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Politics Oct 19Trump says Sudan will be removed from U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism
President Donald Trump says Sudan will be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move that would open the door for the African country to get the international loans and aid that are essential for reviving…
World Aug 21Tripoli and rival parliament announce Libya cease-fire
Libya’s U.N.-supported government has announced a cease-fire across the oil-rich country and called for demilitarizing the strategic city of Sirte in an initiative supported by the rival parliament in the country’s east.
World Jul 20Egypt’s parliament approves troop deployment to Libya
The move could bring Egypt and Turkey, close U.S. allies that support rival sides in Libya’s chaotic proxy war, into direct confrontation.
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…