The U.N. refugee agency is confirming reports up to 500 people may have lost their lives when an overcrowded boat capsized and sank earlier this month in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy.
April 21, 2016
European governments are weighing whether to order naval forces to move into Libyan territorial waters to confront people smugglers, a new phase in a nine-month naval interdiction that has seen 83 large smuggler boats destroyed or impounded off the coast of Libya.
April 14, 2016
A man who hijacked an Egyptian passenger jet and forced it to land in Cyprus has been arrested and Cypriot authorities say all passengers and crew "are safe," after hours of tense negotiations.
March 29, 2016
Like the estimated 1 million other refugees smuggled across the Mediterranean last year, Mirvat Sayegh was desperate to escape the miserable conditions that all too often characterize life as a refugee in Syria’s neighboring countries.
March 25, 2016
Trends to watch for Southeast Europe in 2016.
Ioannis Michaletos: January 13, 2016
The Islamic State has a new front: an established foothold in Libya.
January 9, 2016
World powers have wrapped up a meeting with representatives of Libya’s two rival factions with an affirmation of support for a U.N.-backed plan that would establish a unity government.
December 14, 2015
"The trilateral meeting of Greece-Cyprus-Egypt will send a message of peace, prosperity and stability in the region," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday
December 9, 2015
A meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades is underway.
December 9, 2015
A group of more than 60 leaders from Africa and the European Union are meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Malta in an attempt to improve their response to the migration crisis that has sent hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to Europe this year.
November 12, 2015