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Watch: NATO’s “War On Terror” Leaves Famine, Disease In Its Wake

Washington D.C. (MPN) – Most of us living in the West have never known hunger. In America, food shelves are easily accessed by the most vulnerable of society. Despite living in a time where there is a global surplus of food, millions of people around the world are still suffering from famine. If you follow mainstream […]

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Anti-Qatar Coalition Adds 6 Libyan Entities to ‘Qatari-Funded Terror’ List

ISIS IN ACTION Misratan-led Bunyan Marsus (BM) forces have raised the level of security readiness in Sirte in response to increased security threats. There are reports that on 22 July, BM forces sent 20 vehicles to Sabaa and established checkpoints at the west and east of the city in anticipation of an impending Islamic State […]

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EU Reaches Out to Local Governments in Libya to Address Issues

ISIS IN ACTION Battles continue in the final area (Khribish) in Sabri district of Benghazi, where a number of fighters and families are now still believed to be holding out, despite General Haftar’s announcement of official victory in Benghazi on 5 July. 10 LNA fighters were killed last week according to pro-LNA media. This raises […]

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Will Sudan Side With Russia And Iran if Sanctions Are Not Lifted?

Khartoum (MEMO) – The expectation that the United States will completely lift economic sanctions against Sudan is by no means certain. Just days before the 12 July deadline, Sudanese diplomats around the world are getting ready to either welcome the lifting of sanctions and see Sudan amerced into the international community; or defend a dramatic new foreign policy direction which could see a return to an anti-US stance should sanctions be re-imposed. The uncertainty over the decision is being fuelled by the unpredictable mercurial nature of US President Donald Trump’s administration which has broken the normal […]

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US Could Finalize New Military and Diplomatic Policy for Libya in Coming Weeks

ISIS IN ACTION Misratan al-Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) forces, who nominally support the Government of National Accord (GNA), announced last week that they had skirmished with three units affiliated with the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Qasr Abu Hadi, south of Sirte, while they were on an anti-ISIS reconnaissance mission in the area. There are hopes […]

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French Defense Minister Calls Libya a “Totally Failed State”

ISIS IN ACTION On 28 June, two ISIS captives being held in Misrata, one Libyan and the other Egyptian, were said to have escaped from a prison belonging to the military intelligence agency in al-Kharrouba area in Misrata. The reports have not been independently verified and could be misinformation designed to muddy Misrata’s reputation. Sources […]

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The Origins of ISIS in Libya [VIDEO]

Washington D.C. (GPA) – Jason Pack is a researcher of world history at Cambridge University and the founder of Libya-Analysis and Eye on ISIS in Libya. Mr. Pack spoke as part of a panel at the Atlantic Council this week, focusing on the origins of ISIS in Libya. Mr. Pack also offered solutions for tackling […]

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Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean in 2017 Pass 2,000

Mediterranean Sea (Tasnim) – More than 2,000 migrants have died attempting treacherous boat crossings to Europe so far this year, following three more shipwrecks announced on World Refugee Day. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said 129 asylum seekers were missing and presumed dead after a dinghy launched by smugglers in Libya started taking on water […]

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UN Appoints New Special Envoy to Libya, Replacing Martin Kobler

ISIS IN ACTION Although Sirte is gradually recovering following the eviction of ISIS in December last year, tensions are growing between the Salafist 604 brigade, which currently helps to secure the city, and other forces from the Government of National Accord (GNA) aligned al-Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) coalition. Last week, there was an assassination attempt on […]

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Officials Steal Food Aid Meant for Boko Haram Survivors

Abuja (teleSUR) – The northeastern region of the country is home to people driven from their homes by Boko Haram. About 1.5 million people are currently facing famine. A Nigerian Government official said food aid sent to displaced people has been “diverted,” which is code for stolen. This marks the first time the government officially admits […]

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