At least 42 people have drowned after a migrant boat capsized off the Egyptian coast, officials say.
The boat was carrying about 600 passengers, of whom about 150 have been rescued, state media reported.
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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video featuring a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani.
In July 2010, Qosi plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission. His plea was part of a deal in which he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors during his remaining time in US custody. Qosi was transferred to his home country of Sudan two years later, in July 2012.
Islamist militants al Shabaab issued a warning against Somalis who frequent hotels, beaches and nightclubs in the capital Mogadishu, saying it will target men and women who engage in “immoral culture.”
Al Shabaab frequently stages bomb and gun attacks in the capital – and especially around popular hotels – in its bid to topple Somalia’s Western-backed government and impose a harsh version of Islamic law.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says he wants to “re-ignite” negotiations with President Bashar al-Assad to end the conflict in Syria.
Speaking as the war enters its fifth year, Mr Kerry said it was “one of the worst tragedies any of us have seen”.
He said the international community was upping pressure on Syria’s regime to hold new peace talks, saying “we have to negotiate in the end” with Mr Assad.
Bahrain’s main opposition leader has been charged with attempting to overthrow the government of the western-backed Gulf state – a significant escalation in a crackdown on dissent.
Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the al-Wefaq movement, is to stand trial at the end of the month on charges of “promoting the overthrow and change of the political regime by force”, it was announced in Manama on Monday.