Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano (AFP/File Photo)
March 18, 2018 - 08:51 GMT
The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelino Alfano on Saturday announced the doubling of his country’s support to UNRWA, as part of the Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting in support of the relief agency for Palestinian refugees, held at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome.
A man holds up a young boy as a boat carrying migrants and refugees arrives at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on October 21, 2015 (AFP/ File Photo)
March 15, 2018 - 14:32 GMT
The migrants, including one child and 24 women, were discovered at sea on Wednesday roughly 25 kilometers north of Abu-Kammash, the navy said in a statement.
The U.N. risks becoming obsolete (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
March 14, 2018 - 15:35 GMT
Can the U.N. save itself and become a relevant peacemaker in The Middle East?
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ahead of talks at the Élysée Palace in Paris. (AFP/ File Photo)
March 13, 2018 - 08:26 GMT
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received a phone call late Monday from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during which they discussed a host of Middle East issues.
About 237 illegal immigrants in two inflatable boats - including 44 women and 7 children - were saved from drowning. (AFP/ File Photo)
March 11, 2018 - 08:25 GMT
Naval forces affiliated with the National Consensus Government in Libya saved 237 illegal immigrants from death off the Libyan city of Az-Zawiyah.
Beppe Grillo, left, the founder of Italy's populist Five Star Movement, and the party's leader Luigi Di Maio address a final campaign rally at the Piazza del Popolo in Rome on March 2, 2018, two days before the general election. Andreas Solaro / AFP
March 04, 2018 - 12:03 GMT
Once again, the rules of a European election are being rewritten by anti-establishment political forces, with immigration at the heart of the electorate’s choice.
The US Treasury on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC (AFP/File Photo)
February 27, 2018 - 17:00 GMT
The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced sanctions against an oil smuggling network running between Libya and Europe.
The IMF's logo on top of civil unrest (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
February 27, 2018 - 14:53 GMT
The IMF's economic vision has often relied on state-sponsored violence throughout the Middle East and beyond
Matteo Salvini (C), head of the Italian political party, Lega Nord /AP
February 21, 2018 - 09:56 GMT
After political general elections in Germany, France, and the UK last year, Europe will face another challenging vote in Italy, the region’s fourth-largest economy. Italy will hold a general election on March 4.
A picture taken on March 31, 2017 shows West African refugees on a pickup truck returning from Libya due to violence, in Agadez, northern Niger, following their failed attempt to reach Europe (AFP)
February 14, 2018 - 16:17 GMT
More than 300 asylum seekers, most of them Eritrean and Somali nationals, had been crammed onto the vehicle when it overturned near the town of Bani Walid.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, Feb. 9, 2018. 
February 09, 2018 - 20:03 GMT
President Donald Trump on Friday extended the state of emergency that imposed unilateral sanctions on Libya, a measure imposed by former President Barack Obama nearly seven years ago. The sanctions were put in place to address what Obama considered a threat to U.S. national security posed by Colonel Moammar Gadhafi.
Illegal migrants from Arab and African nationalities arrive at a naval base in the capital Tripoli late on Jan. 15, 2018, after they were rescued off the coast of Zuwara, 130 kilometers (81 miles) West of the Libyan capital (Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
January 24, 2018 - 13:11 GMT
The row began earlier this week when video footage appeared on social-media platforms purportedly showing the Sudanese migrants being tortured by their Libyan captors.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast (AFP/File)
January 24, 2018 - 06:17 GMT
Up to 50 were also injured.
Air traffic has been suspended while the airport has been evacuated (AFP/File)
January 15, 2018 - 13:46 GMT
Air traffic has been suspended while the airport has been evacuated.
“This measure, like all those already taken for the benefit of our national identity in its triple Islamic, Arab and Amazigh component, will strengthen national unity and stability
January 11, 2018 - 17:00 GMT
The President instructed the government to "spare no effort to generalize the teaching and use of the Amazigh language in accordance with the essence of the constitution."
A member of the Tunisian security forces stands across protesters during clashes in the Ettadhamen on the outskirts of Tunis late on Jan. 10, 2018 (FETHI BELAID / AFP)
January 11, 2018 - 12:23 GMT
Protests in Tunisia have expanded to major cities such as Beja, Nabeul, Qebily, Bizerte and Sidi Bouzid.