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Italy launches 6m euro project to improve migrants’ detention centers in Libya

  • 9 September 2017 - 10:52
Italy launches 6m euro project to improve migrants’ detention centers in Libya

Italy is aiming to improve conditions in Libyan migrant detention camps working with NGOs, Deputy Foreign Minister Mario Giro told ANSA Friday. Italy's aid department will launch a six-million-euro tender "very soon, before the end of September," he said. "The Libyan authorities will be...

McDonald’s new beverages challenge Starbucks’ ones

  • 6 September 2017 - 22:05
McDonald’s new beverages challenge Starbucks’ ones

McDonald's newest beverages sound like something you'd order at Starbucks. On Wednesday, McDonald's announced that it had added a new set of espresso-based drinks to the menu: the caramel macchiato, vanilla cappuccino, and americano. The drinks, along with all McCafé specialty beverages, will...

Benghazi military band butchers God Save the Queen anthem in reception of UK FM, British Media

  • 26 August 2017 - 10:22
Benghazi military band butchers God Save the Queen anthem in reception of UK FM, British Media

Foreign secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Libya on Wednesday on a two-day trip to urge rival parties to compromise and unite the country, following the fall of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011. He became the first senior Western politician to visit Libyan military commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar...

People missing in massive landslide in the Swiss Alps

  • 24 August 2017 - 21:12
People missing in massive landslide in the Swiss Alps

Eight people were still missing Thursday after a massive landslide swept away a mountainside in the Swiss Alps, ripping apart buildings and forcing the evacuation of a village, Agence France-Presse reported. The landslide, which struck on Wednesday, sent mud, rocks and dirt flooding down the Piz...

Shipment of hashish drug seized in Libya’s coastal city Zuwara

  • 24 August 2017 - 10:39
Shipment of hashish drug seized in Libya’s coastal city Zuwara

Upon a tip-off, investigation and security personnel seized Wednesday night a car laden with massive amounts of hashish drug in Zuwara. The security personnel said that after seizing the drugs, the driver or the smuggler who was in the car managed to get away as he escaped to southeastern the...

US observes phenomenal total solar eclipse

  • 21 August 2017 - 18:31
US observes phenomenal total solar eclipse

Skywatchers in the United States are preparing for the spectacular sight of a total solar eclipse, according to the BBC. The Moon is set to pass in front of the Sun, casting a deep shadow that will sweep over the nation from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east, BBC...

Saudi Arabia allows Qataris to perform Hajj rituals, Qatar welcomes

  • 19 August 2017 - 18:20
Saudi Arabia allows Qataris to perform Hajj rituals, Qatar welcomes

Qatar's government has welcomed an announcement from Saudi Arabia that its people will be allowed to cross the border for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The decision comes in the middle of a land, air, and sea blockade by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Saudi Arabia...

Italy sends humanitarian aids to Libya’s Sabratha

  • 17 August 2017 - 11:34
Italy sends humanitarian aids to Libya’s Sabratha

Italy sent 11 tonnes of humanitarian aid to a clinic in the Libyan town of Sabratha, 80 km west of Tripoli on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said, according to ANSA. He said this was "further proof of the Italian government's solidarity towards all the Libyan people". Italy is...

Meteors shower hits the earth in brightest show in history

  • 12 August 2017 - 10:11
Meteors shower hits the earth in brightest show in history

The brightest meteor shower is well on its way. It is said that it will literally light up the night sky and that some of the meteors will actually be visible during the day. It will happen from August 11th, 2017 to August 13th, 2017 but will peak on the 12th and will according to...

Israel to shut down Al Jazeera English and Arabic in Jerusalem

  • 7 August 2017 - 09:17
Israel to shut down Al Jazeera English and Arabic in Jerusalem

Israel plans to revoke the media credentials of Al Jazeera TV journalists, close its Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station's broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said on Sunday. The closure did not appear imminent, however, and an...