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Leaders of Libya’s conflicting factions gathered in Palermo in a two-day conference held by Italy to show its determination to regain diplomatic control. The conference seeks talks about the situation in Libya, as the state of things is still far from a peaceful resolution.
In a clandestine raid, Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and among those reported killed was Nour Baraka, a 37-year-old prominent commander of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.
The director of the Akhbar al-Yaoum newspaper was sentenced to 12 years in prison and additional € 20,000 fine by the Casablanca Court of Appeals on sexual assault and human trafficking charges, a trial that activists say is politically motivated.