Archive for November, 2015

Russia suspends all flights to Egypt

Friday, November 6, 2015 Comments Off

A Kremlin spokesman said that Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the halt of flights to Egypt in the aftermath of the Russian plane crash earlier this week, which left all 224 on board dead, according to state- affiliated Russian news agency Sputnik. The decision came one day after top UK and US officials expressed their […]

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Algerian FM visits UK

Friday, November 6, 2015 Comments Off

Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra, on working visit to London held talks Tuesday with Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond. The meeting, held on the Foreign Office headquarters focussed on the regional and international issues of common interest, particularly the development of the situation […]

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Burkina Faso elections confirmed for November 29

Friday, November 6, 2015 Comments Off

Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso’s interim government confirmed Wednesday that presidential and parliamentary elections initially set for October, but delayed by a failed coup, would go ahead on November 29. The government confirmed the date agreed on Tuesday with the main political factions for the elections, which were scheduled for October 11 but then put back […]

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Niger air force bombs Boko Haram base, arrests 20 militants

Friday, November 6, 2015 Comments Off

Niamey – Niger’s air force bombed a Boko Haram base in the country’s southeast and arrested more than 20 militants, security sources said on Thursday, in its biggest counter-attack in eight months. Members of the Islamist militant group based mostly in north-eastern Nigeria have repeatedly attacked the Lake Chad area, including Niger’s southern border region […]

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Sisi, Cameron agree tight security needed at Sinai airport

Thursday, November 5, 2015 Comments Off

Egypt’s president and Britain’s prime minister have agreed on the need for “the tightest possible security” at the Sinai resort airport where a doomed Russian airliner departed, London said. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and David Cameron spoke by telephone ahead of the Egyptian leader’s visit to London, according to a statement from Cameron’s office released late […]

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S Sudan army, rebels agree joint troop deployment in capital

Thursday, November 5, 2015 Comments Off

South Sudan’s army and rebel forces have agreed to deploy joint military units in the capital, a key stage of a peace deal aimed to end nearly two years of war. Both sides have repeatedly traded blame for breaking an August 26 peace deal, the eighth such agreement.

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South Sudan rivals boosting weapons stockpiles – UN

Thursday, November 5, 2015 Comments Off

Warring parties in South Sudan are expanding stockpiles of weapons and ammunition in violation of an August peace deal and President Salva Kiir risks fueling violence with plans to almost triple the number of states in the country, said UN experts. In a report to the UN Security Council, seen by Reuters on Wednesday, the […]

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Rights, security in focus as Egypt president visits UK

Thursday, November 5, 2015 Comments Off

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is set to hold talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday on security and the Sinai plane crash, as concerns mount it could have been caused by a bomb. Sisi’s visit is his first to Britain since he led the Egyptian army’s overthrow of his predecessor Mohamed Morsi […]

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UN chief wants Western Sahara talks soon

Thursday, November 5, 2015 Comments Off

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Wednesday for negotiations in the coming months to settle the frozen conflict over Western Sahara, at the centre of tensions between Morocco and African countries. “This conflict must be brought to an end if the people of the region are to meet their shared challenges and achieve […]

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Court postpones Mubarak’s final trial

Thursday, November 5, 2015 Comments Off

Egypt’s top court on Thursday postponed the final trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule. The Cassation Court adjourned Mubarak’s second and final retrial until January 21 and ordered that it be moved from the High Court building in the centre […]

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ISIS responsible for most Libya killings

Thursday, November 5, 2015 Comments Off

Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists are killing more civilians in Libya than the other warring factions, but all sides are committing “large-scale crimes,” International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said on Thursday. Of the 37 car and suicide bombings recorded this year in Libya, 27 have been attributed to the ISIS group, Bensouda said in […]

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Algerian FM Out indicates that terrorist groups to counter Mali Peace Pact

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Comments Off

Algerian Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra says terrorist groups and their allies “will do everything they can to thwart the implementation of the peace agreement in Mali, which starts at yield results. “Clearly, there are challenges – a criminal economy emerged in northern Mali, whose supporters and […]

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Sisi meets Chief EU foreign policy emphasizes effective partnership

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Comments Off

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi met with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Cairo on Tuesday, the State held MENA. According to the spokesman of the Presidency Alaa Youssef, Mogherini said that his visit aims at strengthening the Egyptian-European relations through constructive dialogue between Egypt and the EU institutions. Mogherini said his two-day visit […]

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Sud-Soudan parties signent un accord sur accord de sécurité de transition

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Comments Off

South Sudan parties, including the government, the armed opposition and former detainees on Tuesday signed an agreement on transition security agreement in the country. The agreement, which is an important step to implement permanent ceasefire, came to the end of a 14-day meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The block of East Africa, the […]

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Libyan Islamists threaten to help migrants to migrate towards Europe

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Comments Off

Tripoli: self-reported the Islamist government of Libya issued a veiled threat to send “hundreds of thousands” of additional migrants to Europe if Brussels does not recognize. Officials say they could rent boats to send a large number of Africans across the Mediterranean, massively adding to the numbers the borders of Europe has already reached. The […]

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The UN calls on the Libyan stakeholders to work harder to reach agreement

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Comments Off

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Monday urged the main political actors in Libya to redouble efforts to bring the Libyan political dialogue process to a successful conclusion, said a UN spokesman in daily news briefing Monday. “Such a conclusion would allow an agreement to form a national consensus government and resume the […]

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Sissi callsfor NATO to help rebuild Libya

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Comments Off

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi called for NATO powers to help rebuild Libya, prey to violence since an uprising supported by the Western military alliance ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi, in an interview. Sisi was quoted in the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph ahead of a visit to London where he is to discuss security cooperation […]

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Denmark to send special forces Mali and Military Transport

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Comments Off

Copenhagen November 3 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister of Denmark Kristian Jensen, will send a contingent of Mali in special forces and military transport to help stabilize the West African country, it was announced here. Jensen informed his government will send 30 men, 15 additional officers and other military aircraft type C-130 Hercules to African countries […]

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UN pushes for the last chord of Libyan unity

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Comments Off

Tripoli – The United Nations on Monday urged the warring factions in Libya to agree on a unity government after they were offered to proposals to allay concerns about the regional distribution of shares in a sustained power UN deal. The UN said in a statement after consultations with the two parties proposed a Presidential […]

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Somali govt extremists kill 15 soldiers in ambush

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Comments Off

Nairobi – A Malian military official said at least 15 soldiers were killed in an ambush by rebel fighters of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab. Colonel Ahmed Muse said late Monday that the ambush took place near Walaweyn, a town in the Lower Shabelle region, about 93 kilometers south of the capital, Mogadishu.

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Morocco breaks another ISIS cell

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Comments Off

Sale – Moroccan authorities announced Monday they had dismantled a militant cell planning to create an Islamic state (ISIS) affiliated, seizing weapons and bomb-making material in raids on their hideouts. The cell is the latest in a series of radical groups Morocco says it has discovered. The group operated in the southern city of Essaouira […]

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German UN official to take up Libya post

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

The United Nations Security Council on Friday approved the appointment of German UN official Martin Kobler as the new UN special envoy to Libya, said diplomats, though it was unclear when he would take over mediating stalled peace talks. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon notified the 15-member council in a letter, seen by Reuters, of his […]

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Libya at crossroads of UN draft agreement: Egypt FM in Algeria

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

CAIRO: Libya is at “important crossroads” related to the United Nations draft agreement on Libya and its amendments, MENA reported Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry as saying Sunday in Algeria. Shoukry arrived in Algerian Sunday in a two-day visit for consultations on the Libya situation with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni and Algerian Minister for […]

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Algeria To Host Tripartite Meeting On Libyan Crisis

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

A tripartite meeting involving Algeria, Egypt and Italy will be held here Monday to discuss the situation in Libya, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says. The meeting, which is part of the consultations among the three countries, will bring together Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, Egyptian Foreign Minister […]

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UN official German take place after Libya

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

The UN Security Council on Friday approved the German official appointment of the UN Martin Kobler that the new UN special envoy for Libya, diplomats said, if we do not know when he would resume mediation Peace talks stalled. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has informed the Council of 15 members in a letter, seen by […]

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Libya agreed at the crossroads of the UN project: Egypt FM in Algeria

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

CAIRO: Libya is “important crossroads” linked to the United Nations draft agreement on Libya and its amendments, MENA Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry as saying Sunday in Algeria. Shoukry arrived in Algeria on Sunday in a two-day visit for consultations on the situation in Libya with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni and Algerian Minister for […]

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Algeria to host Tripartite Meeting on Libyan crisis

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

A tripartite meeting involving Algeria, Egypt and Italy will take place Monday to discuss the situation in Libya, the Foreign Ministry said. The meeting, part of the consultations between the three countries, will gather Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League, Abdelkader Messahel, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry and Minister […]

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Sissi to visit the UK on Thursday to discuss security issues

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

Abdel Fattah al-Sissi travel for the first time as president of Egypt in the UK on Thursday to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss regional and international issues. British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson announced Monday that the pair would discuss security issues in the Middle East such as the latest developments […]

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Denmark to send soldiers, planes for Mali peace mission

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

The Danish government said on Friday it was ready to send 30 soldiers trained and a transport plane in Mali as part of a ready supply unit to battle for the mission (UN) keeping United Nations peace in that country. The soldiers and the vehicle will form part of the United Nations Mission for integrated […]

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Violence hits CAR in front of the Pope’s visit

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

Bangui – Gunmen in the capital of the Central African Republic and slain someone set fire to dozens of homes in a cycle of violence which could further delay the elections and prevent a visit this month by François. According to witnesses, hundreds of people fled their homes in Bangui on Monday after the weekend […]

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Nigerian troops rescue of at least 338 inmates by Boko Haram – army

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

Lagos – Nigerian troops have rescued 338 people, mostly women and children, held by Boko Haram Islamist group’s stronghold around Sambisa forest in the restive northeast, the military said Wednesday. “The [military] unit … rescued 338 people who were held hostage by the terrorists,” the military said Tuesday an operation, adding that 192 survivors were […]

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Somalia: At least 12 dead in attack on a major Mogadishu hotel

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

At least twelve people were killed on Sunday in an attack on a large hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu by Islamist Shebab who used a vehicle packed with explosives to clear a path inside the institution, police said. Shebab insurgents affiliated with al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack which took place at dawn […]

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Lake Chad: 11 civilians wounded in a suicide attack by Boko Haram

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

Eleven civilians were wounded Sunday morning by a suicide attack with explosives elements of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in the region of Lake Chad, the Chadian government announced in a statement. “Two elements of Boko Haram have been neutralized, a third blew himself up, wounding 11 civilians,” announced the statement, adding that the attack […]

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Libya: postponement of the trial of one of Gaddafi son

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

One of the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saadi, tried for murder and participation in the bloody suppression of the revolt in 2011, appeared Sunday before a Tripoli court adjourned the trial to November 6. Dressed in the usual blue overalls prisoners, Saadi was presented to the judicial complex of al-Hadba al-Khadara, a […]

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South Sudan: thirteen UN staff released

Monday, November 2, 2015 Comments Off

Thirteen UN staff were released unharmed by the rebels that held “hostage” to South Sudan last week, said Monday the UN Mission in that country (UNMISS). Released Sunday, the 13 South Sudanese employees UNMISS, had been captured on October 26 with 18 peacekeepers from Bangladesh – released their October 29 – by fighters of the […]

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