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French frigate Jean Bart, Egyptian frigate Damietta partake in joint exercises
Exercises include training to counter hostile targets
Latest shipwrecks put death toll in January on at 200
The bank targets to develop the environment for small companies to invest and improve
“I will try it again,” declared one of the few survivors of a highly hazardous illegal immigration attempt to Europe—he had watched his companions drown in the Mediterranean a few years ago. This statement alone should have prompted the Egyptian government to review the reasons why thousands of Egyptian youths, motivated by the desire to …
Egypt is becoming a key transit country for refugees wanting to travel across the Mediterranean. Even more Egyptians seem to be leaving their country. Now the EU is planning a refugee agreement with Cairo
All crew members have now been arrested by naval forces; 24 defendants have been arrested in connection with the incident
Capsized boat surfaces after seven days of being sunk; parliament refuses to declare arrested migrants as criminals
State-run newspaper Al-Ahram asserted that the death toll had reached as high as 172, claiming that the boat was carrying at least 400 people when it capsized
Dead bodies are still being pulled from the sea as a murky picture emerges of a rescue mission following the capsizing of a boat carrying immigrants
A boat carrying hundreds of illegal migrants sank on Wednesday
A witness said that the majority of the victims were children after a boat carrying nearly 300 illegal immigrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea near Rashid
Worldwide migration deaths are on the rise, driven by growing numbers of refugees lost at sea in the Mediterranean, according to new data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Tom Rollins reports.
The Mediterranean Sea has become a gateway to Europe for refugees and economic migrants
Chamber of Commerce in Alexandria launches solar plant that produces 20,000 kWh annually
19 of the world’s 78 whale species currently live in the Mediterranean Sea, says researcher
Italy’s Coast Guard says it has rescued more than 4,500 migrants from the Mediterranean in the past 24 hours. Italy has become a main entry point for Europe-bound asylum seekers since the closure of the Balkan route.
A Russian warship has carried out aggressive maneuvers close to a US navy ship in the Mediterranean, according to the US military. It is the second time in two weeks that the US has made such accusations.
EU foreign ministers have agreed to expand the bloc’s anti-people smuggling operation in the Mediterranean Sea. Its ambit will now also include training the Libyan coastguard and enforcing a UN arms embargo.
Hundreds of thousands are reportedly waiting in Africa to cross the Mediterranean
Families of plane victims waiting at Le Passage hotel near Cairo International Airport have no confirmed information yet on plane crash and casualties. Worried families are crying and praying
The debt is promised to be fully repaid by the end of 2016, says petroleum minister
Egypt to increase gas production to 5.3bn cubic feet after linking part of Shorouk’s production in 2017
The company will complete the $151m Petrofac project in the Emirates for ADMA-OPCO in the first quarter of 2016
The news comes following the documentation of high numbers of Egyptian minors travelling to Italy
Tunisia says Egyptian fishermen regularly breach their national waters
Foreign community is wrongfully accusing Arab states of refugees’ negligence, says Secretary General
Figure is identical to number of reported arrests mid-July
Though not career smugglers, many fishermen turn to trafficking during tough times
Egypt’s population and industry typically live by water; threats are more severe