These days, there is a frantic talk about the Egyptian military intervention in the local Libyan affairs, especially the Egyptian air force striking locations in Derna. Talk about two axes First, the Egyptian intervention is a violation of Libyan sovereignty, which is not far from the truth. The second talks about a joint defense agreement that allows Egypt to defend itself against a threat it poses, even if it is outside its borders. Therefore, Libya’s sovereignty according to the reality of the situation is not a Libyan responsibility because it falls under the seventh item, but Libya is entirely under the sovereignty of the Security Council in accordance with its decision in particular .. Thus there is no meaning to a joint defense agreement and no meaning to the message of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, To coordinate with its legitimacy when determined to do such a work.. This was first .. The second and most important: Historically, Libya in the eyes of Egypt as its view of the Sudan is nothing more than a back garden with different composition and uses of this park … Public and especially the eastern part of it is considered an important bank for Egyptian labor in the first place it reached the peak of the Libyan-Egyptian relations during the previous regime Number of employment (5) Millions of Egyptians work in Libya without restriction or condition. Then who can deny that the Snoussi army during the Italian occupation was born in the arms of the Egyptian present in the first quarter of the last century and who can deny that the idea of the Principality itself was the cradle of Egypt as well as the facilities enjoyed by the Libyan resistance against the Italian occupation militarily and politically. All of us were also aware of the full involvement of the September Revolution of the late 1960s in the embrace of the Egyptian nationalist act led by Abdel Nasser and the impact of the July 23 Revolution on the unitary officers and their intellectual base from the beginning and the generous logistical support that they subsequently provided. Egypt has a view and objectives is not new .. And still in mind the proposed Israeli swap project on the Egyptian side in the negotiations (Camp David) when the Zionist entity offered to help Egypt to occupy gently in exchange for giving up Sinai after the October war, Population and wealth. We also recall how this project was honored by President Sadat and tried to feel the pulse of the situation in 1976. He moved a brigade towards the Libyan border and progressed until the area of al-Bardi and parts of the Batnan area reached Tabruk, and only the position of President Hawari Abu Madin and the supported efforts of Yasser Arafat Internationally. The idea is still reinforced by Libya’s recognition that the people of Western Egypt to the outskirts of Alexandria are of the Libyan origins abandoned during the days of rule (Qara Mali) and has always worked to deepen this feeling and demand, which was intended to strengthen ties of brotherhood and the proximity of the day of the Libyan-Egyptian unity. However, neither the Egyptian-Israeli swap project could succeed nor the unity project on the basis of the population’s assets. The Egyptian side was underestimated (for reasons we all know), and also because the balance of power in the region and the suspicious ambitions do not allow this. The conclusion is that Israel will not allow in the current situation of Egypt to expand westward. It knows what the gains and power that Egypt can achieve … and that it guarantees the Egyptian regime’s side today and its loyalty to the Egyptian-Israeli agreements, but Israel does not guarantee that the situation in Egypt will continue. Politically and militarily. The bombing of sites inside Libyan territory is nothing more than a storm in a cup to cover up the events of Egyptian Upper Egypt and draw attention away from the scene of terrorism that worries the Egyptian state at home. A new old game.. artery Libya Its beginning in Washington and the last in Israel The post Egyptian policy towards Libya between availability and constraints appeared first on Libyan Express - Breaking News and Latest Updates from Libya.
The Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, has denied the claims of the leader of Operation Dignity Khalifa Haftar that it had sent fighters to Libya. Khalifa Haftar accused the Gaza-based resistance group of sending members of its armed wing to fight in Libya on behalf of Qatar. “Hamas has not — and will not — send its fighters and weapons abroad,” leading Hamas member Khalil al-Hayya said in a Thursday statement, reported Anadolu Agency. “Our weapons remain directed solely at Israel, which we will continue to resist — even if it means sacrificing our leaders, our sons and our homes,” al-Hayya declared, according to Anadolu Agency. Pro-Haftar eastern government of Abdullah Al-Thinni also joined Gulf states and Ciro in cutting relations with Qatar, appearantly for supporting Hamas and claims of backing up terrorist groups in the Arab world. The post Hamas declines Haftar’s accusations that it sent fighters to Libya appeared first on Libyan Express - Breaking News and Latest Updates from Libya.
Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was radicalised while living in the UK two years before his deadly attack, The Libyan Deterrent Force announced. Abedi’s brother Hashem, who was arrested in Tripoli in the wake of last month’s attack, knew the 22-year-old was planning something, counter-terror official Ahmed bin Salem said. Hashem, aged 20, said Abedi became radicalised while living in Manchester in 2015, Ahmed Bin Salem – an official at the force – told the Associated Press. “He had bought equipment for the attack in Britain, though he did not know where it would be carried out.” He also tolf Reuters. The post Manchester bomber was radicalised in Britain, brother confesses in Libya appeared first on Libyan Express - Breaking News and Latest Updates from Libya.
What You Need to Know About Trump, Comey and the Russia Probe – NBC News Former FBI director James Comey on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of firing him to try to undermine the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign team and Russia, Reuters reported. In the most eagerly anticipated U.S. congressional hearing in years, Comey told lawmakers the Trump administration had lied and defamed him and the FBI after the president dismissed him on May 9, Reuters indicated. During more than two hours of testimony, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee he believed Trump had directed him to drop an FBI probe into the Republican president’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of the broader Russia investigation, Reuters added. Comey nevertheless did not make any major new revelations about alleged links between Trump or his associates and Russia, an issue that has dogged the president’s first months in office and distracted from his policy goals such as overhauling the U.S. healthcare system and making tax cuts, according to Reuters. Dressed in a dark suit and giving short, deliberative answers, Comey painted a picture of an overbearing president who he did not trust and who pressured him to stop the FBI investigating Flynn, said Reuters. After Trump fired Comey, the administration gave differing reasons for his dismissal. Trump later contradicted his own staff and acknowledged on May 11 he fired Comey because of the Russia probe, Reuters explained. The post Comey reveals Trump’s attempts to undermine investigation into Russian collusion with US elections appeared first on Libyan Express - Breaking News and Latest Updates from Libya.
About 20 air raids have so far taken place in Benghazi down town by the fighter aircraft of Operation Dignity and backing-up foreign warplanes (mainly Egyptian) according to local media reports on Thursday. The airstrikes were centered on Sabri, and Wast Al-Balad (downtown) where the foes of Khalifa Haftar – Benghazi Shura Council – are positioned. According to a local TV channel in Libya (Al-Nabaa) three drones were also reported as the source of the heavy air raids on Benghazi on Thursday evening. Haftar has started his Operation Dignity in Benghazi in May 2014 to allegedly fight terrorists in the city. The post Libyan eastern warplanes, foreign aircraft raid Benghazi downtown appeared first on Libyan Express - Breaking News and Latest Updates from Libya.
Bahrain’s Al-Wasat newspaper (Photo: Internet) Bahrain’s only independent newspaper was suspended on Sunday, according to local reports, said The New Arab. Al-Wasat has faced accusations of a “recurrent violation of the law, spreading that which would stir divisions within the community and undermine the Kingdom of Bahrain’s relations with other countries”, The New Arab added. The Bahrain News Agency referred to an article written on page 19 of the newspaper on Sunday, where it had allegedly “included a defamation of a sisterly Arab country”. The newspaper’s editor in chief, Mansoor Al-Jamri, had later confirmed that the column was focused on protesters in Morocco’s Rif region, according to The New Arab. The New Arab added that thousands in Rif, in northern Morocco, have been protesting for nearly two weeks against the arrest of popular opposition leader Nasser Zefzafi, who was arrested towards the end of last month, after interrupting a Mosque sermon to raise awareness over corruption in Morocco and the marginalisation of the Rif region, questioning whether mosques were made for worship, or as a propaganda outlet. Al-Jamri hit back at the Bahraini information ministry, branding the suspension “harsh and shocking”. He had also said that the perspectives both of protestors and the Moroccan government were covered by the newspaper, The New Arab indicated. The post Bahrain shuts down only independent newspaper in country over Morocco protests appeared first on Libyan Express - Breaking News and Latest Updates from Libya.
U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish force says it has begun an offensive to capture the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group (Photo: Internet) A U.S.-backed Syrian force says it has begun an offensive to capture the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, CBC reported. Talal Sillo, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, told reporters Tuesday that operations have begun in co-ordination with the U.S.-led coalition, it added. SDF fighters began advancing toward Raqqa in November, capturing wide areas from the extremists. Last week, they reached the northern and eastern gates of the city, according to the CBC. Raqqa is currently surrounded from the east, north and west and opposition activists have reported intense shelling on the city since Monday night, CBC indicated. Syria’s state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday that airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition killed 12 people, including women and children. It says the families were fleeing the city in boats across the Euphrates River ahead of an expected all-out attack by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, it also added. The post Kurdish US-led forces kick off major offensive on Raqqa, IS stronghold in Syria appeared first on Libyan Express - Breaking News and Latest Updates from Libya.
Libyan Eastern Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdelbasit Al-Badri. (Photo: Internet) The Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdelbasit Al-Badri, said the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) wants to file a lawsuit against Qatar at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for what he said the crimes it committed against Libya and Libyan people. “We are trying to do so with the help of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Libyans are trying to bring back peace and security, however; Qatar has always helped divide Libyans.” Al-Badri said. Al-Badri, according to Downtown news page, also said that Qatar attempted to assassinate Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, but it had failed, adding that it also tried to bomb the HoR headquarters in Tobruk and also failed. “Qatar hindered the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement that was signed in Skhirat, Morocco since December 2015, attempting to divide Libyans from the inside. The post Libya wants to try Qatar at the ICC, Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia says appeared first on Libyan Express - Breaking News and Latest Updates from Libya.
A French police officer shot and injured a man who had tried to attack an officer A man armed with a hammer shouted “this is for Syria” and wounded a policeman before being shot and wounded by other officers on Tuesday outside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, one of France’s most famous tourist sites, Reuters reported. According to Reuters, Paris prosecutor’s office swiftly launched a counter-terrorism investigation into the attack, the first since President Emmanuel Macron won power last month and days before the first round of a parliamentary election in France. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the attacker was carrying the identification card of an Algerian student and that preliminary information indicated he had acted alone, Reuters indicated. Dozens of armed police sealed off the area and put the Gothic cathedral into lockdown with nearly 1,000 tourists and worshippers inside, it also added. The post Armed man attacks French police in Notre Dame, Paris, shot and wounded by police appeared first on Libyan Express - Breaking News and Latest Updates from Libya.
Libya’s oil production above 800,000 bpd for first time since 2014 – NOC The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation in Libya (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah, said Tuesday that Libya’s oil production has reached 808.000 barrels per day (bpd.) Talking to Aki – Italian news agency – Sanallah said if Libya becomes more secure and stable, the oil production rates will soar to 1.25 million bpd by the end of 2017. Libya’s oil production has been healing over the last few weeks with the reopening of blocked oil and gas pipelines in different oil fields, especially in Sharara oil field. The post Libya’s oil production above 800.000 bpd, NOC says appeared first on Libyan Express - Breaking News and Latest Updates from Libya.