Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed
MINYA, Egypt Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day.
TUNIS Tunisia's army will be deployed to protect major cities to increase security after the militant attack on a museum that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists, the president's office said on Thursday.
"After a meeting with the armed forces, the president has decided large cities will be secured by the army," the president's office said in a statement.
Security forces have also arrested four people in direct connection with Wednesday's museum attack, authorities said.
(Reporting by Tarek Amara; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Toby Chopra)
WASHINGTON Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters.
TRIPOLI Heavy clashes erupted in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, as armed groups aligned with the U.N.-backed government fought to fend off a major offensive by rival Islamist-leaning forces and militia fighters.