Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Iranian president

:: Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the More »

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

China calls on US to stop ‘extreme pressure’ on Iran

:: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on More »

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

King Salman receives dignitaries in Jeddah

:: A number of princes, ministers, scholars and a group of citizens called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah to greet him. The reception began with the recitation of verses More »

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

Saudi Arabia King Salman orders use of official terminology for persons with disabilities

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has urged all government agencies to adopt the term “persons with disabilities” in all official communications and media statements. The directive came after a recommendation by the More »

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

Lebanese PM: Our relations don’t change according to whims of political forces

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said in a speech Tuesday that his country’s relations with other Arab nations do not change according to the “whims and positions” of some political forces, More »

 

Tag Archives: Libya

Cargo ship loaded with Turkish military vehicles arrives in Tripoli

:: A coalition of forces allied with Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), some of which face UN sanctions, received a shipment of Turkish armored vehicles and arms on Saturday. The shipment arrived amid the GNA’s efforts to stop

Libya, Algeria slam Turkey over arms shipment

:: The Turkish arms shipment that was delivered to Libya threatens the country and region, charged an Algerian security official. He told the daily al-Watan newspaper that the purpose of such activity is to not only destabilize Libya, but send

Activists call for criminal probe into migrant deaths off Libya

:: A rights group called Wednesday for an international criminal investigation after 15 migrants died following 11 days drifting off the coast of Libya without help. Their protest came as rights groups expressed growing concern about the plight of migrants

Headquarters of Libya national oil firm under attack, chairman evacuated

:: Blasts were heard at the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in the Libyan capital on Monday and a security operation was under way at the building, a Reuters witness said. Smoke could be seen rising from close

Libyan presidential council VP abducted over supporting General Haftar

:: An armed group kidnapped Fathi Al-Majbari, the vice president of the presidential council of Libya’s National Accord Government, from outside his home in Tripoli, a day after he announced his support of Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar’s decision to hand

Libya strongman announces offensive to take Derna from ‘terrorists’

:: Strongman Khalifa Haftar announced a military offensive on Monday to take from “terrorists” the city of Derna, the only part of eastern Libya outside his forces’ control. “The zero hour has struck for the liberation of Derna,” said Haftar,

Libyan army advances in Darnah in preparation to free it completely

:: The Libyan army began to mobilize more troops around the town of Darnah in eastern Libya, in preparation for launching a large-scale military operation to free it completely from terrorist groups loyal to al-Qaeda organization, one day after it

Libya’s Haftar visits Derna ahead of plans to liberate town

:: Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar, who returned last week to the eastern city of Benghazi after a long absence, visited the main operation room in al-Abraq air base, west of Derna, to monitor final preparations to liberate the town.

Libyan army says agreement to unify military institution to be signed soon

:: Libya’s armed forces spokesperson, Colonel Ahmed al-Mesmari, said that discussions aimed at unifying Libya’s military institution will continue in Cairo on Thursday, adding that most clauses were agreed upon in a draft agreement which will be signed soon. The

Libyan forces clash with ISIS fighters near Dhara oilfield

:: Libyan forces fought suspected ISIS fighters, killing three of them near an oilfield run by Waha Oil in the southeast of the country, a local official said on Saturday. One soldier was killed and five wounded during two days

90 migrants feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya

:: At least 90 people were feared dead on Friday in the latest migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, the UN migration agency said. “At least 90 migrants are reported to have drowned, when a

Libyan army: We have recordings that prove Qatar-Qaeda links

:: The Libyan army’s leadership announced in a press conference on Wednesday that it has recordings of conversations that prove substantial cooperation between al-Qaeda members and Qatar. Libyan Armed Forces spokesman, Colonel Ahmad al-Mesmari, added that the recordings confirm Doha’s

Libyan PM urges international community to back UN mandate

:: The head of Libya’s UN-backed government says the international community should take a firm stance against those defying a 2015 political agreement stipulating a UN mandate. A Saturday statement by the Tripoli-based government says Prime Minister Fayez Serraj remarks

Gunmen assassinate mayor of Libya’s biggest port city

:: Gunmen fatally shot the mayor of Libya’s third-largest city, Misrata, late on Sunday, ambushing his car inside the city, security officials said. The North African oil producer has been in chaos since the 2011 uprising that unseated Muammar Gaddafi,

Libya’s Haftar announces end of Skhirat Agreement

Khalifa Haftar

:: Libya’s national army commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Sunday the end of the Libyan Political Agreement, which was signed in Skhirat in Morocco in 2015, and said he does not recognize any decisions issued by the political bodies linked

UN envoy for Libya sets sights on institutions as way to unite country

:: Five months after he was appointed to lead UN peace efforts in Libya, Ghassan Salame says he is focused on building institutions as a way to unite the country. The 66-year-old Lebanese-born academic told AFP in an interview that

Libyan forces hit ISIS camp with air strike

:: East Libyan forces said they launched air strikes against suspected ISIS militants on Wednesday south of the group’s former stronghold of Sirte. “The Libyan air force struck and destroyed the biggest concentration of Daesh (ISIS) south of Sirte, after

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

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