Day: June 22, 2020

Serbian president’s party declares victory in polls

June 22, 2020

  Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic declared a landslide victory Sunday for his right-wing coalition in parliamentary elections. Addressing the public and media at the headquarters of his Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), Vucic said they had received more than 2 million votes. “I have been in politics for a long time, but I have never experienced […]

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Terrorist attack in northern Syria leaves one injured

June 22, 2020

  One person has been injured in a terrorist attack in Azaz district in northern Syria, security sources said late Sunday. A vehicle belonging to the Syrian National Army (SNA) was bombed, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to security concerns. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials […]

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UPDATE – Flood kills two people in northwestern Turkey

June 22, 2020

 At least two people in northwestern Turkey have died in floods caused by heavy rains, a local official said Sunday.  Yakup Canbolat, the governor of Bursa province, said four people are also missing. “Intensive search and rescue operations are being carried out in flood-hit areas by 257 personnel, including 134 gendarmeries,” he said.  The floods […]

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Yemeni minister resigns over attacks, coup

June 22, 2020

 Yemen’s minister of industry and trade resigned Sunday in response to attacks by armed groups backed by the United Arab Emirates and in reaction to a coup in Socotra governorate. Mohamed al-Maytami submitted his resignation to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, according to local media. Al-Maytami also accused some countries that are part of a coalition […]

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Libyan premier talks to commander of Sirte-Jufra region

June 22, 2020

 Libya’s prime minister and the commander in charge of the Sirte-Jufra Joint Operations Unit met Sunday to discuss measures for the safety of civilians following remarks by Egypt’s president. According to a statement on the Libyan government’s Facebook page, Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya’s internationally-recognized government, and Ibrahim Ahmad Baytulmal met following statements by […]

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UN representative slams Egyptian president’s remarks

June 22, 2020

  Libya is not a region that borders Egypt but an independent country that has territorial integrity, the permanent representative of Libya to the UN said Sunday. Taher El-Sonni was responding to remarks on Saturday by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Libya which are facing growing criticism from the international community. El-Sonni said on […]

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‘Egyptian president’s remarks contrary to UN treaties’

June 22, 2020

 Remarks by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on direct intervention in Libya are contrary to UN treaties and Security Council resolutions, the spokesperson for Libya’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday. In a post on Twitter, Mohammed Al-Qablawi said that according to the UN Charter, the use of force is prohibited among member countries. He stressed that […]

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Libya to shun Arab League emergency meeting

June 22, 2020

  Representatives of the Libyan government will not attend a meeting on Libya organized by the Arab League as it violates the organization’s bylaws, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson said Monday. Mohammed Al-Qablawi said the Libyan government has reviewed the Arab League’s decision taken during its extraordinary session at Cairo’s request and refuses to attend. Meanwhile, […]

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