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The head of the UN support mission in Libya said that Monday's vote was on a mechanism to choose a "temporary unified executive authority" until elections late this year.

The clashes come just two weeks after the UN peacekeeping force ended its mandate in Darfur.

Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

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Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

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Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

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US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

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Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

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Moroccan PM rejects 'betrayal' accusations over Israel normalisation agreement

Saad Eddine El Othmani has said that he still supports the rights of the Palestinian people and that the decision to normalise was not his.

Rights group: Tripoli should probe town's 338 missing people

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Rights group: Tripoli should probe town's 338 missing people

Human Rights Watch has called on the UN-backed Libyan government to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of residents of the town of ...

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Israel's Netanyahu, US treasury secretary condemn Capitol violence

Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the recent violence in the US Capitol as he met with Steve Mnuchin after his trip to Sudan.

Biden calls on pro-Trump mob to 'pull back'

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Biden calls on pro-Trump mob to 'pull back'

President-elect Joe Biden condemned the mob of Trump supporters that stormed the US Capitol.

Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees ...

Moroccan lawyers mobilise to stop deal with Israel

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Moroccan lawyers mobilise to stop deal with Israel

Taking to the Supreme Court, a group of local lawyers 'demanded a reversal' of Morocco’s normalisation deal with Israel.

Moroccan team in Israel to establish liaison office: source

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Moroccan team in Israel to establish liaison office: source

The Morccan "technical" team are in Israel for a few days, to be followed by a larger delegation at an unspecified later date, a source told AFP.

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Moroccan officials to fly to Israel next week

Israel is expecting to host a Moroccan delegation for talks on opening embassies early next week, reports said.

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Turkish Defence Minister and delegation arrives in Libya

The Turkish group arrived in Libya following the passing of a law to continue deployment of Turkish troops for an additional 18 months.

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A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

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Netanyahu invites Moroccan king to visit Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has invited Moroccan King Mohammed VI to visit Israel following a "friendly" telephone call.

Libya's Haftar urges troops 'drive out' Turkish forces

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Libya's Haftar urges troops 'drive out' Turkish forces

Khalifa Haftar has called on his fighters to 'drive out' Turkish forces backing Libya's UN-recognised government

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Syrian regime detains dissident’s relatives following Al-Jazeera appearance

The Syrian regime has arrested the relatives of a dissident who criticized Assad on Al-Jazeera, as a rights group said that over 20,000 ...

Haftar threatens to target Turkish forces in Libya

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Haftar threatens to target Turkish forces in Libya

Khalifa Haftar said Turkey, who extended its Libya troop deployment by 18 months on Tuesday, had one of two choices: "to leave peacefully or be ...

Libyans mark independence day amid high security in Tripoli

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Libyans mark independence day amid high security in Tripoli

Government of National Accord chief Fayez al-Sarraj attended the ceremony marking the 69th anniversary of Libya's independence.

Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa's Maghreb

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Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa's Maghreb

Turkish imports to the Maghreb region have risen sharply, especially "Made in Turkey" textiles.

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