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US says airstrike in Libya kills 2 militants

US says airstrike in Libya kills 2 militants

The U.S. military says it has launched an airstrike in southwestern Libya, killing two militants. Africa Command said Saturday's airstrike was conducted near the town of Ubari as part of efforts to "disrupt and destroy terrorist organizations." AFRICOM said no civilians were killed....

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U.S. says killed two 'terrorists' in southern Libya air strike

U.S. says killed two 'terrorists' in southern Libya air strike

(Reuters) - U.S. forces said they had killed “two terrorists” in an air strike in southwestern Libya on Saturday as part of efforts to deny militants a safe haven in the country’s vast desert. The strike hit on the outskirts of the city of Ubari and was carried out in coordination...

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Protesters, police clash in Tunisia mining basin

Protesters, police clash in Tunisia mining basin

Tunisian police used tear gas Sunday to disperse dozens of protesters demanding jobs and development in a mining town in the center of the country, an AFP correspondent said. “Work, freedom, national dignity,” protesters chanted in Mdhilla, demanding that a portion of revenues produced from...

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Liverpool draw Manchester City in Champions League quarter-finals

Liverpool draw Manchester City in Champions League quarter-finals

Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-English Champions League quarter-final while Juventus play holders Real Madrid in a repeat of last year's final. Surprise qualifiers Sevilla will take on Bayern Munich and Barcelona were paired with AS Roma in the draw in Nyon on Friday.

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Hundreds of migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Hundreds of migrants rescued off Libyan coast

The Libyan navy on Saturday rescued 252 migrants seeking to reach Europe, in two separate operations off the country’s western coast. “We were alerted… to the position of a migrant boat” around 30 kilometres (20 miles) off Zawiya, west of Tripoli, navy captain Rami al-Hadi...

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Suicide car bombing injures 3 in eastern Libya

Suicide car bombing injures 3 in eastern Libya

Three people were injured Friday by a car-bomb attack on a checkpoint near Libya’s eastern city of Ajdabiya, a stronghold for forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar, according to a local security source. The source, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity,...

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Three killed as tribal violence flares in south Libya

Three killed as tribal violence flares in south Libya

TRIPOLI: Fighting between tribes in southern Libya Tuesday killed three people and wounded 20, medics said, in the latest flare-up in over a month of clashes. The violence has rocked the town of Sebha, some 600 kilometers south of Tripoli, where tribal rivalries have frequently spilt...

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Morocco says dismantled Daesh cell

Morocco says dismantled Daesh cell

Moroccan authorities have broken up a Daesh cell in the North African country, according to the Moroccan Interior Ministry. In a statement on Wednesday, the ministry said six suspects had been detained in the northern city of Tangier for links to the Daesh terrorist group. The...

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Libyan coast guards rescue 324 migrants in open water

Libyan coast guards rescue 324 migrants in open water

Libyan coast guards rescued 324 migrants, including 35 women and 16 children, on Monday off the coast of northwestern Libya, local authorities said. According to a statement issued by the Libyan coast guard, the migrants were located seven miles from the town of Zuwara. The migrants...

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Tunisia coastguard rescues 48 migrants from sinking boat

Tunisia coastguard rescues 48 migrants from sinking boat

Tunisia's coastguard has rescued 48 Tunisian migrants whose boat began sinking as they tried to reach Italy by sea, the interior ministry said Saturday. A patrol spotted the vessel on Friday night off Jebeniana, 210 kilometers south of Tunis. The nine-meter craft "was sinking after...

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Tunisia intercepts ship with undeclared military cargo

Tunisia intercepts ship with undeclared military cargo

Tunisian authorities Friday intercepted and boarded a ship carrying undeclared armored vehicles and other military equipment off the port of Sfax, customs officials said. They said the vessel, which was flying the Panamanian flag, was carrying trucks, armored personnel carriers and...

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France's Macron visits Tunisia to 'support transition'

France's Macron visits Tunisia to 'support transition'

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Tunisia Wednesday on a visit intended to "support the democratic transition" of a country still battered by economic stagnation and social unrest seven years after its revolution. His visit comes after several hundred people were...

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Tunisia police disperse LGBT protesters

Tunisia police disperse LGBT protesters

Plain-clothed Tunisian police Saturday broke up a demonstration by LGBT activists in the center of the capital after it was banned "for their own security", the interior ministry said. A call had been made to protest outside the tourism ministry under the hashtag "#Sayebni" ("Let...

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ICC prosecutor renews call for Libyan commander's arrest

ICC prosecutor renews call for Libyan commander's arrest

The International Criminal Court prosecutor is renewing calls on Libyan authorities to arrest a Libyan commander wanted by the court for war crimes, after he was linked to a shocking video purported to show brutal killings. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she is deeply concerned by...

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Gang suspected of torturing migrants in Libya

Gang suspected of torturing migrants in Libya

An armed group loyal to Libya’s national unity government said Wednesday it had arrested a gang accused of kidnapping and torturing Sudanese migrants near the northern city of Sirte. The gang, made up of “five Libyans and one Palestinian ... had tortured eight migrants,” said the Sirte...

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Double car bombing in Libya's Benghazi kills at least 11: officials, witness

Double car bombing in Libya's Benghazi kills at least 11: officials, witness

A double car bombing in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi Tuesday left at least 11 people dead and others wounded, according to officials and a Reuters witness. The attack happened in the Benghazi's Al Salmani district as worshippers were leaving a local mosque after prayers.

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Rights group: World must act to end Libya turmoil, abuses

Rights group: World must act to end Libya turmoil, abuses

Human Rights Watch says the world must do more to help end rights abuses in chaotic Libya, which has emerged as one of the main corridors for migration to Europe. The U.S.-based group says in its annual report Thursday that most of the over 200,000 migrants and asylum seekers who...

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Two Morocco female porters die in border stampede

Two Morocco female porters die in border stampede

Two women carrying goods between Morocco and Spain's Ceuta enclave were killed Monday in a stampede at the border between the two countries, a rights group and officials said. The stampede took place at the Tarajal II crossing for pedestrians between the Moroccan border town of Fnideq...

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