Posts Tagged “Libya”

AHRC observes United Nations World Refugee Day (June 20)

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AHRC observes United Nations World Refugee Day (June 20)

AHRC observes United Nations World Refugee Day (June 20) The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the United Nations and the global community in recognizing World Refugee Day which is observed June 20 of every year. This day has been set aside by the United Nations in order to raise awareness and build support and…

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Migrants and refugees crossing Libya subjected to “unimaginable horrors”

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Migrants and refugees crossing Libya subjected to “unimaginable horrors”

Migrants and refugees crossing Libya subjected to “unimaginable horrors” Migrants and refugees are being subjected to “unimaginable horrors” from the moment they enter Libya, throughout their stay in the country and – if they make it that far — during their subsequent attempts to cross the Mediterranean sea, according to a UN report released on…

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Waves Burst from Time to Time

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Waves Burst from Time to Time

Waves Burst from Time to Time Modern history teaches us to believe that revolutions are led by the masses, despite the good intentions of the idealist elite. By Abdennour Toumi The political Tsunami that swept the Arab lands from Manama to the shores of Tripoli, finally came to rest in Algiers’ harbor eight years ago….

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Impact of Trump ban on Yemen detailed in new report

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Impact of Trump ban on Yemen detailed in new report

Impact of Trump ban on Yemen detailed in new report The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Rule of Law Clinic at Yale Law School released “Window Dressing the Muslim Ban: Reports of waivers & mass denials from Yemeni-American families stuck in limbo.” The new report documents the impact of Donald Trump’s “Muslim Ban”…

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Migrants Asking for Protection, Aid not Five-Star lodging

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Migrants Asking for Protection, Aid not Five-Star lodging

Migrants Asking for Protection, Aid not Five-Star lodging Migrants are not looking for “five-star” lodging, once accosted safely they need protection and aid in norms with these countries’ human, egalitarian and fraternal values. By Abdennour Toumi Tragic images showing coffins containing bodies of those who drowned in the Mediterranean assembled in the Tunisian coastal city…

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International Criminal Court issues warrant for Libyan leader

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International Criminal Court issues warrant for Libyan leader

International Criminal Court issues warrant for Libyan leader International Criminal Court Issues Warrant for Libyan National Army (LNA)  Commander Gen. Khalifa Hiftar Forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya appear to have executed captured fighters in Benghazi and desecrated corpses, Human Rights Watch said today. Video recordings posted online since January 2017 seem to…

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Trump issues new restrictions on immigrants

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Trump issues new restrictions on immigrants

Trump issues new restrictions on immigrants President Donald Trump this week unveiled a new Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration from six countries with Muslim majorities, dropping Iraq and easing restrictions on Syrian refugees. Critics insist it is a “Muslim ban” By Ray Hanania President Donald Trump this week unveiled a new Executive Order to temporarily suspend…

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EU boosts support for Libyan independence

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EU boosts support for Libyan independence

EU boosts support for Libyan independence Following the popular uprising in Libya in 2011, the EU made significant efforts, including through the diplomatic track, to assist Libya’s transition towards an inclusive and stable democracy and to support the UN mediation efforts in that process. To this end, the EU provides assistance to Libya and the…

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Arab, European diplomats affirm Israeli settlements as illegal

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Arab, European diplomats affirm Israeli settlements as illegal

Arab, European diplomats affirm Israeli settlements as illegal Declaration adopted at the Fourth League of Arab States – European Union Ministerial Meeting in Brussels The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union (EU) and of the League of Arab States (LAS), gathering at the League of Arab States headquarters on December 20, 2016 in Cairo,…

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British police arrest Libyan accused in officers 1984 killing

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British police arrest Libyan accused in officers 1984 killing

Detectives have today, Thursday, 19 November arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher in April 1984 and two others on suspicion of money laundering. Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) carried out the arrests shortly after 09:00hrs. A man, who is in his 50s [A], was arrested…

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American man joins Libyan revolution​ in ‘Point and Shoot’

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American man joins Libyan revolution​ in ‘Point and Shoot’

Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with obsessive-compulsive disorder, left home in Baltimore in 2006 for what he called a “crash course in manhood.” He bought a motorcycle, a video camera and set-off to film himself on a multi-year, 35,000-mile odyssey through North Africa and the Middle East. When revolution broke out in Libya, he joined…

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Tunisia: From Arab Spring to ISO String

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Tunisia: From Arab Spring to ISO String

By Abdennour Toumi Ankara, Turkey — The Bardo Museum massacre shocked Tunisians who thought they were safe from ISO dystopia. Years ago a dynamic change took place in the streets of Tunisia that launched a concerted struggle that is still taking place, whether in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt or Yemen.  But this change is obstructed by solid…

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