People gather to greet France’s president Francois Hollande in Timbuktu on February 2nd, 2013, afer French forces had retaken the desert city from Islamist rebels. France is to deploy thousands of its troops across the region to better fight Islamist militancy. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

A French soldier has been killed in northern Mali as France prepares to deploy thousands of its troops across the region to better fight Islamist mil(...)

Abdullah al-Thinni, who resigned as Libya’s acting prime minister two weeks ago, saying gunmen had attacked his family. Photograph: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny

Gunmen stormed Libya’s parliament today and started shooting, forcing lawmakers to abandon a vote on the country’s next prime minister, a parli(...)

Patrick Seale who has died in London at the age of 83 was the world’s most distinguished expert on Syria. He had close connections with Ireland(...)

Saif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gadafy.  Photograph: Reuters/Paul Hackett

The war crimes trial of two sons of Libya’s former dictator Muammar Gadafy begins amid tight security in Tripoli today, in a case causing sensa(...)

Hassan al-Drowi was shot several times as he drove homw from   shopping in the  city late last night.

Gunmen assassinated Libya’s deputy industry minister as he drove home from shopping in the coastal city of Sirte late last night in an attack security(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (left) talks with French foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Susan Walsh/Reuters

French, it is said, is the language of love.US secretary of state John Kerry flaunted his fluency in the language yesterday to deliver something of a(...)

Black columns of smoke rise from heavy shelling in the Jobar neighborhood, east of Damascus, Syria yesterday. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

The increasingly bellicose statements on Syria coming from London and Washington will sharpen the focus of today’s meeting of top US, British, French (...)

Italian police carry the body of a migrant who drowned after a shipwreck at La Playa beach in Catania in Sicily. The bodies of six migrants were recovered on the beach, and dozens of other passengers have been rescued. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

Six migrants drowned off the Italian island of Sicily today after attempting a dangerous passage from Africa in a fishing boat, according to the Itali(...)

South Africa’s treasury is looking into Libyan assertions that slain leader Muammar Gaddafi and his family stashed money and other assets in the count(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (left) gestures as Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov tries to fix his translation equipment during a joint news conference after their meeting in Moscow yesterday. Russia and the United States have agreed to try to arrange an international conference this month on ending the civil war in Syria, and said both sides in the conflict should take part. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/Reuters

Russia and the United States agreed to bury their differences over Syria and to try to convene international talks with both sides in the civil(...)

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