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United Nations envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The decision was described as highly controversial politically and legally, as the United Nations only recognizes the Unity Government as the representative of the Libyan people.
In this handout video capture released by the Italian Coast Guard on April 30, 2016, refugees arrive at Lampedusa harbor after a rescue operation at sea, off the coast of Libya. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Some 1,400 refugees were rescued over the last week after attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.
The Libyan coast guard watches over a group of African migrants after towing their boat to the Tripoli shore. (AFP/File)
April 30, 2016 - 13:08 GMT
The migrants were taken to the island of Lampedusa, but an unknown number of people may also be missing.
Two women walk along the beach with a child in Myrsini on April 20, 2016, a few metres away from a summer resort sheltering nearly 350 Syrian refugees. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
April 30, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Central European countries are looking to Italy to prevent another mass influx of refugees from the Mediterranean.
Tunisian special forces on patrol after a Daesh attack. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
The Tunisia Interior Ministry received reports of militants plotting suicide bombings in the country.
A member of the Libyan pro-government forces patrols a rural area on the outskirts of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi which they retook from armed groups as fighting continues in the second city on April 19, 2016.  (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
April 28, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Egyptians living in Libya have increasingly been caught up in the country's internal conflict.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
The Tunisian President addressed the country's ongoing struggle to fight Daesh spillover from Libya.
A Libyan oil facility was set ablaze last month after attacks launched by Daesh militants to seize key export terminals. (AFP/File)
April 23, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Forces loyal to Libya’s government have pushed Daesh out of the key eastern city of Derna, with the fleeing to their main stronghold in Sirte.
The remains of a burnt airplane seen at the Tripoli International Airport in Libya on July 16, 2014. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
April 20, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Dozens of Islamist militants were reported dead after troops loyal to the government based in eastern Libya swept into parts of the city.
Tunisian military forces on patrol after a series of Daesh attacks in the country. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
A group of militants smuggling weapons from Libya was arrested west of Tunis.
Former Libyan Prime Minister, Ahmed Maiteeq. (AFP/File)
April 18, 2016 - 10:09 GMT
An attempted kidnapping of Libya's former Prime Minister caused military personnel to be deployed to Tripoli.
Sirte, Libya has faced extensive bombings and fighting, pushing families outside of the city. (AFP/File)
April 18, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Libyan aid organizations are assessing the needs of thousands of families displaced from Sirte.
Tunisian military on patrol after an increase in Daesh activity. (AFP/File)
April 15, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Tunisian authorities arrested a Daesh cell group that was laundering money and tracking military movements.
Egyptian fishermen row past a warship. (AFP/File)
April 15, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Libyan authorities released 16 fishermen accused of breaching international fishing laws.
Tunisia was a major tourist destination for British people before the wave of militant attacks. (AFP/File)
April 14, 2016 - 07:49 GMT
The UK's Foreign Office Minister for the MENA Region committed to helping Tunisia fight the ongoing Daesh presence.
The Libyan coast guard watches over a group of African migrants after towing their boat to the Tripoli shore. (AFP/File)
April 12, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Libyan coast guard rescued a small boat with over 100 Malian migrants.