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UN Advance Team Arrives in Libya to Monitor Ceasefire

UN Advance Team Arrives in Libya to Monitor Ceasefire

The advance team of a UN observer mission has arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December, informed sources said Wednesday. The group of about 10 United Nations staff flew into the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, they said, to monitor a ceasefire b

Khartoum, Cairo Sign Joint Military Cooperation Agreement

Khartoum, Cairo Sign Joint Military Cooperation Agreement

Sudan and Egypt signed a military cooperation agreement on Tuesday during a three-day visit by Egypt’s Army Chief of Staff Lt.

Pope Says Will Make Iraq Trip Despite Rocket Attack

Pope Francis said Wednesday he still expected to make his historic visit to Iraq in two days time, after a rocket attack on a military base hosting US-led coalition troops. "The day after tomorrow, God willing, I will go to Iraq for a three-day pilgrimage.

New Libya Govt Will Not Include Muslim Brotherhood Loyalists

New Libya Govt Will Not Include Muslim Brotherhood Loyalists

Political pressure on Libyan Prime Minister-designate Abdulhamid Dbeibeh has forced him to come up with two cabinet lineups. The first will be comprised of 24 to 26 ministers.

Iraq Starts Vaccinations With Jabs Gifted From China

Iraq Starts Vaccinations With Jabs Gifted From China

Iraq began coronavirus vaccinations on Tuesday, inoculating medical staff hours after a military plane brought in 50,000 Sinopharm jabs donated by China. The campaign was launched as Iraq battles a second wave of COVID-19 infections, with more than 4,600 new cases a day, and ahead of a three-day

Vatican Defends Pope’s Iraq Visit, Stadium Mass Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

Vatican Defends Pope’s Iraq Visit, Stadium Mass Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

The Vatican is defending Pope Francis’ decision to go ahead with his trip to Iraq this weekend despite rising coronavirus infections there, saying Tuesday all health care precautions have been taken and that the trip is an “act of love for this land, for its people, and for its Christians.” Franc

Sudan to Receive First Batch of Vaccine Doses on Wednesday

Sudan to Receive First Batch of Vaccine Doses on Wednesday

Sudan expects to receive its first batch of doses of the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca on Wednesday, the prime minister's office said in a tweet. The East African country expects to receive an initial 820,000 doses from a total of 3,400,000 doses secured via the COVAX facility and UNICE

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