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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.
Thousands of people fled the Libyan town of Sirte in June after it was seized by Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
August 19, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
The Arab League failed to support airstrikes against Daesh in Libya despite calling for an "urgent" strategy against the extremist group.
Hundreds of families have fled Sirte following mass executions by Daesh in the Libyan city. (AFP/File)
August 17, 2015 - 10:30 GMT
Libya's Ambassador to the UN Ibrahim al-Dabashi said the body wasn't doing enough to stop Daesh violence in Sirte.
According to Fisk, “Dreamology” has long held a special place in Islam, but it seems especially attractive to militant groups such as al-Qaeda. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)
August 17, 2015 - 07:56 GMT
Robert Fisk examines the role of "Dreamology" in terrorist groups such as Daesh and al-Qaeda as a means to create and susain a ghastly fantasy and pornographic reality.
Fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn), an alliance of Islamist-backed militias, guard a checkpoint on the way into the city of Sirte, on February 18, 2015. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
August 16, 2015 - 14:10 GMT
Four members of a Salafist Muslim group fighting to purge Daesh militants from Sirte were executed and their bodies were displayed to the public.
A protester holds a placard during a demonstration of supporters of anti-Islamist Khalifa Haftar, a retired general and former chief of staff for Moamer Kadhafi, calling on the international community to arm the Libyan army in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. AFP/ Adullah Doma
August 16, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
A protester holds a placard during a demonstration of supporters of anti-Islamist Khalifa Haftar, a retired general and former chief of staff for Moamer Kadhafi, calling on the international community to arm the Libyan army in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi