Archive for the ‘Libya’ Category

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 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 […]

Egypt’s intelligence chief ‘discreetly’ visits Libya

Egyptian intelligence chief, Abbas Kamel, yesterday arrived in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on an unannounced visit, according to official Libyan sources. Sources told Anadolu Agency that Kamel was due to meet his Libyan counterpart, Hussein Al-Ayeb, adding that the visit aimed “to boost mutual cooperation and support the political process and stability in Libya.” […]

Haftar sends reinforcements to south Libya

Commander of the Sabha military region in southern Libya, Ahmad Al-Utaybi, revealed that armed troops affiliated with the militias of retired General Khalifa Haftar arrived in the city of Sabha from the east. Al-Utaybi said in a statement to Al-Quds Al-Arabi that they included hundreds of armed vehicles. He indicated that these factions are now […]

Libya eyes 62% oil output rise to 2m barrels per day

The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) plans to raise oil production capacity to 2.1 million barrels per day (bpd) over the next few years from the current capacity of over 1.3 million bpd, Mustafa Sanalla, the head of NOC, said yesterday at the Libya Investment Forum, Anadolu Agency reports. During the forum, Sanalla explained Libya’s […]

Pro-Slavery Hillary Clinton Has Turned Libya Into Major Slaver Colony After Sending NATO in to Overthrow Ghaddafi; Turkey Illegally Sending Weapons Into Libya Against UN Resolution

tegSMarfrcpochf t2n6r,i nstu20io2mhred0  · On January 24, a ship called the Bana set sail from Turkey. Four days later the ship vanished from the radar.Where did it go? What was it carrying? And why does it matter?BBC Africa Eye investigates… How This All Started: ‘We came, we saw, he died,’ she joked. But overthrowing Gadhafi was a humanitarian and strategic […]

Italy: Pro-Migration NGOs Accused of Exploiting Dead Child Photos

Italian media have accused pro-migration non-governmental organisations (NGOs) of exploiting photographs of dead children to increase public support for migrant “taxi” operations in the Mediterranean Sea. A photograph of a dead toddler on a Libyan beach published on social media by Oscar Camps, the founder of the Spanish migrant transport NGO Open Arms, has been called […]

Russia in the Middle East: From Arms to Mercenaries

BY ANTON MARDASOV May 10, 2021 Russian military vehicles drive on the road as Russia makes a new military and logistic reinforcement of 30 vehicles to its military points in Kamisli, which is occupied by PKK terrorist organization on September 14, 2020. Photo by Samer Uveyd, Anadolu Images The Kremlin’s successful “comeback” in the Middle East is […]

Turkey says better ties with Cairo could boost Libya peace efforts

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130 feared dead after Europe-bound dinghy capsizes near Libya

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Putin delivers annual address to Federal Assembly

 Source April 21, 2021 Putin’s speech comes amid a period of diplomatic confrontation with Western nations and a stand-off over the situation in Ukraine and Russian troop movements. The address to the Federal Assembly is often used to announce major changes in Russian domestic and foreign policy. This is the current live stream. The full […]

Greek prime minister agrees to talks with Libya on maritime zones

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Libya’s new PM to hold talks with Erdogan in Turkey on Monday

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Could Turkish involvement in Yemen free Saudi Arabia?

Could Turkey help out Saudi Arabia in Yemen? Just 28 months ago, as seen here on Nov. 11, 2018, Turks were chanting slogans and holding posters in protest of Saudi Arabia’s actions in Yemen outside the Saudi Consulate. The October 2018 murder of journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi inside the consulate had helped push […]

Telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel

Source April 08, 2021 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/65325 Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel. April 8, 202114:30 The two leaders had a detailed discussion on a number of topical international matters. While exchanging opinions on ways of resolving the intra-Ukrainian crisis, the Russian President and the German Chancellor voiced concern in connection with the escalation of tensions in southeastern Ukraine. Vladimir Putin […]

When Will the US and its NATO Allies Answer for the Looting of Libya?

In 2011 Libya, as a result of the armed aggression unleashed by the United States and its NATO allies instead of the “democracy and freedom” that the West promised, ended up in a serious economic and social crisis – and turned into a hotbed of extremists and international crime. As the American publication Diario de […]

Libya: 230 migrants rescued off Tripoli coast

The Libyan authorities announced on Tuesday that 230 migrants heading for Europe had been rescued in two operations off the Tripoli coastline. According to the Libyan Navy, the migrants were in rubber dinghies and had issued distress signals before being rescued. Up to 77% of migrants face abuse, exploitation and trafficking – Refugee crisis, Libya […]

Turkey insists that Libya has not asked to cancel military cooperation 

An advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advisor has denied media reports which claim that the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Menfi, has asked Ankara to cancel the 2018 military cooperation agreement between Turkey and the previous Government of National Accord in Tripoli. Yasin Aktay accused French media of fabricating the story. […]

Libya’s struggle over army chief post: Will Haftar take over or force the appointment of his men?

The task to unify the Libyan army and integrate all the battalions under one command has become the most serious and controversial issue for discussion in light of ongoing efforts to settle the Libyan crisis, amid attempts by the renegade General Khalifa Haftar to impose a loyal candidate. Haftar’s absence from the scene, under international […]

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