19 Apr 2019

U.S., Russia say cannot support a U.N. call for Libya truce: diplomats

On Thursday, renewed fighting in Libya further increased the death toll related to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government. Despite this, both the United States and Russia refused to support a draft United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire. While

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17 Apr 2019

Shelling kills four in Tripoli as UN debates Libya ceasefire

The Libyan National Army (LNA) of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar carried out heavy shelling on Tripoli Tuesday night as part of a campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government. At least four people were killed due to the shelling. On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) negotiated

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09 Apr 2019

Libya death toll rises, Islamist militants exploit chaos

As the battle for Tripoli between the internationally recognized Libyan government and forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar continues, militants loyal to Islamic State on Tuesday took advantage of the chaos by killing 3 people in an attack on a town controlled by Haftar’s forces. According to the

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08 Apr 2019

Pakistan says it has intelligence of new Indian attack this month

Tensions between India and Pakistan have flared up again, with Pakistan claiming to have “reliable intelligence” indicating that India plans to attack the country between April 16 and 20. Pakistan says it has informed the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), namely the US, Russia, China,

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05 Apr 2019

Libyan militias resist advance of pro-Haftar forces on Tripoli

On Friday, forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a military leader who is challenging the legitimacy of the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli, continued to close in on the capital. However, militias in western Libya have vowed to prevent the forces, known as the Libyan National Army, from capturing Tripoli.

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04 Apr 2019

UN chief warns of risk of confrontation in Libya

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday stated that he is “deeply concerned by the military movement taking place in Libya and the risk of confrontation.” Guterres was referring to recent westward movement by the Libyan National Army, a force loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a military leader who is challenging the

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29 Mar 2019

UN Security Council binding resolution makes terror financing a serious crime

In a move that intends to make it more difficult for terrorist organizations like Islamic State to secure funding for their operations, the United Nations (UN) Security Council has made terrorism financing a major crime across the globe by unanimously adopting a binding resolution on the issue. Under the resolutions,

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27 Mar 2019

Trump’s Golan proclamation gathers international condemnation

US adversaries and allies on Tuesday were united in their condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s Monday decision to officially recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory that Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six-day War. At a meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, the

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25 Mar 2019

U.S. air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

Heavy fighting between a coalition of US and Afghan forces and the Taliban resulted in dozens of casualties on both sides over the weekend. The United Nations on Monday said that US airstrikes carried out against the Taliban killed at least 13 civilians. On Friday, the Taliban killed around 50

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12 Mar 2019

The U.N. Is Investigating Possible North Korea Sanctions Violations in 20 Countries

A new report by a United Nations (UN) expert panel lists various possible violations of UN sanctions on North Korea that are being investigated. A total of 20 countries may have violated the sanctions, including China, Syria, Iran, Libya and Sudan. The report also mentions that North Korea is increasingly

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