Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya has been forced to suspend its activities several times over the past several months due to shelling amid a confrontation between warring factions in the conflict-torn nation.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US military lost an armed remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) in the African country of Niger due to a mechanical malfunction, a Pentagon spokesperson stated.
Dust-laden winds and sandstorms that sweep Saharan sand through Niger and neighbouring countries out towards the Atlantic Ocean are common across West Africa during the dry season, which usually lasts from January to April.
Petrostates across the globe have been forced to reconcile themselves with a future when one of their most prized commodities - oil - has dramatically shed its worth amid economies battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Kenyan news outlet Kahawa Tungu, the plane was a light Kenyan Embraer 120 aircraft with six people onboard.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tunisia has requested Russia to send it respirators, face masks and medical equipment for public hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic, ambassador in Moscow Tarak ben Salem said.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - Egyptian Armed Forces conducted a special operation in the northern part of the Sinai peninsula and killed two militants, Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said on Friday.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have moved to California after falling out with the Royal Family and being targeted by the mainstream media. But why have the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - to give them their proper titles - got so much support from complete strangers on social media?
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Government of National Accord (GNA), one of the two major factions in the Libyan armed conflict, on Thursday declined to suspend fighting following the Libyan National Army, led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar, declaring a temporary truce amid the holy month of Ramadan.
CAIRO (Sputnik) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) headed by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar will cease hostilities during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on 24 April, LNA spokesman Major General Ahmad Mismari said.
While many European countries have already sorted out the refugee issue, which has proven to further exacerbate the raging coronavirus health crisis, a number of them – including, Italy, which has the biggest death toll among EU countries – have been slow to act.
The statement follows military commander Khalifa Haftar's announcement that he had assumed control of the eastern-based civilian authorities and had a popular mandate to govern Libya.
Like a number of other countries, Tunisia is preparing to gradually lift the quarantine starting from 4 May, but in order to do so, it will be necessary to equip all citizens with protective face masks.
BENGHAZI (Sputnik) - The Libyan National Army (LNA) is withdrawing from the 2015 Skhirat Political Agreement, which led to the formation of the rival Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), LNA’s Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar said in an address to the nation on Monday, adding that this 'suspicious' deal destroyed the country.
In its first quarterly civilian casualties report, US Africa Command has admitted to the deaths of two Somali civilians and injuries to three more as a result of US airstrikes. However, the command’s excessively stringent qualifications mean that few claims are actually acknowledged, and the rules of engagement have remained the same.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Nineteen people have been killed in a militia attack on a village in the northeastern province of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, actualite.cd reported, citing a representative of a local civilian community.
The United Nations previously warned that the desert locust crisis threatens the food security of some 25 million people in Africa.
It’s been over a year since the Tobruk government-backed forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar began their offensive on the Government of National Accord (GNA) capital, with the civil war entering a new phase in January when Turkey sent troops to the country to shore up the GNA’s defence of Tripoli.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 47 people were killed in a series of attacks on villages in Nigeria’s northwestern Katsina state, local police said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Four employees of international NGO Doctors Without Borders (MSF) who were kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been released, national media reported, citing authorities.