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Members of the Libyan Red Crescent collect the body of a migrant that had washed ashore on a beach on August 28, 2015 in the port town of Zuwara, about 160 kms West of Tripoli, after two boats carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees sank off the coast of the town. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
September 02, 2015 - 14:32 GMT
Two boats filled with Syrian asylum seekers overturned in Turkish waters on way to Greece, killing at least twelve people.
The coast guard said the crew of the ship had been taken to the port of Iraklio while further searches continue. (AFP/File)
September 02, 2015 - 11:32 GMT
The Greek coast guard stopped a shipment of weapons reportedly destined for Libya off the southern island of Crete.
The men were charged with plotting attacks against the Gulf state. (AFP/File)
September 02, 2015 - 08:14 GMT
Police in Kuwait arrested 24 people Tuesday for allegedly having links to Iran and Hezbollah, a statement said.
A Yemeni man sits amidst debris following an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the capital Sanaa on August 31, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
September 01, 2015 - 18:30 GMT
According to a UN human rights official, 2,112 Yemeni civilians were killed between March 26 and Aug. 27 of this year.
A Yemeni man walks past a vehicle damaged by a Saudi airstrike in Sanaa, August 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
September 01, 2015 - 12:07 GMT
At least 18 civilians were reportedly killed by Saudi-led airstrikes across Yemen Tuesday. A number of areas were hit by Saudi jets in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda and Taiz.
Houthi rebels raise their weapons during a rally in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, August 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
September 01, 2015 - 09:46 GMT
Houthi rebels raided the homes of political opponents and NGO workers in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, accusing them of belonging to Daesh and Al-Qaeda.
Over 250,000 refugees have entered Europe by sea this year. (AFP/File)
September 01, 2015 - 08:53 GMT
Libyan authorities recovered 40 bodies of refugees late Sunday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean near the city of Al-Khums, while 140 others remain missing.
Longterm Taliban leader Mullah Omar was killed two years ago. (AFP/File)
September 01, 2015 - 06:20 GMT
The Taliban admitted covering up the death of longterm leader Mullah Omar who was killed two years ago.
Saudi Arabia has been especially hit hard by MERS and has documented another 29 cases of the syndrome to the World Health Organization on Aug. 29. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 14:34 GMT
A total of 17 cases of the respiratory syndrome have been recorded in Jordan since 2012.
About 2,500 asylum seekers have died crossing the Mediterranean and trying to reach Europe this year. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 13:48 GMT
Luxembourg urged an emergency meeting to discuss a crisis that "has recently taken unprecedented proportions," it said in a statement.
An Egyptian woman casts her ballot during the 2014 presidential elections. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 12:48 GMT
Egyptian voters will begin casting their votes for members of the House of Representatives in mid-October, the Supreme Elections Commission said.