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US Concerned About Russian Presence in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 9 March, Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, the head of US Africa Command (AFRICOM), warned the US Senate’s foreign affairs committee that Islamic State (ISIS) is regrouping in Libya. He said “The status of ISIS in Libya is they are right now regrouping. They’re in small numbers, small groups.” Waldhauser oversaw the […]

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Libya Can’t Vote in UN General Assembly Until $6.5M in Debt is Paid-Off

ISIS IN ACTION On 22 February, two young jihadi fighters who reportedly fought for Islamic State (ISIS) were arrested in Ajdabiya by a group calling itself the Tariq Ibn Ziyad Brigade. They had escaped the Libyan National Army (LNA) siege in Benghazi. One of the men was Mohamed Mustafa al-Mugharbi (aka Randa al-Abed), a high-profile […]

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Oil-Rich Arab States Quietly Join Israel in Cheering for Trump

(teleSUR) Riyadh – Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf Arab allies are happy to see Obama leave office as President Donald Trump would be “very, very tough” on Iran. While the world watched with horror as Donald Trump delivered his aggressive “America First” speech on the day of his inauguration, Saudi Arabia and its Arab […]

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Israeli Company That Built Wall Around Gaza Hopes to Build Trump’s Wall

(GPA) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced early-on in his campaign that he would build a giant wall along the US-Mexico border. Since then, the candidate has consistently managed to out-do himself. It seems like every day Trump makes a new inflammatory statement or ignorant accusation. At this point the issue of the “border wall” has […]

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EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty

12 European countries have flouted an EU-wide suspension on arms transfers to Sisi’s Egypt, rights group says. (MEE) Amnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union’s members of fueling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday. International organisations have accused Egyptian President Abdel […]

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May 15: Your Key Take-Aways for This Week From Geopolitics Alert

Here are your world news key take-aways for the week:   From Tunisia to Somalia, the United States increased its influence and military support throughout North Eastern Africa this week. Washington is trying to draft up a plan to supply the new UN-backed government in Libya with arms. The embargo on arms and assets has been […]

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Making Sense of The African War on Terror – Geopolitics Alert 05-14-16

(GPA) – In this episode of the Geopolitics Alert podcast hosts Randi and Jim discuss the growing role of The United States and their allies in combating the growing threats of terrorism in North and East Africa. US and UN seek to lift arms embargo on Libya to supply government in fight against the Islamic State. US […]