UNICEF: 13 million children in MENA region denied schooling by conflict

A region which, until just a few short years ago, had the goal of universal education well within reach, today faces a disastrous situation: more than 13 million children are not attending school.
— UNICEF report on conflict in the Middle East and North Africa

Two of four Indian university workers detained in Libya

  • India's Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, has tweeted that the government has 'been able to secure' the release of two Indian nationals who were detained in Libya. 

  • Earlier, the ministry had said that four Indian nationals, who were working for Sirte University, were detained at a checkpoint 50 kilometres from Sirte on Wednesday.

  • The terror group ISIS has a presence in Sirte.