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New measures to tackle a migration crisis in the Mediterranean include destroying smugglers' boats and a new programme to send migrants home, the European Commission said on Monday.
A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran will be tried for espionage and collaborating with "hostile governments", his lawyer told AFP Monday, insisting there is "no justifiable proof" against him.
The battle between secular and Islamist militias in Libya – including the Islamic State group – is helping fuel a migrant exodus from the North African nation, which has descended into chaos since the 2011 ouster of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a French TV station Monday his country’s intelligence services were in contact with their French counterparts, but there was “no cooperation or exchange of information”.
An air strike on a Scud missile base in the Yemeni capital Sanaa caused a big explosion that blew out windows in homes, killing seven civilians and wounding dozens, medical sources told Reuters.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday it had received a distress call from a sinking boat in the Mediterranean carrying more than 300 people, with at least 20 people reported dead.
Dozens of people linked to Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, including founder Nikos Michaloliakos, go on trial Monday on charges ranging from murder to participation in a criminal organisation, as officials brace for trouble among protesters.
The first shipment of French weapons and military equipment arrived in Lebanon on Monday under a Saudi-funded deal worth $3 billion to bolster the Lebanese army's fight against militants encroaching from neighbouring Syria.
EU ministers are holding crisis talks Monday after the weekend’s drowning of more than 700 migrants off the Libyan coast sparked international condemnation over the bloc's inadequate response to the problem.
Australia and Iran have reached a tentative intelligence sharing agreement to combat Islamic State militants fighting in the Middle East, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Monday.
The leader of Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi militia accused Saudi Arabia on Sunday of plotting to seize the country, in a fiery speech suggesting he was in no mood to compromise despite more than three weeks of Saudi-led bombing.
The European Union on Sunday called an emergency meeting of ministers to discuss what its top EU diplomat said was the "unacceptable" tragedy of up to 700 people feared drowned in the latest Mediterranean migrant shipwreck.
President Francois Hollande says France is continuing discussions with Russia about finalising a mammoth weapons deal following France’s decision to suspend delivery of a warship last year citing Russia’s role in stoking conflict in Ukraine.
Ethiopia said on Sunday it condemned the mass killing of 30 people by the IS group in Libya, but was unable to verify whether the victims shown in a video were Ethiopian Christians.
France’s veterans minister visited Algeria Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of the 1945 Sétif Massacres, in which up to 45,000 Algerians were killed by French colonists and soldiers.
Nineteen people were killed in Thursday night’s attack on a Cameroonian village by Nigeria-based Boko Haram militants, a security source said in an updated toll, adding that most of the victims were beheaded.
Emergency services mounted a major search and rescue operation Sunday north of Libya after a ship carrying an estimated 700 migrants trying to reach Italy capsized in the Mediterranean.
The United States and China contributed most to record mountains of electronic waste such as cellphones, hair dryers and fridges in 2014 and less than a sixth ended up recycled worldwide, a U.N. study said on Sunday.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Saturday cancelled a state visit to Indonesia to deal with a wave of anti-immigrant violence at home and promised peace to those who wished to remain in Africa's most advanced
French giants Clermont edged Saracens 13-9 in the first semi-final of the European Champions Cup on Saturday to advance to the final where they will play the winner of Toulon's clash with Leinster.