Russia’s Involvement in Libya is a Case Study in Failed Interventionism and Mercenary War (Opinion)

10/10/2019 – On September 9, Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) carried out a series of targeted air strikes on forces aligned with Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).

The casualties recorded from these strikes revealed that Mr Haftar has been looking far further East than Tobruk in his search for military support. Amongst the recorded dead were 8 Russian fighters linked to Wagner PMC, an infamous Russian private military contractor which has allegedly sent hundreds to fight in Libya. Continuer à lire … « Russia’s Involvement in Libya is a Case Study in Failed Interventionism and Mercenary War (Opinion) »

Turkish drones in Libya are a strategic and family affair

16/09/2019 – A war of drones involving Turkey has escalated in Libya in recent weeks, as Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army, backed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), continues to target Tripoli. While the appearance of Turkish drones in the war theater is an unequivocal sign of Ankara’s support for the Tripoli and Misrata forces, the drone tussle between Turkey and the UAE has an aspect less spoken about, namely a link to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s family. Continuer à lire … « Turkish drones in Libya are a strategic and family affair »

LNA Accuses Qatar of Being ‘Terrorism Base’

23/08/2019 – The Libyan National Army (LNA) – commanded by Chief Marshal Khalifa Haftar – accused Qatar again of becoming a base for terrorism in Libya.

LNA spokesman Ahmed Mesmari described Qatar as the base for terrorism in Libya and other countries that witnessed terrorist attacks. Continuer à lire … « LNA Accuses Qatar of Being ‘Terrorism Base’ »

Qatar/Burkina Faso – Director of Public Security meets Burkina Faso Ambassador

2019/07/02 – The Director of Public Security, Staff Major General, Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi met yesterday with the Ambassador of Burkina Faso to the State of Qatar, Adama Compaore. During the meeting, they discussed a number of topics of interest to both countries and issues of common concern.

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Qatar, Tunisia discuss bilateral relations

2019/01/11 – Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani met on January the 7th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia, Khemaies Jhinaoui, currently visiting the country. Talks during the meeting covered the bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them, as well as issues of mutual concern. The Deputy Prime Minister also tweeted on Palestine issues.

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Algérie – Gaïd Salah en visite officielle aux Emirats Arabes Unis et au Qatar

2018/02/12 – Le Général de Corps d’Armée Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Vice-Ministre de la Défense Nationale, Chef d’Etat-Major de l’Armée Nationale Populaire effectuera, à partir de samedi, une visite officielle aux Emirats Arabes Unis et au Qatar, a indiqué un communiqué du ministère de la Défense nationale (MDN). Continuer à lire … « Algérie – Gaïd Salah en visite officielle aux Emirats Arabes Unis et au Qatar »

Trade war: China to increase influence in GCC, Africa

2018/06/11 – As the world’s two largest economies — the US and China — are locked in an escalating trade battle, a visiting Chinese policy expert said the ongoing trade war will enable China to increase its exposure to the GCC and the broader Mena region.

China is increasingly shifting its focus on non-Western countries against the backdrop of the battle. The country is keen on partnering with the GCC countries in infrastructure, industrialization, energy cooperation and financing mechanism, Dr Wu Bingbing of Institute for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University, told The Peninsula, on the sidelines of the “Enriching the Middle East’s Economic Future Conference”.
Continuer à lire … « Trade war: China to increase influence in GCC, Africa »