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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.
A fire broke out in the basement of a housing compound belonging to oil and gas firm Aramco. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
Two people were killed and dozens others injured Sunday following a fire in the residential section of a Saudi oil company.
Thousands of people have been killed in the Yemeni conflict since March, according to the WHO. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 10:57 GMT
Saudi warplanes hit the Yemeni province of Hajjah Sunday killing over 30 people. The victims were reportedly working in a mineral water factory, according to local media.
Men loyal to Yemen's exiled President Hadi participate in military training in the port city of Aden, August 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
Exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi enlisted thousands of fighters to form new brigade in the country's south.
Taliban militants continue to hide in Pakistan's northern regions. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
Fourteen militants were killed in an airstrike by Pakistan's air force Saturday in the country's North Waziristan tribal region.
Turkish security officials did not confirm the origins of those arrested. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 08:08 GMT
Over a dozen people believed to be foreign nationals were arrested in Turkey near the Syrian border for reportedly supporting Daesh.
Bahrain has experienced ongoing unrest since protests by the Shia majority erupted in 2011. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
One policeman in Bahrain was killed and several others injured in what the state's authorities called a "terrorist blast".
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.
Kurdish fighters take position. (Al Bawaba/File)
August 29, 2015 - 09:38 GMT
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have managed to retake seven villages in the northern part of Iraq from Daesh militants as they continue to push the terrorists back from the area.
Egypt's Criminal Court referred 12 defendants to the Grand Mufti on charges of forming a Daesh-affiliated
August 29, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Egypt's Criminal Court referred the defendants to the Grand Mufti on charges of forming a Daesh-affiliated "terrorist cell."