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The Italian coastguard has rescued more than 11,000 migrants from North Africa in the past six days, with hundreds more expected. (Image: AFP/Giovanni Isolino)
April 19, 2015 - 10:08 GMT
Over 700 are missing and feared dead, 28 rescued in the latest deadly sea accident involving migrants from North Africa.
A UNHCR camp for displaced people in western Yemen, 2009.  (AFP/Khaled Fazaa)
April 18, 2015 - 07:40 GMT
UN seeks funds for emergency relief in Yemen's humanitarian crisis, officials in Jordan say.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Albawaba.com/File)
April 17, 2015 - 12:52 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused neighboring Turkey of torpedoing a UN plan for a ceasefire with rebels in the second city of Aleppo. He told the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Ankara had used its influence with rebel factions to persuade them to reject the proposals put forward by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura for a ceasefire in the former commercial hub.
British police officers stand outside the Annoor Cultural and Community Centre in west London, on April 16, 2015, as an investigation into the murder of Syrian-born preacher Abdul Hadi Arwani is ongoing. (AFP/Justin Tallis)
April 16, 2015 - 14:20 GMT
Abdul Hadi Arwani, a Syrian-born imam and staunch critic of Assad, was murdered in London last week.
Roadside bomb explosions in the Sinai are a near daily occurrence. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
One policeman was killed an another injured when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device in northern Sinai.
Ceremonies in schools, colleges and universities were held across Israel. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 11:34 GMT
On Israel's annual Holocaust Memorial Day, sirens and a moment of silence filled the streets as Tel Aviv remembers 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Ali Abdullah Saleh served as Yemen's President from 1990 to 2012. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 11:10 GMT
Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has allegedly requested safe passage out of the country for him and his family.
According to the UN, about 16 million people lack access to safe water sources in Yemen, while nearly five million are now facing an emergency situation. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 08:26 GMT
As ground fighting intensifies and Saudi-led airstrikes rain down on areas across Yemen, the UN warns withering food supplies are leaving some 10 million civilians in need.
UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 07:17 GMT
The UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, resigned from his position amid political chaos and instability.
In resource-scarce Yemen, the Saudi campaign's blockade on airspace and sea ports and strained significantly the flow of foodstuffs and medical supplies from entering the country, further escalating international concern for the humanitarian crisis unfolding amid the fighting. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 07:12 GMT
In escalating tension between the rival nations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a fresh call for Saudi to 'halt immediately' its air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Iran launches a Hawk surface-to-air missile. (AFP Photo/Amin Khoroshahi)
April 16, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The US said Wednesday it was considering a $57 million sale of missiles to Egypt, the second biggest arms deal this week.