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Asylum seekers are rescued from boats that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
August 29, 2015 - 15:00 GMT
Libya arrested three people suspected of involvement with two boats that capsized and killed up to 200 asylum seekers off the coast of Libya.
UN envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon stressed the importance of concluding the talks within two weeks.  (Al Bawaba/File)
August 29, 2015 - 13:20 GMT
The United Nations says it will host a fresh round of peace talks among different Libyan factions in Geneva next week.
Members of the Libyan Red Crescent, wearing protective white clothing and masks, collect the body of a migrant that had washed ashore on a beach on Aug. 28, 2015 in the port town of Zuwara west of Tripoli. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
August 28, 2015 - 20:23 GMT
Hundreds of bodies were found in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday after two boats capsized near the coastal Libyan town of Zuwara.
Libyans cross the border into Egypt from Libya's Matrouh governorate. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2015 - 19:54 GMT
An Egyptian governor from Matrouh met with Libya's interior minister to discuss reopening the border.
Asylum seekers disembark from Swedish Coast Guards ship
August 28, 2015 - 18:55 GMT
The asylum seekers were killed when they were forced to stay in the hold of a boat on the way to Europe.
Doctors Without Borders estimated that approximately 110 people survived, while 200 died. Image used for illustrative purposes (Al Bawaba/File)
August 28, 2015 - 08:21 GMT
At least 40 people died and hundreds more were feared dead Thursday after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Libya.
Libyans wanting to travel to Turkey will now have to obtain a visa first. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 12:09 GMT
Due to security concerns and political instability, Turkey canceled a deal that allowed Libyans to travel to turkey without a visa.
Libya has been in turmoil since Moammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon said peace talks had come a long way but were in their "final stages".
Rescue workers assist struggling asylum seekers on an overcrowded boat headed for Europe. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The bodies of 40 asylum seekers were found in the hold of a troubled boat off the coast of the Mediterranean on Wednesday.
Daesh executed four people in the central Libyan city, residents said Monday. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2015 - 07:41 GMT
Daesh executed four people in the central Libyan city, residents said Monday.
Kuwait City was ranked one of the most improved cities and has a liveability score of 83 out of 140. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2015 - 02:12 GMT
A recent report gave cities around the world scores of liveability; guess which place ranked the worst.