Inside Libya’s Brutal Battle for Control of Tripoli

Photographs by André Liohn | Text by Jared Malsin When rogue Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar launched an attack on Tripoli in April, it plunged the North African country into one of its worst crises since Moammar Gadhafi’s death in 2011. The battle imperiled monthslong peace talks and raised the specter of a bloody showdown for … Continue reading Inside Libya’s Brutal Battle for Control of Tripoli

White House on lockdown as Secret Service respond to ‘suspicious package’

Andrew BuncombeSeattle The Independent US The White House, photographed last year, has been on lock down three times in two weeks ( Getty ) The White House was placed on lockdown as Secret Service agents investigated a “suspicious package”, the third such security alert there in recent weeks. Agents said members of the service’s uniformed division had been alerted to reports of … Continue reading White House on lockdown as Secret Service respond to ‘suspicious package’

Philippines: Isis claims bombing that killed five on Jolo island

 Filipino soldiers stand guard next to the covered bodies of victims in front of a church following explosions in Jolo city, Sulu, Philippines, 27 January 2018. At least 21 people were killed after two bombs exploded outside a cathedral. Photograph: Peewee Bacuno/EPA Five people including three soldiers were killed in a bombing targeting an elite … Continue reading Philippines: Isis claims bombing that killed five on Jolo island

Libya: Haftar bans flights, boats from Turkey

Remains of missiles and other weapons found at a camp that was used by forces loyal to Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar in Gharyan [Mahmud Turkia/AFP] MORE ON MIDDLE EAST Saudi Arabia intercepts two Houthi drones launched into kingdomtoday Sudan's ruling generals warn opposition ahead of 'millions march'today Libya's GNA says US missiles found at captured … Continue reading Libya: Haftar bans flights, boats from Turkey