Q&A: Issues at stake in Libya peace conference in Berlin

World Jan 19, 2020

Q&A: Issues at stake in Libya peace conference in Berlin

Key players meet Sunday in Berlin to build on a fragile cease-fire for Libya and try to tackle foreign interference in a country mired in chaos since its 2011 NATO-backed uprising. Here are key elements behind the insecurity and political anarchy in the oil-rich North ...

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 ...

Cyprus rescues 101 Syrian migrants off coast

World / Social Issues Jan 15, 2020

Cyprus rescues 101 Syrian migrants off coast

Cyprus police said they rescued 101 Syrian migrants sighted on a boat off the Mediterranean island's southeast coast on Tuesday. A patrol vessel located the 33-meter (100-foot) boat 18 nautical miles off the resort town of Protaras. The migrants were brought to shore on an inflatable ...

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 ...

Libyans agree to truce in conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement

World Jan 12, 2020

Libyans agree to truce in conflict drawing increasing foreign involvement

Libyan eastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Saturday a cease-fire in the western region, which includes the capital, Tripoli, starting 00:01 a.m. on Sunday and the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) agreed to the truce. Since April, Libyan National Army ...