MILAN (AP) — An Italian Navy ship has rescued a crew member of an Italian fishing boat reportedly injured by warning shots fired by the Libyan Coast Guard, Italian media said Thursday. The Libyans opened fire near two fishing boats, the Aliseo and the Artemide, in the central Mediterranean Sea, around 75 miles north of the Libyan city of Misurata, Corriere della Sera reported. Calls to the Italian Navy and Defense Ministry were not immediately answered. Italian fishing boats frequently run up against disputes over territorial waters. Seven Italian fishing boats escaped an attempt by a Libyan militia boat to capture them near Benghazi, Corriere reported.
May 06, 2021 16:41 UTC
Libya’s recently installed Government of National Unity (GNU) must address the human rights crisis across the country, break the cycle of impunity and re-establish rule of law, Amnesty International said today. The priorities include reining in militias and armed groups responsible for abductions, arbitrary detention, torture, enforced disappearances, forced displacement, looting and other crimes. “For 10 years, since Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi's 42-year repressive rule ended in 2011, armed conflict and lawlessness have haunted civilians in Libya. People’s daily lives have been upended by rival militias and armed groups who have committed war crimes and human rights abuses with impunity. “Any attempts to integrate members of militias or armed groups must involve rigorous and thorough individual vetting.
May 06, 2021 14:37 UTC
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s ambassador to Germany has been recalled to Rabat for “consultations," the Moroccan Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The North African kingdom’s move comes amid rising tensions with Germany, notably related to the disputed Western Sahara. The ministry also cited concerns about the two countries' cooperation against terrorism and in settling Libya's conflict. In March, Morocco suspended ties with the German Embassy due to “deep misunderstandings” following then-U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in December to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over the territory. The German Foreign Ministry said it was not informed in advance about the ambassador's recall, adding that it was mystified by the allegations cited in the Moroccan Foreign Ministry's statement.
May 06, 2021 14:26 UTC
File- 2 tons of medical aid to Beirut sent by Cairo- press photoCAIRO – 6 May 2021: An Egyptian military airplane loaded with medical equipment and supplies arrived on Thursday in the Tunisian military base in Aouina, Mosaique FM reported. The medical assistance, which was sent upon directives from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, aims at helping the Tunisian people to confront the Covid-19 pandemic. The aid plane was received by by the Tunisian Minister of National Defense, the Director General of Military Health and Egypt's Ambassador to Tunisia. Egypt has sent several military planes loaded with medical supplies to a number of African countries. Last week, a military plane loaded with large quantities of medicines and medical supplies was sent to Libya.
May 06, 2021 14:15 UTC
Cavusoglu pointed out that foreign forces should not be mixed up with foreign mercenaries saying that his country agrees with Germany on the withdrawal of the latter. The deputy of the Turkish foreign minister is presiding over a delegation that is holding talks in Cairo with Egyptian counterpart on May 5-6 to normalize relations. At the time of signing, the GNA – counting on militias - was controlling western the country and Sirte in Central Libya. However, a month later the city was restored by the Libyan National Army (LNA), which also recovered Misrata and was advancing towards Tripoli in the west. Dabiba-Menfi list received the necessary votes in the ballot held by the UN-fostered Libyan National Dialogue Forum on February 6.
May 06, 2021 13:34 UTC
ANKARA: Turkey’s foreign minister will visit Saudi Arabia for talks next week, officials told Reuters, as Ankara ramps up efforts to overcome a rift since the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Turkey’s ties with Saudi Arabia, already strained by Ankara’s support for Qatar in a Gulf dispute, were thrown into crisis when Khashoggi — a critic of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Prince Mohammed bin Salman — was killed by a Saudi hit squad. Saudi Arabia is also closing eight Turkish schools in the kingdom, Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu agency reported last month. The informal boycott slashed Turkish exports to Saudi Arabia to around $75 million in the first three months of this year, down from $852 million in 2020, according to Turkish data. In that same period, imports from Saudi Arabia rose from $430 million to nearly $600 million.
May 06, 2021 11:48 UTC
Williams was referring to UN Security Council Resolution 1973 prohibiting, even today, the transfer of arms and fighters to Libya. Even the joint military commission that worked out the October ceasefire still cannot agree on how to get the foreign troops out. However, it is valid to ask that if Libya is serious about expelling foreign troops, why has it not, to date, taken any concrete steps to do so? Libya had a similar experience with foreign troops in 1970 when it was in almost the same weak situation as it is today. The phrase "foreign troops and mercenaries" is uttered repeatedly by Libya's foreign minister, but does not include troops agreed to by the former government, such as those from Turkey and Italy stationed in Misrata, east of Tripoli.
May 06, 2021 11:15 UTC
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May 05, 2021 14:37 UTC
The Minister further explained that Egypt was resilient in face of the COVID-19 pandemic and was able to maintain growth due to the successful partnerships between the public and private sector. 2021 is the year for private sector engagement, as reiterated by the Minister. Diop shed light on the strategic importance of Egypt within the region, explaining that Egypt has become a regional hub for sustainable development projects. “The private sector is involved in major development projects in Egypt, with the needed knowledge to help transmit the sustainable development plan to neighboring countries. The Ministry shares a cooperation portfolio with IFC that encompasses 98 projects, with development financing worth $1.27 billion.
May 05, 2021 13:52 UTC
Cyrene, the ancient Greek and later Roman city near present-day Shahhat, Libya, was the oldest and most important of all five Greek cities in the region. These Greek settlers established a new city, calling it Cyrene. Cyrene was prosperous and had trade ties with every Greek city in what is now the modern Greek mainland and islands. It was one of the principal cities in the ancient Greek world, with its temples, tombs, agora, gymnasium and Cyrene Amphitheatre all thought to be inspired by the historic structures at Delphi. Philosophy flourished in ancient city of CyreneCyrene contributed to the intellectual life of the ancient Greek world through its renowned philosophers and mathematicians.
May 05, 2021 13:34 UTC
Mohamed al-Menfi visited eastern Libya last week after being chosen to head the Presidency Council of a new interim government. APCAIRO - 5 May 2020: Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council Mohamed al-Menfi received an invitation from Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah to visit Kuwait, Libya Alhadath news channel said. For his part, Menif hailed relations between the two countries and peoples, saying he will visit Kuwait as soon as possible. The new Chair of the Presidential Council is Mohamed Menfi, and the other two members are Mossa Al-Koni, and Abdullah Al-Lafi. Dabiba-Menfi list received the necessary votes in the ballot held by the UN-fostered Libyan National Dialogue Forum on February 6.
May 05, 2021 12:31 UTC
EU member states used illegal operations to push back at least 40,000 asylum seekers from Europe’s borders, resulting in the death of more than 2,000 people, a probe by the Guardian newspaper has revealed. Malta is included among the culprits mentioned in the report along with EU border agency Frontex, Greece, Croatia, Italy and Spain. Malta was not alone in utilising strategies to push back migrants to Libya with some countries resorting to violence. Greece is said to have pushed back 6230 asylum seekers from its shores in a context where the use of excessive and disproportionate violence have become “a normality”. UNHCR data suggests that since the start of the pandemic, Libyan authorities, with Italian support, have intercepted and pushed back to Tripoli about 15,500 asylum seekers.
May 05, 2021 12:18 UTC
US calls for ‘immediate withdrawal’ of foreign forces from Libya at G-7 conferenceDuring a meeting of the Group of Seven nations on Tuesday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called for the “immediate withdrawal of international powers” from Libya. The G-7 foreign ministers’ conference this year, which started Monday and will end today, is the first since the outbreak of the Covid-19, with the previous meeting taking place in Dinar and Saint-Malo in northwestern France in April 2019. Because of the Corona virus’s spread and the necessary spacing steps, discussions since have been conducted via video. The meeting was opened to India, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, and the Secretary-General of ASEAN. The G7 consists of Canada, Japan, Britain, the United States of America, Germany, Italy and Franc
May 05, 2021 11:15 UTC
“The size and impact of the pandemic caused the cancellation of offers promoted by hotels in the last 10 days of Ramadan,” Filali noted. Bassam Khanfar, general manager of the Shaza Makkah Hotel, told Arab News that over 17,000 rooms remained vacant due to the pandemic. “Performing Umrah in the last 10 days of Ramadan has been one of my habits for over 30 years,” Saleh told Arab News. He said that performing Umrah in Ramadan is equal in reward to performing Hajj, as Prophet Muhammad said. “The feeling you get during and after performing Umrah in Ramadan is indescribable,” Saleh added.
May 05, 2021 06:04 UTC
You are here:视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器TRIPOLI, May 4 (Xinhua) -- United Nations (UN) envoy to Libya Jan Kubis on Tuesday transmitted the proposal for a constitutional basis for the upcoming elections to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF). "Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Jan Kubis transmitted today to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) plenary, the draft proposal for the constitutional basis for elections, as finalized these days by the LPDF's Legal Committee, following their meeting in Tunis from 7-9 April," said a statement issued by the UN Support Mission in Libya. Kubis will convene a virtual plenary session of the LPDF soon after the Eid holiday, for the LPDF to discuss and deliberate on the Legal Committee proposal, the statement said. The UN-sponsored LPDF recently selected an executive authority of a presidency council and a unity government, ending years of political division in the country. The main task of the new executive authority is to prepare for the national elections in Libya on Dec. 24, as agreed by the LPDF.
May 05, 2021 03:33 UTC