World Bulletin / News Desk
Libya's government, seeking to assert its authority over private militias following the killing of U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, placed two powerful freelance units in the city under the command of full-time army officers on Monday.
Commanders of two units which have, with official sanction, been providing security since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi were ordered removed and the men of the February 17 Brigade and Rafallah al-Sahati militia put under army orders. A third unit, Libya's Shield, would also change leadership, an official said.
No comment was immediately available from Fawzi Bukatif, whose command of February 17 made him one of the most powerful men in oil-rich eastern Libya since the uprising against Gaddafi last year; nor was there a reaction from Ismail al-Salabi, who had led the heavily armed, pro-government Rafallah al-Sahati.
Ali Abunimah, the founder of Electronic Intifada, quoted Israeli officer Anshel Pfeffer who said Hamas was no longer ”melting away like in the past,” but rather fighting with new equipment and tactics.
U.S. immigration courts have a backlog of 375,373 cases, almost 50,000 more than they faced two years ago, according to Justice Department figures.
The Palestinian resistance factions and Israel had two previous humanitarian ceasefires over the past week to provide assistance for the affected residents in the embattled Gaza Strip.
On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing $47 million to help address the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Russian state investigators have detained four Moscow metro workers suspected of safety breaches but Besedin was not among them
A commuter train and a tourist train collided in Taebaek, a resort area about 200 km (125 miles) southeast of Seoul
The designation as a war - either international or civil - changes the game legally, because it turns both sides into combatants with equal liability for war crimes
Protesters gathered to march against the exile of Christians from Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) rebel group.
Litvinenko died after drinking tea poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope in a plush London hotel
The commission had been expected to declare Prabowo's rival, Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, as the election winner and next president.
The Cambodian government and opposition agreed to end a deadlock that followed disputed elections last July.
President Obama said the US will incorporate native American languages and cultures in school curriculums and social programs.
The Sewol's 15 surviving crew members, including the captain, are on trial on charges ranging from homicide to negligence
British PM Cameron questioned France's plan to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, saying fulfilling such an order would be unthinkable after the downing of the Malaysian Airlines plane
Kabul airport is home to a major operational base for NATO-led forces that have been fighting the Taliban for 12 years
With the conflict entering its third week, the Palestinian death toll rose to almost 550, including nearly 100 children and many other civilians