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Libya: East-based government seeking Egypt’s military support in attempt to retake oil terminals

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Head of Libyan rival government based in the East, Abdullah Al-Thinni travelled Monday to Cairo to marshal Egypt’s military support for the affiliated army attempting to retake two oil terminals taken several days ago by the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) said supported by the UN-backed Government of National Accord. For Thinni, Egypt’s support was “urgent”, […]

March 14th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egypt: Court approves Mubarak’s release, lawyer

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Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been allowed by Cairo criminal court to walk free to home, his lawyer told the media Monday. The former leader early this month was cleared of the death of hundreds of protesters in the 2011 revolution which toppled him after a 30-year long rule. His lawyer Farid Al-Deeb told […]

March 14th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey-Europe: diplomatic tussle intensifies

APTOPIX Netherlands Turkey

Tension between Turkey and the Netherlands is heightening after the European country stopped Turkish Family Affairs minister from speaking at a rally in support of the constitutional amendments and escorted him out of the country and after it denied Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu landing permission. The Turkish Foreign Minister stated that he would be making […]

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: HoR members move to Tripoli for free meeting

Mohamed-Raied

The Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) seems to be on the verge of fracturing after 30 of its members held a meeting in Tripoli, which was described by lawmaker Mohamed Raied as an unofficial consultative gathering. The meeting was decided after last week’s vote at the HoR in which 38 of the 56 MPs voted […]

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Iran welcomes China’s mediation proposal, KSA rejects it

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After Saudi Arabia rejected, through the voice of its ambassador to Beijing, China’s proposal to mediate between Riyadh and Tehran in overcoming their differences, Iran welcomed the goodwill gesture from China. A statement issued by the Iranian Embassy in China underlined that Tehran “welcomes all constructive efforts,” like the most recent proposal made by Kuwait’s […]

March 10th, 2017 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Syria: US increases presence of ground forces

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The US has increased its presence in Syria with the arrival of 400 troops ahead of a planned assault on Raqqa; the Islamic State’s  de facto capital in the country. The US troops’ arrival could be seen as the implementation of the “crystal clear” message made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to […]

March 10th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Libya: HoR announces parliamentary, Presidential elections for early 2018

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Head of Libya’s internationally recognised parliament Ageela Saleh has informed the High National Electoral Commission about the organization of fresh parliamentary and presidential elections no later than February 2018 in a move to get out of the current political stalemate. “Given the difficult conditions the country is going through and the political mess, you are […]

March 9th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Germany: HRW slams deportation of Tunisian IS-alleged militant

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Human Right Watch (HRW) has denounced German authorities’ decision to deport to Tunisia a 24-year old man believed in contact with the Islamic State group (IS) arguing that the man will likely face torture at the hands of Tunisian security forces accused of “dirty work”. The Tunisian, Charfeddine T., aka Ashraf Al-T, was deported Wednesday […]

March 9th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Egyptians protest over bread “manipulation”

An Egyptian boy holding bread and flashi

The Egyptian government’s decision to reduce the amount of state-subsidized bread provided to bakeries for holders of old subsidy cards has ignited protests in several major cities amidst growing fears that authorities are planning to reduce the subsidy. The governorates most affected by the decision are Alexandria, Minya, Al-Wadi Al-Gadid, Gharbiya and Fayoum. The decision, […]

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

Turkey questions Germany’s role in constitutional referendum

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“Please, don’t give us lessons in human rights and democracy”. That was the message Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, addressed to German authorities after they banned rallies that were to be held in the European country in support of the Turkish constitutional amendments. Speaking to supporters at the residence of the Turkish counsel in Hamburg […]

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Headlines,World News | Read More »

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