U.S. Africa Command flatly rejected Russian claims that Moscow did not deploy fighter jets to Libya, saying Friday that the 14 aircraft flown in reflect … Read more
Russian pilots intercepted a US Navy aircraft in an “unsafe and unprofessional manner” on Tuesday for the third time within four days, claimed the US … Read more
Frontex, told AFP on Monday it said “all four boats have been accounted for” and there had been no shipwreck in the Mediterranean.
“Two arrived … Read more
The United Nations has called on the European countries to end the suffering of asylum seekers rescued in the Mediterranean, and not to return them … Read more
A rubber dinghy packed with 91 migrants that set out from Libyan shores in hopes of reaching Europe has apparently gone missing in the Mediterranean, … Read more
EU foreign affairs ministers have agreed to launch a new naval operation in the Central Mediterranean, with the old mission that was supposed to fulfill … Read more
Italy and Spain would work towards a new European pact on immigration Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said after talks with his Spanish counterpart … Read more
Greece said it opposed an accord reached by Turkey and Libya to define their maritime boundaries but said it and Ankara – both members of … Read more
While the Mediterranean Sea remains a deadly route for migrants attempting to reach the European Union, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned that … Read more
Mediterranean resort town Cannes, France’s fourth-biggest cruise ship port, will ban the most polluting cruise ships from next year in a bid to boost air … Read more
Renewed commitment to Mediterranean rescues encouraging, but ‘overriding priority’ must be ‘lasting peace’, say UN officials
The heads of the two key UN agencies championing refugees and migrants have called for an end to their “arbitrary detention” across Libya, following an … Read more
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have called on the EU to implement a series of measures aimed at assisting … Read more
With Italy firmly blocking its seaports, the tiny island country of Malta has emerged as an unlikely and reluctant lifeline for migrants making the perilous … Read more
Pope Francis on Sunday invited the faithful to join him in prayer for the “poor, unarmed people who were killed or injured by an air … Read more
The Armed Forces of Malta rescued a group of 37 persons early on Sunday morning.
In a statement on Sunday afternoon, the AFM said the … Read more
UN warns that the Mediterranean will be a sea of blood due to lack of NGO rescue ships and Libya’s conflict
The risk of migrants and refugees becoming shipwrecked in the Mediterranean and dying at sea is the highest it has ever been due to a … Read more
A total of 270 persons are expected in Malta Wednesday morning after being saved by the AFM in separate rescue operations in the Mediterranean.… Read more
Aircraft of Russia and United States came face to face on Tuesday as the former intercepted a US aircraft flying in international airspace over the … Read more
One after one they let go, they departed under the water, one after one – The witness of the survivor of the Mediterranean latest human tragedy
A survivor of a migrant boat disaster in the Mediterranean has told how he watched fellow passengers slip away and sink to their deaths.
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90ft Migrant boat on which around 800 persons died in the Mediterranean on display at Venezia Biennale
The remains of one of the Mediterranean’s most shocking migration tragedies, in which between 700 and 1,100 people died, is on display in this year’s … Read more
Italy’s government has written to the European Union asking it to prepare a plan of action to address the risk of a new wave of … Read more
For the first time since 2016, the United States is deploying two Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, the USS John C. Stennis and the USS Abraham Lincoln … Read more
European Union officials lamented Wednesday a move by member countries to recall their ships taking part in an EU naval mission patrolling the Mediterranean Sea … Read more
Reuters reports that Algeria’s antiquities was, after a mostly peaceful protest on Friday, looted .The Algerian Culture Ministry said criminals and not the protesters … Read more
Forces from eastern Libya under the command of Khalifa Haftar have signalled that an offensive against the Libyan capital Tripoli might be imminent.
Forces … Read more
Angus McKee, the deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom to Libya, said he was optimistic Libya’s crisis can be politically settled in 2019, insisting that … Read more
Italian Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini discussed the resumption of direct flights between Italy and Libya in a meeting with Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council … Read more
Mitiga airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli was functioning normally after a security alert that resulted in the temporary suspension of all activity.… Read more
Reuters reported that the Libyan government based in the east has sold bonds worth more than $23 billion (around 32 billion Libyan dinars) to … Read more
Reuters reports that the Tunisian Electoral Commission, ISIE, announced that parliamentary and presidential elections will be held on October 6th and November 10 respectively.
They … Read more
Extreme weather events have been the “main driver” of an olive harvest collapse that could leave Italy dependent on imports from April, a leading climate … Read more
Russia has set up two military bases in eastern Libya and hundreds of mercenaries linked to the GRU, the Russian military intelligence, are backing the … Read more
Amid the continuing turmoil in Algeria, Reuters reports that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika offered to step down after a year if re-elected.
Algeria is facing the … Read more
Reuters reported that a total of 183 people were injured during protests across Algeria on Friday against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term … Read more
The Libyan Observer reported that Alan Bugeja, the EU Ambassador to Libya , held talks in Tripoli with Milad Matouq, Libyan Minister of Transport.
The … Read more
The Governments of the United States of America, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement on the recent developments in Libya particularly … Read more
“The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, (Frontex) announced a decline in the number of irregular migrants last year via the Mediterranean route towards Italy, … Read more
An estimated 170 migrants have been lost in the Mediterranean in two incidents involving dinghies that left from Libya and Morocco, migrants organisations said on Saturday.
The … Read more
Opinion piece by Matteo de Bellis via Euronews
We have a safe port,” a crew member tells dozens of despondent asylum seekers crammed into a … Read more
SeaWatch on its way to location of a “half-sunk boat in the Mediterranean as nearby merchant vessel too afraid to rescue in view of closed harbours
The Sea Watch is on its way to try to save people who were on board of a boat, which according to reports is half … Read more
Malta Social Workers Association calls on “all politicians and people of good will” to show solidarity with people stranded out at sea
The Malta Social Workers Association has called on “all politicians and people of good will” to show solidarity with people stranded out at sea for … Read more
Naples is ready to defy Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and let in a charity-run ship carrying 32 migrants that is blocked in the stormy … Read more
Sea-Watch 3 given permission to move closer to Malta in view of adverse conditions – No permission for disembarkation yet
The Sea-Watch 3, which has 32 rescued migrants on board, was on Wednesday given permission to move closer to Malta so that the vessel could … Read more
The Armed Forces of Malta have successfully rescued 180 migrants off the coast of Malta.
The rescue operations carried out during the night involved two … Read more
A total of 2,241 irregular migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of the year, the non-profit Spanish Refugee Aid Commission (CEAR) … Read more