Timeline: Libyan chaos since overthrow of Gadhafi in 2011

World Jan 19, 2020

Timeline: Libyan chaos since overthrow of Gadhafi in 2011

Oil-rich Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias now vying for control. The country's internationally recognized unity government is based in Tripoli while eastern strongman Khalifa ...

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive, shattering truce

World Jan 17, 2020

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive, shattering truce

Dozens of fighters and civilians were killed in Syria's Idlib province as the government pressed a deadly offensive Thursday toward a key town in the country's last rebel bastion. The latest violence, which followed airstrikes that killed 19 civilians on Wednesday, buried a cease-fire deal ...

Trump paints Democratic opponents as Iranian stooges

World / Politics Jan 14, 2020

Trump paints Democratic opponents as Iranian stooges

President Donald Trump on Monday painted his Democratic opponents as pro-Iranian stooges and retweeted a faked picture of two top party leaders in Muslim garb. Trump's latest assault on the senior Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer and House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi followed criticism of ...

Libya cease-fire agreed upon after months of fighting

World Jan 13, 2020

Libya cease-fire agreed upon after months of fighting

Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a cease-fire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey. The oil-rich North African country has been wracked by bloody turmoil since a ...

Rockets hit Iraq base hosting U.S. troops: military

World Jan 13, 2020

Rockets hit Iraq base hosting U.S. troops: military

A volley of rockets slammed into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad where U.S. forces have been based, wounding four local troops, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. Its statement said eight Katyusha-type rockets landed on Al-Balad airbase, wounding two Iraqi officers and two airmen. Al-Balad ...