As Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time he calls for unity among Palestinians

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the More »

Are Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map?

:: For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks More »

Saudi Crown Prince, British Defense Minister sign military agreement

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minist Mohammed bin Salman has met in Jeddah with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon where a military and security deal was signed. During the meeting, More »

King Salman orders additional $15 million for Rohingyas

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud ordered an additional $15 million for the Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting that condemned the terrorist massacres. The cabinet meeting discussed the brutal More »

Egypt’s Sisi on Qatar: It’s time to confront supporters of terrorism

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who is in New York for the UN General Assembly session said the time has come to efficiently confront parties that support terrorism and get them to More »


Tag Archives: Libya

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

Egypt court sentences 7 to death over links to ISIS

:: An Egyptian court has sentenced seven people to death over links to the ISIS group in Libya. Saturday’s ruling refers the case to the Grand Mufti, the country’s top theological authority, to solicit his non-binding opinion on the sentences.

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

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

Chad to shutter Qatar embassy, expel diplomats

:: Chad is shuttering Qatar’s embassy and giving its diplomats 10 days to leave the country, accusing Doha of trying to destabilize the central African nation via its northern neighbor Libya, it said on Wednesday. “Given the continued involvement of

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

Under the radar, Russia’s influence in Libya is growing

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: Russia’s interests in the Middle East are not confined to specific countries. Moscow seeks to build a strong network of connections with many players in the region, and to have a strong say in regional

Sudanese children freed from ISIS captivity in Libya

:: Four Sudanese children whose parents are belived to have died while fighting for ISIS in Sirte Libya, have been handed over to the Sudanese consulate on Sunday. Sirte has been host to ISIS from 2015 to 2016 after Libyan

Is the EU getting ready to back General Haftar in Libya?

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Dr.Azeem Ibrahim :: There are two centers of power in Libya: the UN-backed Government of National Accord in the west in Tripoli, which has little power and not much in the way of resources for the long-haul; and

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

Gunmen kidnap former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan

:: Libyan sources said that unknown gunmen kidnapped former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan while he was in a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli. According to the sources, an armed group raided the hotel “Al-Sharq” in downtown Tripoli, where

Haftar: Army insists on extending its control over the entire Libyan territory

:: The commander of the Libyan army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar confirmed the insistence of the Libyan troops to continue fighting “until the armed forces extends its control over the entire Libyan territory.” On Monday morning and during a press

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

The Revolutionary Guard: America wants to implement the Libyan model in Iran

:: The commander of the Air Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Brigadier General Ali Hajizadeh, said that the United States wants to apply the Libyan model in Iran in response to reports about the United States pressuring the International

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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