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Russia and Turkey agree on more talks on Syria amid crisis

The United Nations human rights chief urged Syrian government forces and their allies Tuesday to allow safe corridors in conflict areas in northwestern Syria, where a military offensive has unleashed a massive wave of fleeing civilians in one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the long civil war.

Turkey seeks parliament approval to dispatch troops to Libya

Turkey’s government on Monday submitted a motion to parliament seeking approval to deploy troops to Libya, arguing that the conflict in the North African country could escalate into a civil war and threaten Turkey’s interests.

Local experts find president’s Civil War tweet ‘ridiculous’

With an impeachment inquiry underway, President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that removing him from the presidency would cause a Civil War-level of splintering of the United States, a reiteration of a comment made on “Fox and Friends.”

Libya’s UN-backed government reclaims key town near Tripoli

Libya’s U.N.-backed government reclaimed a strategic town near Tripoli from opposition forces that have been fighting for the past three months to capture the country’s capital, with a government spokesman saying Thursday its fighters were in full control of the town.

UN envoy warns Libya is on verge of descending to civil war

The U.N. envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the oil-rich nation “is on the verge of descending into a civil war” that could divide the country and imperil the security of its neighbors and the wider Mediterranean region.

South Sudan’s warring leaders agree to share power, again

South Sudan’s warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced Wednesday, days after the United States said it was “skeptical” the two men whose rivalry has killed tens of thousands could lead the way to peace.

South Sudan’s latest cease-fire is violated within hours

South Sudan government troops violated the country’s latest cease-fire just hours after it began at midnight, the armed opposition claimed Saturday, while a government spokesman accused the rebels of attacking instead.

At last battle of Deep Creek re-enactment, Union and Confederacy return to Gettysburg

With the thunderous crack of a cannon and the sulfurous pop of a musket, the Battle of Gettysburg was on. The Union soldiers, clad in various shades of blue, moved slowly up the hill to the tune of artillery fire drowning out a lonely trio of musicians playing the songs of war. Beneath them and occupying a small meadow, Confederate infantry men and women fired in unison to their superior’s command, each snap bringing a flurry of gun powder dancing in the air.