Major Libya route connecting east and west reopens after warring sides agree Aug 01, 2021 0 50 12345 Benghazi: A major road linking eastern and western Libya has officially reopened after the step was approved by the country’s warring sides.In June, Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibeh declared the coastal road would reopen connecting Misrata in western Libya and the Mediterranean city of Sirte. But forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar objected to the step at the time, saying the reopening had to be agreed by a joint military committee of the two rival sides. On Friday, the 5+5 military commission, with five officers representing each side, declared the road reopened. Haftar, the chief of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) based in eastern Libya, welcomed the step. Truck traffic appeared normal on the road on Saturday, but civilian motorists were still wary, fearing explosives left behind by the warring factions, witnesses said. (afp) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Afghan fighting escalates as Taliban tries to capture major cities Aug 01, 2021 0 394 Israel criticizes Iran after deadly attack on tanker ship near Oman Aug 01, 2021 0 353 Turkish emergency forces battle wildfires Aug 01, 2021 0 32 Indian forces kill top militant behind Kashmir bombing dpa Srinagar, Kashmir A key suspect in a 2019 bombing that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitary forces in Indian-administered Kashmir was shot dead by security forces on Saturday, officials said. Mohammad Ismal Alvi .. 20 killed, 18 wounded in two traffic accidents in eastern Afghanistan Kabul: At least 20 people were killed in two traffic accidents in the past 12 hours in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Saturday. The incidents occurred in the Qarghahi district of the .. Several dead following attack on funeral service in Iraq’s Yathrib Baghdad: Several people were killed in an attack on a funeral service in Yathrib, in Iraq, according to INA state news agency, citing security sources. Witnesses said 13 people had died and at least 50 were injured. .. Seven members of Kurdish family murdered in Turkey after threats Istanbul: Seven members of a Kurdish family were murdered on Friday evening in the Turkish region of Central Anatolia, following a series of racist threats. Attackers broke into the family’s home in the city of Konya ..