Egypt Parliament Greenlights Possible Intervention in Libya

Egypt's parliament on Monday greenlighted a possible deployment of troops outside its borders, after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of potential military operations in neighboring Libya. The parliament unanimously approved "the deployment of members of...

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,...

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...

Dakar, a “White” Queen of West Africa Drug Trafficking

As a strategic port, Dakar has become a true regional transport hub for the Senegalese economy. Drug dealers also want to use the port to export drugs to Europe, despite the risks involved. From January...

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 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...

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,...

Extremist fighter’s groundbreaking sex slavery trial opens at ICC

Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud accused of torture and extrajudicial punishments Jason Burke Africa correspondent  -  The  Guardian Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud forced hundreds of Malian women...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Acting leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood arrested in Cairo

The arrest is the latest blow to Egypt's oldest and most organized Islamist movement, which has been crushed in a sweeping crackdown since it was forced from power seven years ago. By REUTERS A supporter...

S. Africa Says No Evidence of Iranian Plot to Kill U.S. Envoy

South Africa's state security agency on Friday said it had found no evidence that Iran was plotting to assassinate the U.S. ambassador to Pretoria, Lana Marks. A U.S. media report, quoting unnamed officials, earlier this...

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...

South African conservationist killed by lions he reared

West Mathewson was attacked without warning by lions during one of their regular walks Agence France-Presse  - The Guardian West Mathewson was killed by two of his lions during a walk around the lodge he ran,...

Former South African President Accuses Successor of Trying to Destroy ANC to ‘Save His...

by James Tweedie President Cyril Ramaphosa, who helped force out his predecessor over corruption allegations, is now accused of graft himself along with his billionaire sister-in-law. South Africa's former president has accused his successor of slurring the...

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...

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...