Libya and its Three Governments, Two in Tripoli, One in Tobruk

The arrival of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli on Wednesday increased the number of governments claiming legitimacy and authority in Libya to three. On Friday prime minister-designate Fayez Serraj made his first public appearance in Tripoli at Read more

Syrian envoy seeks warring parties and allies assurances before talks

19days before Syrian opposition groups meet with Damascus to discuss the 5year old war, U.N envoy Staffan de Mistura in a meeting with opposition officials was informed that the government should lift blockades imposed on rebel-held areas, release detainees and Read more

Egypt’s Ambassador’s arrival welcomed by Israel after 3 years of absence

Cairo and Tel Aviv confirmed on Sunday that Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel, Hazem Khairat, arrived on Friday and would soon be presenting his credentials. The North African country recalled its ambassador from the Jewish state in 2012 under the Read more

Libya: NOC warns oil dealers of Tobruk-created oil company

After reports in the beginning of the week that the national oil corporation created by the Tobruk-based government had signed an agreement with Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC) for the supply of 2 million barrels of crude oil, the longtime Read more

Iraq demands more action from Ankara and urges troops to leave

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during a meeting with German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier criticized Turkey for not upholding its promise to stop terrorists from entering into Iraq and battling the crucial smuggling of petrol by the Islamic State. Turkish Read more