Mediterranean Sea

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 …

Refugees

Hundreds Wounded, 1 Killed In West Bank, Gaza Rioting Over Trump Jerusalem Move

A Palestinian man was killed and hundreds were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as Palestinians protesting the Trump administration’s …

Israel

Why is the Mediterranean Sea so Clear?

<i>Written by guest blogger Alexandra Dimitriou</i><p>The Mediterranean boasts crystal-clear waters almost all year round. It’s one of the best places to both …

Scuba Diving

NEWS: Manic Street Preachers reveal new single 'International Blue' | God Is In The TV

<i>‘International Blue’</i>, the first single from <b>Manic Street Preachers</b>‘ new album <i>‘Resistance Is Futile’</i> has been revealed click here to listen to it now. …

EU spends $35 million to protect migrants in North Africa

The European Union has contributed nearly $35 million to fund projects to protect migrants and fight against smugglers and traffickers in Africa and …

Refugees

Some Nigerians in Libya not willing to return – Charge d’Affaires

The Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria in Libya, Illiya Fachano, says some Nigerians in Libya have refused to be repatriated inspite of the “unfavourable …

Nigeria

Libya's Slave Trade Didn't Appear Out of Thin Air

It's a result of European immigration policy—and of pervasive anti-blackness in the MENA region.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>On November 15th, CNN published a video of a …

Refugees

Returning Nigerians express relief after 'hell' of Libya camps

Lagos - Nigerian migrants expressed relief as they arrived home on Tuesday from Libya, describing the "hell" of harsh conditions in detention camps …

News (South Africa)

A true boatload of weed: 6 tons seized on Mediterranean Sea near Greece

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 5:54 pm • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 5:54 pm<p>ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say they have seized more than six tons of …

Cannabis

Where I have traveled

By S.Eppley (Sagrada Familia, Barcelona) By S.Eppley(Eiffel Tower, Paris)<p>By S.Eppley (Amalfi, Italy)By S. Eppley (Cassis, France)<p>By S Eppley …

Spain

Africa's youth: A ticking time bomb?

About 77 percent of Africa's population is younger than 35. Frustration grows as many feel they are losing out on economic opportunities and …

Africa

Engraved Stones Link May Link Neolithic Settlements

NICOSIA, CYPRUS—Stone vessels, human remains, and a fragment of an anthropomorphic clay figurine were uncovered in shallow pits at the …

Archaeology

German government pledges €120 million for Libya migrants and refugees

Germany will allocate €120 million to improving the conditions of refugees and migrants stranded in Libya and made vulnerable to enslavement and …

Refugees

The Iranian presence in Syria poses a limited threat to Israel

All in all Israel should not ignore Iran’s military presence in Syria. Yet because of the constraints and problems of such an Iranian deployment, it …

Opinion

Israel used Jericho missiles in Syria, one was downed by Russians

A Lebanese news network affiliated with the Hezbollah terror group has claimed Israel fired Jericho 1 surface-to-surface missiles to strike a …

Israel

'Historic agreement:' Canada signs High Arctic commercial fishing ban

An international deal has been reached to prevent commercial fishing in the High Arctic for at least the next 16 years.<p>"Canada has reached an …

Northern Canada

African, European leaders told about 700k would-be migrants in Libya

PRETORIA - Having spent the week in Abidjan agonising over how to secure and repatriate would-be migrants held in Libya, African and European leaders …

Africa

Africa:EU, Africa Leaders to Speed Up Repatriation of Migrants From Libya

(Photo: Jeremy Relph/IRIN)African and European leaders agreed to speed up efforts to repatriate thousands of migrants stranded in Libya, some in …

Muhammadu Buhari

The world in brief, December 1st 2017 | Espresso

The American administration’s merry-go-round looked set to keep spinning as officials revealed a plan to replace <b>Rex Tillerson</b>, the secretary of …

Economics

Africa:UN Bid to Improve Migrant, Refugee Response Flounders As Political Will Evaporates

<i>Stock-taking sessions begin next week on two new international "compacts"</i>More than a year after the United Nations embarked on an ambitious project …

Refugees

Princess Cruises Naming Next Cruise Ship Sky Princess

Princess Cruises has announced that their next and fourth Royal class cruise ship will be named Sky Princess and will sail the Mediterranean in …

Cruise Ships

Cyprus to help Lebanon build Mediterranean Sea rescue center

Cyprus' Defense Ministry says the island nation will help Lebanon build a search-and-rescue center for responding to emergencies off its …

North Africa

Three dead bodies pulled from sea near Spain after migrant boat sinks

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish rescue services pulled three drowned men from the Strait of Gibraltar after rescuing one man from a half-sunken, rickety boat and another from the open sea, an emergency services spokeswoman said on Wednesday.<p>The men are believed to be from a boat that was carrying …

Refugees

There Is A Massive Movement of Refugees Globally— International Community Shuts Down Its Borders in Response

On November 28, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, went before the UN Security Council. Grandi is an old hand in the …

Refugees

Africa: European, African Leaders Meeting on Economic Cooperation and Security

European and African leaders are gathering Wednesday in Ivory Coast for a summit focused on issues that affect both continents, including economic …

Africa

The secret history of the domestic cat

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before cats became the darlings of Facebook and YouTube, they spread through the ancient human world.<p>A DNA study reached back …

Anthropology

More Than 3,000 Migrants Have Died Crossing The Mediterranean This Year

The number of migrant crossings is decreasing, but the fatality rate is rising.<p>The number of migrants who died crossing the Mediterranean Sea has topped 3,000 for the fourth year in a row.<p>A “grim weekend of death” pushed the 2017 toll to at least 3,033, the International Organization for Migration …

Migration

Djibouti welcomes Saudi Arabia plan to build a military base

The Djibouti defence minister has welcomed the presence of Saudi forces in the country, <i>Asharq Al-Awsat</i> reported.In an interview with the paper, Ali …

Middle East

Migrants desperate to flee Libya's detention camps are being turned back at sea

Each day, migrants set out in flimsy wooden and rubber boats to cross what has become the world's deadliest border — the Mediterranean Sea.<p>And increasingly, those rickety vessels are turned around and sent back to Libya.<p>Correspondent Megan Williams spent the last two weeks on the migrant rescue …

Refugees

Israel mounts Iron Dome battery on warship: military

JERUSALEM - Israel mounted a battery of its Iron Dome anti-missile system on a warship Monday, as the vaunted rocket interceptor went operational at …

Israel