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Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that Libyan money was used in his 2007 election campaign.After several delays in the case, the...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could also benefit Israel.Sudan's new civilian-led government is urgently seeking to be removed from the US...

Egypt’s Sisi committed to ridding Libya of militia, regional interference

ReutersEgypt is committed to helping Libyans “rid their country of armed militias and terrorist organizations, and put an end to the blatant interference of some regional parties,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told the United Nations General Assembly on...

Libya’s Haftar says will lift oil blockade

ReutersEastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Friday he would lift for one month his blockade of oil output and said he had agreed with the rival Tripoli government on “fair distribution” of energy revenue.A resumption of oil exports...

Turkey upset by Libya Sarraj’s plan to step down

ReutersPresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey was upset that Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, an ally, wants to quit next month and Ankara may hold talks with his government on the issue in the coming week.Sarraj...

UN-backed Libya’s Fayez Serraj to step down next month

Associated PressThe head of Libya’s U.N.-backed government said Wednesday night that he wants to hand over power to a new administration in October, amid peace talks on ending the country’s years long conflict.Fayez Serraj said the U.N.-brokered talks between...

UN demands all countries enforce arms embargo on Libya

Associated PressThe U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Tuesday demanding that all countries enforce the widely violated U.N. arms embargo on Libya, withdraw all mercenaries from the country.The council also called for political talks and a cease-fire in the...

Floods kill over 100 in Sudan, threaten historic site

Flash floods in Sudan have killed more than 100 people this summer and inundated over 100,000 houses, threatening even a famous archaeological site near the capital of Khartoum and compounding the country’s already dire economic situation, officials said.The floodwaters...

Warring Libya rivals, UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

Warring Libya camps and their international backers — UAE, Russia, Jordan, Turkey and Qatar have violated a U.N. arms embargo on Libya which has been ineffective, reports the Associated Press.The panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Libya said in...

Islamic States claim deadly attack in Tunisia resort

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a knife attack in Tunisia that killed a National Guard officer and wounded another, as more suspects are arrested.The attack on Sunday morning in a tourist district of the coastal city...
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Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...
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