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Migrants protect themselves from the cold with blankets as they wait to arrive in the port of Cagliari, Sardinia, on May 26, 2016 aboard the rescue ship
May 26, 2016 - 15:11 GMT
The Italian coast guard said it was coordinating about 20 rescues on Thursday for boats that had capsized.
A father and daughter wait for aid distribution aboard a rescue ship, after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya. (AFP/Gabriel Bouys)
May 26, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
A fish boat full of migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, with almost two dozen people still missing.
A woman and her daughter protect themselves with a blanket aboard the rescue ship
May 25, 2016 - 12:56 GMT
Another overcrowded boat has sunk trying to cross the Mediterranean.
Tunisian special forces on patrol in Ben Guerdane after a Daesh attack in March. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 09:05 GMT
Tunisian forces uncovered a Daesh weapons stockpile in the border town of Ben Guerdane.
Illegal migrants sit in front of a painted wall on May 19, 2016 at the Abu Salim detention center in Tripoli, Libya. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
May 24, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
As the weather improves, hundreds of African migrants are attempting to make the trip from the Libyan coastal town Zawiya to Italy.
A member of the Tunisian Coast Guard observes a fishing boat. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2016 - 08:13 GMT
A group of Tunisians, some already wanted by authorities, were stopped while trying to sail to Italy.
Migrants sit in front of a painted wall on May 19, 2016 at the Abu Salim detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli during a visit of United Nations' special envoy to Libya. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
May 23, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The seven boats included 79 women and 11 children.
A man walks on a bombed building in Benghazi, Libya. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2016 - 10:48 GMT
The road to peace in Libya is thrown off-track by other countries' policy priorities, internal politics, and the failure of the GNA.
Daesh spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani recorded his first message since October. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2016 - 05:34 GMT
A new Daesh audio recording calls for attacks across the west during Ramadan and mocks the US airstrikes.
Sirte, Libya. (AFP/File)
May 20, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The Libyan army continued their push toward the Daesh-held Sirte, and retook the city of Bawirat al-Haswon.
Tunisian gendarmes walk inside a house where two suspected jihadists were killed during a security operation on May 11, 2016 in the town of Mnihla, in Ariana province just outside Tunis. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
May 20, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Tunisian special forces killed a senior commander of a local Daesh affiliate in an ongoing crackdown on militants trained in Libya.
Algerian soldiers are seen in front of a row of tanks. (AFP/File)
May 19, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Two Algerians, weapons and large amounts of ammunition were seized in a security operation.
Libyans drive through a destroyed neighborhood in Sirte in 2011. (AFP/File)
May 19, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Despite losing 30 of their own men, the Libyan troops, who are loyal to the country's new unity government, said they will shortly launch further operations to retake Sirte itself.
A Daesh bilboard in Sirte, Libya, describing how women must be dressed. (AFP/File)
May 18, 2016 - 10:05 GMT
A new report from Human Rights Watch details Daesh's complete and ruthless control over the Libyan city, Sirte.
Pro-UN-backed government protesters hold placards and shout slogans during a demonstration in Libya. (AFP/File)
May 17, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Top diplomats from 21 countries met to discuss ways to strengthen Libya's UN-backed government and stabilize the country, which has become a hub for Daesh and other extremists, as well as for migrant smugglers.
Libyan police cadets. (AFP/File)
May 16, 2016 - 10:37 GMT
The chief of Tripoli police was assassinated by unknown gunmen on Saturday.