Archive for 2014

3 killed in western Libya airstrikes

  • 10 December 2014 - 07:09
3 killed in western Libya airstrikes

Three members of the Dawn of Libya militia were killed on Sunday, while others injured in airstrikes by forces loyal to retired army general Khalifa Haftar near Libya's border with Tunisia, a military source said. "A Haftar airplane struck two sites of the Dawn of Libya militia around 20km away...

Libya’s Last Glimpse of Hope

  • 3 December 2014 - 18:19
Libya’s Last Glimpse of Hope

Mohamed Eljarh - Foreign Policy Libya is in a sorry state. Fighting continues at the extremist-controlled international airport in Tripoli, which the Libyan air force attacked last week. City centers are still embroiled in conflict and, in early November, the country's Supreme Court...

Saudia ‘unable to cope with modern market’

  • 3 December 2014 - 18:13
Saudia ‘unable to cope with modern market’

Saudi Gazette The Shoura Council’s transport committee has recommended Saudi Arabian Airlines hire co-pilots who have the required training and retired military pilots specialized in aviation to lead internal flights, Al-Eqtisadiah reported. This will increase available internal flights and...

UN calls for fresh Libya talks to end violence

  • 3 December 2014 - 18:06
UN calls for fresh Libya talks to end violence

  TRIPOLI: The United Nations mission to Libya Wednesday (Dec 3) said it will call fresh talks between warring factions in an attempt to end months of violence and political deadlock in the country. UN Special Representative Bernardino Leon will lead the new round of negotiations on...

Libya: a two state solution?

  • 1 December 2014 - 07:28
Libya: a two state solution?

By: George Joffé Since the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi, a power vacuum has led Libya down a path of factionalism and war. Isolated from both Tobruk and Tripoli's rule, extremists and separatists thrive, leaving the future of Libya hanging in the balance. A game of political cat and mouse...

Italy’s Far-right Opposes Muslim Swim Class

  • 29 November 2014 - 04:28
Italy’s Far-right Opposes Muslim Swim Class

A swimming pool in northern Italy has supported an initiative by the local Islamic center and announced courses, specially designed for Muslim women. The effort, planned as way of social integration, is not welcomed by Italian right-wingers. The project, launched in Sesto San Giovanni in the...

Khalifa Haftar vows to ‘take Tripoli’ from Islamists

  • 29 November 2014 - 04:04
Khalifa Haftar vows to ‘take Tripoli’ from Islamists

An anti-Islamist former Libyan general, Khalifa Haftar, said Friday he has given himself two weeks to take Benghazi and three months to recapture the capital Tripoli. The strongman, who is allied to the Libyan parliament, has been battling Islamist militias who took control of the war-torn...

EU expands Syria sanctions list

  • 21 October 2014 - 00:09
EU expands Syria sanctions list

LUXEMBOURG: European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to expand sanctions against Syria, adding 16 names and two entities to the blacklist for their role in a “brutal war” against their own people. The move targeted 14 individuals with asset freezes and travel bans for taking part in...

Egyptians held in Libya with fake visas

  • 14 October 2014 - 22:40
Egyptians held in Libya with fake visas

Libyan Herlad Egyptians with fake travel documents are continuing to try and arrive and work in Libya. The latest group to be nabbed was sent home from Misrata yesterday. The 55 Egyptians were all reported to have had fake Libyan visas. Since the early days of the revolution, Cairo-based...

Intel profits: Chip-maker up 13% on recovering PC market

  • 14 October 2014 - 22:31
Intel profits: Chip-maker up 13% on recovering PC market

BBC Chip-maker Intel said net profit for the third quarter rose to $3.32bn (£2.09bn) from $2.95bn a year earlier. Profit rose as demand for personal computers recovered after previous years of decline. Sales rose 8% to $14.6bn, beating analyst estimates. The firm shipped more than...