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ISIS In Sinai: Election Centers Are A Target For US

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Comments Off

On February 11, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) Sinai Province released a 23-minute video titled “Protectors of the Sharia,” in which it threatens terror during the elections and showcases attacks against Egyptian security forces.

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UN World Pact On International Migrations To Be Signed In Morocco

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Comments Off

In their determination to face migratory challenges, which they believe constitute a major global concern, UN member states, excluding the US, have expressed their commitment to signing a non-binding UN World Pact on Migrations. The agreement, still to undergo six rounds of negotiations that will last until July, is expected to be finalized during a […]

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Military Adviser for UN Peacekeeping Operation Visits Morocco

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Comments Off

Lieutenant General Carlos Humberto Loitey, Military Adviser for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, is currently on a working visit in Morocco where the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of national defense administration, Abdeltif Loudyi, received him following royal instructions.

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US condemns Benghazi attacks

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Comments Off

United States, France, Italy and the United Kingdom have condemned in the strongest terms Benghazi twin car bomb explosions, describing them as “horrific terrorist attacks.” In a joint statement by their ambassadors and chargés d’affaires on Thursday, the four countries said they will continue their efforts with their international partners to combat “terrorism” in Libya, […]

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Libya air force strikes terrorist stronghold in eastern city

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Comments Off

Libyan eastern-based army air force on Saturday attacked terrorist sites in the eastern city of Derna. “The air force targeted sites and observatories of terrorist groups in Bukhtal farms in southern Derna.” Media office of the Libyan army’s Omar al-Mukhtar unit said in a statement.

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French President visits Tunisia

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron, who has made numerous trips to Africa, is in Tunisia for two days to further boost the close partnership between France and the North African country, a budding democracy struggling economically while contending with Islamic extremists. It is Macron’s first state visit — the highest-level trip — since taking office last […]

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Algeria army kills Al-Qaeda propagandist

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Comments Off

The Algerian army has killed a senior official of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in an operation in the northeast of the country, officials said on Wednesday. Adel Seghiri – also known as Abu Ruwaha al-Qasantini – was among those running the group’s Al-Andalus media wing responsible for putting out videos and statements.

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Algeria hosts conference on security instability in the region

Friday, January 26, 2018 Comments Off

The Algerian Foreign Ministry said Saturday that Algeria will host the 14th Foreign Ministers Conference of Western Mediterranean 5+5 Dialogue on Sunday. The conference will focus on “overall, shared and sustainable socio-economic development” in the western Mediterranean region, the statement said.

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EU welcomes destruction of Libyan chemical weapons

Monday, January 22, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union welcomed on Monday the recent announcement by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the elimination of chemical weapons in Libya as “a positive step towards the complete and permanent eradication of all chemical weapons in the country.” The chemical weapons were removed from Libya and transported to Germany […]

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Algeria, Libya to jointly manage oil fields on shared border

Monday, January 22, 2018 Comments Off

Algeria’s state-run oil company Sonatrach signed an agreement, Monday, with the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) to run a number of crude oil fields located on the borders between the two countries. The agreement included updating a study that was carried out on 2006 concerning Al-Rar and Al-Wafa oilfields, which located on the shared borders […]

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5+5 Dialogue in Algiers focus on anti-terrorism and regional issues

Monday, January 22, 2018 Comments Off

The Algerian Foreign Ministry said Saturday that Algeria will host the 14th Foreign Ministers Conference of Western Mediterranean 5+5 Dialogue on Sunday. The conference will focus on “overall, shared and sustainable socio-economic development” in the western Mediterranean region, the statement said.

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Tunisia kills senior al-Qaeda member

Monday, January 22, 2018 Comments Off

Tunisian security forces have killed a senior member of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who was wanted by Algeria for two and a half decades, officials said. “A terrorist wanted by Algeria since 1993 was killed in an operation carried out by the Special Unit of the National Guard,” Tunisian interior ministry spokesman Khlifa Chibani […]

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Delegation of Committee of Intelligence and Security Services in Africa Arrives in Libya

Monday, January 15, 2018 Comments Off

A delegation representing the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services in Africa has arrived at Mi’tiga Inter. Airport on a visit to Libya. The delegation will hold a series of meetings with officials concerned with illegal migration, and is expected to call at detentions centres to get a firsthand account of the resources available to […]

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Fighting parties in Libya agree on cease-fire

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Comments Off

Forces of the Libyan UN-backed government and the Municipal Council of the western Libyan city of Zuwara on Saturday reached an agreement to stop all military operations carried out by the government’s Western Military Zone service in the area. “An agreement was reached to freeze military operations in the area from Abi Kamash to the […]

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Libya government forces conduct artillery attack near Tripoli

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Comments Off

Artillery shelling attack rocked Garabulli district near Tripoli by Al-Kani Brigade of the Defense Ministry of the Government of National Accord Sunday afternoon in retaliation of the abduction of one of the brigade’s fighters on Saturday in the district.

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Nigerian Foreign Minister: Libya in Combating Illegal Migration Has Shown Strong Will and Transparency.

Monday, January 8, 2018 Comments Off

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Expatriate Affairs have said that Libya had proved to be transparent and straightforward vis a vis treatment of the migrants which convinced some of them to seek voluntary return to their homelands.

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Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria support Libyan Political Agreement

Monday, December 18, 2017 Comments Off

The foreign ministers of Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria renewed their support for the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) as a framework for a political solution in Libya.

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Tillerson, Libya’s PM discuss need to back UN Action Plan

Monday, December 4, 2017 Comments Off

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj on Friday to discuss the need for all Libyan and international parties to work together for stabilizing Libya. They urged backing the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame’s Action Plan “to advance the national political reconciliation process and lay […]

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EU, African leaders call for political solution in Libya

Monday, December 4, 2017 Comments Off

African and European leaders said Friday that a lasting resolution of the issue of African migrants is closely linked to addressing the root causes of the phenomenon and requires a political solution to the persistent crisis in Libya. “In this respect, they stressed the imperative need for coordinated action involving all the stakeholders concerned, especially […]

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US pledges to support Libya unity regime under UN plan

Monday, December 4, 2017 Comments Off

The United States renewed its support for Libya’s UN-backed government on Friday and urged all parties in the country to get behind efforts to organise elections. President Donald Trump welcomed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to the White House shortly after the Libyan visited the State Department for talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Libya air strikes kill dozens of IS members in Sirte

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

Libya’s Air Force on Wednesday carried out air raids on Islamic State (IS) sites near the city of Sirte, killing dozens of militants and destroying all of their equipments, according to a military source. “The air force carried out four raids targeting sites near the desert road leading to the town of Harawa, east of […]

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Algeria counter-terrorism troops arrest 4 in Batna province

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

Algerian counter-terrorism troops arrested on Sunday four individuals suspected of providing support to terrorists in the province of Batna, 400 km southeast of Algiers, Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The source specified that the four suspects were arrested after the exploitation of accurate intelligence by counter-terrorism troops.

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Tunisian-Algerian-Egyptian to hold meeting on Libya

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

Minister of Foreign Affairs Khemaïes Jhinaoui will participate in a tripartite consultation meeting on Libya to be attended by the Foreign Ministers of Libya, Algeria and Egypt on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the meeting will examine the steps to take to implement the initiative of […]

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French President to visit Algeria

Thursday, November 16, 2017 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron is due to visit Algeria on Dec. 6. The visit was decided following consultations between Algerian and French competent institutions. Macron was set to visit Algeria in September, but his visit was postponed to anther date.

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Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt to discuss Libya on Nov 15

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Comments Off

The tripartite meeting of Libya’s neighbouring countries (Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt) will be held on November 15 in Cairo, Egypt, Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said in a statement after his meeting with President Beji Caid Essebsi on Tuesday at Carthage Palace.

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Algeria, Mauritania to open first border post after 50 years

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Comments Off

Maghreb neighbours Algeria and Mauritania are to open their first border post more than 50 years after independence from France, the Mauritanian news agency AMI reported on Thursday. Mauritanian Interior Minister Ahmedou Ould Abdallah and Algerian counterpart Noureddine Bedoui signed an accord Bedoui ended a visit to Nouakchott on Wednesday, according to AMI.

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UNSC call on all Libyan parties to work together

Friday, October 13, 2017 Comments Off

The UN Security Council on Tuesday urged Libyans, divided with rival governments and beset by violence, to work together ahead of hoped-for elections. Separately, the European Union is seeking to reopen its embassy in Libya pending security conditions, officials said on Tuesday, offering further political support for the Tripoli government struggling to establish control.

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Libyan coastguard to be trained in Tunisia

Friday, October 13, 2017 Comments Off

A group of 19 officers and non-commissioned officers of the Libyan coast guard authority are to begin a training course in Tunisia on Saturday, Colonel Tareq Shanbur, the director of security operations on Libya’s coasts and president of the coordination system of Italian-Libyan operations to fight illegal immigration, has said.

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French, Egypt FMs discuss region issues in Paris

Friday, October 6, 2017 Comments Off

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian received here Friday his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukri for in-depth talks on bilateral but mainly regional issues, including the Syrian, Libyan and Palestinian issues, an official statement said. Concerning Libya, the two officials “welcomed the progress in the mediation” that is taking place in Tunis under the aegis of […]

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Tunisia backs UN drive to hold Libya elections this year

Friday, September 22, 2017 Comments Off

Khemaies Jhinaoui, Tunisia’s foreign minister, used his address to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on Friday to give strong backing to the special envoy’s roadmap for Libya. Mr Jhinaoui said Tunis was co-ordinating closely with Egypt and Algeria as Libya’s neighbours to back Ghassan Salame’s drive to revise the Libya Political Agreement […]

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Egypt says it will host ‘reorganisation’ of Libyan army

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Comments Off

Egypt says that it will host the reorganisation of Libya’s army, currently an eastern-based force led by General Khalifa Hifter. A statement signed by the Egyptian Committee on Libya on Tuesday says Libyan military officers who met in Cairo recently chose Egypt as a starting point for plans to unify the army.

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UN troops to arrive in Libya soon

Saturday, September 9, 2017 Comments Off

The United Nations Envoy to Libya has revealed that 250 UN troops will arrive in the North African state in the coming weeks, AlKhaleejonline.com reported on Friday. Ghassan Salama made his comments in an interview with an Italian newspaper.

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Tunisian FM meets UNSMIL chief

Thursday, September 7, 2017 Comments Off

The Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al Jheinawi on Tuesday met the Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salama. The meeting centered on the Libyan issue, especially the meeting on Libya called by the UN Secretary General in New York in September, and the meeting which the AU High Level Presidents Committee on […]

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EU maritime to continue to seize arms off Libya

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Comments Off

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to allow the European Union’s (EU) maritime force to seize illegal weapons off Libya’s coast for another year, a move aimed at helping restore peace to the deeply divided north African nation. The British-drafted resolution authorises EU ships in Operation Sophia to stop vessels on the high […]

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Armenian Bishop Armash Nalbandian: Countries Supporting The Turkish Criminals In Syria Bear Responsibility For Genocide

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Comments Off

Bishop Armash Nalbandian, Primate of the Armenian Church of Damascus, accused Turkey of giving militants in Syria instructions “to target Armenian places, churches, and schools, and to target the very identity of the Armenians.” Bishop Nalbandian, speaking on the Egyptian ON TV channel on January 28, said that a new genocide was taking place in […]

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