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World Jun 05Libya’s Turkey-backed Tripoli forces take back another town
Forces allied with the U.N.-supported government in Libya's capital say they have retaken another key western town from rivals who have been waging a year-long offensive on Tripoli.
Politics May 26U.S. military says Russia deployed fighter jets to Libya
The U.S. military has accused Russia of deploying fighter planes to conflict-stricken Libya to support Russian mercenaries aiding east-based forces in their offensive on the capital, Tripoli.
World Apr 21Muslims try to keep Ramadan spirit amid virus restrictions
As Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week, Muslims around the world are trying to maintain the cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month without further spreading the outbreak.
World Feb 25Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak dies at 91, state TV says
Throughout his rule, Mubarak was a stalwart U.S. ally, but to the tens of thousands of young Egyptians who rallied for 18 days of unprecedented street protests in Cairo's central Tahrir Square and elsewhere in 2011, Mubarak was a relic,…
World Feb 16UN: Warring parties in Yemen agree on major prisoner trade
Yemen’s warring sides have agreed to implement a long-delayed and major prisoner swap, the United Nations said on Sunday, in a sign that talks to end the disastrous war between the country's internationally recognized government and its Houthi rebels could…
World Jan 05Libyan authorities report airstrike on military academy
The airstrike slammed into a military academy in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, killing at least 16 people, most of them students, health authorities said.
World Dec 14Fighting rages near Libya’s capital in push by rebel army
Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a “final" and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy fighting raged for a 24-hour period between his troops and militias loosely allied with the internationally backed government based in…
World Dec 14Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption
A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a minimum security lockup.
World Aug 27UN says 40 migrants feared dead in capsizing off Libya
A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from…
World Aug 20Sudan’s army and pro-democracy movement form joint ruling body
The new, 11-member body — called the Sovereign Council — is to rule Sudan for a little over three years until elections can be held.