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About 2,500 asylum seekers have died crossing the Mediterranean and trying to reach Europe this year. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 13:48 GMT
Luxembourg urged an emergency meeting to discuss a crisis that "has recently taken unprecedented proportions," it said in a statement.
An Egyptian woman casts her ballot during the 2014 presidential elections. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 12:48 GMT
Egyptian voters will begin casting their votes for members of the House of Representatives in mid-October, the Supreme Elections Commission said.
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.
An injured Yemeni boy awaits treatment after being caught in clashes between fighters from the Popular Resistance Committees and Houthi militants in Taez, August 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 10:27 GMT
Humanitarian organization Save the Children warned against the closure of a major hospital in Sanaa due to a shortage of supplies.
The bombing device was believed to have been placed beside the road to target a military vehicle. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 09:32 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was killed by a roadside bomb blast in southeastern Turkey, according to local sources.
Fighters loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi sit at the back of an armed pickup truck in Daleh, some 280 kilometres south of Yemen's capital Sanaa, August 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
Both sides in Yemen's conflict braced for a large-scale battle in the central province of Marib, which is a key supply town for Houthi rebels.
Hundreds of people were injured when the housing compound belonging to Aramco caught fire. (Screenshot/MSNBC)
August 31, 2015 - 07:54 GMT
Eleven people were killed and hundreds others injured after a fire broke out in a housing complex belonging to Saudi oil company Aramco.
Pope Francis offered special prayers for 71 Syrian refugees who were found dead in the back of a truck in Austria. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 07:30 GMT
Pope Francis called on people to help prevent crimes against refugees, days after the bodies of 71 Syrians were found at the back of a truck in Austria.
Long-strewed violence between the PKK and Turkey was sparked last month, when Turkish war planes targeted the Kurdish militant group's positions in northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
A PKK attack in Turkey's southeastern Kayapinar district left two Turkey policemen dead in fresh violence between the Kurdish military group and Turkish security forces.
Despite the landmark move, only 16 Saudi Arabian women have so far registered to vote in the country's municiple elections this December. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
As the country gears up for a municiple election this December, only 16 women in the country have registered to vote so far.
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.