disappeared in 2016 than in any previous recorded year, more than half of them in the Mediterranean Sea.


At least 239 migrants believed drowned in Mediterranean, says UN

BRUSSELS – At least 239 migrants are believed to have drowned this week in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said Thursday, adding to …


European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast

Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on Monday, the latest surge in desperate attempts to flee to Europe driven by …


AP witnesses rescue of migrants off Libya, 4 bodies found

A Spanish aid group rescued more than 100 migrants Thursday from three separate migrant boats off Libya’s coast and recovered at least four bodies after one of the vessels sank. …


Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle

Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea.


Cockpit recorder of crashed EgyptAir jet recovered from sea

The cockpit voice recorder of the doomed EgyptAir plane that crashed last month killing all 66 people on board has been found and pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt’s …