Noha Elhennawy, Associated Press | PostedJul 20th - 6:25am
The commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army has called on young people in Tripoli to join its offensive to capture the capital from the U.N.- backed government based there amid warnings from the international community of military escalation and targeting of civilians.
A Darth Vader costume, playground equipment, pastries and boxes of food all are part of an exhibit at Ukraine's National History Museum displaying the colorful behavior and sometime-questionable practices that characterize the country's elections.
The No. 2 in Spain's Socialist Party says she is optimistic caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will strike a last-minute deal with the far-left United We Can party to form a coalition government before next week's confidence vote.
Sam Mednick, Associated Press | PostedJul 20th - 3:38am
With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention efforts.
Riaz Khan, Associated Press | PostedJul 20th - 1:34am
Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas held their first-ever provincial elections Saturday, in a region on the Afghan border that was once a stronghold for the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups.
The Algerian state oil and gas company Sonatrach says that the Iranian coast guard forced one of its tankers to head into Iranian waters before a confrontation ended. Algeria's state-run news agency APS, quoting Sonatrach, said Saturday the empty tanker "MESDAR" was forced into Iranian waters Friday night as it moved through the Strait of Hormuz.
Prosecutors on Friday accused a former minister of justice and public security of illicit enrichment and said they are seeking restitution of over $1 million in allegedly misappropriated government funds.