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June 18, 2018

Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie at Domiz refugee camp in Iraq

In my country, when we speak of the Middle East we often focus on conflict and human suffering.

And it is true that countless families in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen are suffering from conflict they personally"...

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June 18, 2018

Italy Demands Migrant NGO Boats Leave Mediterranean, Mocks Leftist Crew Members

Matteo Salvini has demanded the Netherlands recall the Dutch-flagged ‘rescue’ ships of open borders NGOs, declaring that Italy refuses to be complicit in the “illegal immigration business”.

Deputy"...

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June 18, 2018

Education ministry urges state-funded postgraduate students abroad to settle their status

The Ministry of Education has provided new options for those who undertook postgraduate studies abroad at the expense of the Libyan state, who haven’t spent double their duration abroad in one of the institutions of the Libyan state.

The"...

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June 18, 2018

Haftar forces launch push against militias

The self-styled Libyan National Army loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar announced Sunday a “major offensive” to drive rival groups from the country’s northeastern oil crescent.

Armed groups on Thursday attacked the Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra terminals held by Haftar’s"...

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June 17, 2018

Nigeria, One of Least Safe Countries in the World

Nigeria has been ranked one of the most dangerous countries in the world, and more unsafe than war-torn Libya, according to the 2018 Global Law and Order Report by the Gallup Poll.

In the latest annual ranking"...

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June 17, 2018

Turkish Salafi groups issue letter of support for Erdoğan

A group of 14 Salafi organisations have issued a statement in support of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) government in upcoming June 24 elections despite disapproving of democracy, left-wing newspaper BirGün said"...

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June 17, 2018

Battle for Libyan oil ports creates a new crisis

Libyan National Army forces launched a counter-attack on Saturday to regain key oil ports seized by militias as the country’s civil war escalates.

Militias, including the Benghazi Defence Brigades, originally"...

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June 17, 2018

Libyan armed faction leader told to pullout from two oil terminals

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) called on Saturday for the “unconditional and immediate” withdrawal of the armed faction under former oil port blockader Ibrahim Jadhran from the two major terminals of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider.
The NOC said in a statement that"...

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June 17, 2018

Libya: Intervention by Invitation

President Macron appears to be gradually positioning France as a global leader now that America’s President Donald Trump has lapsed into a proto-isolationist grand strategy. The latest example is Libya. With Macron’s help, Libya’s factional leaders have agreed to hold"...

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June 17, 2018

Italy to Turn Away New Migrant Ships From Libya

Italy won’t allow two ships allegedly carrying migrants and asylum seekers from Libya to reach its shores, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said, in comments highlighting the risk for further spats between the populist government in Rome and its European"...

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