Daily Archives: April 14, 2019

UN Urges Release of Refugees, Migrants in Libyan Detention Centers

GENEVA U.N. aid agencies are urgently appealing for the release of thousands of refugees and migrants held in Libyan detention centers near combat zones, where their lives are in peril.

Security in the Libyan capital Tripoli is worsening as fighting increasingly moves from the suburbs into the city center. The …

Airstrike Kills Deputy Leader of IS in Somalia

The deputy leader of the Islamic State group in Somalia has been killed in an airstrike, a Somali regional minister told VOA.

Abdisamad Mohamed Gallan, security Minister of the Puntland region, told VOA Somali the airstrike that killed Abdihakim Mohamed Ibrahim, known as Dhoqob, took place Sunday between the villages …

Leader: Houthi Rebels Open to Relations With US

WASHINGTON More than four years after a brutal civil war in Yemen that has claimed thousands of lives and has pushed millions to the brink of starvation, Houthi rebels are ready to establish relations with the United States, an official responsible for the group’s foreign affairs told VOA.

The conflict …

Sudan Protest Group Calls for Civilian Government

CAIRO, EGYPT Sudan’s main protest organizers have called for the immediate handover of power to a civilian government in the wake of the military coup that ousted President Omar al-Bashir last week.

On Sunday, the military council said it would name a civilian prime minister and Cabinet to help run …