Libya’s neighbors, U.N. voice support for its new move for talks

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA | Mon May 8, 2017 | 2:21pm EDT The two men had held talks in Abu Dhabi, their first in more than a year and a half, over a U.N.-mediated deal that Western powers hope will end the factional fighting that has dominated Libya since the 2011 fall of Muammar

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Telecommunication opens up opportunities for Palestinians, but also challenges

DAOUD KUTTAB  Tuesday 9 May 2017 AMMAN: For years, Palestinians have been asking Israel to release their telecommunication equipment so that they can provide their mobile customers with high-speed mobile. Israel had insisted that its refusal to allow Palestinians to use the latest technologies was based purely on security concerns. Mashour Abudaka, former Palestinian minister

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China’s Xi vows to defend climate pact in call with Macron

May. 09, 2017 | 03:36 PM Agence France Presse  BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to protect the Paris Agreement on curbing climate change during a phone call with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron Tuesday. China and France “should protect the achievements of global governance, including the Paris Agreement”, Xi told Macron, according to the foreign

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Greenfield Middle School students raise $1,000 for clean water in South Sudan

Diana Hastings, a fifth-grade teacher at the Greenfield Math and Science Academy, with Zoe Ballou, Maddie Brandl, and Alex Menko, all fifth graders at Greenfield Middle School, and Ashley Fritzroy, a literacy and technology teacher in grades 5-7 at the middle school, with their banner from the Iron Giraffe challenge in which students from the

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New Rebel Group Threatens to Intensify South Sudan’s War

by Nizar Manek May 8, 2017 Rebel group of 30,000 fighters readying to challenge president Three-year civil war has already left tens of thousands dead A former general in South Sudan’s army said he commands a new rebel movement of at least 30,000 fighters that will seek to overthrow President Salva Kiir, threatening to deepen the

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East Libyan forces launch assault in Benghazi, 12 killed

May 9, 2017  East Libyan forces pushed on Monday into two districts of Benghazi where they still face resistance, losing at least 12 men in clashes and mine blasts, according to a medical official. From early morning, roads into the Sabri and Souq al-Hout districts were closed and the sound of heavy weapons and flights

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UN: ‘6,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean since Friday’

May 8, 2017 Since Friday, over 6,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean Sea heading to Europe, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a statement yesterday. These massive arrivals and the fact that more than 1,150 people have either disappeared or lost their lives while trying to reach Europe since the

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