Libyan officials say 200 people have been killed in recent fighting

Khalifa Haftars bid to topple UN-recognised government has displaced 50,000 people Nearly 200 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in the most recent wave of fighting in Libya, officials said this weekend. The offensive to take control of Tripoli WHO tweeted. The US appears to have accepted the view of its chief Middle Eastern allies that Haftars assault can be seen as the act of a strong leader fighting Islamist extremist militias in Tripoli. But many independent Libyan experts claim Haftar has no commitment to democracy, and himself deploys Salafist militia in his self-styled Libyan National Army. At least nine people were killed in an attack on Saturday on a military training camp used by forces loyal …

Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinians after car ramming, military says

Palestinian foreign ministry claims two West Bank men killed in brutal execution Israeli troops have shot dead two Palestinian attackers after they deliberately drove a car into a group of soldiers, seriously wounding one and injuring another, the military said. The incident occurred after the soldiers had stopped their vehicle overnight about six miles (10km) north-west of the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. A third Palestinian in the car was wounded, the army said. Spates of ramming attacks and stabbings by Palestinians against Israeli security forces and civilians peaked in late 2015 and 2016. Many were carried out by individuals rather than members of militant groups, and the frequency of such attacks has since decreased. There …