Mediterranean

Crossing the Mediterranean: Trip doomed from start

The motorboat used by traffickers for the journey by sea from the coast of Libya to Europe was barely capable of carrying 35 people. Yet, 75 people, including the 64 Bangladeshis, were crammed on...

July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019

37 Bangladeshis among migrants rescued in Med

Tunisian authorities rescued 71 migrants, including 37 Bangladeshis, as their boat began to sink after setting out from neighbouring Libya for Italy, the National Guard said.

June 24, 2019
June 24, 2019

Crossing the Mediterranean: Trip doomed from start

The motorboat used by traffickers for the journey by sea from the coast of Libya to Europe was barely capable of carrying 35 people. Yet, 75 people, including the 64 Bangladeshis, were crammed on...

November 4, 2017
November 4, 2017

23 migrants dead, 700 rescued in Mediterranean

Rescuers pulled 700 boat migrants to safety in the Mediterranean and found 23 bodies during one operation on Friday, an Italian coastguard spokesman says, the second loss of multiple lives recorded...

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

EgyptAir crash: Second black box 'recovered'

The flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea last month is retrieved, Egyptian investigators say. The news comes a day after search teams recovered the...

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Hundreds rescued as migrant boat sinks

About 340 migrants are rescued and four bodies are pulled from the sea after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, Greek officials say. Others are thought to be missing from the boat which was...

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Investigators play down explosion theory in EgyptAir crash

The head of Egypt's forensics authority dismisses a suggestion that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there was an explosion on board.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

EgyptAir crash: MS804 passenger who lost his passport

One of the people on board the EgyptAir flight almost did not make the trip after losing his passport last week, his friends tell media in France.

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Debris found from missing EgyptAir plane

Debris from the missing EgyptAir flight has been found floating in the Mediterranean, Egyptian officials say.

November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

‘Suicide belt’ dumped on Paris street

French police are examining what appears to be a suicide bomb belt dumped on a Paris street, 10 days after the attacks that killed 130 people.

October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015

140 migrants land at UK base in Cyprus

Two boats carrying 140 migrants, including children, land at the RAF base at Akrotiri in Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence says.