April 2020

Libya's Presidential Council responds to Haftar's truce: We'll continue to defend Tripoli

April 30, 2020 - 18:38
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Presidential Council said Thursday in a statement that the Government of National Accord's (GNA) forces will continue to defend themselves and target all threats by outlaw groups that are causing bloodshed in Libya.

The Presidential Council responded to the unilateral truce announcement by Khalifa Haftar, saying it welcomes all national stances that rejected militarization of the country and clinging to civilian and democratic state.

Pentagon officials say Russia's presence in Libya more dangerous than ISIS

April 30, 2020 - 17:22
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

US defense and US Africa Command (AFRICOM) officials have told the US-based Washington Examiner that Russia inserted a paramilitary group in Libya to support Khalifa Haftar and position itself on the southern flank of NATO, adding that their presence is a graver danger than ISIS in the southern region of the war-ravaged country.

Emirati plane with ‘Manchester City’ logo lands in Khartoum requesting more mercenaries

April 30, 2020 - 13:48
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Written By: RabiaGolden

The Al-Jazeera news channel has quoted informed sources as saying that an Emirati plane bearing the number A6-BND and also the logo of ‘Manchester City Football Club’, landed in the military section of Khartoum airport on Tuesday.

The reliable sources confirmed that it was disembarked by prominent Emirati officials, led by National Security Adviser, Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan to discuss with Sudanese officials methods of supporting Khalifa Haftar, by way of providing mercenaries.

Education Ministry: 500,000 pupils will have access to e-learning in 2020

April 30, 2020 - 13:03
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Ministry of Education and UNICEF have announced a new program to extend remote learning through online classes as educational institutions across Libya are now closed to the vast majority of pupils in an attempt to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The new program will focus on supporting e-learning platforms, providing devices pupils can use, and making sure all learners have internet access, according to the Education Ministry.

Turkey calls for urgent international response to Haftar's coup in Libya

April 29, 2020 - 18:58
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has called on the international community to urgently respond to Khalifa Haftar's move to declare himself the ruler of Libya, saying he aims to establish a military dictatorship.

In a statement on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed Ankara’s desire for a political solution to the conflict and conveyed its support for the Libyan people.