At least 17 people were killed after two boats carrying asylum seekers sank off Greece. At least 1 was a child. In one sinking, survivors tried to climb up jagged cliffs to save themselves. Over 1,200 people have died or disappeared trying to cross the Mediterranean this year.
"In the medieval era, winged dragons were common in illustrated bestiaries. These dragons also commonly had legs.... But, in the sixteenth century, taxidermic hoaxes became common in the Mediterranean world, often featuring bipedal, winged dragons."
#UPDATE Israel will reject Lebanon's amendments to a US-drafted proposal on resolving a long-running maritime border dispute over gas-rich waters off the countries' Mediterranean coasts 🗺️ Map showing Israel-Lebanon maritime border claims
At least 94 people died after a boat carrying refugees sank near Syria, including 24 children. Most were Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese refugees escaping poverty in Lebanon, says the UN. 1,200+ migrants and refugees have died or disappeared in the Mediterranean this year.
Over 90 people drowned in the Mediterranean this weekend trying to reach Europe. Over 22,000 have died or gone missing since 2014. The UN condemned Europe's unequal treatment of asylum seekers: It ended rescues in the Mediterranean but accepted 4 million Ukrainian refugees.
35 people are dead or missing after a boat trying to reach Europe sank off Libya on Friday, says the UN. 7,300+ people have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean in 5 years. The EU ended rescues and helped force 82,000 back to Libya, but welcomed over 4 million Ukrainians.
BREAKING: A short while ago, three rockets were fired from Lebanon into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of northern Israel.
Aerial video filmed Wednesday showed the full scale of the destruction caused by a massive explosion in Beirut. It was not clear what caused the blast, which was felt as far away as Cyprus more than 180 miles across the Mediterranean