A woman holds a placard reading
May 03, 2015 - 12:37 GMT
Many of the migrants arrived in southern Italy, while others will arrive as late as Monday.
Armed tribal supporters of exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi man a vehicle with an automatic rifle attached to it near the International airport in the port city of Aden, as battles against Shiite Huthi rebels continue, on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
May 03, 2015 - 12:07 GMT
For the first time the Saudi-led coalition has deployed ground troops in Yemen, as its airforce continues to conduct airstrikes in Sanaa.
At least 41 other Taliban militants are believed to have been injured in the military operations. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2015 - 11:30 GMT
Afghan forces killed 45 militants and wounded 41 others in separate security operations over the past 24 hours.
A Tunisian policeman stands guard in front of the Bardo National Museum on March 23, 2015 in Tunis after a terrorist attack killed 23 people. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2015 - 08:52 GMT
Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned its citizens and Jews around the world to avoid visiting Tunisia due to heightened security threats; however, Tunisia has since denied any such claims.
Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Houthi rebels near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2015 - 08:33 GMT
The activist organization Human Rights Watch claims to have satellite evidence of Saudi Arabia using cluster munitions, also known as barrel bombs, in Yemen.
Warmer weather may mean more migrants trying to brave the Mediterranean to arrive in Europe. (Photo: Italian Government/AFP)
May 03, 2015 - 07:37 GMT
Three boats carrying over 200 migrants were rescued by a French patrol boat while crossing the Mediterranean.
Yemenis gather in the capital Sanaa following a Saudi airstrike against Houthi militants, May 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2015 - 06:30 GMT
Yemen's Shia Houthi movement has appealed to the UN to seek and end to Saudi Arabia's airstrikes across the country.
Thousands of opposition supporters have been arrested in Bahrain since February 2011, when demonstrators took to the streets en masse calling for the step down of the Al Khalifa ruling family. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
In Bahrain, hundreds gathered on international Labor Day to protest the prolonged detainment of political opposition members and demanded they be allowed to resume working.
Istanbul was the site of heavy police force last May Day, when protesters were hit with tear gas and water cannons by security forces. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2015 - 20:00 GMT
In a scene reminiscent of last Labor Day in Istanbul, crowds of protesters were arrested and shot with water cannons as security forces attempted to disperse Taksim Square labor demonstrations.
More than a month into the Saudi-led airstrike campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, humanitarian aid agencies warn of an increasingly dire situation for civilians trapped between warring factions on the ground. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2015 - 18:30 GMT
As aid agencies warn of a deepening fuel shortages in Yemen, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency session to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the restive country.
Saudi-led airstrikes began in Yemen over a month ago, when exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi sought military intervention from Gulf allies against Shiite Houthi rebels launching an offensive against his government. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2015 - 18:00 GMT
At least 20 civilians were killed in Yemen after fresh Saudi-led airstrikes targeted Houthi rebel positions across the capital Sanaa.