Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

‘Turkey will continue to support Libya’

Monday, November 9, 2020 Comments Off on ‘Turkey will continue to support Libya’

Turkey to continue its educational, health, humanitarian aid, counseling support to Libya amid permanent truce, sources say Turkey will continue to support Libya on the request of the country’s Government of National Accord (GNA), security sources said on Wednesday.

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Nice attack looms large in Tunisian-French relations

Saturday, November 7, 2020 Comments Off on Nice attack looms large in Tunisian-French relations

The young age of Aissaoui, who was born in 1999, is sparking concern in Tunisia about whether a new generation of jihadists is emerging. A few days after the brutal killing of three individuals at a church in the French Mediterranean city of Nice, the terrorism act is looming large in Tunisian-French relations.

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Libya rivals agree on implementation of ceasefire deal: UN

Friday, November 6, 2020 Comments Off on Libya rivals agree on implementation of ceasefire deal: UN

Rival Libyan military officers have agreed on a road map for implementing a ceasefire deal reached last month, UN acting envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams said Tuesday. The announcement came after a meeting of a joint military commission to discuss the implementation of the deal opened Monday on home soil for the first time. The […]

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Egypt, France conduct joint naval exercise in Mediterranean Sea

Friday, November 6, 2020 Comments Off on Egypt, France conduct joint naval exercise in Mediterranean Sea

Egyptian and French naval forces carried out a transit naval training session in the northern fleet region of the Mediterranean Sea, Egyptian army spokesman Tamer El-Refaie said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Libyan rivals meet for UN-brokered face-to-face talks

Friday, November 6, 2020 Comments Off on Libyan rivals meet for UN-brokered face-to-face talks

The meeting is the first since the two parties agreed to a cease-fire last month. On the heels of a landmark cease-fire agreement, military delegations from Libya’s two warring parties sat down Monday for rare face-to-face talks inside the war-torn country.

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Turkish-backed mercenaries | Seven fighters of Ankara-backed factions drown in Libyan territorial waters

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Comments Off on Turkish-backed mercenaries | Seven fighters of Ankara-backed factions drown in Libyan territorial waters

Observatory sources say that fighters of Ankara-backed factions, of those who sent by the Turkish government as “mercenaries” to Libya, continue their efforts to reach Europe, like dozens of fighters who have already gone from Libya to Italy and from there to Europe, using libya as a pretext for reaching Europe.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Magreb, Middle Orient

Libya’s Expanding Proxy War May Be the Ultimate Test of NATO’s Resilience

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Comments Off on Libya’s Expanding Proxy War May Be the Ultimate Test of NATO’s Resilience

With Egypt reportedly on the brink of invading neighboring Libya, and troops from Chad said to be on their way north to join Gen. Khalifa Haftar in his fight to topple the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, what was already a complicated proxy war could soon become Africa’s first full-on intracontinental war in decades. That […]

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A Light in Libya’s Fog of Disinformation

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Comments Off on A Light in Libya’s Fog of Disinformation

Divisions within Libya’s civil war have been amplified by foreign-sponsored disinformation campaigns. Reconciliation and peacebuilding will require local actors to reclaim Libya’s digital spaces. Nested within Libya’s ongoing civil war are a fog of falsehoods, distortions, and polarizing narratives that have engulfed Libyan social media networks and online news outlets. Content created and fueled by […]

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Mali opens trial over 2015 Bamako attacks on foreigners

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Mali opens trial over 2015 Bamako attacks on foreigners

Mali has begun the trial of alleged Islamist gunmen accused of killing two dozen people in separate attacks – both targeting foreigners – on a luxury hotel and a restaurant in the capital Bamako, in 2015.

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Libya to Release Russians Charged With Vote Meddling

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Libya to Release Russians Charged With Vote Meddling

Libya’s internationally recognized government has agreed to release two Russian political operatives who’ve been jailed for more than a year, officials said, signaling a detente with Moscow, which had backed a rival in a devastating civil war.

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Egypt worried about Hamas-Turkey close ties

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Egypt worried about Hamas-Turkey close ties

Egypt has demanded that Turkey stay away from issues the Egyptians are dealing with, including efforts to end the dispute between Hamas and the Palestinian ruling Fatah faction.

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Sisi appoints Salafist party members to Egyptian Senate

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Sisi appoints Salafist party members to Egyptian Senate

Although the Salafist Nour party failed to secure any seats in the Senate, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi decided to appoint two party representatives to the Senate.

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Turkish-French dispute carries over to Libya

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Turkish-French dispute carries over to Libya

There are growing indications that Erdogan may be pushing to undermine the ceasefire in Libya. At the current stage of the French-Turkish political conflict, political and religious considerations are being purposely mixed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but the background of his clash with France confirms it has nothing to do with religion, which […]

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Turkey begins training Libyan coastguards and thus competes with the EU and Italy

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey begins training Libyan coastguards and thus competes with the EU and Italy

Turkish armed forces have started training the Libyan coast guard, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing reports of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. The newspaper rates this as a “further blow” against Rome’s influence on the LibyanGovernment of National Accord [GNA] in Tripoli, as this activity has so far been carried out by the Italian military mission.

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Sudan’s Normalization Deal with Israel Faces Hurdles

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Sudan’s Normalization Deal with Israel Faces Hurdles

Sudan on Friday became the third state to move toward normalizing relations with Israel. But unlike Israel’s recent deal with Abu Dhabi where hotels are already promoting packages for Israeli tourists, the deal with Sudan still faces several hurdles, including some public opposition.

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Sudan agrees to negotiate accepting migrants deported from Israel

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Sudan agrees to negotiate accepting migrants deported from Israel

Sudan’s government has agreed to negotiate the repatriation of large numbers of migrants who illegally entered Israel, following the announced normalization between the countries.

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Sudanese protesters burn Israeli flag, reject normalization with Israel

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Sudanese protesters burn Israeli flag, reject normalization with Israel

Sudanese protesters marching in Khartoum set the Israeli flag on fire on Wednesday, expressing their rejection of normalizing relations with Israel.According to the local newspaper Al-Intibaha, the demonstrators chanted slogans against establishing relations with Israel and demanded that political parties who have supported the step revise their position.Photos and videos of Sudanese protesters burning the […]

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Sudan becomes third Arab state in weeks to announce ties with Israel

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Sudan becomes third Arab state in weeks to announce ties with Israel

Sudan and Israel would begin to establish diplomatic ties, US President Donald Trump announced on Friday.

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Russia’s attempts to move closer to Egypt is made possible by US absence

Monday, October 26, 2020 Comments Off on Russia’s attempts to move closer to Egypt is made possible by US absence

An upcoming joint naval exercise involving the Egyptian and Russian navies, announced by the Russian Defense Ministry on October 10, is testimony to the fluid and rapidly changing strategic situation in the Eastern Mediterranean arena and the Middle East more generally.

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Army counters Chinese influence in Africa with know-how and friendship

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on Army counters Chinese influence in Africa with know-how and friendship

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jon Anderson no longer notices the baboon refuge and sheepherders each day en route to train the Djiboutian National Army from the only American base on the African continent, Camp Lemonnier.

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[Tribune] Liban : une révolution pour rien ?

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on [Tribune] Liban : une révolution pour rien ?

En octobre 2019, les Libanais descendaient dans la rue pour réclamer la fin du système et de la corruption. Un an et plusieurs catastrophes plus tard, rien n’a changé. Le 17 octobre 2019, les grandes places libanaises sont soudainement investies par une foule en liesse, d’une retenue admirable et d’un pacifisme à toute épreuve dans […]

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Who Is Responsible for the ‘Crisis’ in Islam?

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on Who Is Responsible for the ‘Crisis’ in Islam?

Other Arabs said that Muslims have only themselves to blame for the “crisis” in their religion. They are referring to the use of Islam, by many Muslims, to carry out terrorist attacks and other atrocities against Muslims and non-Muslims.

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Erdogan’s Wars… From Libya to Armenia

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Comments Off on Erdogan’s Wars… From Libya to Armenia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s covetous ambitions are various. From seeking gas in the Mediterranean and the “Blue Nation” lie, to his aspirations for Libya’s oil crescent, his intervention in the Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh, coveting Azerbaijan’s oil, and his adventures in Iraq and Syria, his greed has led him to adopt belligerent policies. Turkey […]

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Turkey signals willingness to repair relations with Egypt

Saturday, October 17, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey signals willingness to repair relations with Egypt

Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said on Wednesday that Turkey was ready for a rapprochement with Egypt after seven years of strained relations, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Egypt “If Egypt reveals a willingness to act with a positive agenda on regional issues, Turkey would not leave it unanswered,” Kalın said.

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Italy: Defend National Borders, End Up on Trial

Monday, October 12, 2020 Comments Off on Italy: Defend National Borders, End Up on Trial

This is the first time that a court of justice in Europe has been called upon to try a governmental minister — who is actually supposed to responsible for the security of a country — for holding migrants at a port pending a redistribution of newcomers across Europe…. Until then, Europe had never offered Italy […]

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Egypt extends surprising help to US over Libya crisis

Friday, October 9, 2020 Comments Off on Egypt extends surprising help to US over Libya crisis

Washington’s active role is tied by analysts to the influx of foreign mercenaries in Libya and wariness about Russia’s growing role. Egypt’s involvement in efforts led by the US State Department, represented by its embassy in Tripoli and the acting UN envoy to Libya, US diplomat Stephanie Williams, has surprised observers of Libyan political affairs, […]

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Turkey, Russia seen hampering settlement process in Libya

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey, Russia seen hampering settlement process in Libya

Turkey and Russia are moving counter the international efforts led by the United States to impose a new political settlement in Libya, which brings the spectre of war to the fore again about a month and a half after the rival parties in the conflict announced a ceasefire following a year and a half of […]

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UN registers Turkey’s maritime deal with Libya

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on UN registers Turkey’s maritime deal with Libya

A November 2019 agreement between Turkey and Libya determines a portion of Turkey’s maritime rights in the region.

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Esper pushes reluctant Maghreb to curb Chinese, Russian influence

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Esper pushes reluctant Maghreb to curb Chinese, Russian influence

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper highlighted Washington’s focus on containing Chinese and Russian influence in Africa as he arrived in Tunisia Wednesday.

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Egypt wants Syria back in the Arab League and a military alliance against Turkey

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Egypt wants Syria back in the Arab League and a military alliance against Turkey

Recent military contacts between Armenia and Azerbaijan have gradually shifted the focus from a topic that should not be left in the background. We are talking about Turkey, Libya, Greece, Syria and … Egypt.

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Sudan’s Normalization With Israel Could Come at the Expense of Terrorism Victims

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Comments Off on Sudan’s Normalization With Israel Could Come at the Expense of Terrorism Victims

If recent news reports are to be believed, Sudan may be on the verge of joining the list of Arab countries to normalize their relations with Israel, pushed by the Trump administration.

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Lebanese Security Forces Kill 2 Members of Armed Group

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Comments Off on Lebanese Security Forces Kill 2 Members of Armed Group

The Lebanese security forces killed at least two militants during a heavy exchange of fire on Saturday with an armed group in northeast Lebanon, close to the Syrian border, security sources said according to Reuters.

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Islamic State claims killing French aid workers, clashes with al Qaeda in the Sahel

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on Islamic State claims killing French aid workers, clashes with al Qaeda in the Sahel

In a new issue of the Islamic State’s weekly Al-Naba newsletter, the jihadist group said its men were responsible for the Aug. 9 massacre of six French aid workers and two Nigeriens. Additionally, it reported a series of new clashes with al Qaeda across the Sahel.

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US accuses Hezbollah of stockpiling weapons and ammonium nitrate across Europe

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on US accuses Hezbollah of stockpiling weapons and ammonium nitrate across Europe

State department’s Nathan Sales says group ‘represents clear and present danger to the US’ and urges Europe to take tougher line The US has accused Hezbollah of storing caches of weapons and ammonium nitrate for use in explosives across Europe in recent years, with the alleged aim of preparing for future attacks ordered by Iran.

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U.S. blacklists Hezbollah official, Lebanon-based companies

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. blacklists Hezbollah official, Lebanon-based companies

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Hezbollah official and two Lebanon-based companies as the country experiences a deep economic crisis, accusing them of being linked to the Iran-backed Shi’ite group.

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