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UN takes stock of migrant crisis; over 131,000 refugees have reached Europe in 2016

Mar 01, 2016

UN takes stock of migrant crisis; over 131,000 refugees have reached Europe in 2016

Out of a total of 131,724 people who have arrived on Europe's shores this year, 122,637 landed in Greece and most were fleeing the conflict in Syria, the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) said. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Greece #Mediterranean #UNHCR #Macedonia #EU Migrant Crisis
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
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
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
Syrian forces take two villages near Lebanon

Mar 29, 2014

Syrian forces take two villages near Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian forces took control of two villages near the Lebanese border on Saturday after driving out rebels, state media said, helping President Bashar al-Assad secure the route connecting Damascus with Aleppo and the Mediterranean coast. #Lebanese #President #Mediterranean #Sunni Muslims #organisation #risking-further #route #destabilising #over-the-border
92-year-old Egyptian princess Fawzia dies in Cairo

Jul 03, 2013

92-year-old Egyptian princess Fawzia dies in Cairo

Fawzia died on Tuesday in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, the Paris-based opposition groups said, but no cause of death was immediately known. #Egypt #Mediterranean #Fawzia
Mediterranean diet can help weaken cancer cells: Study

May 21, 2013

Mediterranean diet can help weaken cancer cells: Study

Scientists have found a compound in foods associated with Mediterranean diet that deprives cancer cells of their immortal nature, says a study. #World #Cancer #Mediterranean #Medical study #Parsley #celery #chamomile tea
All's not lost in Greece; a weekend in Paros tells you why

Jul 04, 2012

All's not lost in Greece; a weekend in Paros tells you why

Paros and Santorini are breathtaking examples of why debt or any other crisis cannot keep people away from Greece for long. #Greece #WanderingI #Paros #Santorini #Mediterranean