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Four Migrants Found Dead, Hundreds Saved From Boat In Mediterranean

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.12.2016 | World

ROME (Reuters) - A humanitarian group said it recovered the bodies of four migrants and rescued around 400 survivors on Tuesday from an overcrowded wo...

A Record Number Of People Have Drowned Trying To Reach Europe This Year

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.01.2016 | World

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 2,900 migrants have died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, making the first six m...

App Allows Users To Help Save Migrants Crossing Mediterranean

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A smartphone application that allows users to scan the Mediterranean for boats in distress is being tested by a ...

EgyptAir Black Box Signal Allows Search Teams To Zero In On Wreck

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.02.2016 | World

CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - Search teams zeroed in on the wreckage of EgyptAir flight MS804 on Thursday after a French vessel picked up a signal from one ...

This Beach May Just Have The Bluest Water In The World

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel

When we think "beach," our minds typically drift away to Hawaii, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Now, after seeing the aquamarine of Ölüdeniz,...

'Sea Cemetery' Commemorates Syrian Refugees Who Died Trying To Reach Europe

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.25.2016 | World

Syrian refugees who've lost their lives fleeing their war-torn homeland have not been forgotten. Last month, 200 floating gravestones appeared off th...

Hundreds Drown One Year After The Deadliest Shipwreck Of The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.20.2016 | World

On the anniversary of one of the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea, hundreds of people are reported to have drowned trying to reac...

Looking For Peace In Israel/Palestine

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Looking out on the Mediterranean Sea from Tel Aviv is a good time for reflection when ending a study tour of Israel-Palestine. Just over two weeks here has made a few issues clear.

The Mediterranean Coast's 10 Best-Kept Secrets | Posted 01.08.2016 | Travel

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog Ibiza, Nice, the Amalfi Coast. These Mediterranean gems are popular for good reason: gorgeous beaches,...

Silence on the Suez

Juli Berwald | Posted 08.05.2015 | Science
Juli Berwald

In the Suez Canal's first fifty years, ten Red Sea species traveled to the Mediterranean. In its second fifty years, the number increased nearly ten-fold. Today, the number of Red Sea species in the Mediterranean is 447, the majority migrated in the last forty years as the Canal became wider, deeper, and less salty.

On World Refugee Day, let's push forward

Christian Fuchs | Posted 06.16.2016 | 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.

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...

Sophia Jones

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

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....

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...

Art-Ecstasy-Death-In the Sun

Frank Browning | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning


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

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...