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World in brief: June 26 2018

LIBYA: National Oil Corporation chairman Mustafa Sanalla complained today that the Libyan army had "no legal authority" to transfer management of oil terminals to a rival company.

Mr Sanalla insisted that oil facilities "must remain under the exclusive control of NOC and the sole oversight" of the internationally recognised government.

The Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, said yesterday it had regained control of vital oil terminals in the east after a militia attacked the facilities two weeks ago.

MACEDONIA: President Gjorge Ivanov fulfilled his threat today to not sign off a deal with Greece for his country to change its name to "North Macedonia."

His decision will delay but not derail the deal that Macedonia's parliament has already ratified.

Constitutionally, if MPs meeting for a second time approve legislation that the president has refused to sign off, he can no longer block it.

VIETNAM: Flash floods and landslides have damaged roads, homes and crops in northern Vietnam, where 15 people have died and 11 are missing.

The Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said today the flooding had caused an estimated £4 million in damages to infrastructure, homes and agriculture.

Landslides blocked traffic in some areas and more rain is expected.

AFGHANISTAN: Eleven people, including six civilians, were killed today in an overnight US drone attack in Nuristan province.

Provincial governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum said that six civilians and five Taliban insurgents were killed in the attack in Waygal district.

He said that villagers and Taliban fighters were visiting an insurgent wounded in an earlier attack when the house was targeted by the drone.


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