Thirty-seven survivors, mainly from Senegal, Mali, Chad and Ghana, were rescued by local fishermen and later detained by Libyan officials onshore
Public dissatisfaction boiled over late last year, when protesters took to the streets calling for the ouster of the political class. The protests toppled the prime minister, but Lebanon’s troubles only grew worse
Ocean Viking, rescue ship in Mediterranean Sea, declares emergency after six migrants attempt suicide
The ship, which is in limbo in the Mediterranean off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, has been waiting for over a week for permission from Italy or Malta to offload the migrants at one of their ports.
Malta in talks with Maharashtra govt for tourism promotion, eyes 20% growth in Indian visitor arrivals in 2018
Around 4,000 Indian tourists visited Malta in 2017.
According to the International Organisation for Migration, 18,653 migrants reached Spanish shores between the beginning of the year and 18 July.
Gulf diplomatic crisis: Doha denies Arab states' claim of emergency air corridors allotment to Qatari planes
Arab states said they would allow Qatari planes to use air corridors in emergencies, but Doha denied it, saying they were spreading "false information".
Libya's coastguard rescued at least 150 migrants who were trying to reach Europe on Monday after their inflatable boat had engine problems and began to sink, a navy spokesman said.
Spain's maritime rescue service says that it has saved 19 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in a small boat
China says its latest-generation warships have conducted live-firing drills in the Mediterranean Sea while en route to joint exercises with the Russian Navy
Spain's maritime rescue service has recovered the bodies of five migrants who died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in a small boat.
Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group's positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday.
The rescue efforts came as the bodies of 35 migrants, including at least 10 children, were being brought to Italy after they fell off an overloaded vessel.
The passengers from a hijacked Libyan flight that was diverted to Malta have left the Mediterranean island and are returning home.
The number of migrants and refugees who have perished while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year has passed 5,000, the UN said on Friday after two more deadly shipwrecks.
EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea about 280 kms from the Egyptian seacoast on May 19, with 56 passengers and 10 cabin crew on board.
The second black box of the doomed EgyptAir plane that crashed last month killing all 66 people on board was pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, a day after Egypt's investigation committee said the plane's cockpit voice recorder had been recovered.
Three bodies were recovered and 302 people rescued from a sinking boat carrying a number of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea south of Crete
A French ship has picked up signals presumed to be from black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, Egypt said
The death toll in the Mediterranean shipwrecks has claimed atleast 880 lives, the UN refuge agency said.