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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."
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.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his interim cabinet Friday. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2015 - 20:08 GMT
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced the choice for his cabinet positions Friday.
Libyans cross the border into Egypt from Libya's Matrouh governorate. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2015 - 19:54 GMT
An Egyptian governor from Matrouh met with Libya's interior minister to discuss reopening the border.
Asylum seekers disembark from Swedish Coast Guards ship
August 28, 2015 - 18:55 GMT
The asylum seekers were killed when they were forced to stay in the hold of a boat on the way to Europe.
The body of a police officer was found with gunshot wounds to the abdomen on a road outside of a Sohag village. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2015 - 18:08 GMT
The body was found with gunshot wounds to the abdomen on a road outside of a Sohag village.
Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa continue as Yemeni government forces take steps toward recapturing the capital. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2015 - 17:31 GMT
Air raids on military targets in the central city of Ibb killed ten total, officials said Friday.
Al-Qaeda has taken advantage of conflict in Yemen to gain territory in the Hadramawt province. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2015 - 15:52 GMT
The extremist group gave the men 80 to 100 lashes in the Hadramawt province.