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Libya may allow NATO, EU ships in its waters

Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj says his country may allow NATO and European Union (EU) navies to cooperate with its coastguard and operate in Libyan waters to contain people-smuggling across the sea. “If there is something to be carried out jointly between the Libyan navy and any other party ...

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Daesh to be routed in Iraq in near future: UN envoy

The UN envoy for Iraq has expressed optimism over full liberation of Iraq from the Daesh terrorists in the near future, saying the Takfiri group is using civilians as human shields in the embattled city of Mosul to slow down army advances. Speaking at the UN Security Council meeting on Thursday, ...

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US preparing new sanctions over Iran’s missile test

The Donald Trump administration is expected to announce new sanctions against Iran to ratchet up pressure on the country over its missile program. The Treasury Department is expected to announce the sanctions on Friday, a day after President Trump said “nothing is off the table” in terms of a response to Iran’s latest ballistic ...

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Gunmen kill five on Nigeria-Cameroon border

Unidentified gunmen have killed five people, including three nationals from Nigeria and one from Cameroon, after raiding a United Nations (UN) team on the border between the two countries, the UN has announced. The deadly raid occurred in the Hosere Jongbi area near Kontcha in northern Cameroon on Tuesday, according ...

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Russia rejects US envoy’s remarks on Crimea

Russia has dismissed accusations by the newly-appointed US envoy to the United Nations about the Crimean Peninsula, saying people in the territory made a conscious decision to join Russia in a referendum more than two years ago. During a UN Security Council meeting on Thursday, US Ambassador to the UN ...

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New CIA deputy director once ran ‘black site’ prison

US President Donald Trump has named Gina Haspel, a veteran CIA clandestine service officer who once ran a “black site” prison, deputy director of the spy agency. Haspel’s selection on Thursday won applause inside the CIA and from many career intelligence officials as the first woman to reach the agency’s ...

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Soldiers shoot knife attacker in Paris

French soldiers have shot and wounded a man wielding a knife and attempting to enter the Louvre Museum in the capital Paris, reports say. The individual assaulted a soldier at the site on Friday, slightly injuring him before other soldiers shot and seriously wounded the assailant. The art museum and nearby shops ...

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Indian soldier lashes out at retired general

NEW DELHI : An Indian soldier lambasted out at a retired general over using the word mutiny for them in a TV program. While pouring his anger on the general, the soldier has said in the video that Indian soldiers are not traitors and will not conduct any coup. “It ...

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