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Boat migrant deaths in the Mediterranean soar

Indications are that 880 people appear to have died over the past week as vessels capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, bringing the...

EUNavFor Med moves up a gear

The EU naval force tasked with ending human smuggling and trafficking operations in the Mediterranean has a specific operation names – Sophia...

HMS Bulwark leads the way in Med migrant search and rescue

On a visit to HMS Bulwark this week United Kingdom Defence Secretary Michael Fallon praised Royal Navy efforts in search and rescue...

Migrants’ bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort

The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday as the first bodies were brought...

Boat people numbers near the 350, 000 mark for 2014

The UN refugee agency has warned the international community is losing its focus on saving lives amid confusion among coastal nations and...

Mediterranean boat deaths this year near the 2 000 mark

The past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to...

Major NATO exercise underway in the Mediterranean

A large fleet of warships from NATO's Response Force (NRF) is currently taking part in the maritime exercise Brilliant Mariner 2013 in...