Libyan National Army claims to have seized Derna

(AFP) CAIRO: The self-styled Libyan National Army says its forces have seized most of the western coastal city of Derna from extremist groups who have controlled it for years. Spokesman Ahmed Al-Mesmari tells The Associated Press on Friday that LNA forces have captured “more than 75 percent of Derna and forced

Syrian army prepares for imminent attack from opposition

BEIRUT: The Syrian army has completed preparations for an imminent offensive against opposition-held areas in southwestern Syria, a non-Syrian commander in a military alliance that backs the regime said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights separately reported that opposition forces in the Daraa area of the southwest were reinforcing

Four Libyan leaders announce that elections will be held on December 10

PARIS: Four senior Libyan leaders committed at a Paris peace conference Tuesday to holding elections in the fractured and war-wracked country on December 10, a joint statement said. “The parties have committed to set the constitutional basis for elections and adopt the necessary electoral laws by September 16, 2018, and hold