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Ali Za'tari has previously served in Libya, as well as Sudan, Syria, Iraq and Kuwait. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
April 26, 2015 - 10:29 GMT
Ali al-Zaatar will serve as the deputy head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the UN announced Sunday.
In the wake of the recent deaths of hundreds off Libyan coast, EU officials pledge increased emergency funding for search-and-rescue operations.  (AFP/File)
April 24, 2015 - 10:43 GMT
In the wake hundreds of migrant deaths off Libyan coast, EU officials pledge increased emergency funding for search-and-rescue operations.
Asylum seekers living in Malta, arrive to attend an interfaith funeral ceremony of 24 migrants who died after a fishing boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast, on the helipad at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta on April 23, 2015. (AFP/Matthew Mirabelli)
April 23, 2015 - 14:30 GMT
Coffins for the only bodies recovered from the Mediterranean's migrant disaster were carried from Malta's morgue to a funeral Thursday.
The mosque was frequented by Sufi Muslims. (AFP/File)
April 23, 2015 - 12:25 GMT
Militants blew up an ancient mosque in an ancient mosque in Libya's capital Tripoli, witnesses have said.
The television journalist was a director of a private production company. (AFP/File)
April 23, 2015 - 09:33 GMT
A Libyan television journalist has been killed in Benghazi, AFP has reported. He was killed by a gunshot to the head.
Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on April 22, 2015. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)
April 22, 2015 - 18:38 GMT
Another 446 rescued migrants docked in southeast Sicily on Wednesday, increasing the total refugees who have arrived in Italy this year to 22,000.
Trafficking 'godfathers' in Tripoli were heard laughing off the terrible plight of migrants attempting to reach Italy, saying: 'They probably died.' (AFP/File)
April 22, 2015 - 09:40 GMT
Wire taps from inside one of Libya's biggest people smuggling rings in Tripoli reveal human trafficking 'godfathers' boasting about overstuffed vessels and laughing off migrant deaths.
Three Eritrean asylum seekers who left Israel last summer were among a group of people killed by militants of Daesh in Libya, an NGO said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
April 21, 2015 - 13:34 GMT
Three Eritrean asylum seekers who left Israel last summer were among a group of people killed by militants of Daesh in Libya, an NGO said Tuesday.
Rescued migrants off the Libyan coast arrive at the harbor in Catania, Italy on April 20, 2015. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)
April 21, 2015 - 11:56 GMT
The Tunisian captain was one of only 28 survivors after a boat capsized off the coast of Libya and left 800 dead.
Rescue workers help a migrant woman after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece. (Image: AFP/Eurokinissi/Argiris Mantikos)
April 21, 2015 - 10:37 GMT
The captain and a crewman of a migrant boat that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday has been arrested by Italian authorities. More than 700 are presumed dead.
The building shows the damage caused by a bomb at the Moroccan embassy on April 13. (Image: AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
April 21, 2015 - 07:21 GMT
No casualties have been reported from an explosion outside the Spanish embassy, following a string of attacks against foreign nationals.