The latest territorial loss has put militia leader Khalifa Haftar in a weak position, and it is the right time for the international community to bring him to the negotiating table to help end the power struggle in Libya.
Head of Libya's UN-backed government Fayez al Sarraj announces his new "political initiative" as eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar continues his military campaign to take capital Tripoli.
"Today, 13,000,000 tonnes of plastic leak into the oceans every year, what among other damage, kill 100,000 marine animals annually," the UN says.
Implementation of a 2012 roadmap to UN-supervised elections in Syria has been discussed by US and Russian diplomats, says Ambassador James Jeffrey amid ongoing attacks in north-west Syria.
Boat sinks 40 nautical miles off the coast of Sfax, south of the capital Tunis, Tunis Afrique Presse agency reports.
The demand to reopen roads came a day after rally leaders suspended talks with the 10-member military council.
European Court of Human Rights rejects set of appeals challenging 2015-2016 curfews in southeast Turkey, part of security operations against PKK terrorist group.
Syrian regime's mission to the UN has asked the council presidency to schedule an urgent meeting to "discuss the situation in the occupied Syrian Golan" after US decision to recognise the strategic plateau as Israeli territory.
The UN human rights office said that intercommunal violence that left at least 535 people dead in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo may amount to crimes against humanity.
UN experts are investigating North Korea's alleged activities range from nuclear procurement in China to arms brokering in Syria.
All 28 EU countries have signed a joint statement on Saudi Arabia to be read out at the UN Human Rights council. This is the first rebuke of the kingdom since a UN Forum was set up in 2006
Three months ago, UN Chief Antonio Guterres announced a series of breakthroughs, which are apparently yet to come into effect as a new UNICEF report says at least eight children are still killed or injured in Yemen every day.
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