Category: Egypt

Gaddafi’s military loyalists are fighting alongside Haftar

The cousin of the slain Libyan dictator, Muamar Gaddafi, Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam has disclosed that thousands of military soldiers who were part of Gaddafi’s brigades have joined Khalifa Haftar’s militias. Al-Dam said Sunday, in a statement to the London-based newspaper, Asharq Al-Awsat, that he is holding meetings with what he described as “yesterday’s enemies” in […]

Libya Dawn pushed aside UN unity government eyes Haftar

Libya Dawn surprisingly appears to of been pushed aside from Tripoli for the time being, something that the Tobruk government & Khalifa Haftar united had so far failed to achieve. The Tobruk government was forced into exile after the militias running a protection racket did not receive annual payments. Many militias operating in Tripoli have […]

Financial Times; “Libya: ISIS fuels conflict” Really…?

The financial times reads; On January 4, members of the jihadi group blew up seven 400,000-barrel storage tanks. A week later they hit the same depots again. The attacks, western intelligence officials believe, mark a new phase in the two-year conflict, where Isis has shifted its focus from local insurgent operations and land grabs to […]

Hezbollah cmdr killed; Israeli-Lebanese cross-border fire

Lebanese militants and Israeli Defense Force (IDF) traded cross-border fire after the news that Hezbollah commander Samir Kuntar was killed in an airstrike in Damascus. Israel fired artillery over the border after rocket fire hit northern Israel on Sunday. The IDF “responded with targeted artillery fire following the rockets that hit Israel earlier today from […]

“ISIS stole sarin gas from Libya stores” Gaddafi’s cousin

Over the last 12 years, there has been no applause for US intervention in the Middle East and North Africa. In fact, we’ve seen great destabilization, and the same is true of Libya and Syria, says Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan African News Wire. Although Libya has been a basket case since the 2011 overthrow […]

Sinai plane crash confirmed to be terrorist attack

The mid-air explosion of a Russian jetliner over the Sinai desert last month that killed all 224 people on board was the result of a terrorist attack, Russia’s chief intelligence officer said Tuesday. At a meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin, Federal Security Service head Alexander Bortnikov said that traces of explosives found in the […]

Libya Dawn acting like Somali pirates; Russian ship seized

The Russian Foreign Ministry has demanded the immediate release of a Russian vessel and its crew arrested by the Libyan military, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. “We believe the Russian vessel and its crew were seized illegally and demand that the authorities in Tripoli release them immediately and unconditionally,” she said at […]

Libya chaos continues, PM’s resignation reported as official

In a not wholly unexpected twist to Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni’s surprise resignation on TV last night, the government spokesman that it was simply an offer to resign. Hatem Oraibi said there had been no official resignation. All that had happened is that, while defending his position in tough questioning from interviewer Mohamed Zeidan of […]

Libya: Rights groups condemn Saif Gaddafi’s death sentence

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saif-al Islam Gaddafi, son of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and eight others of the previous regime to death. The United Nations human rights office said the international body was “deeply disturbed” by the sentence given to the 43-year-old in absentia. He had presented the evidence to a […]

Libya’s air force warns Europe over naval plan for migrants

The air force commander of Libya’s internationally recognized government has warned European countries that any vessels entering Libyan waters without permission would be targeted by air strikes. The warning came after European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to launch a naval operation to combat people-traffickers who have brought thousands of migrants on perilous journeys […]

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