Turning point in Sudan as Bashir supports new president to lead ruling party

:: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday expressed his support for a leader of his ruling party for the presidency in the 2020 elections in a speech that was broadcast by local More »

Saudi Foreign Minister Jubeir says Hezbollah hijacked Lebanon

:: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Hezbollah is the root of the problem in Lebanon as it has hijacked the Lebanese system. During a joint press conference with his French counterpart More »

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that his country was deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into More »

Saudi Arabia part of solution to tackle climate change: Al-Falih

:: Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih has said oil-exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia are an integral part of the solution to tackle the challenges of climate change and its adverse economic More »

Saudi Arabia concerned over female terrorism at universities, schools

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday highlighted the threat of female terrorism at universities and schools and stressed the need to prevent women from becoming involved in terrorist and extremist acts. King Salman More »

 

Tag Archives: Libya

Egyptian forces destroy arms smugglers’ vehicles on Libya border

:: Egyptian military jets destroyed 10 vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and smuggled goods near the country’s western desert border with Libya, the army said on Saturday. Egypt’s porous border with Libya has long been a headache for security forces as

Egypt’s el-Sisi says Iraq, Syria militants headed to Libya

:: Egypt’s president said the defeat of the extremist ISIS group in Iraq and Syria was likely to have forced militants to seek a safe haven in neighboring Libya, from which they will later cross into his country where his

Military official says united Libyan army a possibility

:: Official spokesperson to the Libyan army, Colonel Ahmad al-Mismary, said that an agreement has been reached between Libyan parties at the Cairo talks and will be announced soon. The talks included representatives from the national Libyan army led by

Alleged Benghazi attacker appears before US judge

:: A Libyan accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic complex in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the US ambassador, appeared Friday before a federal judge in Washington. Mustafa al-Imam, who authorities said is approximately

UN ends month-long Libya talks in Tunisia without proposing new date

:: Month-long UN-backed talks aimed at bridging differences between rival Libyan factions ended on Saturday with no discernable progress towards stabilizing the country and paving the way for elections. A month ago UN envoy Ghassan Salame, the latest in a

Report suggests Qatar transferring ISIS militants from Iraq and Syria to Libya

:: ISIS militants have allegedly begun to regroup in south Libya with Qatar’s help after the Gulf state was accused of transferring hundreds of fighters from Syria and Iraq to Libya, a UAE-based newspaper reported on Saturday. Military sources told

Qaddafi family forms legal team to sue Qatari figures

:: A lawyer representing the family of former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has announced the formation of a team of five international lawyers to prosecute Qatari figures before the International Criminal Court. In a press conference held in Tunis, the

Fighting in Libyan capital closes airport

:: The Libyan capital’s Mitiga airport was evacuated on Tuesday and civilian flights were repeatedly suspended as rival armed groups clashed nearby, officials said. Flights had restarted around midday on Tuesday after being suspended for several hours during the morning

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

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

Bodies of 21 Egyptians killed by ISIS in Libya recovered

:: The bodies of 21 Egyptian Christians killed by ISIS in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte have been recovered, the attorney general’s office said on Friday. The bodies were found in the same orange jumpsuits the victims were wearing

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

Boris Johnson under fire for ‘dead bodies’ Libya gaffe

Boris Johnson

:: 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

More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya

:: More than 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the coast of western Libya, the Libyan navy said on Thursday. Rescuers found at least seven survivors on Wednesday after they had remained for three days at sea, navy

Saudi Arabia leads diplomatic efforts to solve key Middle East issues before UN General Assembly

Adel Al-Jubeir

:: Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations, have given a new dimension to their diplomacy in New York, and intensified efforts ahead of the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting to solve key regional issues that have been hampering peace

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