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Ghassan Salame

UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya

The UN envoy for Libya has called for immediate action to cut off arms flows to the warring sides in Libya, warning that the ongoing battle for Tripoli was "just the start of a long and bloody war".
Tijjani Muhammad Bande

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande: What I’ll do as President of 74th UN General Assembly

Nigeria’s Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande on Monday in New York promised to strengthen global partnership against humanity’s problems if elected President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The UN Security Council will hold a first informal meeting on Cameroon this month to discuss a worsening humanitarian crisis that has left three million people struggling for food.

UN Security Council to hold first meeting on Cameroon

The UN Security Council will hold a first informal meeting on Cameroon this month to discuss a worsening humanitarian crisis that has left three million people struggling for food.

Russia trains CAR defence forces

Russia, which played a crucial role in peace-building efforts in the Central African Republic (CAR), is strengthening the country’s defence forces.
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a press conference after the International conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. Etienne Laurent-Pool via Reuters

Libyan premier accuses France of supporting ‘dictator’ Khalifa Haftar

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, accused France on Wednesday of supporting his rival Khalifa Haftar whom he described as a “dictator”.
Explosions have shaken Libya's capital Tripoli following an air raid, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally-recognised government.

Explosions in Tripoli suburb after air raid, death toll rises

Explosions have shaken Libya's capital Tripoli following an air raid, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally-recognised government.
US President Donald Trump smiles during a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018. President Donald Trump said Monday the US had reached a "really good deal" with Mexico and talks with Canada would begin shortly on a new regional free trade pact."It's a big day for trade. It's a really good deal for both countries," Trump said."Canada, we will start negotiations shortly. I'll be calling their prime minister very soon," Trump said.US and Mexican negotiators have been working for weeks to iron out differences in order to revise the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement, while Canada was waiting to rejoin the negotiations./ AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Donald Trump speaks with Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar

President Donald Trump spoke this week with Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan strongman fighting to capture the capital Tripoli, the White House said Friday.
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.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi security council orders raid to arrest perpetrators of killings

The Ebonyi Security Council has directed security agencies to raid the Enyibichiri and Enyigba communities of Ikwo and Abakaliki Local Government Areas to arrest the perpetrators of killings in the areas over a communal feud.
Sudanese protesters gather for a second day outside the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 7, 2019. – Sudanese police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who rallied outside the army headquarters for a second day urging the military to back them in demanding President Omar al-Bashir resign. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan: Nearly four months of protests

Sudan has been rocked by nearly four months of regular protests that erupted over a hike in bread prices but grew into a call to end President Omar al-Bashir's iron-fisted 30-year rule.
The United States has called for an immediate halt to military operations in Libya as the Libyan National Army (LNA) headed by Khalifa Haftar advanced on the capital, Tripoli.

Fighting rages in Libya despite UN call for truce

Fighting raged south of Libya's capital Sunday despite a UN call for a two-hour ceasefire, as forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar and the internationally recognised government exchanged air strikes.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi addresses a press conference in Multan on April 7, 2019. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on April 7 claimed his government had reliable intelligence that India was planning to carry out aggression against Pakistan between April 16 and 20. SS MIRZA / AFP

Pakistan foreign minister claims India planning military aggression

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Sunday claimed his government had reliable intelligence that India was planning to carry out aggression against Pakistan between April 16 and 20.
Tripoli airport has been non-functional since it was badly damaged in 2014

Forces in eastern Libya ‘seize control of airport’

Troops loyal to Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar claim to have seized control of the main airport in the capital Tripoli two days after he ordered his forces to take over the seat of the country's UN-backed government.
Libya militia

Air raids target Libyan strongman’s advancing forces near Tripoli

Fighter jets for Libya's UN-backed government in Tripoli have targeted forces under the command of renegade General Khalifa Haftar, in a bid to halt his military assault on the capital that threatens to further destabilise the country.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuela’s Diego Guaido calls on protesters to intensify pressure on President Maduro

Thousands of opposition supporters are expected to march through the capital c from 11:00 am on Saturday as Venezuela’s power struggle is exacerbated by massive blackouts and the collapse of water supplies.

US revokes visa of ICC prosecutor over Afghanistan ‘war crimes’

The United States on Friday revoked its visa for Fatou Bensouda, after the top prosecutor at the International Criminal Court pressed on with it her probe of possible war crimes by American soldiers in Afghanistan.
Libya militia troops

Libyan militias capture Khalifa Haftar’s forces marching on Tripoli

Militias in western Libya fought forces under rival army commander Khalifa Haftar on Friday, capturing 100 of his soldiers and waging an airstrike on one of his positions a day after he declared an offensive to seize Tripoli, the capital of the oil-rich nation.

UN chief to meet eastern Libyan strongman as fighters close in on Tripoli

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was due to meet Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi on Friday as fighters close in on Tripoli.

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