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Acre: The Crusaders' Last Stand

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Nov. 27, 1095, was a red letter day in medieval history. Actually, it was a red cross day, that symbol having been proclaimed by Pope Urban II as the icon of a planned crusade to retake the Holy Land from its Muslim invaders.

More Than 40 Feared Dead In New Mediterranean Shipwreck Tragedy

AP | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — An unprecedented wave of migrants has headed for the European Union's promised shores over the past week, with 10,000 people making ...

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 04.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Europe Ready To Beef Up Med Migrant Mission

AP | Posted 02.20.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union stands ready to beef up its border surveillance mission in the Mediterranean if Italy requests and is supplying 13...

Healthy Falafel Salad With Roasted Vegetables

Juhea Kim | Posted 04.15.2015 | Taste
Juhea Kim

I like to make this healthy falafel salad with warm roasted vegetables for when I need something hearty and comforting.

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...

ISIL Foreign Jihadist Recruitments' Impacts on Mare Nostrum

Aylin Unver Noi | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Aylin Unver Noi

The negative impacts of the ISIL on the construction of a Mediterranean community of peoples can be explained with the following vicious cycle: Religious radicalism in the SEMCs and their repercussions on young European Muslims feeds the European ultra-nationalists with anti-immigration and anti-Muslim agendas.

Sophia Jones

Migrants Still Dying After Mediterranean Maritime Rescue Operations Scaled Back | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Just over a month after Italy announced it would end its maritime rescue operation for migrants crossing the Mediterranean, migrants are s...

Losing the Mediterranean

Endy Zemenides | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Endy Zemenides

The fight against the Islamic State has been the major source of discontent in a difficult U.S. -- Turkey relationship. Yet in trying to get Turkey on board on this front, the U.S. risks a setback for its interests in the larger Eastern Mediterranean region.

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...

The Spirit of Essaouira at the Heart of Judeo-Arabic Culture

Bernard Foccroulle | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
Bernard Foccroulle

Music and political vision joined forces in a most fertile dialogue. May this spirit of dialogue sow its seeds far beyond Morocco and inspire a world in vital need of it.

The World's Best Adventure Holiday Destinations

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Ella Jameson

For many people, sun, sea and sand are the mark of a decent holiday. It doesn't matter where you are as long as you're lounging on a pristine white-sand beach and enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But for others, beach holidays just don't cut it.

Britain Won't Support Search-And-Rescue Operations For Migrants In Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

Britain will not support future search-and-rescue operations for migrants at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean while crossing from North Africa to...

A 'Mass Murder In The Mediterranean' Killed Nearly 450 People, Including This Man's Family

PRI's The World | Daniel Estrin | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

In early September, according to eyewitnesses, Egyptian smugglers deliberately sunk a boat carrying about 450 migrants, most of them Palestinians flee...

The Ultimate Honeymoon Destinations

Ella Jameson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Ella Jameson

A quick Google search throws up the usual recommendations -- the Maldives, the Seychelles, Hawaii, and a variety of Caribbean islands -- but what if you are looking for an extra element to your honeymoon beyond staggering beachside beauty?

NYC's Barchetta Sets Sail For Mediterranean Seafood

John Mariani | Posted 12.13.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

By all means start with the raw crudi.

Look Out Mediterranean Countries, the Northerners Are Stealing Your Healthy Diet

Gianluca Tognon | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Gianluca Tognon

The Mediterranean countries have the highest childhood overweight and obesity prevalence in Europe and the recent economic crisis can only exacerbate the situation, due to the known link between overweight and a lower socio-economic status.

Iconic Jetsetter Getaways in the Mediterranean

Oyster | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel

We love whenever we can get a peek into the lives of the rich and famous, and we find it particularly thrilling to visit the haunts of timeless Hollywood stars and hallowed, storied authors (excuse the pun) of yore.

Lebanese Media Flop in Energy Sector Coverage

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Old habits die hard and Lebanon's media choose the easy route to report on the vitally important, yet misunderstood, energy sector. "Will internation...

My War Score: Israel 0, Hamas -1

Jonathan Russo | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

As I write this, the first 72-hour truce has just ended. So for the weary combatants and affected civilians, the death and destruction have resumed. Here is my scorecard to date.

8 Infinity Pools You Have To See To Believe

trivago | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel

There may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools.

Sardinia: The Island Of A Thousand Beautiful Beaches

Paolo Rossi | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Paolo Rossi

Sure, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But even when you leave out the Islander pride, the answer to the question what the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia are, will be a very long one. Sardinia is often referred to as the Island of a Thousand Beautiful Beaches for a reason.

Climate Change This Week: Patriots Win the Fracking War, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.05.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...

Tel Aviv: An Essential Europop Pitstop

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

'The city that never sleeps' has been coined for more than a few of the world's greatest urban playgrounds. Add Tel Aviv to the list. Despite what you may have heard, Israel isn't all conflict and camels.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Cruise Ship Edition

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel

Have you ever wanted to skip out on a certain cruise ship destination and just jet ahead to the next port of call? If you're a passenger on the Braem...