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Video: NATO Too Weak to Face Russia? Scott Ritter on Russian Offensive

February 28, 2022 By Scott Ritter and Richard Medhurst Global Research, Richard Medhurst 25 February 2022 All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit and follow us on Instagram at @globalresearch_crg. […]

Scandal-stricken Dbeibeh’s ‘marriage gifts’ policy backfires 

The handouts are not meant as loans to be paid back, but simply free money given to people to help them get married. Governments, around the world, help people get married, but only under certain conditions like, for example, to deal with population decline. Such decisions are made after serious consideration and debates among experts. […]

Libya: Tough Elections During Tough Times

Presidential elections should have been held in Libya on December 24, but now, in a country torn apart by war, acrid feud, and institutional divisions, few believe that the vote will take place at all. The High National Electoral Commission (HNEC), the body overseeing the vote, stated with great regret that it was unable to […]

Libya’s oil output drops by 200,000 due to damaged pipeline

Libya’s oil output has dropped by about 200,000 barrels a day after the closure of a leaking pipeline, Bloomberg reports. According to the report, Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corporation said, late Saturday, that the main pipeline linking the eastern Samah and Dhuhra fields to the country’s biggest export terminal, Es Sider, will be shut for […]

Libya orders pre-trial detention of cultural minister

The Libyan Public Prosecutor Al-Siddiq Al-Sour on Wednesday ordered the detention of the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Mabroukah Toughi on charges of financial corruption. According to a statement issued by the Attorney General’s office, the Public Prosecution issued the order after identifying instances where she was “obtaining benefits by violating the laws and regulations of […]

Libyan Elections Got Disrupted by the US and UK Intervention

On 24 December 2021, Libya was scheduled to hold a popular vote for the country’s first president, but it never took place: The Election Commission failed to publish the final list of candidates on time, and on December 21, the head of the Commission, Imad al-Saih, ordered the closing of polling stations. The vote was […]

Libya’s interim prime minister resumes duties, amid reports of vote delay

Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh has resumed his duties, amid an expected postponement of the country’s presidential elections, according to a Libyan government source on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. “Dbeibeh resumed his duties on Tuesday after a suspension for participating in the polls,” said the source, who preferred to remain unnamed. In November, Dbeibeh assigned […]

Libya parliament cancels Friday’s election 

Libya’s parliament said Friday’s planned presidential election would not go ahead, leaving the internationally-backed peace process in chaos and the fate of the interim government in doubt, Reuters reports. The electoral commission today proposed pushing back the voting date by a month, confirming a delay that had been widely expected amid ongoing disputes over the […]

Libya’s Presidential Mess A Direct Result Of Foreign Meddling

Libya’s first Presidential election since the overthrow of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi, by NATO backed militias, seems unlikely to happen in a few days time as all sides prepare for a return to civil war. Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, seems to be the Presidential favorite after being re-accepted as a […]

Over 7,000 Russian mercenaries still in Libya: Official

More than 7,000 Russian Wagner mercenaries are still operating in Libya, according to the head of the country’s High Council of State on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported. In statements on audio-chat app Clubhouse, Khalid al-Mishri said the Wagner mercenaries are armed with different types of weapons, including warplanes. “They have 30 jet fighters in Algourbabia […]

Crimes without Punishment – Ever

November 25, 2021 A protest against US military aid to Israel. (Photo: File) – Jeremy Salt taught at the University of Melbourne, at Bosporus University in Istanbul and Bilkent University in Ankara for many years, specializing in the modern history of the Middle East. Among his recent publications is his 2008 book, The Unmaking of […]

Who has the Greatest Chances of Becoming the Political Leader of Libya?

The situation in the country remains tense ahead of Libya’s first-ever presidential elections, scheduled for December 24. On November 12, an international conference on Libya was held in Paris to resolve the crisis in the North African country. Participants, who came from more than 20 States, reviewed the progress made in the political process and […]

Libya, on the Eve of Complex and Challenging Elections

The Paris International Conference for Libya, which concluded on November 12, was an important milestone ahead of the long-awaited presidential and parliamentary elections of December 24. Participants, including almost all international and regional stakeholders, reiterated their support for the timely conduct of elections. But they also expressed their view of the vote. However difficult and […]

‘I am Libya’: 24-year-old artist Shefa Salem re-imagines Libyan history

What does it mean to be Libyan? How to reconstruct a sense of belonging for the country and its people, starting from the deepest roots of Libyan culture, while preserving diversity? These are the questions that artist, Shefa Salem, is grappling with for her first solo show I am Libya, which took place a few […]

In Libya, It Looks Like A War Lord Leader Or Perpetual War Are The Only Options

Since the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya, which tore the nation apart and resulted in the brutal murder of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi, the country has been in a state of ruin. despite UN attempts to stabilize the situation, the fate that seems to be awaiting the country is a war-lord President and/or more […]

Tunisia arrests 127 irregular migrants off its shores

Tunisian authorities thwarted nine infiltration attempts along the country’s maritime borders, local media reported yesterday. Houssam Eddine Al-Jabali, a spokesman for the interior ministry, explained in a statement that the Tunisian coast guard had arrested 127 irregular migrants from a number of African countries “over one night.” “In an effort to address irregular migration, units […]

Is Libya on the Cusp of Change or Falling into Chaos?

Ever since Libyan Jamahiriya leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and sneakily assassinated by European and American champions of “democracy” in 2011, the country has been mired in unimaginable chaos through the fault of the West. Ten years after externally inspired demonstrations and protests, the oil-rich country has been gripped with political instability, violence, economic chaos, […]

Libya: Martyrs’ families call for continuing lawsuits against Haftar’s militia

The Association of the Families of the Martyrs of the Burkan of Al-Ghadab in Libya (AFMBA) called on Friday to continue filing lawsuits against the militia of Khalifa Haftar for crimes committed during its attack on the capital in 2019. This came in a video statement read by the association’s president, Kamal Al-Jamal, posted on […]

Libya: Resuscitating a bleeding healthcare system

When I suffered from a foot injury as a young man in Libya, prior to Gaddafi’s coup d’état in September 1969, I received prompt and efficient care at one of Benghazi’s social security polyclinics. Libyan citizens had access to both private and public medical coverage, with equipped hospitals staffed by the best foreign doctors and […]

Libya Amid External and Internal Challenges

As Libya’s first-ever presidential election is approaching on December 24, the situation in that country is becoming increasingly tense. On September 21, 89 members of Libya’s unicameral parliament passed a vote of no confidence in the Government of National Unity. However, Mohamed al-Raed, a member of the House of Representatives, later said that in his view, […]

Leaked audio shows Libya PM questioning Egypt judiciary’s integrity

A leaked audio recording of the Prime Minister of Libya’s interim Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, in which he questioned the Egyptian judiciary’s integrity could ignite a diplomatic crisis with Cairo. In the leaked audio recording, possibly recorded during an official meeting with the Egyptian prime minister, Dbeibeh is heard asking the Egyptian […]

What Keeps the Political Situation in Libya So Fragile?

As is well known, under the agreements reached at the Forum of the Libyan Political Dialogue in Tunisia, the first presidential election in the history of Libya will be held on December 24, 2021. However, so far, the development of the situation has followed a pattern similar to that of Afghanistan. There are many groups vying […]

News conference following Russian-German talks

August 20, 2021 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/66418 With Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at a news conference following Russian-German talks. Photo: TASS With Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at a news conference following Russian-German talks. Photo: TASS (The formal transcript is not fully released yet, but this page will be updated as it gets released.) Update: […]

A Political Test for the New Libya

On December 24, 2021 Libya will hold general presidential and parliamentary elections.  These elections may do a great deal to restoring the authority of the Libyan state, which has been weakened by the tensions that persist despite the attempts to minimize the impact of the conflict, already several years old, between the country’s two main […]

After Egypt, will Erdogan lose Tunisia and then Libya?

ARABI SOURI AUGUST 2, 2021 Erdogan will not easily accept a second loss after the failure of his plan in Egypt, which may push him to maneuver and tactics in Tunisia. The following is the English translation from Arabic of the latest article by Turkish career journalist Husni Mahali he published in the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen news site Al-Mayadeen Net: […]

Turkey will work with Italy for stable peace in Libya, FM says

Turkey will work with Italy to achieve a stable peace and a political process that will yield results in Libya, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said yesterday during his visit to Rome to participate in the anti-Daesh coalition meeting. “Italy is our strategic partner and ally. Turkey has been on the side of Italy in its […]

Has the Muslim Brotherhood Allowed Turkey to Expand its Foothold in Libya?

It is common knowledge that in recent years, Libya has become a camp of sorts where units of practically all leading terrorist organizations are stationed. And each of them wants its share of influence in this country. One of the key destabilizing elements is the presence of members of the Muslim Brotherhood movement (a terrorist […]

A Continuation of the Libyan Political Dialogue

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has called on participants in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) to hold an in-person meeting in Switzerland from June 28 to July 1 to “develop proposals on how to hold the national elections in Libya, especially in regard to the constitutional platform for the upcoming voting”. […]

Algeria: Sonelgaz to supply Libya with electricity

The Algerian national company for electricity and gas, Sonelgaz, announced that it would start supplying Libya with its electricity needs through the Tunisian network. Sonelgaz affirmed Algeria’s intention to back Libya in its new economic launch as a source of constructive support to the Libyans in the upcoming path of development. The company explained that the CEO of […]

Sudan warns against return of armed mercenaries from Libya

Sudanese Foreign Minister, Mariam Al-Mahdi, yesterday warned against what she described as the “danger of possible armed mercenaries returning from Libya to Sudan,” adding that such a move would threaten the “entire region’s security.” Speaking in a meeting with her Libyan counterpart, Najla El Mangoush, the Sudanese official said that it was “important to consider […]

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