Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

Libya’s Haftar meets with Egypt’s el Sisi as war rages on in Tripoli

  • 14 April 2019 - 19:18
Libya’s Haftar meets with Egypt’s el Sisi as war rages on in Tripoli

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday met in Cairo with Khalifa Haftar, the commander of eastern-based Libyan forces, who is under international pressure to halt an advance on the capital Tripoli. Egypt has close ties with Haftar, whose Libyan National Army (LNA) controls the east and...

UN envoy and Egypt’s Foreign Minister discuss solution to Libya’s crisis

  • 3 February 2019 - 14:30
UN envoy and Egypt’s Foreign Minister discuss solution to Libya’s crisis

The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, has met with the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, in Cairo and discussed the current political deadlock in Libya. According to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Shoukry underscored on Saturday Egypt's stance regarding the solution to the Libyan crisis,...

Egypt says carried airstrike on border with Libya, killed 8 militants

  • 2 February 2019 - 21:01
Egypt says carried airstrike on border with Libya, killed 8 militants

An Egyptian military spokesman, Colonel Tamer Al-Refai, said in statement on Saturday that eight militants were killed in an airstrike near Egypt’s border with Libya.  The spokesman added that "the militants" were plotting hostile acts against Egyptian targets, according to the statement. "The...

Russia, Egypt considering solutions to Libya’s crisis

  • 30 January 2019 - 12:41
Russia, Egypt considering solutions to Libya’s crisis

Moscow and Cairo intend to step up efforts to resolve the crises in Syria and Libya as soon as possible, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday after talks between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. Sputnik reported on Wednesday...

Libya repatriates 12 children of ISIS fighters to Egypt

  • 23 December 2018 - 13:37
Libya repatriates 12 children of ISIS fighters to Egypt

Libyan authorities repatriated last Thursday 12 Egyptian minors, whose fathers were killed in the fighting between Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous Operation forces and ISIS militants in Sirte. The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday that in coordination with the authorities in Libya and...

Egyptian hostages in eastern Libya freed after days of detention

  • 22 November 2018 - 17:58
Egyptian hostages in eastern Libya freed after days of detention

Egyptian workers taken hostage in Libya this week over a financial dispute between Libyan contractors and their Egyptian partner have been freed, a relative of one of the hostages said. The governor’s office in Kafr el-Sheikh, the Egyptian province the workers are from, confirmed their case...

Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea

  • 10 November 2018 - 16:29
Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea

The Sudanese Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Ouf said arrangements are underway to establish joint border protection forces with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia. Speaking to the parliament on Wednesday, Ibn Ouf said consultations have gone a long way between the Sudan, Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia to form...

Egypt’s Al-Sisi calls for partial lifting of arms embargo on “Libyan army”

  • 6 November 2018 - 18:33
Egypt’s Al-Sisi calls for partial lifting of arms embargo on “Libyan army”

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday called for lifting the seven-year-long UN arms embargo on the "Libyan army." Al-Sisi issued his appeal at a gathering of foreign media figures held on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum now underway in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh,...

Libya’s eastern forces apprehend Egyptian Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Derna

  • 8 October 2018 - 21:02
Libya’s eastern forces apprehend Egyptian Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Derna

The self-styled army in eastern Libya led by Khalifa Haftar has arrested an Egyptian former military officer accused of being behind a string of high-profile attacks in Egypt, according to the announcement made by Haftar's forces spokesperson Ahmed Al-Mismari. The Egyptian man named Hesham...

Sudan frees Egyptian soldiers abducted by Libya armed group

  • 31 July 2018 - 21:09
Sudan frees Egyptian soldiers abducted by Libya armed group

Sudan’s National intelligence Security Services (NISS) announced on Monday that it had freed a group of Egyptian army soldiers abducted by a Libyan militia on the border between Sudan, Libya, and Egypt. The Egyptian group of four soldiers and one officer has been captured by some outlaws on the...

Egyptian court sentences 75 protesters to death

  • 28 July 2018 - 20:25
Egyptian court sentences 75 protesters to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death for participating in a 2013 protest against the overthrow of the country's democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi. Senior members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organisation were among those ordered executed by the Cairo Criminal...

Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

  • 20 May 2018 - 21:44
Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, along with his Tunisian and Algerian counterparts, will take part in a tripartite meeting on Libya on Monday in Algeria, according to spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zeid. Abu Zeid said that the meeting comes...

Human Rights Watch warns of endangering civilians’ lives in Libya’s Derna

  • 14 May 2018 - 19:45
Human Rights Watch warns of endangering civilians’ lives in Libya’s Derna

Forces under Gen. Khalifa Hiftar have started a land and air operation to wrest the eastern city of Derna from an alliance of militant armed groups, Human Rights Watch said today. All parties to the conflict are obligated to respect the laws of war and spare civilians and civilian...

Remains of Coptic Christians executed by ISIS in Libya will be returned to Egypt

  • 14 May 2018 - 13:28
Remains of Coptic Christians executed by ISIS in Libya will be returned to Egypt

Libya will return to Egypt on Monday the bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians killed in 2015 by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, a Libyan security official said. The bodies were recovered in October after the area where they were buried was recaptured from the...

Abu Shagour: Egypt, UAE call the shots n Libya

  • 12 May 2018 - 17:19
Abu Shagour: Egypt, UAE call the shots n Libya

Libyan academic Mustafa Abu Shagour told Arabi Post news website that Moamar Gaddafi did not invest Libyan money inside Libya and that is why the country has poor infrastructure. Au Sahgour said in an interview that most of the Libyan money was stolen by Gaddafi, his sons and his...

Egypt, France agree Libya should go to elections by end of 2018

  • 29 April 2018 - 21:23
Egypt, France agree Libya should go to elections by end of 2018

A spokesman for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Sunday that Egypt and France believe that Libya should move toward holding elections this year since there has been “relative progress” in the situation in the country. In a statement after talks between Al-Sisi and visiting...

UAE, Egypt racing the clock to find substitute to dying Libya warlord Haftar

  • 18 April 2018 - 10:33
UAE, Egypt racing the clock to find substitute to dying Libya warlord Haftar

The United Arab Emirates and Egypt are ramping up efforts and holding meetings inside and outside Libya with eastern tribes, including Furjan and Abidat, to find a substitute to Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the self-styled army in the eastern region. These efforts come as uncertainty is...

Al-Sisi reelected for second term by over 90% of votes: State media

  • 29 March 2018 - 20:53
Al-Sisi reelected for second term by over 90% of votes: State media

The Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second four-year term, preliminary results suggest, reported the BBC.   State media said Mr Sisi had secured a landslide victory against his sole challenger, Moussa Mustafa Moussa, winning more than 90% of...

France’s embassy in Libya welcomes Cairo meeting for unity of Libya’s military institution

  • 26 March 2018 - 20:38
France’s embassy in Libya welcomes Cairo meeting for unity of Libya’s military institution

France's embassy in Libya said Monday that it welcomes the continuation of Cairo talks aiming to unify the Libyan military institution.  The embassy wrote on its Facebook page that the Cairo talks held between the Libyan factions complement and agree with the U.N.’s action plan. “Libya...

Libyan actress Nour Al-Kadiki takes a beating from Benghazi army fighters

  • 24 February 2018 - 20:34
Libyan actress Nour Al-Kadiki takes a beating from Benghazi army fighters

The Libyan actress Nour Al-Kadiki has been assaulted by a group of fighters from the so-called Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi.   Al-Kadiki is a movie and soap opera actress who works in Libya and in Egypt and has been lately famous for a number of roles...