A member of the Coronavirus Scientific Committee, Dr. Suliman Abu Siryuyil, said that the epidemiological situation in Libya remains under control and is not a cause for major concern, reconfirming the intensive work carried out by the concerned authorities to contain the situation. Siryuyil added that the jump in registered cases of the COVID-19 infection over the past few days is due to a cluster of cases, which was noted in the Sabha area. He stressed that the responsibility to prevent the spread of the epidemic rests upon the shoulders of all citizens, stressing the crucial need for everyone to follow the regulations of public health and safety and to adhere strictly to social distancing and personal protective wear.
June 04, 2020 09:22 UTC
Hello and welcome to the details of Erdogan hosts Libya PM as Turkey looks to lock in gains and now with the detailsNevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - In recent months, Turkish support in the conflict has pushed back Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA). — AFP picANKARA, June 4 — Libya’s internationally recognised leader will meet President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey today as the allies seek to lock in recent gains on the battlefield near Tripoli ahead of a new round of talks on a potential ceasefire. The Turkish Presidency said Erdogan and GNA Prime Minister Serraj were due to meet in Ankara at 1100 GMT. A senior Turkish official said the airport seizure was critical ahead of potential peace talks, and that Turkey would reject any proposal to divide Libya between warring factions. “The whole world recognises that Turkey changed the balance” on the ground, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said yesterday.
June 04, 2020 09:11 UTC
The United States said Wednesday it was waiting to build an "empowered" UN mission for Libya, frustrating France and Germany which say the delay in approving an envoy is jeopardizing momentum to end the conflict. The position of UN envoy for Libya has been vacant for three months, even with calls intensifying for a return to negotiations as the UN-recognized government beats back a rebel offensive. "By withholding the agreement to a proposal by the secretary general with regard to the special envoy, those responsible... carry a very heavy responsibility," he said. Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, who has been proposed as UN envoy on Libya, delivers a speech in Nairobi in 2018 / © AFP/FileNeither envoy explicitly named the United States. The official said the envoy should "focus exclusively on negotiation" while a special representative of the secretary general would focus on running the UN mission in Libya.
June 04, 2020 05:37 UTC
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shows the way to his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri during a meeting in Moscow, Russia, March 16, 2016. (Reuters)CAIRO - 4 June 2020: Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry conducted on June 3, 2020 a telephone call with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, during which they discussed means to promote relations of cooperation between Egypt and Russia in various fields, and a number of issues of concern to both countries.Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Counselor Ahmed Hafez, stated that the two ministers expressed their aspiration to continue working towards enhancing bilateral cooperation at all fronts, thereby reflecting the deep-rooted strategic ties between Egypt and Russia. In this context, the two ministers stressed the importance of maintaining the momentum witnessed in the bilateral relations during the last period, and the need to intensify political consultation between Cairo and Moscow.Hafez added that the two ministers discussed the regional situation, especially the developments in Libya, whereby Minister Shoukry asserted the need to support the UN efforts aimed at achieving a comprehensive political solution in order to restore security and eliminate all manifestations of terrorism. Moreover, they consulted on developments of the Palestinian cause, affirming the importance of preserving the chances of reaching a comprehensive and just political settlement for the question in the framework of the two-state solution, while warning against the perils of any Israeli unilateral measures to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian territories as this would only complicate the situation and affect regional stability and security.Minister Shoukry also briefed his Russian counterpart on the latest developments pertaining to the Renaissance Dam file, while outlining the course of negotiations and the Egyptian side’s acceptance to resume the negotiation track which should indispensably culminate in reaching an agreement at the earliest opportunity, and emphasizing refusal of Ethiopia’s taking of any unilateral action without reaching an agreement.
June 04, 2020 03:45 UTC
Competition from clean technologies along with government policies to achieve climate targets and energy security are pushing the fossil fuel industry toward “terminal decline”, the study concluded. “Terminal decline starts when demand peaks,” lead author Kingsmill Bond, Carbon Tracker’s new energy strategist, told AFP. “We may now have seen peak fossil fuel demand as a whole,” said Bond, who worked for 25 years in equity research. And yet oil and gas companies are forecasting growth in demand for their products. In 2018, the World Bank valued future profits from oil, gas and coal – cast over a roughly 50-year period – at US$39 trillion.
June 04, 2020 00:33 UTC
Human Rights Watch said that armed groups and fighters under Khalifa Haftar's command "appear to have used antipersonnel landmines and booby traps in Tripoli in late May 2020. In a report on Wednesday, Human Rights Watch added that fighters affiliated with Haftar's forces, including foreign forces, appear to have laid mines as they withdrew from southern districts of Tripoli. "These devices were assembled and used in a manner intended to be detonated by the presence, proximity, or contact of a person," Human Rights Watch said, adding they are able to incapacitate, injure, or kill one or more people. "Other photographs shared on social media show mines equipped with tripwires and mines used as triggers to detonate larger improvised explosive devices. Human Rights Watch added.
June 03, 2020 17:15 UTC
According to the report, China has no deadline for reunification and the certainty Taiwan “will not gain influence in the coming years”. Finally, the most singular point of the CIA report on Cross-Strait Relations is that it takes us back to the Balkans several times. The CIA report shows that relations between Russia and China are ambiguous, and could lead to a form of discord between the two superpowers. The CIA report therefore takes on an additional dimension. recognition of Abkhazia and South-Ossetia by Moscow) and the South China Sea (more tensions between China and Taiwan).
June 03, 2020 17:15 UTC
United Nations, United States, June 3, 2020 – Europe tried to reassure Russia during a UN Security Conference video call Tuesday after a French warship intercepted an oil tanker off the coast of Libya under an operation to halt the flow of arms to the North African country. The bloc reiterated the “commitment of European states to respect (arms and oil) embargoes within the strict rules of Security Council resolutions,” one diplomat said. Diplomats said the interception of an oil tanker by the French ship off the coast of Tobruk 10 days ago was a major topic of conversation during Tuesday’s session. The Gabon-flagged Jal Laxmi was collecting a multi-million dollar oil shipment but had not received authorization from the Tripoli-based Libyan National Oil Corporation, a specialist told AFP on the condition of anonymity. The French foreign ministry only said the warship had “interacted” with the oil tanker.
June 03, 2020 17:03 UTC
Hello and welcome to the details of Family of Lockerbie bomber appeals conviction and now with the detailsNevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - LONDON, June 3 — Lawyers representing the family of the Libyan man jailed for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing today formally lodged an appeal against his conviction, after a Scottish commission ruled a miscarriage of justice may have occurred. Eleven people on the ground in the Scottish town of Lockerbie also lost their lives in what was the biggest terrorist attack on British soil. Lawyer Aamer Anwar, acting for the former Libyan intelligence officer’s family, said the grounds for the family’s appeal were “substantial”. “We have now formally lodged with the High Court of Justiciary the appeal grounds in the posthumous appeal on behalf of the late Al-Megrahi,” he said. The Scottish government approved Megrahi’s release from prison on compassionate grounds in 2009 because he was suffering from prostate cancer.
June 03, 2020 15:56 UTC
Hello and welcome to the details of France, Algeria pledge to relaunch relations after rift and now with the detailsNevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone yesterday with his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune, discussing the coronavirus crisis and conflicts in Libya and the Sahel, said the Elysee Palace. — Reuters picALGIERS, June 3 — The French and Algerian presidents have pledged to “relaunch” relations after a week-long diplomatic rift that led to the recall of the Algerian ambassador to Paris. Earlier in the year, Tebboune had called for “mutual respect” in Franco-Algerian relations, saying his country “will not accept any interference or tutelage” from abroad. The leaders agreed to coordinate on working to restore security and stability in the region in regards to Libya and the Sahel region, the Algerian statement added. France and five Sahel nations — including three of Algeria’s immediate neighbours — pledged earlier this year to bolster efforts against jihadists waging an increasingly deadly insurgency.
June 03, 2020 15:45 UTC
A Dhaka court today placed two people on a two-day remand each in connection with a case filed over trafficking of the 26 Bangladeshis killed in Libya on May 28. In today's remand prayer, the IO said the brothers were involved with the trafficking of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya. So, they need to be remanded to learn of the whereabouts of others involved with trafficking, the IO added. Earlier on Friday, another Rab team arrested one Kamal Uddin alias Haji Kamal (55), an alleged ring leader of a human trafficking gang, from Dhaka's Shahjadpur area. Kamal sent some of the victims to Libya and took ransom from at least two families when their near ones were tortured days before being killed.
June 03, 2020 14:15 UTC
A Libyan man attempting to enter Morocco revealed the identity of the woman who issued him the falsified official documents. Rabat – Moroccan authorities are investigating a network of Libyan women for allegedly issuing forged visas into Morocco. In early March, police arrested a Libyan man at Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport. The man admitted that he received the visa from a Libyan woman in charge of a travel agency in Tunis. She later handed him his passport stamped with a Moroccan visa, in exchange for $300.
June 03, 2020 11:03 UTC
The European Union Delegation issued the following statement on 30 May, in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission to Libya:"The European Union Delegation and EU Member State Heads of Mission condemn the murder of thirty trafficked migrants, mostly Bangladeshi nationals, on 27 May in Mizda which also resulted in others wounded. We welcome instructions by the authorities to open an investigation into this appalling crime and expect the perpetrators to be brought to justice. "Our condolences go to the families of the victims and we wish a quick recovery to the wounded. Libya needs a peaceful political resolution to the ongoing conflict to end the suffering and loss of lives." Source: EU NeighborsImage: EU Delegation to Libya03 June 2020 14:36
June 03, 2020 10:41 UTC
A tech advocacy group backed by Twitter and Facebook sued President Trump over his executive order cracking down on social media companies. The suit aims to block the feds from enforcing Trump’s order. The complaint marks the latest episode in Trump’s battle with social media firms, which entered a new phase when the president signed the order Thursday. The order came after Twitter added fact-checking labels to Trump’s tweets alleging that mail-in voting leads to fraud. Trump said he took action to “defend free speech” from the alleged censorship and bias of social media companies.
June 03, 2020 10:24 UTC