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CAIRO: The top UN official for Libya said Wednesday there are at least 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries in the war-torn nation, and warned of a “serious crisis” as weapons continue pouring into the North African country. “That is a shocking violation of Libyan sovereignty ... a blatant violation of the arms embargo,” UN acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams told an
Human Rights Watch said Tuesday the United States should not complete proposed weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates until that country limits illegal airstrikes against Libya and Yemen and stops providing military support to “abusive local forces.” In a statement, HRW also called on the UAE to investigate “previous alleged violations” it is accused of committing in Libya and Yemen. The advocacy group’s statement was released one day after 29 human rights and arms control groups signed and sent a letter to U.S. lawmakers and the U.S. State Department opposing the U.S.
The Tunisian Prime Minister, Hicham Al-Mechichi, promised to keep the borders with Libya and Algeria open, regardless of the circumstances. Al-Mechichi stated, during a parliamentary session in Tunisia discussing the draft state budget bill for 2021, that his country is adhering to this decision, as the fate of Tunisia, Libya and Algeria is one and the same.
The Head of the Advisory Committee to Confront the Coronavirus Pandemic, Khalifa Al-Bakoush, confirmed that Libya had signed a contract with the COVAX Facility to acquire two million doses of the Coronavirus vaccine. Al-Bakoush also announced that stage one of the vaccine distribution would be for those groups most vulnerable to the Coronavirus pandemic, such as medical staff
Spain added 10,853 new cases of COVID-19 to its tally on Friday, according to health ministry data, down from more than 12,000 the day before. The number of people who died from coronavirus in Spain rose by 294 on Friday, bringing the country's total death toll from the panademic to 44,668, according to health ministry data. King Felipe tested negative for coronavirus on Friday after going to quarantine when he came into contact on with someone who was positive with the virus.
The Health Services Department of Tripoli and the Supreme Advisory Committee to Combat Coronavirus are organizing a scientific lecture entitled ‘Healthy nutrition is the basis of your immunity’. The therapeutic nutrition specialist at Abi Sita Hospital for Chest Diseases, Suhair Dandi, said in a statement to the Libyan News Agency that the lecture, which will be held next
ISTANBUL: Turkey accused the German navy on Monday of conducting an “unauthorized” search on a Turkish-flagged cargo vessel in a bid to enforce a United Nations arms embargo on Libya. But the European Union’s Operation Irini — tasked with halting arms shipments to the strife-torn north African country — said it had made a “good faith” effort to get Turkey’s consent for the
Primero, an innovative online and offline application, empowers social workers to help more children NEW YORK — Dec. 1, 2020 — UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. launched a new version of Primero called Primero X — an open source case management web application that helps social service providers coordinate critical support to vulnerable children. Key interventions […]
The University Hospital of Tripoli has mourned one of its staff, "Abu Bakr Abu Al-Azoum," who died of coronavirus on Saturday. "Abu Baker was an x-ray technician and one of the most active members in his profession. He was loved and respected by all his colleagues as well as patients," a statement by the hospital said on Facebook. Social media users commenting on the
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic and the UAE's normalization deal with Israel.
TANGIER: More than 120 Libyan deputies pledged Saturday in Morocco to “end the divisions” that undermine their country, starting by convening the elected parliament as soon as they return home. The House of Representatives has not met for two years, and Libya has been wracked by violence and chaos since the toppling and killing of dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2011. Two rival
<div class="at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.metro.us/analysis-libyas-rival-forces/"></div>SIRTE, Libya/TUNIS (Reuters) – In Libya’s frontline city of Sirte, parts of which still lie in ruins, the commission set up to oversee warring rivals’ recent ceasefire has put its name on a large downtown conference centre – an outward sign of its commitment to peace. So far the ceasefire is holding, and some elements […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.metro.us/analysis-libyas-rival-forces/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-recommended addthis_tool" ></div><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->
Restrictive measures designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Germany will be in place until at least the end of December and possibly longer, Chancellor Angela Merkel told parliament on Thursday. "Given the high number of infections, we assume that the restrictions which are in place before Christmas will be continue to be valid until the start of January, certainly for most parts of Germany," said Merkel.
An armed group attempted to storm Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) headquarters in Tripoli but was stopped by guards, the company said on Monday, underscoring the security risks that the North African nation's energy industry continues to face. A man speaking on the video, apparently a member of the armed group, can be heard calling for the resignation of NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanallah. NOC said in a statement the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) had stopped the armed group entering the building and that nobody was hurt in the incident.
ANKARA: Turkey’s daily COVID-19 death toll hit a record high for a tenth consecutive day on Wednesday, with 193 fatalities in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed. President Tayyip Erdogan announced new measures on Monday to combat the surge in cases and deaths, including introducing a weekday curfew and a full lockdown at weekends.
Libyan Al-Nasser football team lost 0-2 to Algeria's CR Belouizdad at the first-leg match of the CAF Champions League at July 5 Stadium in Algeria. The first goal for the Algerian team was scored at the minute 13 and the second was scored at the minute 59 after a mistake from the Libyan goalkeeper.
The OPEC oil producers' club and its allies will hold a virtual meeting on Monday and Tuesday to finalise an expected extension to production cuts as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on global demand. The meeting comes as the oil industry hopes to turn a page on a disastrous year which saw the cartel forced to adopt drastic cuts in response to the cratering of
As millions of Americans travel home after Thanksgiving, there are mounting concerns of another spike in coronavirus cases. Lines at testing locations are growing longer as nearly 114 people are testing positive every minute across the nation. Gabe Gutierrez reports for Weekend TODAY.
<div class="at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.metro.us/oil-rally-stalls-on/"></div>LONDON (Reuters) – Oil slipped from seven-month highs on Thursday as signs of growing supplies helped to halt a rally driven by optimism that COVID-19 vaccines will revive fuel demand. Brent futures had risen to nearly $50 a barrel this week after three major pharmaceutical companies announced progress on vaccines that could start to be […]<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.metro.us/oil-rally-stalls-on/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-recommended addthis_tool" ></div><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Jacob Sullivan to be America's next national security adviser, but it remains to be seen if the former top Hillary Clinton adviser, who championed the ill-fated unraveling of Libya almost a decade ago, will take heed of those lessons learned.