Haftar rejects Sarraj’s call for Libya truce as ‘media marketing’

Libyan rebels led by renegade general Khalifa Haftar have rejected a ceasefire announcement by the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli. Ahmed Mismari, a spokesman for Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), told media on Sunday that the ceasefire...

Mali junta, W Africa mediators agree on ‘certain points,’ talks to continue Monday

West African mediators say they have reached an agreement with the junta that has seized power in Mali on “a number of points,” but some issues remain to be hammered out during the talks aimed...

North Africa Libya government announces immediate ceasefire

Libya’s internationally-recognized government has announced a nationwide ceasefire and called for demilitarization in the strategic city of Sirte, which is held by strongman Khalifa Haftar’s rebels. The Tripoli-based government said in a statement on Friday...

Mali Mutiny: What is Known So Far?

by Oleg Burunov The mutiny in Mali comes amid an ongoing political standoff in the country, which earlier saw the opposition demanding the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and accusing him of being responsible for...

‘I do not wish blood to be shed’: Mali president resigns after being detained...

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced that he will step down in order to avoid bloodshed, hours after mutinying soldiers arrested him. Neighboring countries have closed their borders in response to the unrest. The...

Can Israel’s symbolic victory turn famous ‘no’s’ of Khartoum into a ‘yes’?

The UAE would be only the third Arab country to sign a deal with Israel, Sudan would be a fourth. It’s likely that Bahrain and Oman would follow in their path. By TOVAH LAZAROFF...

Egyptian parliament approves maritime deal with Greece over Mediterranean borders

Egypt’s Parliament on Tuesday approved a maritime deal setting the country’s Mediterranean Sea boundary with Greece and demarcating an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights, The Associated Press reported, citing local...

Mali’s president resigns and dissolves parliament

BBC.COM-Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta won a second term in 2018- Reuters Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, state TV reports. In a televised address, Mr Keïta said he was...

Egypt parliament ratifies EEZ deal with Greece

The Egyptian parliament on Monday ratified an agreement designating an exclusive economic zone in the eastern Mediterranean between Greece and Egypt, an area containing offshore oil and gas reserves, Egyptian state-run newspaper Al Ahram English reported. Egyptian parliament’s legislative and...

Turkey not seeking military solution in Libya: Presidential spokesperson

Turkey along with Qatar and some other countries are present in Libya in an effort to support a political solution in the war-weary country, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said on Aug. 18. Speaking to Al Jazeera, Kalın said Turkey...

Russia may have deployed S-400 air defence system in Libya

Pictures circulating on social media suggest Russia may have deployed its S-400 air defence system in Libya, an analyst writing for Forbes said on Thursday. Images posted online appear to show a large radar and vertical missile...

Turkey rebukes Germany for enforcing Libya arms embargo

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavuşoğlu criticised Germany for taking part in a “biased” European Union initiative to enforce a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday. The EU naval mission, dubbed...

New arms shipments come for Haftar forces: Libyan army

The Libyan army on Aug. 2 said Russian-made cargo planes made new military shipments to the forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Gen. Abdulhadi Dirah, the spokesman for the army’s Sirte-Jufra Joint...

Concerns Over SAS Executing Unarmed Afghan People Withheld From Judge, Report Claims

Fears over Special Air Service (SAS) troops killing innocent Afghans were reportedly expressed in emails disclosed to the High Court by an Afghani civilian, Saifullah Yar, who is demanding an investigation into the killing...

Turkey, Russian diplomats to hold Libya talks in Moscow soon – report

Turkish and Russian diplomats will hold meetings on Libya in Moscow soon, said Alaexey Zaytsev, deputy spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry. The talks would focus on “different aspects of the Libyan crisis,” Zaytsev said on Thursday,...

Turkey sent 16,500 Syrian fighters to Libya – Observatory

Turkey has sent hundreds of newly recruited mercenaries to Sirte in Libya to fight alongside the forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) against General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), the Syrian Observatory...

US military says Russia sent more equipment to Libyan front lines: report

Russia appears to be sending more military equipment to its mercenaries in Libya, including the flashpoint city of Sirte, in breach of an arms embargo, Reuters reported, citing the US military. Its Africa Command said...

Turkey urges ‘immediate’ end to foreign support for Libya’s Haftar: report

Turkey on Monday urged an “immediate” end to the support for rebel commander Khalifa Haftar in Libya after trilateral talks held in Ankara between Libyan, Maltese and Turkish officials, AFP reported. Turkey earlier this year...

Turkey against any possible division in Libya, presidential spokesperson says

by Anadolu Agency Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın. (AA) Turkey is adamantly opposed to Libya's partition, be it in principle or by law, Turkey's presidential spokesman has said. "We are absolutely against the breaking up of Libya,...

Egypt’s parliament greenlights deployment of troops abroad to secure ‘western front,’ paving way for...

The Egyptian parliament has approved the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight “terrorist groups” and “criminal militias.” The move comes amid repeated threats from Cairo to openly intervene in the Libyan conflict. The deployment...