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Tunisia: Interior Minister Warns against Return of Foreign Fighters

The Tunisian interior minister Wednesday sounded the alarm against the looming threat the North African country is facing with the eminent return of the country’s citizens who have been fighting in the ranks of the Islamic State group (IS), now in peril in Libya, Syria and Iraq. Hedi Majdoub was speaking at the opening of […]

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Libya: GNA Forces Free 14 Civilians from IS-Held Positions in Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) announced Sunday they saved 14 civilians held up by the Islamic State group (IS) still controlling small areas of Sirte. Since May, GNA forces have been wrestling with IS in Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown, seized in 2015 by the terrorist group, which took advantage of rivalries between […]

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Around 240 Migrants Died in Past Two Days off Libya

Over 200 migrants have been unaccounted for over the past two days after their boats, unfit for the Mediterranean crossing, left Libya shores. According to Italian coast guards, UN High Commission for Refugees and NGOs the migrants were on two dinghies that capsized because of bad weather. “Two rubber dinghies, which is what they are, […]

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Libya: US Intensifies Airstrikes against IS in Sirte

More shells from the US airpower have fallen on the Islamic State group (IS) positions in Sirte over these past days as forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) try to end the bout with the terrorist group. Airstrikes have doubled as of mid-October. Around 36 airstrikes were launched from Friday to […]

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OPEC Members Agree to Cut Oil Production by November

Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Wednesday reached an agreement to limit oil production to between 32.5 and 33 million barrels per day. According to energy ministers of Qatar and Nigeria, members of the Organization reached an understanding after a six-hour gathering in the Algerian capital, but deferred until November the […]

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Tunisia: Suspected Terrorist Arrested Near Libyan Borders

Tunisian home ministry Monday announced the arrest of a suspected terrorist  near the Libyan border as he was attempting to join terrorist groups in splintered Libya, reports say. Tunisia authorities have been on high alert at their borders with division-ridden Libya, as they fear free crossing into Tunisia of elements of the Islamic State group […]

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Kenya Did not Co-operate in Uhuru’s Case – ICC

The International Criminal Court on Monday accused Kenya of being non-cooperative over failure to release sufficient documents as evidence in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a statement released on Monday, the Hague-based court said “the Republic of Kenya had failed to comply with its mandates to cooperate with the ICC and referred the […]

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Tunisia: State in War against Terrorism, Chahed

Tunisian Prime Minister Thursday declared the state is at war against terrorism and vowed that the state will mobilize all means to win the battle. During a visit to Kasserine, near the Libyan border where security forces are fighting the Islamic State group militants, the newly appointed Prime Minister hailed the courage and strength of […]

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Libya: UN Alarmed over Fate of Millions in Distress

The United Nations Friday called world leaders to lend attention to the humanitarian situation in Libya where millions of people are, according to the world organization, in need of humanitarian assistance. Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, Martin Kobler, speaking on World Humanitarian Day indicated that “lack of attention to the humanitarian crisis […]

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Libya: US Expands Airstrikes for 30 Days, Mixed Feelings Emerge

President Obama has approved a 30-day US airstrike in Libya following the request of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) but the foreign intervention has been criticized by the Fatwa House, a top religious body, and the Tobruk-based parliament. Obama said the GNA “has already made significant progress against ISIL.” He hailed it for […]

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