Category: Egypt

LNA captures Derna militant involved in 2015 beheading

An Islamic State (IS) militant who was involved in the beheading in Derna of a Libyan National Army (LNA) soldier in 2015 has been captured in an LNA undercover operation in the town, it has been revealed. Anis Bualjieh Awami, who held up the head of Abdulnabi Al-Shargawi at the Ateeq Mosque on 3 June […]

Egypt will respond to terrorism with brute force

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi promised vengeance in a speech to the nation after a deadly terrorist attack on a mosque in North Sinai killed at least 235 worshipers. El-Sisi said that the military and police “will avenge our martyrs” and will respond “using brute force against those fragments of terrorists” in the coming period to […]

Libya Report: Is Saif Gaddafi in the West’s crosshairs?

The struggle for power from the ruins of Libya is likely to get even uglier, and what is becoming decidedly more noticeable is the role of other interfering states who are betting on one side or another in the game for the prize that is Libya. The latest international intrigue, orchestrated by what we might […]

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries severed ties to Qatar on Monday and moved to cut off land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting regional terror groups. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen made no demands […]

Egypt strikes ‘terrorist camps’ in Libya in response to attack

Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes were carried out in eastern Libya, state television said.

Lebanon dragging their feet on the release of Hannibal Gaddafi

The Shia Amal movement are still holding one of Gaddafi’s sons, who was lured to the Syria-Lebanon border, by Amal militiamen claiming his Lebanese wife needed him, he was then abducted & tortured. It was reported that the reason for his continued detention was that he threatened a Lebanese judge, later to be reported that […]

Egyptian police arrest group making fake Aleppo videos

The videographer, his assistants and the parents of two children who appear in the footage were detained after police managed to trail the would-be camera crew to a building site awaiting demolition, a statement on Monday said. The team reportedly admitted they had planned to distribute their work on social media, pretending it showed scenes […]

Libya: “Why the Gaddafi loyalists are back” – MEE

The situation in Libya is so chaotic that the “libyanisation” neologism is currently imposing itself. It has become a fatal combination of balkanisation – the division of a state into autonomous districts – and somalisation – the failing of a government in favour of militia groups. Currently, the country has three governments. During the last […]

Explosion as pro-LNA protesters call for Serraj to be sacked

A home-made bomb left next to an ambulance in Benghazi’s Kish Square exploded this afternoon while pro-LNA demonstrations were taking place. Two people were slightly injured, an interior security services official told the Libya Herald. Demonstrating against the Libyan Political Agreement, the UN, the US and Europe, as well as Faiez Serraj and Ibrahim Jadhran, […]

Lawyer claims Zintan released Gaddafi’s son Saif

The son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, has reportedly been released from prison, more than four years after he was caught trying to flee the country by a rebel militia, despite being sentenced to death last year. “He is well and safe and in Libya,” his lawyer Karim Khan told France 24, […]

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