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This picture taken on April 12, 2019 shows a smoke plume rising from an air strike behind a tank and technicals (pickup trucks mounted with turrets) belonging to forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), during clashes in the suburb of Wadi Rabie about 30 kilometres south of the capital Tripoli. Mahmud TURKIA / AFP

More than 120 killed as Libya’s rivals battle for Tripoli

Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organisation said Sunday.
Iran is ready to work with all of its neighbours to secure peace in the Middle East in the face of US and Israeli aggression, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday.

Iran declares US ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

Iran declared the United States a “state sponsor of terrorism” and its forces in the region “terror groups”, in a tit-for-tat response to a similar US move on Monday.

Britain opens far-right terror probe into stabbing

British police said on Sunday they had launched a terror investigation into a non-fatal stabbing attack “inspired by the far right” in suburban London.

Death toll rises to 18 in Somalia bombing, clashes with militants

The death toll from a powerful car bombing explosion and clashes between security forces and gunmen near a hotel in the Somali capital has risen to 18, police said on Friday.

US airstrike kills 24 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

The United States military said on Thursday it has killed 24 al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in Somalia, one of its deadliest in months.

DSS: Insecurity threat to 2019 election

The Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Alhaji Lawal Daura, has identified insecurity as a major threat to the 2019 general elections.

King Abdullah reiterates support for two-state solution

A two-state solution is the only possible answer to the Israel-Palestine conflict, Jordan's King Abdullah II has told US Vice President Mike Pence in a meeting in Amman.

President Buhari was banned from entering US for 15 years – Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar

President Muhammadu Buhari was banned from entering the United States because Americans had reservations about his religious views, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said Friday.

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