Stunning nighttime view of Mediterranean from space station – See pic
Stunning nighttime view of Mediterranean from space station – See pic

Major Peake shared the stunning nighttime photograph with his social media followers on January 25, 2016.

Check out: NASA's image of the day- Space Station Flyover of the Mediterranean
Check out: NASA's image of the day- Space Station Flyover of the Mediterranean

US space agency NASA has unveiled a beautiful picture of the dazzling lights of the Mediterranean.

EU leaders agree to fast-track new border force

European Council President Donald Tusk said leaders agreed there was a "delivery deficit" to stem chaotic movements that have put Europe`s Schengen open-borders area in jeopardy.

Over 1,800 migrants rescued from six boats adrift off Libya

A total of 1,830 people were brought ashore in six different operations to save passengers in four stricken boats and two rubber dinghies yesterday, the coast guard said.

Germany beefs up asylum rules as half a million cross Mediterranean

 Germany toughened rules Tuesday for asylum seekers from the Balkans as Europe struggled to cope with a record surge in migrants, with those crossing the Mediterranean exceeding the half a million mark.

Migrant Mediterranean arrivals this year pass half-million mark: UN

 More than half a million migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year -- 383,000 of them arriving in Greece, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean: Italian coastguard

Some 500 migrants were rescued in seven operations launched over the weekend in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said.

Russia announces naval drills in `east Mediterranean`

Russia`s Defence Ministry on Thursday said it would hold naval drills in the "east Mediterranean" region in September and October, as the West frets over a military buildup by Moscow in Syria.

Still before the storm? Slow trickle of migrants at Swiss border

Border guards in crisp blue uniforms rush onto the train as it grinds to a halt, quickly rounding up around a dozen African men and herding them into a nearby hall.

Hungary army gets new powers as Europe struggles with refugee crisis
Hungary army gets new powers as Europe struggles with refugee crisis

Hungary on Monday gave the army drastic new powers to stem illegal migration ahead of two key EU meetings on how to handle the unrelenting stream of refugees entering Europe.

Germany to expand anti-human trafficking operations in Mediterranean

 Germany plans to expand its naval operations against human traffickers as part of an EU mission in the Mediterranean, Chancellor Angela Merkel`s cabinet decided Wednesday.

Over 2,760 migrants died in Mediterranean in 2015: Report

 More than 2,760 immigrants have died so far this year in their attempt to cross the Mediterranean, an increase of 500 cases compared with the same period last year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

On Arctic tip of Europe, Syrian migrants reach Norway by bike
On Arctic tip of Europe, Syrian migrants reach Norway by bike

Some Syrian refugees have found a cheaper, safer, though much more roundabout way of reaching Europe than crossing the Mediterranean -- heading to the Arctic Circle and entering Norway from Russia, sometimes even by bicycle.

Europe turning Mediterranean into graveyard: Turkish President Erdogan
Europe turning Mediterranean into graveyard: Turkish President Erdogan

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Europe on Thursday of having turned the Mediterranean into a graveyard of political refugees, in a speech at the G20 meeting held in Ankara.

Europe accused of letting Mediterranean become 'cemetery' for migrants as refugee crisis grows
Europe accused of letting Mediterranean become 'cemetery' for migrants as refugee crisis grows

Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants.

Europe in new migrant standoff as figures show scale of crisis
Europe in new migrant standoff as figures show scale of crisis

Hundreds of migrants were left stranded outside Budapest`s main railway station on Wednesday after being barred from travelling to Germany by police, as new figures highlighted the massive scale of Europe`s refugee crisis.

EU to step up action against Mediterranean people smugglers

The EU is preparing to step up action against people smugglers in the Mediterranean, actively seizing the boats which carry thousands of hapless migrants to Europe, officials said Tuesday.

Philistines brought opium to Israel during Iron Age
Philistines brought opium to Israel during Iron Age

Opium poppy, along with many other plant species previously unknown to Israel, were brought to Israel by Philistines during the Iron Age.

At least 30 die as boat with 200 migrants sinks off Libya: Coast guard

At least 30 people died Thursday when a boat carrying around 200 migrants bound for Europe sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country`s coast guard said.

Rescuers save 3,000 migrants in Mediterranean, 55 dead

Rescuers saved about 3,000 migrants but found more than 50 dead on boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said.