Muslim Brotherhood members from Misrata city have resigned from the group and dissolved the group’s bureau in the city. Misrata members of Muslim Brotherhood Group said in a statement they had resigned to avoid being the pretext of any agenda aiming to end freedoms and prevent the completion of the revolutionary project and goals. The members said they had dissolved the group in Misrata due to the delay of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders of the revisions and reform as agreed upon in the tenth conference of 2015. They indicated as well that the timeframe in which the Muslim Brotherhood group was launched in Misrata and the current time and conditions are different, saying the group’s work needs revision and correction. The resignation of the members of Misrata’s Muslim Brotherhood came two months after a similar resignation by the members of the group’s Al-Zawiya bureau, which was also dissolved.
October 22, 2020 19:52 UTC
Though the Western powers brought modern values to the Third World during the colonial era, these were twisted to their advantage. Needless to say, the competition for resources and discord over the distribution of wealth of colonies led to twin World Wars. As soon as the Third World nations were freed from the shackles of colonialism, they were forced to integrate their economies into the global economic chain. In the name of democracy, the US has been meddling in the internal affairs of nations across the developing world. The US, with the help of the IMF and the World Bank, had coerced the developing countries to shun welfare economics.
October 22, 2020 18:33 UTC
A general view of the talks between the rival factions in the Libya conflict at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland October 20, 2020 . “I urge the two parties negotiating here in Geneva to solve all outstanding issues and forge a lasting ceasefire agreement." The meetings make up the security aspect of three-track talks, also involving political and economic tracks, aimed at lifting Libya out of its grueling conflict. She emphasized that the resignation of the head of the reconciliation government, Fayez al-Sarraj, would help end the transitional phase. Williams indicated that Libya needs to end foreign interference to be able to achieve a better future, stressing that the size of foreign intervention is large and unacceptable.She drew attention to the need to protect civilians in Sirte, and called for consultations between the two parties to the conflict to be Libyan-Libyan.
October 22, 2020 11:15 UTC
UNSMIL deplores unlawful arrest of Serraj media head BaiyuBy Sami Zaptia. London, 22 October 2020:UNSMIL today deplored what it called the ‘‘unlawful arrest’’ of the Head of the Libyan Media Corporation, Mohamed Omar Baiyu. UNSMIL said it was notified that the two sons were released soon after the arrest, while Ms Ammar was released last night. UNSMIL called for the need to respect the rule of law and reiterated that media freedom is critical to Libya’s democratic transition. In this regard, Baiyu downgraded references to the Anti-Khalifa Hafter war including no longer referring to Hafter as a ”war criminal”.
October 22, 2020 09:56 UTC
Russian mercenaries noticed Enbis when he was visiting his home, and they began to follow him. “They took our IDs and phones, and they had lots of equipment and were speaking clearly in Russian,” Enbis said. Enbis survived without any injuries simply by chance, and his brother Hüsam managed to stay alive despite a few bullets hitting his feet. The Wagner Group has been instrumental in assisting Russia to achieve its military goals in Ukraine, Sudan, Syria and Libya. The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) on July 24 accused Russia of “playing an unhelpful role in Libya by delivering supplies and equipment to the Wagner group.”The Wagner Group has 2,000 personnel in Libya, according to the command.
October 22, 2020 09:00 UTC
But not a single Libyan politician went on the record to criticise NATO’s killing of civilians and the destruction of Libya. In the same interview, he also admitted to receiving $100,000 from Qatar – the leading Arab country championing NATO’s bombardment of Libya in 2011. Morally and ethically, Libyan politicians who welcomed NATO’s destruction of Libya should, at the very least, recognise this fact as this might help grieving families. Supporting NATO’s war on Libya was a key source of legitimacy and criticising that role in any way means criticising the “revolution” itself, which is still taboo. Recognition of the fact that NATO, even unintentionally, killed Libyan civilians, is key to any reconciliation process.
October 22, 2020 07:30 UTC
RIYADH: From pickled vine leaves to coffee and cheese, Saudi supermarkets are taking Turkish products off the shelves after calls for a boycott, as rivalry between Riyadh and Ankara heats up. This week, after an earlier call from the head of the Saudi chamber of commerce to “boycott everything Turkish”, multiple supermarket chains announced they were stopping the import and sale of Turkish products. Authorities have denied placing restrictions on Turkish products and maintain that citizens have led the campaign. “Stop buying Turkish products. But Saudi nationalists have warned the boycott could spread to the kingdom’s regional allies.
October 22, 2020 06:22 UTC
A shipwreck off Libya has left at least 15 migrants dead, the UN’s migration agency said Wednesday, the latest tragedy to strike people making desperate bids to reach Europe. “At least 15 migrants are presumed dead after their boat capsized off the coast of Sabratha, #Libya yesterday, according to five survivors brought to shore by fishermen,” the International Organization for Migration’s Libya chief wrote in a tweet. “More than 70 others were intercepted and returned to Libya by the coast guard last night,” Federico Soda added. So far this year, some 10,000 people have been intercepted at sea and returned to Libya by its coastguard, according to the IOM. Amnesty International last month urged the European Union to reconsider cooperation with Libya over “horrific abuses” of refugees and migrants.
October 22, 2020 04:41 UTC
Libya’s oil production recovered to about 500 thousand barrels per day after production was restored in accordance with the agreement of the Libyan Army General Command with the representative of the Presidential Council, Ahmed Maitiq. This report monitors the latest developments in production and the situation in the Libyan oil sites. Production at the Sharara field, the largest Libyan oil field, resumed on October 11, with a production rate of about 40,000 barrels per day. The field feeds the Zawiya oil refinery, with a capacity of 120,000 barrels per day, and exports the rest from the Zawiya oil terminal. The next big increase in Libyan oil production is also expected to come from the resumption of exports from the ports of Ras Lanuf and Sidra in the east and from the Elephant oil field in the southwest, where Libyan production could jump to more than one million barrels per day.
October 22, 2020 02:14 UTC
UNSMIL said tha the two Libyan dialogue parties had reached agreement on several important issues which directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people. "The parties agreed to initiate joint security arrangements with a special focus on the road for the land routes from Shuwerif to Sebha to Murzuq, from Abu Grein to Jufra and the coastal road from Misrata to Sirte and onwards to Ajdabiya." It added that the 5+5 talks parties agreed to the opening of air routes throughout Libya, especially flights to Sebha, which is the administrative capital of the region. UNSMIL remarked that the two sides agreed to support and continue the current calm on the frontlines and to avoid any military escalation. "They also agreed to support efforts underway, especially those undertaken by the elders’ councils towards the exchange of detainees."
October 21, 2020 17:48 UTC
Serraj’s head of Media Institute Baiyu kidnapped by state recognized Tripoli militiaBy Sami Zaptia. London, 21 October 2020:The head of the Libyan Media Institute, Mohamed Baiyu, was kidnapped yesterday by the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, a Tripoli-based militia recognized by the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli headed by Faiez Serraj. Serraj had appointed him as an experienced journalist in the hope that the Libyan state could regain control over its various media outlets and over the unified message that its media outlets disseminate. Serraj had lamented the fact that most of Libya’s media outlets are biased, politicized, based abroad and were dominating the media narrative. The incident is yet another manifestation of the weakness of the Libyan state, the absence of the rule of law and legal process and the dominance of militias in Libya.
October 21, 2020 16:40 UTC
It has tremendous oil fields and is home to five of the top 30 oil-producing countries of the world. In 2017, diamond exports from African countries were valued at $9.65 billion in the global market. Sudan was third among African countries with 76.6 tons, Mali was fourth with 71.1 tons, and Burkino Faso was fifth with 62 tons. Africa ranks first or second in the quantity of world reserves of bauxite, cobalt, industrial diamond, phosphate rock, platinum, vermiculite, and zirconium. With its presence in Africa, why was U.S. AFRICOM unable to coordinate forces to stop the murderous fundamentalist Boko Haram movement?
October 21, 2020 15:33 UTC
ISTANBUL: Turkey on Thursday rejected as “groundless” claims made by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt denouncing Ankara’s “unilateral provocations” over energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean. Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Turkey of “imperialist fantasies” during a meeting on Wednesday with the leaders of Cyprus and Egypt. They denounced Turkey’s “unilateral provocations” over energy exploration in disputed waters of the eastern Mediterranean and its role in war-torn Libya and Syria. In defiance of warnings from Western countries, Turkey extended a gas exploration mission by its Oruc Reis research vessel in the eastern Mediterranean until Oct 27. Athens says Ankara is breaking international law by prospecting in Greek waters, including near the Greek island of Kastellorizo.
October 21, 2020 15:22 UTC
Cyprus, Greece, Egypt to Turkey: drop the rancor, join usBy MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece on Wednesday renewed an invitation to Turkey to become a partner in reaping the potential benefits of offshore gas deposits, while urging Ankara to end its “aggressive” actions in the eastern Mediterranean. Their one-day regional summit in Cyprus came amid high tension between neighbors and NATO allies Greece and Turkey over maritime borders, after Ankara sent a research vessel, escorted by warships, to disputed waters between the Greek islands, southern Turkey and Cyprus. Turkey has also sent drilling ships where Cyprus says it has exclusive economic rights. “I’ll say it again that in our (partnership) Turkey could also take part, no one excluded it from the start,” Mitsotakis said. Greece and Cyprus have signed maritime border agreements with Egypt.
October 21, 2020 14:48 UTC
TORONTO — North American stock markets were flat midweek as U.S. stimulus negotiations continued without an agreement. TORONTO — North American stock markets were flat midweek as U.S. stimulus negotiations continued without an agreement. "Everybody wants to be perceived as 'we want stimulus, and we're going to help it,'" Currie said in an interview. Gold hit a one-month high as a stimulus deal would help the precious metal. The energy sector was the big loser on the day, falling 2.1 per cent with MEG Energy Corp. and Suncor Energy Inc. down 3.7 and 3.6 per cent respectively.
October 21, 2020 14:07 UTC