Category: UAE

Details emerge of reported Serraj-Hafter agreement

Although there has been no official statement so far on today’s talks in Abu Dhabi between Presidency Council head Fayez Serraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, unconfirmed reports say that a number of points were agreed. These include reducing the Presidency Council to three rather than nine members, the fight against terrorism and the classifying […]

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’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 […]

Qatar ambassador returns to Egypt after rift over Libya

Qatar returned its ambassador to Cairo on Tuesday, almost a month after recalling him in response to an Egyptian official accusing the tiny Gulf nation of supporting terrorism. The ambassador was summoned home for consultation after Egypt carried out airstrikes in Libya in February in response to the beheading of 21 captive Egyptian Christians by […]

Fighting ISIL not a priority for Turkey: U.S. spy chief

Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said on Feb. 26. When asked, Clapper told senators he wasn’t optimistic Turkey would take a more […]

U.S. to send arms to Ukraine using private contractors

Washington plans to use Western private military contractors to deliver weapons to Ukraine. Once arms are delivered, these companies will send their “volunteers” who will come to make good use of these weapons. The United States plans to use private military contractors to deliver arms to Kiev, Ukrainian hacker group CyberBerkut reports. A group of […]

UN condemns bombings of embassies of Egypt, UAE in Libya

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly condemned the rising violence in eastern and western Libya, including the bombings this morning in Tripoli of the embassies of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the ongoing fighting in the city of Benghazi and in Jabal Nafusa, reminding all parties to […]

War planes attack Libyan capital Tripoli again: residents

Unidentified war planes attacked targets in Libya’s capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents said, hours after forces from the city of Misrata said they had seized the main airport. Tripoli residents heard jets followed by explosions at dawn but no more details were immediately available. In recent weeks Libya has seen the worst fighting since the […]

Eurofighter deliveries help Britain up arms export table

Britain rose up an arms export ranking to become the fourth biggest defence exporter in the world last year because of deliveries of Eurofighter jets to the Gulf. The table, compiled on actual deliveries rather than sales, shows the UK overtook Germany in 2013 by delivering £2.3 billion ($3.9 billion) of arms to foreign buyers. […]

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