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Thousands of refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries left the Budapest train station to head to the Austrian border by foot. The Hungarian government has since agreed to bus the refugees to the borders. (AFP/Ferenc Isza)
September 05, 2015 - 08:06 GMT
The leaders of Germany and Austria on Friday agreed to permit the entry of thousands of migrants from Hungary -- as the refugee crisis in Europe escalates.
Four of the fishermen were saved and detained in a prison in the city of Khoms. (AFP/File)
September 03, 2015 - 18:27 GMT
Four of the fishermen were saved and detained in a prison in the city of Khoms.
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.
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.
Eni's discovery in the Zohr field could become one of the world's largest natural gas finds. (Shutterstock)
September 01, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Fears that Islamist militants will derail the development of largest ever gas discovery in Egypt's Mediterranean, after offices of Italian firm Eni suffer damage from bombing.
Tony Blair reportedly arranged the infamous
September 01, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Tony Blair reportedly tried to save Colonel Gaddafi prior to the bombing of Libya in 2011 according to new memoirs. If true, what is next?
Libya's army has been involved in battling militants in the country's second largest city since last year. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 11:25 GMT
Four Libyan troops were killed and six others injured during clashes with Islamists in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
Overcrowding on small boats and insufficient safety gear contribute to migrant deaths at sea. (AFP/file)
August 30, 2015 - 13:32 GMT
The death toll of two capsized boats off the Libyan coast Friday climbed higher as authorities discovered the 39 more African and Middle Eastern asylum seekers.
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.