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UK Government announces funding of counter-piracy projects

Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham has announced funding plans demonstrating the Government's determination to deliver action in response to the...

"Total liberation of Libya is getting closer," he said

Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Radhouane Nouicer conferred with Libya's National Transition Council (NTC) vice-president Al-Ghouga...

NATO Ministers determined to pursue operation in Libya as long as threats persist

They affirmed that the time for terminating Operation Unified Protector is approaching but that the mission is not over yet. “It is clear that the end is in...

Rome aims to reactivate the Italian-Libyan Friendship Treaty

As Italy is sending a mission to Libya to revitalise its role over there, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini explained that despite uncertainties, his country has...

Challenges faced by Libya's interim leaders are many, says UN political chief

While life in the Libyan capital appears to be returning to normal, the interim authorities face numerous challenges as they seek to restore stability, including...

NATO extends security mission in Libya to protect civilians

Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO's North Atlantic Council decided today to extend the mandate of Operation Unified Protector...

World's countries pledge support for Libyan transition at UN summit

A United Nations summit in support of Libya backed the transition plans of the country’s new authorities and pledged their ongoing support to help the...

Cameron and Sarkozy visit Libya to offer aid and support to new government

Prime Minister David Cameron and President Nicolas Sarkozy today met with members of the National Transitional Council (NTC). Both are the most...

U.S. has an enduring commitment to supporting the Libyan people as they chart their own future

Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman said his country want to build a broad relationship with Libya based on mutual respect and shared interests. Those...

The focus must be on winning the peace in Libya, Stoltenberg says

First, the Libyans must own and lead the process. It is of paramount importance that the coming political process in Libya is genuinely inclusive. Mr...

Following famine declaration, Australia increases assistance to Horn of Africa

Australia will provide an additional AUD 30 million for emergency relief operations in the Horn of Africa. A famine has been officially declared...

Germany and Africa open a new chapter with Merkel's travel

Two days before travelling to Africa, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged the growing importance of the neighbouring continent...

UN vows support to South Sudan in quest for peace, prosperity

Amid great jubilation, South Sudan today became the world's newest State, formally seceding from Sudan to attain independence in the culmination...

Liberian and Ivorian delegations hold "very fruitful" discussions

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Saturday held talks with Prime Minister Guillaume Soro of Côte d’Ivoire, as a high-powered delegation from...

White House applauds efforts for peace in Sudan, Diplomats say

The White House applauded Wednesday efforts to quell violence in Sudan that has erupted ahead of independence for the south and has...

UN agency welcomes G20 decisions aimed at boosting food security

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed declaration adopted by the Group of 20 (G20) as a message that the world's...

UNSG welcomes deal on temporary arrangements for disputed Abyei

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement in Sudan to demilitarize the disputed area of Abyei, over which the national...

Nascent talks underway to help resolve Libyan crisis

While an agreement to end the crisis in Libya is still a long way off, the beginnings of a negotiation process have begun under the auspices of the...

Ongoing insecurity preventing return of displaced civilians in Cote d'Ivoire

At least 300,000 civilians are still displaced in Côte d’Ivoire two months after the end of the post-election crisis, the United Nations refugee agency...

UN chief voices alarm over escalating violence in Southern Kordofan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced alarm over escalating violence in the Sudanese state of Southern Kordofan, where thousands of people...

"We must now prepare for Libya's future without Qaddafi," France says

A growing number of nations consider the fall of the regime to be inevitable, and we must now prepare for Libya’s future without Qaddafi, as illustrated...

NATO endorses decision to extend Libya operation

NATO defense ministers have endorsed the decision to extend Operation Unified Protector by 90 days, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen...

Sudanese military forces must withdraw from Abyei, Security Council says

The Security Council today demanded that the Government of Sudan withdraw immediately from Abyei, the disputed area which is contested by both...

Sudanese leader still committing crimes in Darfur, Security Council told

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir continues to commit crimes against humanity and carry out genocide against the residents of Darfur in defiance of...

Sudanese president Al Bashir meets EU delegation, investigates cooperation

Head of Foreign Relations in the Parliament, Mahdi Ibrahim said that the meeting President Al Bashir and European Union (EU) held in the Friendship...

Sudanese government presents proposals for resolving Abyei issue

The Sudanese government on Tuesday presented a package of proposals to resolve the issue of country's disputed oil-rich area of Abyei, which included...

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