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Fighting near Tripoli leaves 21 dead

Libya's UN-backed government said at least 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near Tripoli. The Libyan National Army (LNA) forces, led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, have been carrying out …

Up to 30,000 ISIS fighters still in Syria and Iraq

Despite military defeat in the region, the "Islamic State" militant group can still "mount attacks inside Syrian territory," according to a UN report. In Iraq, the group "remains active" hiding out in desert …

Oil falls $2 a barrel ahead of OPEC meeting

Oil prices fell more than $2 a barrel Friday after two of the world's biggest producers indicated they might increase output at next week's OPEC meeting, while U.S. exports were threatened by potential Chinese tariffs on crude oil and …

French ex-president Sarkozy in police custody - media

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was being held in police custody today for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign, Reuters reported citing an official in the …

Turkey's soft power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is on a five-day, four-country visit to Africa this week