Mediterranean Sea

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

84 migrants still missing after boat sinks off Libya: IOM

Eighty-four migrants are still missing after an inflatable craft sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors cited by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016

Migrant crisis: 'Many Somalis' feared drowned in Mediterranean

Many people are feared drowned after a boat carrying up to 400 mainly Somali migrants capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Egypt.

October 7, 2015
October 7, 2015

EU launches operation to seize migrant smugglers' boats

The EU is beginning a new operation to intercept boats smuggling migrants across the southern Mediterranean.

September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015

Over 2,200 migrants rescued off Libya: Italy coastguard

Eight rescue operations picked up more than 2,200 people off the Libyan coast, according to the Italian coastguard from 10 boats in distress in the Mediterranean.

August 31, 2015
August 31, 2015

Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt

The Italian energy company Eni SpA announces it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.

August 30, 2015
August 30, 2015

Libya boat capsize: Dead victims, survivors confirmed to be Bangladeshis

Bangladeshi authorities confirm the nationalities of the deceased and survivors who were on boats that perished in the sea off Libyan coast.

August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015

Italy navy rescues 50 migrants from dinghy

Italy's navy says it has rescued 52 migrants from a sinking rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean, but about 50 others are missing.

July 28, 2015
July 28, 2015

Divers find mysterious transparent blob off the coast of Turkey

This amazing video shot by a group of divers off the coast of Turkey shows an enormous transparent blob that nobody was able to explain.

June 16, 2015
June 16, 2015

EU to hold migrant crisis talks

EU interior ministers are to discuss how to deal with tens of thousands of migrants trying to enter Europe each year by crossing the Mediterranean.

May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015

International effort rescues over 5,000 Mediterranean migrants

Corpses of 17 migrants along with 454 survivors were brought ashore in Sicily by an Italian naval vessel.