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WASHINGTON/ ROME/ PARIS American special operations troops have for the first time started directly supporting Libyan forces battling the Daish group in their key stronghold...

WASHINGTON The US has approved the possible sale of up to 153 tanks, hundreds of machine guns and other military gear in a deal worth...

BEIRUT The United Nations has called for urgent aid access to Syria’s Aleppo as government forces and rebel fighters prepare for an all-out battle for...

WASHINGTON The US-led military effort against the Daish group started exactly two years ago, aimed at halting the insurgents as they swept across Iraq, leaving...

KHARTOUM Prominent Sudanese rebel groups said on Tuesday they have signed a roadmap brokered by African Union (AU) mediators to end deadly conflicts in Sudan’s...

TUNIS Tunisia will not be able to hold local elections in March 2017, electoral commission chief Chafik Sarsar said late on Monday. “Let’s forget (that date),...

BAGHDAD As Iraq faces insurgents, financial woes and endemic corruption, parliament – supposedly the heart of its government – has been mired in turmoil...

UNITED NATIONS The United States proposed late on Sunday that the UN Security Council authorise a 4,000-strong force to ensure peace in South Sudan’s capital...

DUBAI A coalition air strike killed nine civilians outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday night, residents said, as forces loyal to the exiled...

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM Swedish rights group Ship to Gaza said on Monday it will ask Israeli authorities to repair a blockade-busting ship they impounded in 2012,...