Italy's interior minister says the Netherlands is responsible for what happens to a group of migrants stranded on a rescue ship ship sailing under the Dutch flag
Eight migrants drown at sea off the coast of Turkey after boat overturns
The German maritime rescue NGO rescued the 53 migrants off the coast of Libya on Wednesday but has been unable to disembark them after Italy refused them entry with Salvini ordering law enforcement on Thursday to prevent the boat from entering Italian waters.
Earlier this week Cyprus said it had issued arrest warrants for the crew of a Turkish drilling ship which it said had infringed on its territory.
"The Mediterranean is one of the emblematic places of our heritage and yet it is inexorably submerged under a torrent of plastics," said World Wide Fund for Nature.
Spanish engineers are developing a specially-adapted drone that can aid lifesaving migrant search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
"When we go to help refugees and find dead children, in their eyes we see the souls and eyes of our own children,” said diver Stelios Hatziandreou.
Sea-Eye's Alan Kurdi ship has been stranded for the past seven days after Malta and Italy refused it entry.
This is Miguel Roldan. He is a Spanish firefighter who says he helped save thousands of lives from drowning in the Mediterranean. But Italy is accusing him of aiding illegal immigration and working with human traffickers. He faces up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted.
The ship is currently near the Italian island of Lampedusa but Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said it should "go to Hamburg" as it is German-registered.
The EU must look at Libya beyond the lens of curbing migration. This approach has exacerbated conflict in the country and fuelled violence and human rights abuses.
Matteo Salvini has reiterated Italy's ports are closed to migrant rescue boats after an NGO ship asked to dock.
Spanish firefighter Miguel Roldán was told by an Italian court he was being investigated for human trafficking after he took part in mission to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.
The UNHCR has warned of a likely rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead of the European Parliament elections in May even though the number of migrant arrivals in Europe fell last year, to a four-year low.
Keen to block migration, European governments invented a work-around to circumvent their legal obligations: they gave the Libyan Coast Guard support to intercept people at sea and return them to Libya.
“With the plan as it stands now, there will be less Mediterranean fish on the tables in France, Italy and Spain", said Oceana Europe Executive Director Lasse Gustavsson.
Premeditated legal charges, smears and accusations may have forced Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS MEDITERRANEE to cease their search and rescue operations, but they will not stop NGOs trying to save lives in the Mediterranean.
Ship that has been refused docking permission in Italy and Malta is low on supplies and heading for Spain.
A pod of dolphins were filmed by sailors in the Mediterranean Sea at night as they fed on bioluminescent plankton
The Doctors Without Borders and SOS Méditerranée ship has said it has terminated its search and rescue operations due to pressure from European countries.
The 12 migrants were rescued in international waters off the coast of Libya by a small Spanish fishing boat.
A Spanish migrant rescue ship has been docked for over two months, waiting for authorities to grant it the last signature it needs to take to the Mediterranean Sea.
Rescue workers are searching for survivors after at least 17 migrants died trying to reach Spain from north Africa.
Actor Javier Bardem had a strong message for Europe — stop persecuting NGOs that are trying to save Migrants on the Mediterranean.
More bodies have been found after torrential rain and flash floods brought havoc to the south of France and the islands of Mallorca and Sardinia.
The collision resulted in a fuel spill that spread across 25 km in the Mediterranean Sea.