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Tunisian prime minister names new government

Tunisia named a new government on Monday, 11 weeks after President Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament to assume near total control in moves that his critics call a coup. Prime Minister Najla Bouden, appointed by Saied last month, said the government’s main...

Libyan rivals ink initial deal on pullout of mercenaries

(AP) — Libya’s rival sides reached an initial agreement on the withdrawal of foreign fighters and mercenaries from the North African nation, the United Nations said. It is a key step toward unifying the violence-wracked country. The dispute over mercenaries and foreign fighters has long...

Libya's Haftar says suspends military role, ahead of polls

 Libya's eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar said Wednesday he was suspending his military activities, a step which could lead to his candidacy in elections later this year. In a statement, Haftar said he had named an interim replacement as head of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army...