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Full steam ahead for Op Irini

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Hundreds of vessels and dozens of flights were investigated by Operation EUNavFor Med Irini in four months monitoring sea, air and land possible illicit...

Suspected Libya arms embargo buster boarded by Op Irini

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The EU Naval Force (EU NavFor) tasking in the Mediterranean, Operation Irini, conducted what is believed to be its first inspection of a vessel...

Call for more Mediterranean search and rescue capability

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UN agencies want search and rescue stepped up in the central Mediterranean in the wake of a shipwreck that claimed the lives of 45...

Erdogan says Turkey ‘will not back down’ in east Med standoff

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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey will not back down to threats of sanctions nor to incursions on its claimed territory in the...

Pushbacks of Mediterranean migrant boats ring alarm bells

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Restrictions against humanitarians rescuing migrant boats in the central Mediterranean put lives at risk and must be lifted immediately the UN human rights office...

Operation Sea Guardian resumes in eastern Mediterranean

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The Turkish corvette Buyukada left Aksaz port as flagship to NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian focused patrols late last month. Under the command of Captain...

Med migrant death toll tops thousand mark

More than 1 000 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea this year, the sixth year in a row that “bleak milestone” has been reached,...

Hundred plus die in Mediterranean shipwreck

About 115 people are missing feared drowned and another 134 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying...

Rights groups blast EU for downgrading Mediterranean migrant mission

International rights advocates criticised the European Union for abdicating humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting...

EU to scale down maritime migrant missions

The European Union will cease maritime patrols that have rescued thousands of migrants making the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe,...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...