If he wasn't making good money smuggling irregular migrants to the EU by sea, Ibrahim himself might have joined the growing exodus from Lebanon
The Mediterranean is a "climate change hotspot" and will be hit by ever fiercer heatwaves, drought and fires supercharged by rising temperatures, according to a draft UN assessment
Turkey has denounced the action of German marines when they searched a Turkish cargo ship in the Mediterranean as part of the European Union's so called ''Irini mission'' attempting to stop weapons shipments to conflict-torn Libya.
Nearly 230,000 tonnes of plastic is dumped into the Mediterranean every year, a figure which could more than double by 2040, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature warns
Greece looks for EU support this week in tough upcoming talks with Turkey over maritime borders and energy exploration after securing a diplomatic boost from the visiting US secretary of state
Turkey's push into the Mediterranean featuring gas drilling, tough rhetoric and warships is rooted in a vision of a "Blue Homeland" that targets waters claimed by EU neighbours
The number of illegal sea migration across the Mediterranean has doubled in July compared to the month before. All in all nevertheless, migration figures within the EU have fallen in 2020 due to the corona virus travel restrictions.
A recent study by Oceana, an environmental organization, has found that plastic waste found on the beaches is not to be compared with the amounts of plastic that land at the bottom of the ocean threatening sea life in European oceans.