UPDATED: Thousands flee fighting around Libyan capital as Guterres condemns escalation, urges 'immediate halt' to all military operations

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The UN chief António Guterres strongly condemned on Monday night the military escalation and ongoing fighting in and around the Libyan capital, Tripoli, including an aerial attack earlier in the day by aircraft from the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) force, which closed the city's only functioning civilian airport.

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South Korea to launch world's first 5G networks

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The world’s firstfully-fledged 5G mobile networks launches in South Korea on Friday. It’s a transformational leap that could potentially change the day-to-day lives of billions of people.

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Djibouti ordered to pay $385 million to DP World

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Djibouti was on Thursday dealt a heavy legal blow when a London-based international court ordered the Horn of Africa nation to pay $385 million in compensation to UAE global ports operator DP World over a breach of contract, according to the Dubai government.

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Parents around the world mobilise behind youth climate strikes

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Parents and grandparents around the world are mobilising in support of the youth strikes for climate movement that has swept the globe. Under the banner Parents for the Future, 34 groups from 16 countries on four continents have issued an open letter.

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Over 2,000 civilians killed in Mali, Niger, Burkina in 5 months: researchers

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Africa’s Sahel region, which has an influx of military forces including the United Nations, European Union and French troops, has seen a huge surge in civilian deaths in the past five months because of attacks by Islamist militants and ethnic militias, researchers said last week.

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UN chief hopeful for Libya, after Quartet meeting in Tunis

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Secretary-General António Guterres said he is hopeful for a solution to the eight-year long conflict in Libya, after a high-level meeting in Tunis, Tunisia, on Saturday with officials from the Arab League, the European Union and the African Union -- the group known as the 'Libya Quartet.'

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Migration can not be solved by physical barriers -Pope Francis

01 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 44 Views
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Pope Francis said on Saturday the plight of migrants was “a wound that cries out to heaven” and could never be healed by physical barriers.

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Bouteflika likely to resign this week?

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Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika might resign this week following the mass protests and pressure from the army demanding he end his 20-year rule, according to the private Ennahar and El Bilad TV reports on Sunday,

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Chadian court approves continued social media blackout - after 1 year

01 April 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 39 Views
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Lawyers in Chad on Thursday presented an application to the courts seeking an order to force government to lift a social media blackout. But the Appeals Court struck out the case allowing the government to continue the blackout which has been in force since March 2018.

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As Syria conflict enters ninth year, humanitarian crisis ‘far from over’, Security Council hears

29 March 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 56 Views
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Eight years ago this month, the Syria conflict began, leading to a humanitarian crisis that remains “far from over”, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday. 11.7 million need humanitarian assistance and protection, and more than 5.6 million Syrians are living as refugees across the region.

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