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Libya rivals, world powers talk peace at Berlin summit Push for a permanent ceasefire expected as warring sides and world leaders attend peace negotiations in Germany.

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Libya rivals, world powers talk peace at Berlin summit Push for a permanent ceasefire expected as warring sides and world leaders attend peace negotiations in Germany.

World leaders at a UN-backed summit in Germany hope to reach a more lasting ceasefire in the protracted Libyan conflict [File: Mahmud Turkia/AFP] Leaders of Libya’s warring sides and foreign powers have begun talks in Berlin at an international summit on ways to end the long-running conflict in the oil-rich North African country. The head […]

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Libya’s pro-Haftar forces block oil exports from key ports

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Libya’s pro-Haftar forces block oil exports from key ports

The Ras Lanuf Oil and Gas Processing Company in Ras Lanuf, Libya, on October 19, 2019. © Esam Omran Al-Fetori, Reuters Forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Saturday blocked oil exports from Libya’s main ports, the National Oil Company said, raising the stakes on the eve of international peace talks The closure of Libya’s […]

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Al-Shabaab claims deadly car bombing in Somalia

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Al-Shabaab claims deadly car bombing in Somalia

Terrorist group al-Shabaab on Dec. 30 evening claimed responsibility for Saturday’s suicide truck bombing in Somalia that killed some 80 people, including two Turkish citizens, and wounded over 150 others. Hours before the terror group’s announcement, Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said on Twitter that they had indications a foreign government masterminded the attack, but […]

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Leader: Assassination of Gen. Soleimani a ‘disgrace’ for US

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Leader: Assassination of Gen. Soleimani a ‘disgrace’ for US

File photo of Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei leading Friday prayers at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque (presstv.com) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the assassination of a top Iranian commander backfired on the US which had to admit the “terrorist” action and see its “fearsome image” dealt […]

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Russian political earthquake: Putin sets out plan for Kremlin departure & Medvedev resigns

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Russian political earthquake: Putin sets out plan for Kremlin departure & Medvedev resigns

© Sputnik / Dmitry Astakhov They say life comes at you fast. A seemingly routine ‘state-of-the-nation’ address by Vladimir Putin unexpectedly turned into one of the most memorable afternoons in recent Russian political history. On Wednesday, Russia’s government resigned. Dmitry Medvedev departed the political frontline, and Vladimir Putin effectively confirmed that he will leave the […]

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UN speaks on released abductees, says only 3 are aid workers Abdulkareem Haruna

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UN speaks on released abductees, says only 3 are aid workers Abdulkareem Haruna

Boko Haram used to illustrate the story. The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, on Thursday, said only three of the five persons abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on December 22, were aid workers said. Mr Kallon, who heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nigeria, said he […]

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Israel begins gas exports through Egypt

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Israel begins gas exports through Egypt

An aerial view of the Tamar gas-drill platform in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel. (AFP Photo) Israel began pumping natural gas to Egypt for the first time Wednesday under a $15 billion, 15-year deal to liquefy and re-export the gas to Europe. It is the first time that Egypt, which in 1979 […]

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Lev Parnas: Trump ‘knew exactly what was going on’ in Ukraine The associate of Rudy Giuliani also leveled accusations against Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General William Barr

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Lev Parnas: Trump ‘knew exactly what was going on’ in Ukraine The associate of Rudy Giuliani also leveled accusations against Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General William Barr

Lev Parnas, the Rudy Giuliani associate caught in the middle of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, said on Wednesday that the president was fully aware of his actions in Ukraine, and leveled a string of potentially damaging accusations against the president’s closest allies, including Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr and the House Intelligence […]

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Five nuclear-armed states must work together to neutralize threat of ‘global war’ – Putin

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Five nuclear-armed states must work together to neutralize threat of ‘global war’ – Putin

Get short URL A UN Security Council meeting. © AFP / UN / Mark Garten The nuclear-armed countries, permanent UN Security Council members, must work on a common approach aimed at preventing a global war, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. Putin made the comments during his annual state-of-the-nation address on Wednesday. The president said […]

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Sudan government forces quell armed protest by security agents Sudan ends mutiny by ex-security agents linked to Omar al-Bashir over demands for better compensation and severance pay.

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Sudan government forces quell armed protest by security agents Sudan ends mutiny by ex-security agents linked to Omar al-Bashir over demands for better compensation and severance pay.

  Members of the Rapid Support Forces are seen near the area where gunmen opened fire [Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters] Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s sovereign council, said on Wednesday that the country’s airpsace was open, and that all intelligence buildings were under the control of the army, following a revolt by former security […]

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