Libya’s Three-Way War Converges on Battle for Tripoli

As chaos reigns in Libya, with competing authorities continuing to vie for power, the battle for Tripoli appears to have begun anew. Clashes broke out earlier this week, in the east of the capital city, between forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and those loyal to the National Guard of the …

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FILE PHOTO. US soldiers ride a military vehicle in al-Kherbeh village, northern Aleppo province © Khalil Ashawi

Three Countries, Three Continents: One Imperial Western Project

A resource-rich, socialist-led, multi-ethnic secular state, with an economic system characterized by a high level of public/social ownership and generous provision of welfare, education and social services. An independent foreign policy with friendship and good commercial ties with Russia, support for Palestine and African and Arab unity - and historical backing for anti-imperialist movements. Social …

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The Qatar Crisis Spreads to Africa

The explosion of contradictions between Qatar and Turkey on the one hand, and Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and their satellites on the other, is reflected in the military-political situation not only on the Arabian Peninsula, in Syria and Libya, but throughout Eastern Africa, associated with the crisis participants’ complicated system of relations. Despite their …

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The Top Ten Underreported News Stories of 2017

We've reached half-time in what has been a very eventful year. It's revealing to compare the stories that have made the headlines in the western media in the first six months of 2017, with those that haven't. There's been saturation coverage of alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election — and Russian state "hacking" in general — even though …

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Libya at the Crossroads: Where is the Caravan of History Headed?

Although in recent months, Libya has not been in the focus of attention of top-level politicians and the global media at large, nevertheless, several developments have occurred that are actually quite important, albeit hardly noticeable to the outside world. The gradual accumulation of these not-very-significant changes in the domestic political situation and on the foreign …

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Crimea, Afghanistan and Libya

On June 20 the United States Treasury Department stated that economic sanctions against Russia «would not be lifted until Russia leaves Crimea». In that case, sanctions will remain forever, because ten days after the democratically elected Crimean parliament voted to accede to Russia on 6 March 2014, a referendum was held which confirmed its decision — and the citizens of Crimea …

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Egypt Strikes ‘Terrorist Camps’ in Libya in Response to Attack on Coptic Christians

Egyptian fighter jets have struck militant camps following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians, President Abdel Fattah Sisi has announced. The strikes were carried out in eastern Libya, state television said. https://youtu.be/VV4jfKiaSsk Egypt’s president also vowed to continue striking bases used to train militants and who carry out terrorist attacks in his country, regardless …

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