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Floods Reveal New Structure at Ancient Greek City in Libya

Floods that killed thousands in Libya also inundated parts of Cyrene, the ancient Greek city and the region's sole UNESCO-listed site threatening the monuments with collapse, archaeologists warn. At the same time, however, the floods revealed new structures. The Libyan...

FIve Members of the Greek Rescue Team Killed in Libya

Five members of a Greek rescue team en route to the flood-ravaged city of Derna, Libya were killed in a road accident on Sunday, authorities in Athens confirmed on Monday. A bus carrying 19 Greek rescue workers collided with a...

Thousands Feared Dead From Floods in Libya

Mediterranean Storm Daniel, which caused destruction in Greece, moved to Libya where floods swept away entire neighborhoods and wrecked homes in multiple coastal towns in the east of the North African nation. As many as 2,000 people were feared dead,...

Cyrene: The Stunning Ancient Greek City of Libya

Cyrene was an ancient Greek and later Roman city in Libya. It was the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region.

Hundreds Feared Dead in Migrant Boat Disaster Off Greece

Hundreds of migrants are feared dead after the sinking of a migrant boat off southern Greece early on Wednesday in one of the deadliest migrant disasters in the Mediterranean. Rescuers saved 104 passengers - including Egyptians, Syrians, Pakistanis, Afghans and...

Greece Launches Inquiry into Deadly Migrant Shipwreck

Greece has launched two inquiries into the deadly migrant shipwreck that has claimed at least 78 lives, while many more perhaps hundreds are missing presumed dead. Supreme Court Prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos on Thursday appointed a Supreme Criminal Court deputy prosecutor...

79 Migrants Dead After Vessel Capsizes Off Greece

At least 79 people drowned when a fishing boat carrying migrants capsized off Pylos, in southern Greece early on Wednesday. A large search and rescue operation has been launched. At least 104 people were saved by the Greek Coast Guard...

Greece in Diplomatic Spat With Libya Over Minister’s Visit

Greece and Libya clashed on Thursday following the last-minute cancelation of the Greek foreign minister's visit to Tripoli. Nikos Dendias arrived at Tripoli airport but refused to disembark from the plane when he realized that waiting to greet him on...

Greek-led Naval Force Seizes Weapon Cache on Way to Libya

Greek-led Operation IRINI proceeded with the seizure of the commercial vessel MV Meerdijk on October 11. According to an announcement made on Wednesday, the ship was carrying armored vehicles to Libya, a violation of the arms embargo on Libya...

Libya-Turkey Energy Deal Escalates Mediterranean Tensions

The Libya-Turkey energy deal is escalating the dangers of open conflict between Ankara and Athens. Turkey and Libya have demarcated potential oil and gas-rich zones in the Mediterranean. This maneuver has also irritated Egypt. On October 3rd, Turkey signed a...