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More than 135,000 refugees reached Europe by sea in 2015's 1st half: UNHCR

More than 135,000 refugees reached Europe by sea in 2015's 1st half: UNHCR

"Desperate people resort to desperate measures and unfortunately ... the numbers are expected to continue to soar," said Brian Hansford, a spokesperson for UNHCR.
Tunisia identifies hotel attack victims, 30 British: official

Tunisia identifies hotel attack victims, 30 British: official

The massacre at the Sousse resort, claimed by Islamic State militants, was the worst such attack in Tunisia's modern history, delivering a serious blow to the North African country's vital tourist industry.
Greece's Tsipras digs in against bailout

Greece's Tsipras digs in against bailout

Less than 24 hours after he wrote a conciliatory letter to creditors asking for a new bailout that would accept many of their terms, Tsipras abruptly switched back into combative mode in a television address.
More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in North Sinai

More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in North Sinai

After a day of fighting, which involved F-16 jets and Apache helicopters, the army said it would not stop its operations until it had cleared the area of all "terrorist concentrations".
Bombers attack Nigeria's Maiduguri while vice president visits camps

Bombers attack Nigeria's Maiduguri while vice president visits camps

The blasts injured two people and happened at about 11.30 a.m. (1030 GMT) near the gates of a hospital where suicide bombers killed three people and injured 16 last Saturday, a military source and a witness told Reuters.