• United States Dec 22, 2021

    UN Talks to Ban ‘Slaughterbots' Collapsed — Here's Why That Matters

    A UN conference failed to agree on banning the use and development of so-called “slaughterbots” at a meeting in Geneva last week.

  • Pope Francis Oct 24, 2021

    Pope: Don't Send Migrants Back to Libya and ‘Inhumane' Camps

    Pope Francis has called for an end to the practice of returning migrants rescued at sea to Libya and other unsafe countries.

  • Sea-Watch Oct 17, 2021

    Volunteers in the Sky Watch Over Migrant Rescues by Sea

    A humanitarian effort seeks to monitor human rights violations and assist in the rescue of migrants fleeing Libya to Europe by boat on the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Immigration Apr 24, 2021

    130 Europe-Bound Migrants Feared Dead Off Libyan Coast

    Independent rescue groups say that more than 100 Europe-bound migrants are feared dead in a boat wreck off Libya

  • Arab Spring Feb 17, 2021

    Libyans Mark 10th Anniversary of Arab Spring Uprising

    Libyans are marking the tenth anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, with eyes on a recently appointed government that would lead the country through elections late this year.

  • William Barr Dec 21, 2020

    AG Barr Announces New Charges in Lockerbie Bombing

    Attorney General William Barr announced on Monday that charges have been filed against alleged bomb maker Abu Agila Mas’ud for his role in the bombing of Pan Am 103 in 1988 that killed hundreds.

  • Russia Sep 26, 2020

    Russia, China Block Release of UN Report Criticizing Russia

    Russia and China are blocking the official release of a report by U.N. experts on Libya that accuses its warring parties and their international backers — including Russia — of violating a U.N. arms embargo on the conflict-wracked country

  • United Nations Jan 19, 2020

    Libya Summit: Participants Agree to Respect Arms Embargo

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says countries with interests in Libya’s long-running conflict have agreed that they should respect a much-violated arms embargo, which should be better controlled than it has been to date. The participants at Sunday’s summit in Berlin agreed to provide no further military support to the warring parties while a cease-fire lasts, Merkel said after about four...

  • Libya Jan 5, 2020

    Death Toll From Air Strike in Libya's Tripoli Climbs to 30

    The death toll from an airstrike that slammed into a military facility in Libya’s capital climbed to at least 30 people, most of them military trainees, health authorities said Sunday, as fighting over control of Tripoli between rival armed groups escalated.

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's ‘Read the Transcript' Impeachment Cry

    It’s been his drumbeating demand for more than a week: “Read the transcript!” “Just read the transcript.” “Can’t we read English?” “Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage.” “READ THE TRANSCRIPT!” People have read the White House’s notes on the call though, and that’s why President Donald Trump has an impeachment problem.

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2019

    Pompeo: State Dept. Will Follow Law as Dems Seek Documents

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the State Department intends to follow the law in the House impeachment investigation and vigorously defended President Donald Trump, dismissing questions about the president’s attempts to push Ukraine and China to investigate a Democratic political rival. The Trump administration and House Democrats often disagree about what the law requires, leaving open the question of...

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2019

    Trump Seethes Over Impeachment Inquiry and Slams Critics

    President Donald Trump is seething over an impeachment inquiry into his conduct after Democrats subpoenaed the White House about contacts with Ukraine and he signaled his administration would not cooperate. In a series of tweets Saturday sent as the presidential motorcade ferried him to his Virginia golf course, Trump defended his comments and lashed out at critics, including a past...

  • Donald Trump Oct 1, 2019

    Pompeo Receives Italian Cheese Gift in Protest of Possible Tariffs

    An Italian journalist handed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a piece of Parmesan Reggiano cheese to take back to President Donald Trump. The cheese is one of the products that could be affected by possible new tariffs on European Union products.

  • Donald Trump Oct 1, 2019

    North Korea Says Nuclear Talks With US Will Resume on Oct. 5

    A senior North Korean diplomat on Tuesday said North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations on Oct. 5 following a months-long stalemate over withdrawal of sanctions in exchange for disarmament. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s first vice minister of foreign affairs, said North Korea and the United States will have a preliminary contact on Oct....

  • guard Sep 15, 2019

    Tunisia Seeks New Leader to Boost Economy, Fight Terror

    Tunisians are casting ballots in their North African country’s second democratic presidential election, choosing among 26 candidates for a leader who can safeguard its young democracy and tackle its unemployment, corruption and economic despair. The voting followed a noisy but brief campaign — 12 days — marked by backbiting and charges of corruption among the contenders. All vowed to boost...

  • spokesman Aug 27, 2019

    UN Says 40 Migrants Feared Drowned in Capsizing Off Libya

    A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from someone on the vessel “crying and shouting” that passengers had died already. At least 65 migrants, mostly from Sudan, were...

  • Europe Aug 18, 2019

    Migrants Jump Off Rescue Boat to Try to Reach Italian Island

    Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat Sunday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the government’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has refused to let the 107 passengers disembark. “We have been warning for days, desperation has its limits,” said Open Arms founder Oscar Camps, who released a video showing four migrants...

  • Syria Aug 10, 2019

    Muslim Hajj Pilgrims Ascend Mount Arafat for Day of Worship

    More than 2 million Muslims gathered Saturday at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what’s considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Many had tears streaming down their faces as they raised their hands in worship on the slopes of the rocky hill where the Prophet Muhammad...

  • China Aug 9, 2019

    Richard Gere Visits Migrants Stuck in the Mediterranean

    Carrying boxes of fruit, Richard Gere visited rescued migrants Friday on a humanitarian ship that has been struck in the Mediterranean Sea for over a week, landing smack in the middle of a debate over immigration that European nations have not been able to resolve. The American film star took food and supplies by boat to 121 people aboard the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2019

    Mourning Lawsuit

    They are trapped in squalid detention centers on Libya’s front lines. They wash up on the banks of the Rio Grande. They sink without a trace — in the Mediterranean, in the Pacific or in waterways they can’t even name. A handful fall out of airplanes’ landing gear. As their choices narrow on land and at sea, migrants are often...

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