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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to students at the American University Cairo in the eastern suburb of New Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.<br>Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AP

Pompeo angry over death of US citizen jailed in Egypt

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “expressed outrage” to Egypt’s president on Sunday at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been held wrongfully in an Egyptian prison, according to a State Department spokeswoman.


Libya's rival military commander seeks support in Greece

The commander of forces fighting the U.N.-supported government in Libya visited Athens Friday in a bid to counter Turkey's support for his opponents, ahead of a weekend summit on Libya in Berlin.


Libya's eastern-based forces move to halt oil exports

A move by Libya's east-based forces to choke off oil exports from its territory threatens to throttle much of the country's oil production, the national corporation said Saturday, escalating tensions ahead of an international peace summit to end the civil war.

Turkey's Erdogan: Europe must back Libyan government in Tripoli

In an article published Saturday, Erdogan said European leaders "ought to talk a little less and focus on taking concrete steps" in the conflict-torn North African nation.


Marine to serve as AFRICOM’s new senior enlisted leader

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard D. Thresher has been tapped to serve as the next senior enlisted leader of U.S. Africa Command, the military announced Thursday.


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