Latest Mediterranean Sea News

174 people stranded in the air are rescued, almost a day after a fatal cable car accident in Turkey

Apr. 13, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The last of 174 people stranded in cable cars high above a mountain in southern Turkey were brought to safety Saturday, nearly 23 hours after one pod hit a pole and burst open, killing one person and injuring seven when they plummeted to the rocks below. Interior...

Cable car accident in Turkey sends 1 passenger to his death and injures 7, with scores stranded

Apr. 12, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — One person was killed and seven injured Friday when a cable car pod in southern Turkey hit a pole and burst open, sending the passengers plummeting to the mountainside below, officials and local media said. Scores of other people were left stranded late into the night after the...

29 migrants rescued off small boat in trouble in the Mediterranean Sea south of Crete

Apr. 02, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of 29 migrants was rescued Tuesday off a crippled boat in the Mediterranean Sea south of Crete, Greek authorities said, on an increasingly busy migration route from North Africa to Europe. A coast guard statement said the boat was located about 23.5...

4 people die on Spain's coastlines after falling into sea during high winds

Mar. 28, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Four people have died after falling into the sea in three incidents on Spain's Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, emergency services said Thursday. The deaths came amid warnings of strong winds and widespread rain across many parts of the country and warnings of high...

A decade of documenting more than 63,000 migrant deaths shows that fleeing is more lethal than ever

Mar. 26, 2024 05:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — More than a decade ago, the death of 600 migrants and refugees in two Mediterranean shipwrecks near Italian shores shocked the world and prompted the U.N. migration agency to start recording the number of people who died or went missing as they fled conflict, persecution or poverty...

Survivors of Mediterranean rescue say about 60 people died on the trip from Libya, aid group reports

Mar. 14, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Survivors rescued from a deflating rubber dinghy in the central Mediterranean Sea have reported that some 60 people who departed Libya with them more than a week ago perished during the journey, the humanitarian rescue group SOS Mediterranee said Thursday. The European...

Survivors of Mediterranean Sea rescue say 50 people died in crossing from Libya, rescue group SOS Mediterranee reports

Mar. 14, 2024 09:16 AM EDT
MILAN (AP) — Survivors of Mediterranean Sea rescue say 50 people died in crossing from Libya, rescue group SOS Mediterranee reports.

Italians cut back on olive oil as prices surge, survey says. Producers are pushing back on that

Mar. 08, 2024 15:00 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — One-third of Italians have reduced their consumption of extra virgin olive oil, a mainstay of the Mediterranean diet, due to skyrocketing prices, according to a survey released Friday. But Italian producers are pushing back against the data, saying the snapshot of...

At least 8,500 migrants died on land and sea routes worldwide last year, the most in a decade

Mar. 06, 2024 20:02 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — At least 8,565 migrants died on land and sea routes worldwide last year, the highest number since the U.N. migration agency began counting deaths a decade ago. The biggest increase was on the treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing, to 3,129 from 2,411 in 2022, the...

Tunisian authorities investigate a fire at a synagogue, question a suspect in custody

Mar. 02, 2024 10:27 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A man believed to have started a fire in a garden at a synagogue in the east of Tunisia is in custody and under investigation for targeting a Jewish house of worship, officials said Saturday. Hichem ben Ayad, the public prosecutor in the eastern port city of...