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Iran dismisses US efforts at UN sanctions as currency drops

Iran dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever on Sunday
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Thai protesters reinstall plaque symbolizing democracy

Anti-government demonstrators occupied an historic field in the Thai capital.
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Pro-democracy student leaders install a plaque declaring "This country belongs to the people" at the Sanam Luang field during a protest in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Thousands of demonstrators turned out Saturday for a rally to support the student-led protest movement's demands for new elections and reform of the monarchy. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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AP PHOTOS: Elderly protesters defy Belarus' strongman

Thousands of protesters who have flooded Belarusian cities for six weeks of demonstrations to demand an end to the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko include people of all ages, professions and social groups
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Nina Bahinskaya, 73, poses for a photo holding an old Belarusian national flag at an entrance of her apartment building in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 73-year-old former geologist has become one of the most recognizable faces of Belarus protests, fearlessly waving a huge opposition's red-and-white flag in front of riot police.
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Italians vote in 7 regional contests shaped by pandemic

Italians in seven regions are heading to the polls for two days of voting shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic
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A man casts his ballot at a polling station, in Rome, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. On Sunday and Monday Italians are called to vote nationwide in a referendum to confirm a historical change to the country's constitution to drastically reduce the number of Members of Parliament from 945 to 600. Eighteen million of Italian citizens will also vote on Sunday and Monday to renew local governors in seven regions, along with mayors in approximately 1,000 cities. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
September 20

Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner has died at 91

John Turner, a Liberal party member, also served as justice and finance minister
September 20
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, former prime minister John Turner looks on during a photo op to mark the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the first Parliament of Canada, in Ottawa. Turner, whose odyssey from a "Liberal dream in motion" to a political anachronism spanned 30 years, has died at the age of 91. Marc Kealey, a former aide speaking on behalf of Turner's relatives as a family friend, says Turner died peacefully in his sleep at home in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 19

Iranian commander vows 'hit' on all involved with US killing of top general

He said revenge would be "decisive, serious and real."
September 19
In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami speaks at a pro-government rally, in Tehran, Iran.
September 19

Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women's march

Police in the capital of Belarus have cracked down sharply on a women's protest march demanding the authoritarian president's resignation
September 19
Police officers detain a woman during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Daily protests calling for the authoritarian president's resignation are now in their second month and opposition determination appears strong despite the detention of protest leaders. (AP Photo/TUT.by)
September 19

Pompeo finishes Latin America tour with focus on Venezuela

The secretary of state has wrapped up a tour of four South American countries.
September 19
In this handout photo released by Colombia's Presidential Press Office, Colombian President Ivan Duque and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo bump elbows before their meeting at the presidential house in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Pompeo on Saturday wrapped up a tour of four South American countries — three of them neighbors of Venezuela, whose socialist government is under intense U.S. pressure. (Nicolas Galeano/Colombia's Presidential Press Office via AP)
September 19

Libyan official: Sarraj opposes oil deal with rival Hifter

Libyan officials say that the leader of the U.N.-supported government will not support a deal with his primary rival in the country’s civil war to lift a months-long blockade on its vital oil trade
September 19
September 19

Greek flooding leaves 2 dead, 1 missing; 600 others rescued

A storm has pounded parts of central Greece, creating flooding that killed two people, left 1 missing and forced emergency workers to rescue more than 600 people
September 19
Damaged power and telecommunication lines are seen during a storm at the port of Argostoli, on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, western Greece, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. A powerful tropical-like storm named Ianos battered the western islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, and Ithaki overnight, causing flash flooding, property damage, power outages, and road closures mostly from downed trees, police and local authorities said. (AP Photo/Nikiforos Stamenis)
September 19

Thai protesters' rally pushes demands for democratic reforms

Thousands of demonstrators have defied police warnings and occupied a historic field in Thailand’s capital to support the demands of a student-led protest movement for new elections and reform of the monarchy
September 19
A pro-democracy protester displays a placard during a rally at Sanam Luang with The Grand Palace lit up in the background in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Protesters gathered Saturday in Bangkok for the most ambitious rally so far in a pro-democracy campaign that has shaken up the government and the country's conservative establishment. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
September 19

Iran vows 'hit' on all involved in US killing of top general

The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq
September 19
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 file photo, Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami speaks at a pro-government rally, in Tehran, Iran. The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has threatened to go after everyone who had a role in a top general’s January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq. The guard’s website on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 quoted Gen. Hossein Salami as saying, “Mr. Trump! Our revenge for martyrdom of our great general is obvious, serious and real.” U.S. President Donald Trump warned this week that Washington would harshly respond to any Iranian attempts to take revenge for the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
September 19

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure with terrorism

Ethiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offenses and other crimes that could bring life in prison
September 19
FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Jawar Mohammed speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his house in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia's most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 other people have been charged with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other criminal activities, the attorney general's office announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
September 19

Cargo plane crashes at airport in Somalia's capital, 3 hurt

A cargo plane has crashed at the international airport in Somalia’s capital, and the country’s transport minister says three of the four crew members on board were injured
September 19
September 19

Russia's Navalny says he's now more than 'technically alive'

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is recovering his verbal and physical abilities at the German hospital where he is being treated for suspected poisoning but at first despaired at his condition
September 19
In this photo taken from a video published by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on his instagram account, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks down stairs in a hospital in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Navalny, who is being treated in a German hospital for suspected poisoning by a nerve agent, says on social media that he is recovering verbal and physical abilities despite despairing at first. (Navalny Instagram via AP)
September 19

Former Japanese PM Abe visits controversial Tokyo shrine

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he has visited a shrine viewed by China and both Koreas as a symbol of wartime aggression
September 19
Japan's outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media as he arrives at the prime minister's office for a cabinet meeting Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Tokyo. Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the way for his successor Yoshihide Suga to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 19

Moroccans protest Arab nations normalizing ties with Israel

Moroccans staged a protest outside parliament to denounce Arab countries’ agreements to normalize ties with Israel
September 19
A young girl waves a Moroccan and a Palestinian flag during a protest against normalizing relations with Israel, in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Despite a government ban on large gatherings aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, scores of Moroccans staged a protest outside parliament building in the capital Rabat on Friday to denounce Arab normalization agreements with Israel. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
September 19

UK official's bodyguard suspended after leaving gun on plane

A bodyguard who was traveling with Britain’s foreign secretary has been suspended from duties after he reportedly left a loaded gun on a plane
September 19
September 19

AP PHOTOS: Italian grape harvest plows on through pandemic

Change can come slowly to Italy’s centuries-old wine industry, but the coronavirus pandemic has radically altered the path from vine to table in a matter of months, beginning with the fall harvest
September 19
September 19

China announces regulations for 'unreliable entity' list

China’s Ministry of Commerce has issued regulations for its unreliable entity list, aimed at foreign companies it says endanger its national sovereignty, security or development interests
September 19
A woman wearing a mask walks past delivery workers moving boxes in Beijing on Aug. 20, 2020. U.S. and Chinese trade envoys discussed strengthening coordination of their government’s economic policies during a phone meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce announced. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 19

China sends more warplanes as Taiwan honors late leader

China has sent 19 more warplanes toward Taiwan for the second day as the island's leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy have paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan’s transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-hui
September 19
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a memorial service for the late former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Lee, remembered for leading the island's transition to democracy, died at age 97 in July, (Pool Photo via AP)
September 19

One family's desperate, deadly attempt to flee Lebanon

Hundreds of Lebanese are fleeing miserable conditions in their country on migrant ships hoping to start a new life in Europe
September 19
Lebanese Mohammed Sufian, 21, sits outside his house, in Tripoli, north Lebanon Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, days after he was rescued at sea by a U.N. naval force after trying to migrate with his family on a boat to Cyprus. He ended up losing his two-year-old son as a result of severe heat with no food or water on board. Mohammed is among dozens of people who have tried in recent weeks to flee Lebanon to Europe amid a devastating and unprecedented economic and financial crisis. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
September 19

Taiwan, US pay tribute to island's leader, 'Mr. Democracy'

Taiwan’s leader, senior government officials and a high-level U.S. envoy have paid tribute to the man who led Taiwan’s transition to democracy, former President Lee Teng-hui
September 19
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a memorial service for the late former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui in Taipei, Taiwan on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Lee, remembered for leading the island's transition to democracy, died at age 97 in July, (Pool Photo via AP)
September 19

Pompeo visits Guyana hoping to shore up support on Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has visited the small nation of Guyana looking to shore up support for Trump administration efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and build ties with the booming oil producer
September 19
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Nicholas Kamm/Pool via AP)
September 19

Peru president survives impeachment vote amid virus turmoil

Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra has easily survived an impeachment vote after opposition lawmakers failed to garner enough support to oust the leader as the country copes with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks
September 19
Peru's President Martin Vizcarra greets reporters after addressing Congress in Lima, Peru, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
September 19

Peru’s president survives impeachment vote amidst COVID-19 turmoil

Peru’s president survives impeachment vote amidst COVID-19 turmoil
September 19
September 19

Canada opposition party head tests positive for coronavirus

The new leader of Canada’s main opposition party has tested positive for the coronavirus
September 19
September 18

Mexican intellectuals claim freedom of expression threatened

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denies his administration has hurt freedom of expression, as claimed this week in an open letter signed by hundreds of people, including dozens of well-known intellectuals
September 18
September 18

Amal Clooney quits UK role over 'lamentable' Brexit plan

Amal Clooney has become the highest profile lawyer to quit an official job over her opposition to the British government’s suggestion that it could break international law in the event it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union
September 18
FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney smiles during a Foreign Ministers G7 meeting in Dinard, Brittany. Clooney has become the highest profile lawyer to quit over her opposition to the British government’s suggestion that it could break international law in the event it fails to agree a trade deal with the European Union. In a letter Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, the human rights lawyer said she is quitting her role as the U.K.’s special envoy on media freedom over the government’s “lamentable” suggestion. (AP Photo/David Vincent, file)
September 18

Australian safari staff scare tourists with crocodile prank

A group of tourists posing for a photo panicked as a motionless crocodile behind them suddenly snapped its jaws as a prank.
September 18
A group of tourists posing for a photo panicked as a motionless crocodile behind them suddenly snapped its jaws as a prank.
September 18

Conservation officers capture and free bear into wild

A grizzly bear roaming around a residential area in British Columbia was secured and released into the wild by conservation officers.
September 18
 A grizzly bear roaming around a residential area in British Columbia was secured and released into the wild by conservation officers.
September 18

Mexico City school owner convicted in 2017 collapse

The owner of an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during the 2017 earthquake has been found guilty of charges equivalent to manslaughter
September 18
FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, rescue workers search for children trapped inside the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City. The Mexico City prosecutor's office said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, it has requested a sentence of 57 years in prison for the owner and director of the elementary school who has been found guilty of charges equivalent to manslaughter. The school collapse killed 26 people in the devastating magnitude 7.1 earthquake. (AP Photo/Carlos Cisneros, File)
September 18

Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

Canada is extending the agreement to keep the U.S. border closed to non-essential travel to Oct. 21 during the coronavirus pandemic
September 18
September 18

Vile social media attacks target Pakistani women journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned relentless social media attacks on women journalists in Pakistan
September 18
In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 photo, Wajiha Khanian, a female journalist from local tv channel Dawn News, interviews during protest, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Social media attacks against Pakistan's women journalists have been vile and vicious, some threatening rape, others even threatening death and the culprits are most often allied to the ruling party, even prompting the Committee to Protect Journalists to issue a statement on Friday condemning the relentless attacks. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
September 18

Mexico official: Woman's death at water protest was accident

The commander of Mexico's National Guard says the death of a woman shot by guard members at a water protest in northern Mexico earlier this month was “a regrettable accident.”
September 18
Farmers stand at La Boquilla Dam, where they wrested control on Tuesday from National Guard troops in order to close the valves and reduce the flow of water toward the United States, in Chihuahua State, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Tuesday's clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops was the latest flashpoint in a months-long conflict over the Mexican government's attempts to pay off its water debt with the United States over objections of local farmers. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
September 18

Yemen's rival sides meet in Geneva for prisoner swap talks

The United Nations says Yemen’s warring sides have started U.N.-brokered peace consultations in Switzerland to exchange prisoners
September 18
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, center, and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer, speak during a new round of talks by Yemen's warring parties in Amman, Jordan. Yemen’s warring sides on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, started U.N.-brokered peace consultations in Switzerland to exchange prisoners, the United Nations said, part of a long-delayed deal aiming to end a conflict that has killed thousands of civilians and set off the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
September 18

Israel returns to virus lockdown as cases mount

Israel went back into a full lockdown to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by infighting
September 18
A protester holds a banner against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the coronavirus countrywide lockdown in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Netanyahu's government has imposed a three-week lockdown, beginning on Friday afternoon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 18

Guatemalan president tests positive for new coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus
September 18
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the new coronavirus arrives at Constitution square for the independence day celebration in Guatemala City, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Guatemala and Central America are celebrating 199 years of independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
September 18

Israel faces 2nd lockdown amid spiking COVID-19 cases

Stores shutter in Jerusalem as Israel enters into a second lockdown over COVID-19 for three weeks during the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur holidays.
September 18
Stores shutter in Jerusalem as Israel enters into a second lockdown over COVID-19 for three weeks during the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur holidays.
September 18

Woman finds snake in glove box

A snake catcher safely removed a snake from an Australian woman's car after she found the unwelcome passenger while driving.
September 18
A snake catcher safely removed a snake from an Australian woman's car after she found the unwelcome passenger while driving.
September 18

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattles Greek island of Crete

Greek authorities say an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.3 has struck off the southern island of Crete
September 18
September 18

US carrier transits Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran

The U.S. Navy says the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier has transited the Strait of Hormuz as tensions between the United States and Iran continue to simmer
September 18
In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz transits the Arabian Sea on Aug. 17, 2020. The U.S. Navy searched through the night into the morning of Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, for a sailor who went missing from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz during its patrol of the northern Arabian Sea amid tensions with Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Elliot Schaudt/U.S. Navy via AP)
September 18

Search for migrant boat as powerful storm lashes Greece

Greek authorities have launched a large search and rescue operation following a distress call from a vessel carrying dozens of migrants, which was caught in a powerful storm that battered western Greece with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain
September 18
Seawater from crashing waves cover a road at the port of Argostoli, on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, western Greece, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall battered several islands off the western coast of Greece Friday, causing power outages and road closures, as authorities in nearby mainland areas remained on alert. (AP Photo/Nikiforos Stamenis)
September 18

ABC News Live Update: Russia calls new evidence in alleged Navalny poisoning ‘absurd’

Plus, a look at the most diverse Emmys’ class ever, and Estee Lauder is set to send its night serum into space.
September 18
VIDEO: ABC News Live Update: Russia calls new evidence in alleged Navalny poisoning ‘absurd’
September 18

Mexico sees fentanyl seizures up 465%, denies making drug

Mexican authorities say seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, but progress against the other big Mexican export to the U.S. market _ methamphetamines _ is slower
September 18
FILE - This undated photo provided on Jan. 24, 2020 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows some of over 165 pounds (75 kilograms) of suspected methamphetamine seized after smugglers tried to float it across the border from Nogales, Mexico, by roping together dozens of packages and sending them through an underground drainage tunnel into Arizona, according to federal officials. The Mexican Defense Department announced on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, that seizures of the synthetic opioid fentanyl so far this year are 465% higher than in 2019, but progress against another big Mexican export to the U.S. market _ methamphetamines _ is slower. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File)
September 18

Justice for Breonna Taylor, wildfires, 9/11 memorialized: The Week in Photos

A look at the week's top photos from around the globe.
September 18
VIDEO: Justice for Breonna Taylor, wildfires, 9/11 memorialized: The Week in Photos
September 18

Indian military admits wrongdoing in 3 Kashmir killings

In a rare admission of wrongdoing, the Indian military says its soldiers in Kashmir exceeded their legal powers in the killings of three local men it had described as Pakistani terrorists
September 18
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) shout slogans during a protest against the Indian army's decision to close a fake encounter case against five soldiers in connection with the killing of five Kashmiris in Pathribal in March 2000, in Srinagar, India. In a separate case, the Indian military on Friday, Sept. 18, said its soldiers in Kashmir exceeded their legal powers in the killings of three local men it had described as Pakistani terrorists on July 18, 2020. Police ordered an investigation into the accusation of a staged gunbattle, and the results have not yet been released. The results of the police probe are likely to spark an outcry among Kashmiri activists who for years have accused Indian troops of abusing their powers and repeatedly targeting civilians. Placard at background right reads, "AFSPA and other black laws are giving Indian soldiers a license to kill." (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
September 18

'This is a big moment:' UK virus restrictions escalating

Fresh restrictions on social gatherings in England, potentially involving limits on pub opening hours, appear to be on the cards soon as the British government seeks to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections
September 18
A staff member waits at the entrance to nearly empty lanes of a Covid-19 drive thru testing facility at Twickenham stadium in London, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Britain has imposed tougher restrictions on people and businesses in parts of northeastern England on Thursday as the nation attempts to stem the spread of COVID-19, although some testing facilities remain under-utilised. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 18

Greece: Police move more homeless migrants to new tent camp

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday relocated over a thousand more migrants who had been homeless since fires ravaged the country’s largest refugee camp last week amid a local COVID-19 outbreak
September 18
A migrant pulls a crate with bottles of water on the northeastern island of Lesbos, Greece, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Police on the Greek island of Lesbos resumed an operation Friday to move migrants made homeless by fires to new camp amid a local COVID-19 outbreak. It came a day after 5,000 people were taken to the army-built camp, 135 testing positive for the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 18

Libya's east-based commander promises end of oil blockade

Libya’s commander who rules the eastern half of the country says that oil production will restart soon, ending a months-long blockade of the nation’s vital oil fields
September 18
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2020, file, photo shows Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter during a meeting in Athens. Libya’s U.N.-supported government Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, announced a cease-fire across the oil-rich country and called for demilitarizing the strategic city of Sirte, which is controlled by rival forces. Fayez Sarraj, head of the Government of National Accord in the capital Tripoli, also announced parliamentary and presidential elections would be held in March. Both administrations said they want an end to an oil blockade imposed by the camp of military commander Khalifa Hifter since earlier this year.  (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)