Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar

15/07/2020 – Haftar says his forces were preparing for ‘major battle’ near Sirte, al-Jufra.

The Libyan army said Wednesday it has spotted the dispatch of military supplies from Egypt to the city of Tobruk in northeastern Libya. Continuer à lire … « Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar »

Eastern-based Libyan parliament asks Egypt to intervene in war

14/07/2020 – Libya’s eastern-based parliament has called for Egypt to directly intervene in the country’s civil war to counter Turkish support for the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), based in the capital Tripoli.

In a statement late on Monday, the House of Representatives based in the eastern port of Tobruk said Egyptian backing was needed to stave off what it described as a Turkish invasion and occupation. Continuer à lire … « Eastern-based Libyan parliament asks Egypt to intervene in war »

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Cyrpus, Bahrain urge UN not to register Turkish maritime boundaries deal with GNA #Libya

13/07/2020 – Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Greece, and Cyprus called on the United Nations not to register the maritime boundaries deal signed between Turkey and Prime Minister of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj, according to a well-placed source at the UN. Continuer à lire … « Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Cyrpus, Bahrain urge UN not to register Turkish maritime boundaries deal with GNA #Libya »

Russia to continue working on free trade zone with Egypt, says Presidential Envoy

13/07/2020 – The proactive work on implementation of projects of free trade zones between Russia and Egypt and between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Jordan will continue, special envoy of the Russian President and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Monday in an open interview with First Deputy Director-General of TASS Mikhail Gusman. Continuer à lire … « Russia to continue working on free trade zone with Egypt, says Presidential Envoy »

The Blue Line: The Israel-Sudan Border? The Challenge of Infiltrators from Lebanon (By: Assaf Orion)

09/07/2020 – A new security challenge has emerged from Lebanon: Sudanese trying to cross the Blue Line into Israeli territory in search of work. In May 2020, the IDF prevented three incidents involving ten infiltrators, and in mid-June, one was captured on the outskirts of the town of Shlomi, in northern Israel. In addition, there were at least four cases reported in which close to twenty would-be infiltrators were captured by the Lebanese army, some with the help of UNIFIL, as well as one case of a Sudanese who was found shot to death deep in Lebanese territory. There are also an increasing number of reports of military operations or increased drills by the IDF along the northern border, including illuminating shells, land forces, and aircraft, and in mid-May, a Syrian who had crossed into Israel was shot and wounded in the Mt. Dov region. A municipality leader went far in describing the seriousness of the situation, and other elected officials compared the attempted infiltrations from Lebanon to past infiltrations along the Egyptian border, in an attempt to leverage this development politically by reigniting the issue of migrant workers in Israel and to take a stab at the legal system.
However, those seeking work are not terrorists, a few infiltrators are not a wave, the Blue Line between Israel and Lebanon is not the peace border in Sinai, and the necessary response on both sides of the border must be crafted professionally, based on the unique characteristics of the challenge at the current time.

Continuer à lire … « The Blue Line: The Israel-Sudan Border? The Challenge of Infiltrators from Lebanon (By: Assaf Orion) »

Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security: FM Shoukry at UN Security Council meeting on Libya

09/07/2020 – ‘We call on the international community to face the danger of the terrorist organisations in Libya,’ he said, adding that the Islamic State terrorist organisation has resurfaced once again in some Western Libyan cities.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security. Continuer à lire … « Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security: FM Shoukry at UN Security Council meeting on Libya »

Russia offered technical assistance in situation around Renaissance Dam

08/07/2020 – The dam is supposed to become the largest in Africa, consisting of 15 radial-axis hydraulic units.

Russia has offered its technical assistance to the countries involved in the dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of the Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. He was speaking after talks with the foreign ministers of the troika of the African Union (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, South Africa) that were held in a video format. »We offered the participants of the conflict our assistance, in particular technical assistance. There are things that can be useful. They know about it, » Lavrov said. Continuer à lire … « Russia offered technical assistance in situation around Renaissance Dam »

Egypt, Eritrea to bolster coordination to establish regional peace

06/07/2020 – Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said his country is keen on intensifying cooperation and coordination with Egypt amid escalating foreign intervention and constant challenges in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea, a statement by the Egyptian presidency read. Continuer à lire … « Egypt, Eritrea to bolster coordination to establish regional peace »

Egypt executes Libyan terrorist Mesmary over Bahariya Oasis attack

28/06/2020 – Egyptian authorities on Saturday executed Libyan terrorist Abdel-Raheem al-Mesmary, 28, who was convicted and sentenced to capital punishment on November 2019 over the Bahariya Oasis attack on October 2017, which saw 16 security forces killed and 13 injured. Continuer à lire … « Egypt executes Libyan terrorist Mesmary over Bahariya Oasis attack »

Egypt is prepared to go to war in Libya

28/06/2020 – After a fourteen-month campaign on Tripoli, forces loyal to the Libyan National Army are in retreat. To those who support the UN-recognized government in Tripoli, this should serve as great news. Since 2012, a power vacuum has consumed Libya following the fall of longtime Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Both sides of the civil war view themselves as the true leaders of Libya. The Government of National Accord is the product of a 2015 UN-brokered agreement, known as the Libyan Political Agreement. This agreement was deemed unacceptable by neighboring Egypt, which originates from their political history with those who make up the GNA.

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