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Strong 6.1 quake hits the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain, says USGS

Jan 25, 2016

Strong 6.1 quake hits the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain, says USGS

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck early on Monday in the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain, the US Geological Survey said. #World #NewsTracker #earthquake #Morocco #Mediterranean #USGS #Al Hoceima
Hazardous journey of hope: More than one million migrants travelled by sea to Europe in 2015 alone, says UN

Dec 31, 2015

Hazardous journey of hope: More than one million migrants travelled by sea to Europe in 2015 alone, says UN

More than one million refugees and migrants braved the seas in 2015 seeking sanctuary in Europe, nearly five times more than in the previous year, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Wednesday. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Greece #Migrants #refugees #UNHCR #Mediterranean Sea #Europe's refugee crisis
Major sandstorm sweeps across parts of Middle East

Sep 09, 2015

Major sandstorm sweeps across parts of Middle East

A heavy sandstorm swept across parts of the Middle East on Tuesday, killing two people and hospitalising hundreds in Lebanon and disrupting fighting and air strikes in neighbouring Syria. #Jerusalem #Gaza #palestinian #Mediterranean Sea #PicturesOfTheDay #Paphos #Larnaca
Armed forces plan yoga sessions at Siachen, on board warships

Jun 17, 2015

Armed forces plan yoga sessions at Siachen, on board warships

Not to be left behind, the armed forces have planned yoga sessions on board warships and even at Siachen, the world's highest battlefield, to celebrate the first International Yoga Day on June 21. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Yoga #Siachen #Navy #Mediterranean Sea #Yoga day
EU pushes 28 nations to endorse relocation of refugees after sharp rise in number

Jun 10, 2015

EU pushes 28 nations to endorse relocation of refugees after sharp rise in number

The European Union urged its 28 nations Wednesday to swiftly endorse its plan to relocate 40,000 refugees a plan that grew even more urgent as Greece saw a record number of migrants arrive by sea. #Syria #Libya #NewsTracker #Greece #European Union #Africa #Italy #Turkey #Luxembourg #refugees #Eritrea #Mediterranean Sea #Natasha Bertaud
Only new refugees to benefit from EU quotas in migrant crisis - draft | Reuters

May 27, 2015

Only new refugees to benefit from EU quotas in migrant crisis - draft | Reuters

BRUSSELS The European Union will consider new refugees reaching Italy and Greece in its migrant quotas, not those already in camps, according to a proposal seen by Reuters to be presented on Wednesday, a concession to EU governments against the plan. #France #Greece #Italy #editing #Mediterranean #Responsibility #Commission #middle #ukraine-britain
Mediterranean shipwrecks: Here's how countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

Apr 21, 2015

Mediterranean shipwrecks: Here's how countries cope with migrants arriving by boat

Two recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands. #Syria #Middle East #NewsTracker #Europe #Migrants #countries #Boat #Mediterranean Sea
900 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes near Libya: Captain, crew member arrested

Apr 21, 2015

900 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes near Libya: Captain, crew member arrested

Captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 migrants are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya. #Libya #NewsTracker #Greece #European Union #Migrants #Mediterranean #Boat #EU leaders
Boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsize, 600 feared dead

Apr 19, 2015

Boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsize, 600 feared dead

Seven hundred people are feared to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, the UN's refugee agency said, in what could be the deadliest Mediterranean migrant disaster yet. #Libya #NewsTracker #Europe #UN #Italy #Mediterranean #UNHCR #Maltese
At least 300 migrants, who tried to cross Mediterranean sea, missing: UN

Feb 12, 2015

At least 300 migrants, who tried to cross Mediterranean sea, missing: UN

Some 300 migrants who tried to cross the frigid Mediterranean in open, rubber boats, were reported missing by UN and other aid groups sharply criticised the new EU rescue operation as insufficient. #United Nations #NewsTracker #European Union #UN #EU #immigrants #Migrants #Mediterranean Sea #Rubber boats