Mediterranean Sea

64 Bangladeshi Migrants: Still stranded in Mediterranean

Bangladesh Ambassador to Libya Sheikh Sekander Ali made a journey on the Mediterranean Sea, around 10 kilometres off the Tunisian coast of Zarzis, to convince 64 Bangladeshi migrants to return to...

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...

June 1, 2016
June 1, 2016

EgyptAir black box signal detected: French investigators

Investigators have detected a signal from one of the black boxes of EgyptAir flight MS804 which plunged into the Mediterranean in an unexplained crash last month, France's aviation accident...

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

First images of EgyptAir debris released

The Egyptian military releases images of life vests and other items found during the search for missing EgyptAir flight MS804.

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.