Gulf Times - MEDITERRANEAN
Russian fighter jet crashes off Syria, both pilots killed: agencies

Russian fighter jet crashes off Syria, both pilots killed: agencies

A Russian fighter jet crashed after taking off from an airbase in Syria on Thursday, killing both pilots, Moscow's defence ministry said in a statement carried by news agencies.

48 Malians drown in single day trying to reach Europe: government

48 Malians drown in single day trying to reach Europe: government

Flags flew at half-mast in Mali on Thursday as the government announced 48 of its citizens drowned in the Mediterranean on a single day over the weekend, all trying to reach Europe.

Some 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 23 found dead

Some 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 23 found dead

Rescuers pulled 700 boat migrants to safety in the Mediterranean and found 23 bodies during one operation on Friday, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, the second loss of multiple lives recorded in the area so far this week.

More than 200 migrant children rescued in Mediterranean

More than 200 migrant children rescued in Mediterranean

A migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean carried hundreds of children and unaccompanied minors from over 15 countries to safety in Italy on Friday.

MSF suspends Mediterranean rescues as migrant dispute mounts

MSF suspends Mediterranean rescues as migrant dispute mounts

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday it was suspending its migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because it felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard and the Italian government's policies have made its job harder.

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

France to conduct asylum seeker checks in Libya: Macron

France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday.

EU urges Italy against sudden migrant boat shutout

EU urges Italy against sudden migrant boat shutout

The EU urged Italy on Thursday to allow more time to discuss its threat to suddenly stop vessels from other countries disembarking migrants in Italian ports, after rescuing them in the Mediterranean.

Hundreds of migrants rescued in boats off Libyan coast

Hundreds of migrants rescued in boats off Libyan coast

Hundreds of migrants, some of them drifting in rubber dinghies off the coast of Libya, were picked up by Spanish and Italian ships on Saturday, adding to a lengthening list of rescue operations in recent days.

Spain rescues 173 migrants crossing Med in one day

Spain rescues 173 migrants crossing Med in one day

Spanish coast guards rescued more than 170 migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe from northern Africa in four separate boats, they said Saturday.

Italy rescues 480 migrants, recovers seven dead

Italy rescues 480 migrants, recovers seven dead

Over 480 asylum seekers and refugees were rescued in the Mediterranean on Saturday as they attempted the perilous crossing from north Africa, with seven bodies also recovered, Italy's coastguard said Sunday.

At least 23 killed in bus crash near Turkish sea resort

At least 23 killed in bus crash near Turkish sea resort

At least 23 people died and 11 more were seriously injured on Saturday when a bus carrying women and children plunged off a cliff near the southwestern Turkish sea resort of Marmaris.

Five migrants die in Mediterranean, 750 rescued

Five migrants die in Mediterranean, 750 rescued

Rescuers saved around 750 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in the central Mediterranean but recovered five dead bodies during the operations, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday.