Posts Tagged ‘France’

Source: Haftar demands Italy change its ambassador in Tripoli

  • 14 September 2018 - 17:48
Source: Haftar demands Italy change its ambassador in Tripoli

  The commander of the Libyan self-styled army Khalifa Haftar asked the Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Milanesi, when the two met near Benghazi earlier this week, to change the current ambassador in Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, after discussions with French intelligence, a source close to...

France insists elections best option to end Libya’s crisis

  • 13 September 2018 - 21:24
France insists elections best option to end Libya’s crisis

France stuck to its position pushing for elections in Libya by the end of the year on Thursday, a day after Italy and the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli sowed doubts on the electoral calendar, citing a worsening security situation. Seeking to end the turmoil, French President Emmanuel Macron...

US, Italy, France, UK welcome ceasefire in Libya’s capital

  • 5 September 2018 - 20:51
US, Italy, France, UK welcome ceasefire in Libya’s capital

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the result of the mediation reached today by the United Nations Support Mission that aims to deescalate violence in and around Tripoli and ensure the protection of civilians. "We reiterate our strong support for...

US, UK, Italy, and France condemn clashes in Libya’s capital

  • 1 September 2018 - 16:58
US, UK, Italy, and France condemn clashes in Libya’s capital

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn the continued escalation of violence in and around Tripoli that has caused many casualties and continues to endanger the lives of innocent civilians. "We reiterate that the targeting of civilians and...

Italy threatens to force migrants back to Libya over new standoff

  • 19 August 2018 - 20:32
Italy threatens to force migrants back to Libya over new standoff

Italy's far-right interior minister threatened Sunday to send "back to Libya" nearly 180 people stranded for three days on an Italian coastguard ship if the EU did not step in to resolve another migrant row with Malta. The 177 people have been sat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa...

France provided Libya with $100 million to push for holding elections, says Le Drian

  • 23 July 2018 - 18:49
France provided Libya with $100 million to push for holding elections, says Le Drian

France’s foreign minister visited Libya on Monday to encourage holding elections in the north African country later this year as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by the country’s main political rivals in Paris in May. Jean-Yves Le Drian met with Fayez Serraj, the prime minister of...

After deal with Russia, France sends medical aids to Syria’s regime

  • 21 July 2018 - 16:26
After deal with Russia, France sends medical aids to Syria’s regime

France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said. The aid, which will arrive on a Russian plane to a Russian military base in north-western...

France wins World Cup for second time in its history after beating Croatia 4-2

  • 16 July 2018 - 11:21
France wins World Cup for second time in its history after beating Croatia 4-2

20 years after their first triumph, the French national football team are again world champions. Their 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow ended a World Cup that turned out to be perhaps the most gripping in a generation. The 2018 World Cup was richer in drama than it was in elite standard...

Joint statement by France, Italy, UK, and US welcomes return of oil terminals under legitimate NOC

  • 12 July 2018 - 17:15
Joint statement by France, Italy, UK, and US welcomes return of oil terminals under legitimate NOC

The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, recalling their statement of 27 June 2018, welcome the announcement that Libya’s National Oil Corporation is resuming its vital work on behalf of all Libyans. We commend the legitimate National Oil Corporation as it...

Croatia beats England to play World Cup final against France

  • 12 July 2018 - 12:11
Croatia beats England to play World Cup final against France

Jubilant Croatian fans honked their car horns and let off fireworks while England fans sobbed and looked to the future with confidence after Mario Mandzukic's extra-time winner took Croatia to its first World Cup final. Mandzukic's goal in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Wednesday sealed Croatia's...