CAIRO (AP) — Representatives of Libya's neighbors meeting in Cairo on Saturday warned the North African nation's main rival factions against seeking to settle their differences through military force, as Egypt announced that efforts were underway to bring their leaders together to chart a "joint vision" for the country.
Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029. The government insists the proposals to create an executive presidency will ensure simpler and more effective leadership, but critics fear they will edge Turkey toward one-man rule. Hours after the bill was approved, Erdogan said the "real (and) final decision" would be made by the people in a referendum, expected to be held in April.
Women in pink "pussyhats" flooded into Washington by the train-load Saturday for a massive rights march set to draw hundreds of thousands in defiance of America's hardline new president, Donald Trump. According to Washington's deputy mayor Kevin Donahue, organizers have upped their initial turnout estimate from 200,000 to 500,000 people faced with the early morning flood of protesters. Trump's defeated rival Hillary Clinton tweeted her support to the crowds massed near Washington's National Mall, preparing to march on the White House led by celebrity participants including Scarlett Johansson and Michael Moore.