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US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff to Tunisia as security deteriorates in Tripoli

WASHINGTON - The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighbouring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said...

posted: July 26,2014





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North Korea fires missile into sea on eve of Korean War armistice signing anniversary

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defence official said. It was the latest in a slew of weapons tests by Pyongyang, and came on the eve of the...


Ukraine prepares offensive in hopes of retaking rebel stronghold of Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday in hopes of retaking the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels....


UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet among scattered debris in northern Mali

BAMAKO, Mali - The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali said Saturday that its experts found the second black box of the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated in remote northern Mali, killing all 118 people onboard....


Egypt summons Turkish diplomat over prime minister's comments, warns of worsening relations

CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned Turkey's prime minister for calling Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi a "tyrant," warning already sour relations between the two countries could worsen....


Gunmen in 10 SUVs seize Sunni head of Baghdad Provincial Council

BAGHDAD - Gunmen travelling in 10 black SUVs seized a senior Sunni politician who had previously been jailed on terrorism charges from his home in Baghdad, police officers said Saturday....


Foreign ministers call for an extension of the Gaza Strip 12-hour cease-fire

PARIS - Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip....







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