Thank you for reading the news about Turkey says may begin oil exploration under Libya deal in 3-4 months and now with the detailsJeddah - Yasmine El Tohamy - ANKARA: Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months under a deal it signed with Libya that was condemned by others in the region including Greece, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Friday. Libya’s internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) signed the maritime delimitation deal last year. Turkey says it creates an exclusive economic zone from its southern coast to Libya’s northeast coast, and protects rights to resources. “Within the framework of the agreement we reached with Libya we will be able to start our oil exploration operations there within three to four months,” Donmez said. These were the details of the news Turkey says may begin oil exploration under Libya deal in 3-4 months for this day.
May 29, 2020 16:41 UTC
Libyan Marwan Al-Maqhour, a member of the executive office of the International Committee of Mediterranean Games (ICMG) has participated in the ICMG executive board meeting, which was held through video conference. The meeting was attended by members of the executive bureau and chairmen of the committees of Libya, Algeria, Greece, Tunisia, Syria, Italy, France, Spain, Albania, and Croatia. According to the Olympic page on Facebook, the meeting reviewed a number of topics, including the spillovers of the Coronavirus pandemic on sports and how it affected the staging of sporting events around the world, stressing the need to develop measures for the coming sports competitions, according to new recommendations. The participants also discussed the consequences of postponing the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021 and the Mediterranean Games in Oran To 2022, in addition, the consequences of delaying the National Olympic Committees' meetings and their elections which are usually held every four years. The ICMG officials agreed to convene another meeting on the 3rd of June next.
May 29, 2020 12:11 UTC
A wreckage of a bus which carried employees of an Afghan television station and was bombed is seen in Kabul, Afghanistan May 30, 2020. “Our colleagues Mir Wahed Shah, an economic reporter, and Shafiq Amiri, an employee in the technical department, were martyred in the incident,” said Mohammad Rafi Rafiq Sediqi, chief executive of the state-run Khurshid TV station. The Taliban warned the Afghan media last year to stop broadcasting what it called “anti-Taliban statements”. In 2016, a Taliban suicide bomber rammed his car into a bus carrying employees of Tolo TV, the country’s largest private broadcaster, killing seven journalists. The Taliban said Tolo was producing propaganda for the U.S. military and western-backed Afghan government.
May 29, 2020 11:58 UTC
Article contentBy James Stavridis(Bloomberg Opinion) — The long-running Libyan civil war appears to be staggering toward a finale. It is a triumph for the internationally recognized Government of National Unity, led by the elected prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj. Try refreshing your browser, or Turkey and Russia Are at War, and Libya's the Loser Back to videoBut the fighting is not simply a domestic issue — Libya’s civil war has become a proxy for regional and global power geopolitics. It is also a legacy of the way in which the West abandoned the country a decade ago. The Tripoli government is supported strongly by Turkey, while Haftar’s coalition is backed by Russia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, France and a smattering of other nations operating clandestinely.
May 29, 2020 06:00 UTC
The US Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia on Thursday unsealed indictments against 28 North Korean and five Chinese representatives of North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank (FTB) who are or were posted in China, Russia, Libya, Thailand, Kuwait, and Austria. The North Korea Sanctions Regulations later put additional restrictions on dealings with the North Korean financial industry. – Violations of the North Korea sanctions regulations, violations of the weapons of mass destruction proliferation sanctions regulations. It might be more than the combined total of USAO DC’s asset forfeiture against North Korean targets since it went to work in 2017. As with the naming of other North Korean agents earlier, the naming and indictment of these 33 FTB agents will cause the financial system to exclude them, and to freeze and close their accounts.
May 29, 2020 01:52 UTC
A frigate of the French Navy has prevented a tanker from loading refined oil products at a Libyan port as part of a sale to an UAE-registered company, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing four Western diplomats. The tanker was stopped at sea as it was heading for the port of Tobruk in eastern Libya close to the border with Egypt. Libya’s oil industry is in total disarray after a group of paramilitary formations affiliated with the Libyan National Army (LNA) of eastern Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar occupied Libya’s oil export terminals in January along with pipelines and fields. As a result of the blockade, Libya’s oil production –which had stood at more than 1 million bpd at the start of January – has collapsed to less than 100,000 bpd. Since the blockade of the oil ports in January this year, Libya’s crude oil exports have shrunk by 92 percent and the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has lost some $5 billion, the Libyan state oil firm said this week.
May 28, 2020 20:26 UTC
Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement on Thursday that the attack took place in the town of Mizda, reports Reuters. "We are trying to contact with the labour counselor [in Libya] to get the details. It seems they were kidnapped before the killing," Joint Secretary Nasreen Jahan of the expatriates’ welfare ministry told the Dhaka Tribune. "We have just learned of this tragedy and are following up to get more details and provide assistance to survivors," Reuters quoted IOM Libya spokeswoman Safa Msehli. Libya has long been a destination for migrants because of its oil-funded economy, but is also an important way-station for people attempting to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.
May 28, 2020 17:49 UTC
The most consequential bit of news from the NPC is the imposition of Article 23 on Hong Kong. Since the United Kingdom handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Hong Kong has enjoyed a special status in the PRC. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported to Congress that Hong Kong can no longer be considered autonomous from China. As required by the Hong Kong Policy Act, Pompeo had to report to Congress on Hong Kong’s status. In a statement, he said, “I certified to Congress today that Hong Kong does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997.
May 28, 2020 17:48 UTC
After backing rival sides in Libya's long-running conflict, Russia and Turkey appear to have agreed to avoid direct confrontation and instead carve the country into "spheres of influence", analysts say. "Taken together, these developments suggest that Turkey and Russia are trying to carve up spheres of influence in Libya." "Moscow does not wish to wage a long and costly war in Libya as it has done since 2015 in Syria," he added. He is heard saying that Moscow advises restarting dialogue, as it no longer sees a positive outcome to Haftar's offensive. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday reaffirmed the need for an immediate ceasefire and "constructive dialogue" in Libya after talks with Saleh.
May 28, 2020 13:18 UTC
The Tunisian minister stressed his country's opposition to all forms of foreign interference in Libya, and reiterated Tunisia’s call for a Libyan-Libyan solution to the conflict. The French minister expressed satisfaction at the current state of relations between Tunisia and France and pledged to further develop them with the aim of developing a joint long-term plan, according to the Tunisian statement. Since 2011, the US, and to a certain extent Turkey, have had a virtual monopoly on military cooperation and training agreements with Tunisia. Turkish designs are seen as having American blessings, which would be a serious blow to France’s plans in western Libya. France is one of the major European countries opposed to Turkish intervention in Libya.
May 28, 2020 11:15 UTC
Hence, Turkey doesn’t just have the East Mediterranean on its radar; and this is where France’s belligerent attitude stems from. In particular, the struggles for independence of the colonialist era were the basis for the quest for nationalization in the new period. It is necessary to reconsider the national struggles of the colonialist era from this perspective. We can see this initiative, which contributes to peace and stability and creates certain wealth, as a result of the national liberation struggles of the colonialist era. To reduce Turkey’s presence in the East Mediterranean to economic interests would point to a great alienation on its part.
May 28, 2020 07:30 UTC
While fighting NATO-backed rebels, Gaddafi did not entertain the idea of dividing Libya in order for him to stay in power, despite having the means to do so. When General Haftar launched his military campaign to “libertate the capital from terrorists” as he stated, he gambled both his own future and the country’s. What is really worrying are two facts: firstly, Haftar’s own political future centres on the idea of him taking Tripoli. This leaves the general with one option, which is sectioning Libya to carve out his own territory to rule. Turkey’s heavy military involvement in the war in Libya can only be understood in the wider regional Turkish policy.
May 28, 2020 07:30 UTC
Updated at 4:27pm with details of meetingsMalta and Libya will be setting up joint coordination units in their respective capitals to tackle the migration crisis, MaltaToday has learnt. The memorandum of understanding was signed on Thursday after talks between Prime Minister Robert Abela and the head of Libya’s Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj. Sources close to the talks said the coordination units would help smoothen communication between both countries when dealing with migrant rescues in the Mediterranean. Abela was accompanied by Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri and OPM head of secretariat Clyde Caruana. This is the first official visit abroad by the Prime Minister, who took office in January 2020.
May 28, 2020 07:05 UTC
A Maltese delegation led by Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela left for Tripoli early Thursday morning. This is the first official visit abroad by the Prime Minister, who took office in February 2020. Meetings are scheduled to take place with the Government of National Accord Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala and Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga. Discussions are set to focus on immigration, where the Maltese are keen on securing stronger Libyan controls on human trafficking networks. The government insists that the COVID-19 pandemic has made it unable to succour migrants at sea.
May 28, 2020 06:56 UTC
May 27, 2020Libya is further spiraling into a full-blown proxy war like Syria that could destabilize the region, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian warned today. We are facing a ‘Syrianization’ of Libya,” he told a French Senate panel, according to Reuters. Libya’s descent into chaos has drawn in several foreign powers, each pursuing their own agendas in the north African country. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord enjoys support from Turkey, Qatar and Italy, while Hifter’s backers include the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Egypt, France and Jordan. Foreign weapons from the warring parties’ international patrons have flooded Libya in blatant violation of a United Nations arms embargo, and the presence of foreign fighters has further complicated the situation on the ground.
May 28, 2020 00:50 UTC