Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at More »

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the More »

King Salman stresses kingdom’s support for united Iraq in phone call to Abadi

:: Saudi King Salman held a telephone call Monday evening with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in which he stressed the Kingdom’s support for the unity More »

Dialogue best way to promote peace, security: Saudi Shoura chief

:: Shoura Council President Abdullah Al-Asheikh said that the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman, believes in dialogue as an effective means to achieve security, peace and prosperity. Al-Asheikh delivered his More »

Commercial courts to boost investment in Saudi Arabia

:: Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani has officially launched the commercial courts after they had started to operate on Muharram 1 of this year. Al-Samaani, who is also the Supreme Judicial Council chairman, More »

 

Category Archives: Libya

Majority of Libya now under national army control, says Haftar

:: The Libyan army is now in control over most parts of the country said Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Only a few areas remain outside of their control, he added. During a meeting with officers and soldiers from the Libyan

Tunisia: At least 8 migrants drown as boat collides with navy vessel

:: At least eight migrants have drowned after their boat sank following a crash with a Tunisian navy vessel in the Mediterranean, the defence ministry said Monday. Spokesman Belhassen Oueslati told AFP that eight bodies were found and 38 people

Libya: Arrest warrants issued for 826 people, mostly in Qatar, Turkey

:: The Libyan Attorney-General issued arrest warrants and travel bans on Monday against more than 826 people in cases involving terrorism, many of them in Qatar and Turkey. Libyan media reported that the arrests, carried out in the city of

Boris Johnson: Sirte can be next Dubai – only if ‘dead bodies are cleared away’

:: British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson came under fire Tuesday for saying Libya could become a magnet for tourists and investors — if it can “clear the dead bodies away” first. Reflecting on his August visit to Libya, strife-torn since

Libyan army: Qatar transports armed ISIS militants from Syria to Libya

:: Libyan armed forces spokesman, Col. Ahmad al-Mesmari, said on Sunday evening that ISIS and branches of the Muslim Brotherhood affiliated to al-Qaeda have joined forces to spread extremism in Libya. “Qatar is transporting armed ISIS militants from Syria to

ISIS militants killed in Libya by US airstrike

:: Two US air strikes killed several ISIS militants in Libya earlier this week, the US military said on Thursday, the second series of strikes in the country in recent days. In a statement, US Africa Command said the strike

Libya arrests ISIS militant involved in 2015 beheadings

:: Libyan authorities have arrested a suspected ISIS militant they believe was involved in the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in 2015. Chief Prosecutor Al-Sadiq al-Sour told reporters on Thursday that the beheadings took place behind a

Rival Libya govt seeks international recognition

:: The head of Libya’s rival government in the east has called on the international community to recognize his administration which he says controls most of the North African country. Libya, which plunged into chaos after the ouster and killing

Libyan coastguards turn back more than 1,000 migrants

:: Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman said. There has been a sharp drop in migrant crossings between Libya and Italy since July, largely attributed

Bodies of 16 migrants found in Libya’s eastern desert

:: Libyan security forces said on Tuesday that the bodies of 16 migrants had been found in the desert near the country’s border with Egypt. The bodies were found about 310 kilometers southwest of the coastal city of Tobruk, said

French foreign minister in Libya to push peace deal

Jean Yves Le Drian

:: French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian met Libyan officials in Tripoli on Monday to offer support for a deal between political rivals signed in Paris aimed at stabilizing the North African country. Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj and

Moroccan beauty queen becomes latest victim of sexual assault

:: A Moroccan beauty queen has become that latest sexual harassment victim in the North African kingdom after she revealed that three men molested her in the coastal city of Tanja. Miss Arab beauty 2014, Fathima al-Zahra al-Jamali, known as

Britain’s Johnson meets Libya’s Khalifa Haftar, urges dialogue

:: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Libyan leader Khalifa Haftar on Thursday during a visit to Benghazi, officials said. Their talks focused on “the development of the political situation in Libya”, Haftar’s spokesman Khalifa al-Abidi said without giving further

Sources: ISIS slaughters 14 Libyan army soldiers

:: Security sources in the Libyan army have told Al Arabiya that members of ISIS organization on Wednesday morning slaughtered 14 soldiers belonging to the Haftar unit in the Libyan army. Mohammed al-Zawi from the Libyan army’s information office told

East Libyan forces arrest commander sought by ICC

:: Security forces in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested the commander of an elite forces unit who is sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly executing dozens of prisoners. The general command of the Libyan

ICC issues arrest warrant for Benghazi commander

:: International judges have issued a war crimes arrest warrant against a senior Libyan military commander, suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in Benghazi. “The International Criminal Court has issued a warrant of arrest for Mahmoud Mustafa

Libya: Haftar heads to Moscow to meet with Lavrov

:: Libya’s military General Khalifa Haftar will visit Moscow on Saturday for discussions over a peace plan including a ceasefire and political talks, a Russian official said Friday. Haftar will discuss “the issue of his eventual meeting with the prime

Italian ship arrives in Tripoli port despite threat

:: The Libyan navy chief off staff’s media office has released a video of an Italian navy ship arriving to the port of Tripoli, while stressing that its arrival does not impede on the Libya’s sovereignty. The Libyan Naval Command

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