Ongoing Libya conflict ‘deeply troubling’: UN official

Munich - The situation in war-torn Libya is “deeply troubling,” a United Nations representative said Sunday, warning that a fragile truce was hanging “by a thread” as daily life in the North African country worsens. Speaking after talks with foreign ministers in the German city of Munich, the UN’s deputy special

Iraqis rally to support protest leader for prime minister

Karbala - Hundreds of Iraqis rallied Sunday to support a protest leader they want as prime minister instead of current premier-designate Mohammad Allawi, who they see as too close to the ruling class. Appointed on February 1, Allawi has pledged to announce his cabinet lineup within the week even as he

Turkey tells Russia that attacks in Syria’s Idlib must stop

ANKARA - Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday that he told his Russian counterpart at a meeting the previous day that attacks in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region must stop immediately and that a lasting ceasefire has to be achieved. Turkey and Russia back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict