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LNA commander Khalifa Haftar meets with UN envoy Jan Kubis. (LNA general command)

Libya’s Prime Minister-designate Abdulhamid Dbeibeh reiterated his pledge to form a national unity government, saying he will set certain conditions to ensure fair representation in the cabinet.

Meanwhile, new United Nations envoy, Jan Kubis, met on Friday with Libyan National Army (LNA) commander, Khalifa Haftar, in the eastern city of…

Libya’s suspended Interior Minister Fathi Bachagha speaks in Tripoli. (File photo: AFP)

The powerful interior minister of Libya’s unity government survived an assassination attempt Sunday on a highway near the capital Tripoli, an official from his inner circle told AFP.

Fathi Bashagha’s convoy “was fired on from an armored car while he was on the highway. His police escort returned fire. …

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the press, Feb. 4, 2021, at the State Department. (Reuters)

The United States announced several moves Thursday that appeared to be a sign of easing pressure on Iran, including its willingness to meet with officials from Tehran to discuss the now-defunct nuclear treaty signed in 2015.

Several decisions to backtrack from Trump-era decisions against Iran were announced hours after Secretary…

A Houthi fighter holds his weapon during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters for the Iranian-backed militia, in Sanaa, Yemen, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP)

The Arab Coalition said it had intercepted and destroyed two explosive drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia on Sunday targeting Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

The attempted attack was “systematic and deliberately targeted civilians and structures,” according to the Coalition statement carried by SPA.

Yemen’s Houthi movement regularly targets the Kingdom using drones and missiles, many of which Riyadh has intercepted. Some have previously hit Abha International Airport which is about 120 kilometers from the border with Yemen.

An image grab shows on November 20, 2019 smoke and fire billowing during a reported Israeli air strike on the outskirts of Damascus. (File photo: AFP)

Syrian air defenses intercepted and destroyed missiles launched by Israel from the direction of the Golan Heights toward Damascus, Syrian state news agency SANA reported early Morning citing a military source.

Explosions were heard in Syria’s capital Damascus, state TV reported earlier.

Syrian state media broadcast footage of what it…

A photo distributed by the Houthi Military Media Unit shows the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia March 25, 2018. (Reuters)

The Arab Coalition said it has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeting Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia.

“The Houthis are deliberately targeting civilians and we will firmly hold to account the planners and perpetrators of terrorist attacks in accordance with international law,” the…

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