The hardest hit were corals in South Asia and the Pacific, around the Arabian Peninsula, and off the coast of Australia, according to largest ever survey of coral health.
Plastic particles have infiltrated even the most remote and seemingly-pristine regions of the planet, with tiny fragments discovered inside fish in the deepest recesses of the ocean and peppering Arctic sea ice, according to a latest UN report.
Incident comes amid heightened tensions between Israel and Iran, with other Israeli ships targeted in recent months amid a shadow war between the two nations.
Greek coastguard accused of forcibly returning refugees and migrants at sea to Turkey, the latest in a series of reports in recent months on forced return from Greek territory or in Greece’s waters.
The Turkish police department’s report on narcoterrorism shows the PKK terror outfit having made billions of dollars from drug trafficking from the Middle East to Western Europe.
Tropical Storm Elsa brought heavy rain to Jamaica, while the weather along the southern parts of neighbouring Cuba's east coast also deteriorated.
An Israeli cargo ship was attacked with an unknown weapon in the Indian Ocean on its way to the United Arab Emirates, according to Israeli officials and media reports.
Of the 90 people who set off on a troubled journey from Bangladesh in hopes of sanctuary in Malaysia, eight were found dead by Indian Coast Guards in February.
US Navy's Fifth Fleet seizes huge cache of weapons that it said included Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, Kalashnikov-style rifles, sniper rifles, heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
Some 130 migrants bound for Europe are missing off the Libyan coast after a rubber boat reported it was in distress, independent rescue groups say.
An Egyptian map shows that Cairo identifies its Exclusive Economic Zone in the region in accordance with the Turkish offer.
A maritime intelligence firm identified the stricken vessel as the MV Helios Ray, a Bahamian-flagged ship. The incident recalled the summer of 2019 when the same site saw a series of suspected attacks that the US blamed on Iran, which Tehran denied.
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