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Militia leaves key Mali town, reviving hopes for peace deal

Militia leaves key Mali town, reviving hopes for peace deal

Pro-government militia leaders agreed to evacuate a flashpoint town in Mali`s restive north, officials told AFP on Thursday, removing a key obstacle to the country`s fragile peace process.

Kurds push back IS in northern Syria border provinces: Monitor

 Kurdish militia in Syria wrested control of a dozen villages from the extremist Islamic State group either side of the jihadist's bastion province of Raqa today, a monitor said.

Islamic States militants seize radio, TV stations in central Libya

A security official in the central Libyan city of Sirte says gunmen from an al Qaeda inspired militia have taken over radio and television stations there.

Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaos deepens

 Libya`s toothless outgoing government admitted Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias.

Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya`s capital today, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country`s 2011 civil war.

Filipino worker beheaded by militiamen in Libya

A Filipino construction worker kidnapped by militia men in Libya has been beheaded by his captors, becoming the first Filipino casualty in the renewed violence in the North African state, the Philippine government said.

Tanker taken from militia by US Navy back in Libya

A North Korean-flagged oil tanker illegally loaded by a militia with Libyan oil and retaken by US Navy SEALs has arrived off the coast of Tripoli.

Militias attack Libyan protesters, killing 7

A Libyan hospital official says seven protesters have been killed when militiamen opened fire on peaceful protesters demanding the removal of armed groups in the capital.

Four members of anti-Taliban militia shot dead in Pakistan

Four members of an anti-Taliban militia were shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of Peshawar city in northwest Pakistan Wednesday.

Congo wants UN force to `neutralise` rebels

Congo said it wants the UN peacekeeping force to protect the tense and porous border with neighbouring Rwanda.

US prosecutor seeks death penalty for 3 soldiers

Pvt Isaac Aguigui, Pvt Christopher Salmon and Sgt Anthony Peden are each charged with 13 counts including malice murder, felony murder.

`Libya will not hand over Saif al-Islam to ICC`

Libya will put Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the most prominent son of the country`s former leader, on trial in his own country.

Libyan gunmen kidnap 5 Tunisian smugglers: Report

Tunisian authorities ave temporarily closed the main crossing of Ras Jder pending negotiations for their release.

Clashes near Libya`s Tunisia border: Militias

The battle between Ragdalein and Zwara is the latest in a series of local conflicts that demonstrate weak authority of Libya`s government.

Al Qaeda, Iran exploit Yemen turmoil: US diplomat

Jeffery Feltman said national dialogue and a smooth transition to elections in yemen would help counter al Qaeda and Iran.

Libya frees two detained British journalists

Nicholas Davies-Jones and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson were detained on February 22 by the Swehli brigade.

Pak Taliban claim responsibly for Bajaur blast

Scores of pro-govt elders, tribesmen have been killed in bombings and suicide attacks across northwest Pak over the past 4 years.

Pakistan: Bomb kills 8 anti-Taliban tribesmen

Tribal agency official Iqbal Khan says the militia was set up to fight against a local radical group known as Lashkar-e-Islam.

Libyan militias are out of control: Amnesty

Libya`s aspirations to replace Muammar Gaddafi`s repressive rule with a democratic state are being undermined by armed militias.

`Muammar Gaddafi`s son warns of uprising in Libya`

Saadi Gaddafi said he was in regular contact with people in Libya who were unhappy with the new authorities.