Latest Mediterranean Sea News

Armed bandits interrupt a rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean off Libya, an aid group says

Jul. 10, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An aid group that rescues migrants in the Mediterranean says one of its missions was interrupted by armed bandits who boarded the overloaded smugglers’ boat and sped away with it after the migrants threw themselves into the sea. SOS Mediterranee filmed the incident...

Fishing boat carrying 283 migrants to Europe safely reaches southern Greek island

Jul. 08, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fishing boat carrying nearly 300 migrants to Europe has safely reached a southern Greek island after a large rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea, Greek authorities said Monday. There were no immediate reports of injury or ill health among the 283...

Land routes across Africa are twice as deadly for migrants as Mediterranean voyages, UN estimates

Jul. 05, 2024 03:08 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations and partners say more migrants and refugees in Africa are heading northward toward the Mediterranean and Europe, crossing perilous routes in the Sahara where criminal gangs subject them to enslavement, organ removal, rape, kidnapping for ransom and other abuses. ...

Italy's coast guard searches for dozens of migrants missing after their ship capsized

Jun. 19, 2024 11:15 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's coast guard was searching by sea and from the air on Thursday for dozens of people missing when a boat capsized and partially sank earlier this week in the perilous central Mediterranean, officials said. The partially submerged boat was still in view, but the...

From 5-time Olympian to new classes, U.S. sailing team looking for a comeback at Paris Games

Jun. 13, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. sailors going to the Paris Olympics are looking for a comeback in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Marseille — perhaps none more than veteran Stu McNay, returning for his fifth Olympics but competing in a new mixed-gender category. The Rhode Island...

One year later, migrants who survived wreck off Greece seek justice and struggle to cope with life

Jun. 13, 2024 04:15 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Desperate hands clutched at Ali Elwan's arms, legs and neck, and screams misted his ears, as he spat out saltwater and fought for three hours to keep afloat in the night, dozens of miles from land. Although a poor swimmer, he lived — one of just 104...

Gunman captured after shootout outside US Embassy in Lebanon

Jun. 05, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

AUKAR, Lebanon (AP) — A gunman who attacked the U.S. embassy near Beirut was shot and captured by Lebanese soldiers after a Wednesday morning shootout that injured an embassy security guard, the military and embassy officials said. The attack took place as tensions simmered in the...

Greek defense team says 9 Egyptians accused of causing deadly shipwreck were misidentified as crew

May. 16, 2024 10:59 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The legal defense team for nine Egyptian men due to go on trial in southern Greece next week accused of causing one of the Mediterranean's deadliest shipwrecks said Thursday they will argue that Greece has no jurisdiction in the case, and insisted their clients were innocent...

Medifast: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 29, 2024 17:13 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — BALTIMORE (AP) — Medifast Inc. (MED) on Monday reported earnings of $8.3 million in its first quarter. The Baltimore-based company said it had profit of 76 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 66 cents per share. The...

Paris organizers take delivery of Olympic flame at Greek venue of first modern Games

Apr. 26, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Paris Oympics flame was formally handed to French organizers on Friday in the all-marble stadium where the first modern Games were held in Athens in 1896. Greek water polo player Ioannis Fountoulis, the last in a long line of torchbearers, used the flame...