Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

RABAT — Libya’s conflicting parties signed a UN-brokered deal in Morocco on Thursday to end the country’s political crises.

Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya’s capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
The agreement was signed by the rival parliaments, the internationally-recognized House of Representatives in Tubruk and the Islamist self-proclaimed General National Congress in Tripoli, alongside representatives of Libyan political parties, municipalities and civil society groups. (Libya-UN-Deal)
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ANKARA — A total of 23 rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Worker’s Party (PKK) were killed in the two-day military operations in southeastern Turkey, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported on Thursday.

The Turkish security forces launched the military operations against the PKK group in the towns of Silopi and Cizre in Sirnak province in the past two days and killed 23 PKK militants, according to the report. (Turkey-PKK)
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JERUSALEM — Israeli forces said Thursday they shot dead a Palestinian teen who tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank, the latest in a three-month wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

A military spokesperson said that troops in the Palestinian village of Huwwarah, south of Nablus, noticed a “suspect” and approached him “in order to question him.” The youth then “ran towards the forces, with a knife in hand,” said the spokesperson. (Israel-Palestinians)
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DAMASCUS — Syria announced on Thursday that it had cancelled the mutual visa waiver agreement with Turkey, in retaliation to the same measure undertaken by Ankara, state news agency SANA said.

Syria said the decision came in response to the Turkish government’s action last week to unilaterally revoke the mutual visa exemption agreement between the two countries signed on Oct. 13, 2009. (Syria-Turkey-Visa Waiver) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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