Countries vote to protect endangered mako sharks
Mako sharks have practically disappeared from the Mediterranean, and their numbers have plunged in other seas, too. Japan and China opposed a global initiative to save them from extinction but most countries endorsed it.
Morocco rescues 242 migrants in Mediterranean
The migrants were plucked from several inflatable boats in the Strait of Gibraltar and returned to Morocco. The rescue came a day one of the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean this year.
Dream-chasing Nigerians perish in the Mediterranean and the Sahara
Nigerians seeking a better life in Europe en-route Lybia have continued to die in their attempt to reach the promised land while thousands ended up been deported. In 2017, Nigeria was ranked highest among countries with irregular migrants in the world through the Agadez route.
Young Tunisians still inclined to migrate to Europe
The economic situation in Tunisia drives people to cross the Mediterranean despite the dangers. Thousands see flight as the only option to escape their woes at home.
'Not my problem': 600 migrants stranded at sea as Italy and Malta bicker
A migrant rescue boat carrying 600 people is stranded in the Mediterranean as Italy and Malta fight over who is responsible for their wellbeing.
Senate probes death of Nigerian girls in the Mediterranean
Senate probes death of Nigerian girls in the Mediterranean.
Russia fires missiles at Islamic State targets
Russia fires cruise missiles from the Mediterranean to hit I.S. targets in Syria, according to the Russian Defence Ministry.
Libya: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya
The bodies of 74 refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have washed up on the coast of western Libya. Aid agencies believe smugglers may have abandoned them at sea.