EgyptAir black box data downloaded; evidence suggests fire on board

EgyptAir black box data downloaded; evidence suggests fire on board

EgyptAir Flight MS804 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean Sea en route from Paris to Cairo on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. 

Italy recovers 2015 sunk migrant boat, hopes to ID victims

The Italian navy has raised from the seafloor the migrant ship that sank off Sicily last year with an estimated 700-800 people aboard in one of the worst known tragedies of the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

4,500 people rescued in Mediterranean: Italy coastguard

4,500 people rescued in Mediterranean: Italy coastguard

About 4,500 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said, adding that the body of one person had been recovered.

German cabinet backs expanded role in Mediterranean mission

Germany has thus far participated in the EU mission with a logistics ship, and about 950 German soldiers have helped rescue about 15,000 people at sea since May 2015.

2nd black box of crashed EgyptAir plane found

Yesterday, the cockpit voice recorder for EgyptAir Flight 804 was found in a damaged condition.

Drowned migrant baby photo wake-up call for EU: NGO

The photo shows the baby, its eyes closed with blue-tinged lips, in the arms of a rescuer. 

Swiss village willing to pay £200,000 fine to keep 10 refugees out; fear sex attack on women, children

Swiss village willing to pay £200,000 fine to keep 10 refugees out; fear sex attack on women, children

Their is one more reason which has led the super-rich of Switzerland’s Oberwil-Lieli village to vote ‘no’ in a referendum to accept just ten migrants and i.e. fear of sex attacks on their women and children.

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

More than 700 feared dead in recent Mediterranean crossings

Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as rescue ships saved thousands of others in daring operations.

Beacon from Egypt crash detected, search narrows

Beacon from Egypt crash detected, search narrows

The chief investigator in Egypt said search teams in the Mediterranean have picked up a beacon believed to be from the EgyptAir Flight 804.

No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff: Sources

No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff: Sources

The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, sources within the Egyptian investigation committee said late on Tuesday.

Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya

Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya

Officials fear the numbers trying to make the crossing to Italy will increase as weather conditions continue to improve.

DNA samples taken as searchers hunt for EgyptAir plane

DNA samples taken as searchers hunt for EgyptAir plane

Egyptian forensics officials collected DNA from relatives of EgyptAir MS804 victims on Tuesday to help identify body parts retrieved from the Mediterranean, as investigators hunt for clues into the mysterious crash.

Submarine deployed to find crashed jet's black boxes: Egypt PM

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today said a submarine was deployed to locate the black boxes that could provide vital clues on what caused an EgyptAir plane to crash in the Mediterranean Sea carrying 66 people, as he asserted no theory was being favoured in the probe.

'Smoke detected' inside cabin before EgyptAir crash: Reports

'Smoke detected' inside cabin before EgyptAir crash: Reports

The discovery of the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight MS804 near Alexandria came as the Navy continued to sweep the area.

Up to 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck last week

As many as 500 people are feared dead after a shipwreck last week in the Mediterranean Sea, two international groups said today, describing survivors' accounts of panicked passengers who desperately tried to stay afloat by jumping between vessels.

Bodies of nine migrants found washed up on Turkey beach: Report

Turkish authorities on Tuesday found the bodies of at least nine migrants, including several children, washed up on a beach after their boat sank en route to Greece, Dogan news agency reported.

Over 1 million migrants reach Europe by sea in 2015: UN

Over 1 million migrants reach Europe by sea in 2015: UN

Over one million migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015, nearly half of them Syrians, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.

Hamas bans Gaza New Year's eve parties

Hamas bans Gaza New Year's eve parties

Islamist group Hamas has banned public New Year`s Eve parties in the Gaza Strip because they offend the territory's values and religious traditions, police said on Wednesday.

Nine Russian raids hit Syria hospitals: Medical group

Nine Russian air strikes have hit hospitals or field clinics operating in war-torn Syria, killing civilians and medical staff, a Syrian medical organisation has said.

German sailors work round the clock to rescue migrants

On the hunt for people-smugglers in the Mediterranean, a German Navy ship is sailing off the coast of Libya when it gets a report of an unidentified boat adrift.