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Yemen Houthi rebels execute 9 over senior official’s killing

Yemen Houthi rebels execute 9 over senior official’s killing Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they have executed nine people for their alleged involvement in the killing of a senior Houthi official in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition more than three years ago By AHMED AL-HAJ and SAMY MAGDY Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 7:14 PM• 4 …

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya A U.N. migration agency official says she’s concerned about the disappearance of thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libya By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 8:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ON BOARD THE GEO BARENTS IN …

UN: 17 presumed dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libya

UN: 17 presumed dead after migrant boat capsizes off Libya A U.N. official says a boat crowded with dozens of migrants capsized off Libya and at least 17 people are presumed dead By BY SAMY MAGDY Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 8:56 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — A boat …

Putin launches construction of new warships amid tensions

Putin launches construction of new warships amid tensions Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched the construction of new nuclear submarines and other warships, part of a sweeping military modernization effort amid tensions with the West By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 2:10 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article8:04 Russia targets …

New flames thwart French efforts to fight Riviera wildfire

New flames thwart French efforts to fight Riviera wildfire A wildfire that has forced thousands to flee and ravaged woodlands near the French Riviera is raging for a fourth day despite calmer winds and cooler weather By DANIEL COLE and ANGELA CHARLTON Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 3:26 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Charity ships rescue nearly 450 migrants in Mediterranean

Charity ships rescue nearly 450 migrants in Mediterranean Charity ships have combined efforts to rescue nearly 450 migrants from a wooden boat that was taking on water in the Mediterranean Sea ByThe Associated PressAugust 1, 2021, 4:13 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROME — Charity ships rescued nearly 450 migrants …

Key Libya commander backs reopening of Mediterranean highway

Key Libya commander backs reopening of Mediterranean highway A top Libyan military commander whose forces control the country’s eastern regions is backing the reopening of the coastal highway along the Mediterranean Sea linking Libya’s long-divided eastern and western cities By NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressJuly 30, 2021, 5:36 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

UN migration official: 20 migrants drown off Libya’s coast

UN migration official: 20 migrants drown off Libya’s coast A U.N. official says Libya’s coast guard has intercepted four boats in the Mediterranean Sea carrying migrants trying to reach Europe By SAMY MAGDY Associated PressJuly 21, 2021, 5:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Libya’s coast guard intercepted Wednesday …

Red Cross staff to join migrant rescue boat in Mediterranean

Red Cross staff to join migrant rescue boat in Mediterranean A France-based migrant rescue organization will be getting assistance aboard its charity ship in the Mediterranean ByThe Associated PressJuly 19, 2021, 6:37 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFood is being distributed to migrants aboard the Ocean Viking rescue, in …

Sinkings leave dozens of migrants dead off Tunisian coast

Sinkings leave dozens of migrants dead off Tunisian coast Tunisian fishermen and naval authorities have retrieved scores of bodies of drowned migrants and rescued more than 160 others in recent days after multiple boats sank while trying to reach Europe ByThe Associated PressJuly 5, 2021, 2:44 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Egypt opens naval base, latest example of military build-up

Egypt opens naval base, latest example of military build-up Egypt’s president has inaugurated a new naval base on the Mediterranean Sea, the latest example of the government’s military build-up ByThe Associated PressJuly 3, 2021, 5:47 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Egypt’s president inaugurated a new naval base on …

At least 43 migrants drown off Tunisia; 84 rescued

At least 43 migrants drown off Tunisia; 84 rescued The Tunisian Red Crescent says at least 43 migrants have drowned off the coast of Tunisia and 84 others have been rescued after their boat capsized overnight ByThe Associated PressJuly 3, 2021, 4:30 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TUNIS, Tunisia — …

Libyan navy acknowledges dangerous chase of migrant boat

Libyan navy acknowledges dangerous chase of migrant boat Libya’s maritime authorities have acknowledged that a Libyan coast guard vessel had fired warning shots at a migrant boat it was chasing in the Mediterranean Sea, in an apparent effort to stop it from crossing to Europe By NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressJuly 2, 2021, 7:38 PM• 2 …

Israel cites progress in laser that shoots down drones

Israel cites progress in laser that shoots down drones The Israeli military says it has successfully tested an airborne high-power laser that can shoot down drones, technology it hopes to deploy on a larger scale in the coming years ByThe Associated PressJune 21, 2021, 4:44 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

2 migrants dead, more than 100 rescued off Tunisian coast

2 migrants dead, more than 100 rescued off Tunisian coast Officials say the bodies of two migrants have been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea and another 20 remain missing a day after two Europe-bound boats foundered off the coast of Tunisia ByThe Associated PressJune 2, 2021, 7:20 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Iran’s largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman

Iran’s largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman The largest warship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances By AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL Associated PressJune 2, 2021, 6:43 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:09 On Location: June 2, …

Italy, EU vow to support Tunisia’s economy to stem migration

Italy, EU vow to support Tunisia’s economy to stem migration Italy and the European Union have promised to support Tunisia’s economy as part of their efforts to stem migration across the Mediterranean Sea toward Europe ByThe Associated PressMay 20, 2021, 8:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTunisian Prime Minister …

Italian Navy rescues fisherman reportedly shot off Libya

Italian Navy rescues fisherman reportedly shot off Libya An Italian Navy ship has rescued a crew member of an Italian fishing boat reportedly injured by warning shots fired by the Libyan Coast Guard, Italian media said Thursday ByThe Associated PressMay 6, 2021, 4:43 PM• 1 min read MILAN — An Italian Navy ship has rescued …

US-mediated border talks between Lebanon, Israel resume

US-mediated border talks between Lebanon, Israel resume Lebanon and Israel have resumed indirect talks with U.S. mediation over their disputed maritime border after nearly a six-month pause By FADI TAWIL Associated PressMay 4, 2021, 7:50 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA UNIFIL Navy ship patrols in the Mediterranean Sea …

Yacht with 170 migrants towed to southern Greek port

Yacht with 170 migrants towed to southern Greek port Greece’s coast guard says it has towed a yacht carrying 170 migrants to a port on the country’s southern mainland after the vessel sent out a distress signal while sailing off the southern coast of Greece ByThe Associated PressMay 3, 2021, 5:17 PM• 2 min read …

US-mediated Lebanon-Israel talks on border at sea to resume

US-mediated Lebanon-Israel talks on border at sea to resume The U.S. mediating team says indirect talks between Lebanon and Israel over their disputed maritime border are to resume next week ByThe Associated PressApril 30, 2021, 2:11 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressFILE – In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, a helicopter flies over a …

130 Europe-bound migrants feared dead off Libyan coast

130 Europe-bound migrants feared dead off Libyan coast Independent rescue groups say that more than 100 Europe-bound migrants are feared dead in a boat wreck off Libya By NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressApril 23, 2021, 8:56 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressDebris from a dinghy which was supposedly carrying over …

Greece calls Turkey’s oil-and-gas plan a ‘provocation’

Greece calls Turkey's oil-and-gas plan a 'provocation'Greece said Monday that it is determined to oppose plans by Turkey to expand oil-and-gas exploration in the Mediterranean Sea, in a deepening regional dispute over mineral rightsByThe Associated PressJune 1, 2020, 4:50 PM1 min read1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATHENS, Greece — Greece said …