Archive for May, 2017

Libyan PM meets rival strongman

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Libyan PM meets rival strongman

The head of Libya’s UN-backed unity government on Tuesday held a rare meeting with a military strongman who supports a rival authority in the violence-wracked country, official media said. Fayez al-Sarraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar met face-to-face in Abu Dhabi, the LANA news agency said, for only the second time since Sarraj was named […]

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Eight Malian soldiers killed in central Mali attack

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Eight Malian soldiers were killed on Tuesday by armed assailants in a central area of the country that is regularly targeted by jihadist groups, a Malian military source said. “We lost eight troops on Tuesday during a complex attack mounted by terrorists, between the localities of Nampala and Diabali,” the source told AFP, adding that […]

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UK to send 400 troops to join UN’s S Sudan force

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About 400 British soldiers will join the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan in the next weeks in one of Britain’s largest operational deployments worldwide, the force said Tuesday. A statement said the first of the British troops, “proudly wearing their distinctive blue UN berets, arrives in Juba today to join the United Nations Mission […]

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UN envoy to Libya to visit Sudan for peace talks

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The United Nations envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, will visit Khartoum on Sunday for talks on the conflict in the North African country, the Sudanese foreign ministry said. Kobler, on his first visit to Sudan, is expected to meet Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and other senior officials in Khartoum. “He will discuss efforts made […]

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