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Turkey condemns airstrikes on military school in Libya

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday "strongly condemned" an airstrike on a military school in the south of the Libyan capital of Tripoli by jets loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar. At...

Libya gov't calls for halting Haftar attacks in Tripoli

TRIPOLI Libya's UN-recognized government on Sunday called for international action to halt attacks by eastern Libyan forces on civilians in the capital Tripoli. At least 30 students were killed and dozens...

Haftar forces bomb kills 30, injures 33

TRIPOLI, Libya Thirty people were killed and 33 injured Saturday in an airstrike here by eastern Libyan forces. Jets loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar bombed a military school dormitory in southern Tripoli, according...

14 students killed in northwestern Burkina Faso

KIGALI, Rwanda At least 14 students were killed on Saturday morning in northwestern Burkina Faso after a bus they were traveling in stepped on a mine, authorities said. “A transport vehicle...

Tripoli awaits Turkish soldiers amid Haftar attacks

TRIPOLI  Living under the nearly year-long assault of forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, residents of the Libyan capital Tripoli said they are "relieved" that a motion authorizing...

Libyan crisis transforms geopolitics in Mediterranean

ISTANBUL The crisis in Libya and disputes over the eastern Mediterranean’s energy resources have been at the top of the international agenda since two agreements were reached between Turkey and...

UN chief calls for ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Libya

ANKARA The head of the UN urged Saturday an "immediate ceasefire" in war-weary Libya where the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) fights forces affiliated with Gen. Khalifa Haftar. Secretary-General...

US: Death toll in Darfur tribal clashes rises to 65

KHARTOUM, Sudan The death toll and the number of those injured from tribal clashes in West Darfur continues to rise, the UN peace keeping mission in the troubled region said...

South Africa reporter kidnapped in Syria arrives home

JOHANNESBURG A South African photojournalist kidnapped in northern Syria three years ago has safely returned home, his family said Friday. “Owing to his recent circumstances, he and his family have requested...

Libya no longer relies on UN mission: official

TRIPOLI The UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya said Saturday it no longer has trust in the UN Support Mission in Libya. The GNA said the mission has not...

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Talks on forming Israeli coalition government hit snag

JERUSALEM  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz announced a breakthrough Monday in talks to form the next...

East African business bloc urges support for tourism

KIGALI, Rwanda  The East African Business Council (EABC) has urged countries in the region to make additional funds available for the tourism sector, facing...

UN: 'Probable' Syria regime targeted school, hospitals

WASHINGTON  An internal UN inquiry determined that it is "highly probable" the Syrian regime and its allies carried out five of six investigated attacks...

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