Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: Libya

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

Haftar orders navy to confront ships entering Libyan waters

Khalifa Haftar

:: Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has ordered forces under his command to bar foreign vessels from entering the country’s waters, a spokesman said Thursday, after Italy gave the go-ahead to a Libya naval mission to stem the growing tide

Haftar orders bombing of Italian warships requested by Sarraj

:: Libyan commander General Khalifa Haftar, head of the Libyan National Army, has ordered the bombing of any Italian warships requested by the prime minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj, excluding merchant vessels. This comes

Macron attempts a gamble in Libya

Christian Chesnot

By : Christian Chesnot :: The joint statement adopted – but not signed – by Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his rival General Khalifa Haftar at Celle St-Cloud in the Paris region on July 25 is a nice diplomatic

Eastern Libya force jet shot down by missile over Derna – official

:: A fighter jet from eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army was shot down in Dahr Al-Hamer district in Derna and its two crew detained, an air force spokesman said on Saturday. Haftar’s LNA is one of

Libya’s coastguard rescue 278 Europe-bound migrants

:: Libya’s coastguard in two separate operations on Monday rescued at least 278 migrants as they tried to reach Europe, naval officials said. In one operation, 150 migrants, mostly Africans, ran into trouble when their inflatable boat broke down and

UN-backed Libya PM to meet Khalifa Haftar near Paris on Tuesday

:: Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj will hold talks near Paris on Tuesday with Khalifa Haftar, the military commander based in the country’s east, the French presidency said. French President Emmanuel Macron will host the meeting, the presidency said

Libya’s UN-backed government moves to take control of wealth fund

:: Libya’s UN-backed government has formed a board of trustees and appointed directors for the country’s contested sovereign wealth fund, moves opposed by others who lay claim to the key financial institution. The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), which holds about

Libya’s Fayez al-Sarraj announces political roadmap, calls for polls next year

:: The head of Libya’s UN-backed unity government has announced a new political roadmap for his violence-wracked country, with presidential and parliamentary elections to be held in March 2018. The Government of National Accord has been struggling to assert its

This man likely to succeed Baghdadi as ISIS new leader

:: The real name of Jalaluddin al-Tunisi who is from Tunisia as his name suggests, is Mohamed Ben Salem al-Ayouni. He was born in 1982 in the Masaken region of the coastal province of Sousse. He immigrated to France since

19 bodies of Egyptian migrants found in Libya desert

:: Libyan aid workers recovered the bodies of 19 migrants believed to be Egyptians in Libya’s eastern desert, a Red Crescent spokesman said on Sunday. The migrants appeared to have been smuggled into Libya by foot and have perished due

Libyan army chief in UAE for talks on military ‘cooperation’

:: Libyan army chief Khalifa Haftar has met with UAE leaders for talks on military cooperation, state media said Sunday, days after announcing the retaking of second city Benghazi from militants. Haftar held talks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh

35 migrants missing off Libya after boat sinks

:: Thirty-five migrants, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable craft sank on Saturday off the Libyan coast, the coastguard said. Eighty-five migrants, including 18 women, were rescued with the help of fishermen who alerted the coastguard, said

Libyan Army recaptures Benghazi from extremists

:: The Libyan Army announced on Wednesday that it has recaptured the city of Benghazi from extremist groups, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. “Benghazi was conclusively cleared of extremists,” the privately-owned Libya Al-Hadath TV quoted the eastern-based Libyan National Army

Official accuses Qatar of interfering in Libya and supporting terrorism

:: Libyan Army’s spokesperson Col. Ahmad Al-Mesmari told a news conference that “Qatar has been supporting terrorist groups in Libya since 2014.” Images and videos have been published showing Qatar’s participation – with support from the Qatari emir – in

Dutch to send envoy to Libya three years after closing mission

:: The Netherlands will send a permanent envoy to war-ravaged Libya, three years after closing its embassy in Tripoli for security reasons, the foreign ministry said Thursday. But ministry spokesman Chris Bakker said it was “too early to re-open the

Official says Qatar, Sudan and Turkey are ‘triad of terrorism’ in Libya

:: Libyan army spokesman Colonel Ahmed al-Mesmari has described Qatar, Sudan and Turkey as “the triad of terrorism” in Libya”. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Colonel al-Mesmari said: “The battle of our Libyan army is not with Libyan terrorists,

UN staff in Libya freed unharmed after convoy attacked

:: ISIS-linked armed militia briefly kidnapped seven UN aid workers in Libya after they attacked their car on Wednesday en route from Tunis to Tripoli by Al-Harsha district of Zawia A security source announced that the seven abductees have been

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