Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

 

Tag Archives: Libya

Libya intercepts nearly 200 Europe-bound migrants at sea

:: Libya’s coast guard says it has intercepted Europe-bound vessels carrying nearly 200 migrants, including women, off the country’s Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said on Saturday that five rubber boats carrying 199 migrants were intercepted over the past several

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

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