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Last updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:58:03 AM

Egypt denies role in Libya air strikes
Cairo, Aug 24 (IANS) Egypt Sunday denied its role in air strikes on positions controlled by Islamist militants in the Libyan capital Tripoli Friday night, in which 11 fighters were killed.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 5:00:04 PM

African Nations Cup moved out of Libya
Tripoli, Aug 24 (IANS) The Confederation of African Football has announced that Libya is no longer the host of the 2017 African Nations Cup due to security concerns.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:12:17 AM

Egypt, UAE involved in Tripoli airstrikes: Libyan Islamists
Tripoli, Aug 24 (IANS) Libya's Islamist militant groups Saturday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt of behind the recent airstrikes on their bases in Tripoli.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 6:36:15 AM

Islamist militants capture Libya's Tripoli airport
Tripoli, Aug 24 (IANS) Libya's Islamist militants' coalition Libya Dawn announced Saturday that they have taken the Tripoli international airport, a crucial stronghold for the Zintan pro-secular militias, a TV report said.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 2:10:04 AM

Egypt urges Israel, Palestinians to hold truce talks
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS) Egypt Saturday urged Israel and the Palestinians to accept an indefinite ceasefire proposal and resume truce talks over the conflict in the Gaza Strip.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:36:18 PM

Five killed as Kenyan bus fall into river
Nairobi, Aug 23 (IANS) At least five people were killed and eight critically injured in a road accident in Kenya, police said Saturday.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:14:04 PM

Egyptian court postpones trial of Morsi, 130 others
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS) A criminal court in Egypt Saturday postponed the trial of ousted president Mohamad Morsi and 130 other defendants in a jailbreak case till Sep 15.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:24:03 PM

11 militants killed in Libyan air strikes
Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 11 Islamist militants were killed and 20 injured in air strikes in Libya Saturday, Xinhua reported citing military sources.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:22:14 PM

UN to radically scale up fight against Ebola
Monrovia, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) The UN has vowed to radically scale up support to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and said more health workers will be brought to Liberia to deal with the disease.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:30:04 PM

Palestinian president seeks early resumption of peace talks
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday called for a quick resumption of Egypt-mediated talks between Israel and the Palestinians that failed last week in order to stop the bloody conflict in Gaza, media reported.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 4:56:11 PM

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