World Aug 21

Tripoli 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 Aug 01

People walk past shops at a souk in the city of Idlib, Syria May 28, 2019. Photo by: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters
Syria says it agrees to cease-fire in rebel stronghold of Idlib

The decision came hours after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres authorized an investigation into attacks on health facilities and schools in the rebel-held enclave, following a petition from 10 members of the U.N. Security Council.

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