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On World Refugee Day, let's push forward

Christian Fuchs | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) -- In the late 1970s, Jesuit Fr. Pedro Arrupe, then Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was so moved by the dangerous ocean j...

Over 2,000 Migrants Rescued In The Mediterranean Sea

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

ROME, June 6 (Reuters) - More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from five wooden boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and as many as seven other vess...

Dear NPR... Nevermind

Miguel Macias | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media
Miguel Macias

It seems clear to me that the tragedy that occurred last week is business as usual in Europe. And that is the real tragedy. But this disaster has no easy solution and therefore there is no easy way to cover it.

Reflections on the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

From one end of the globe to the other, "have-nots" are looking with envy at the lives of the "haves." This is not about ideology or politics. They are not revolutionaries looking to overturn the old order or seeking payback for the legacy of colonial imperialism, rather they are looking to join it and benefit from its bounty.

Over 7,000 Migrants Rescued In Mediterranean Sea

AP | LORNE COOK | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union must quickly adapt to the growing numbers of migrants trying to reach its shores, the EU's top migration official...

Italy Rescues Almost 1,000 Migrants Amid Spike In Deaths At Sea

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

ROME, April 11 (Reuters) - Italian and merchant ships rescued around 1,000 migrants from three overcrowded skiffs near the coast of Libya and found on...

Italy Rescues 450 Migrants Abandoned In Mediterranean

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

ROME (AP) — Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a larg...

Sophia Jones

At Least 348,000 People Risked Death At Sea This Year In Search Of A Better Life, U.N. Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.10.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- The United Nations’ refugee agency slammed the international community today for “losing its focus on saving lives” as hundreds of t...

Greece Rescues 700 Migrants Adrift At Sea On Freighter Ship

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immig...

U.S. Navy Rescues 128 Migrants

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

ROME, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship rescued 128 men from a raft after it was spotted in the Mediterranean Sea by a Maltese patrol aircraft, U....

Israel Test-Fires Missile In Mediterranean Sea

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

BEIRUT — France will not carry out punitive missile strikes against Syria on its own and is awaiting a decision from the U.S. Congress on possib...

El-Baz: Go West, into Egypt's Desert

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Internal strife, poor economic performance, major importation of food supplies, and severe crowding along a thin strip of arable Nile land can only me...

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Frank Browning | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

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Storms in the Wine-Dark Sea

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Make the entire Mediterranean a protected park. Let the ancient sea, the Greeks' wine-dark sea, recover its beauty and wildlife. The people of this basin and all of Europe, and the world, deserve no less.

One Insane Day in Albania. (Yes, Albania.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Color is coming back to the now-independent free-market democracy. A bit of the Balkan Peninsula, it's only slightly larger than Maryland. But there's variety inside that space, including a mountain-studded interior and an unspoiled Adriatic coastline.

The Mediterranean's 10 Best Hidden Beaches

minube | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel
minube

With it's picturesque villages, laid-back lifestyle and world-famous cuisine, it's no wonder that the Mediterranean has been a go-to destination for summertime travelers for years. Here's a list of the top hidden beaches, tucked away in secluded corners and closely guarded by locals.

Traveling the Turkish Islands by Sea (PHOTOS)

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

The most memorable moments were spent kayaking in the morning, taking a swim around the boat or stopping off on small beautiful islands as we made our way down to Bodrum.

Mediterranean Diet

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Ever since I swam in the sea at Tel Aviv as a child, warm, lapping turquoise waters have beckoned. Never mind that I was born in New England and spent my summers on Cape Cod in the frigid and boisterous Atlantic Ocean.

5 Hottest Boutique Mediterranean Hotels (PHOTOS)

Jacob Slevin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

Surrounding the substantial history and extensive culture of the Mediterranean Sea, a region known for its picture-perfect climate and astounding coa...

And The Oldest Living Thing On Earth Is...

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

The world's oldest living organism may not be that 43,000 year-old Tasmanian plant after all. Scientists have discovered giant patches of seagrass...

Nearly Racing Yachts In Cannes

James M. Clash | Posted 12.04.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

I took a precautionary Dramamine an hour before heading out and also wore a wrist-band. Earlier in the week, winds topping 20 knots had pushed Eilean 45 degrees to the water during her races.

Massive Blast At Cypriot Naval Kills 12

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

MARI, Cyprus — Dozens of containers of gunpowder seized years ago from an Iranian cargo ship exploded on Cyprus' main naval base Monday in a mas...

First Roman Era Basilica Unearthed In Egypt

AP | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egyptian officials say archaeologists have unearthed the first basilica erected in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. Antiquities au...

PHOTOS: Storm Causes Massive Dust Plume Over Mediterranean Sea

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As protests continue to rock North Africa, heavy winter winds are also kicking up huge dust storms. On Wednesday, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Sp...

Israelis Hit The Beach For Unseasonably Hot Weather

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As most of Europe and much of North America's eastern regions continue to dig themselves out of immense snowfalls, Israelis are enjoying a much differ...