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Travel News: February 22, 2019

Libya’s ancient ruins blighted by theft, shunned by tourists Reuters The deserted souvenir shops and cafes on the mountainous road leading to the 2,600-year-old site are the only reminder that this used to be a major tourist destination. Looting has hit Libya’s archaeological sites since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, when the country descended into turmoil with rival administrations competing for control. Cyrene is one of five of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in the North African co...
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Libya's ancient ruins blighted by theft, shunned by tourists

The deserted souvenir shops and cafes on the mountainous road leading to the 2,600-year-old site are the only reminder that this used to be a major tourist destination. Looting has hit Libya's archaeological sites since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, when the country descended into turmoil with rival administrations competing for control. Cyrene is one of five of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in the North African country listed for their outstanding value.
Tags: Science, Unesco, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Cyrene


Exclusive: East Libyan force wants to take El Sharara oilfield by talks

The comments by Abdel-Razeq Nathouri, chief of staff of the Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, may soothe fears of a battle for the 315,000 barrels-per-day field. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with rival administrations and armed groups controlling different territories. The LNA began an offensive in the south last month to fight Islamist militants, Chadian opposition forces and cross-border smugglers, as well as to se...
Tags: Science, Nato, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, LNA, Khalifa Haftar, El Sharara, Libyan National Army LNA, Abdel Razeq Nathouri


Eeat Libyan force stops plane in campaign for south

A jet from Khalifa Haftar's east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the riven nation, the faction said. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with parallel administrations and armed groups carving the nation into swathes of control. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) began an offensive in the south last month to fight militants and take control of oil installations, a...
Tags: Science, Nato, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA


Libya: reconciliation conference delay could fuel military solution

Political process is being sabotaged by those who believe martial solution is only option, says UN special envoyFailure to hold a national reconciliation conference in Libya could open the path to those who want a military solution to the country’s divisions, Ghassan Salamé, the UN special envoy has warned.The conference, which was due to be held this month, is intended to be a precursor to presidential and parliamentary elections this spring designed to end the splits that have paralysed the co...
Tags: Africa, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Un, Ghassan Salamé


Supercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women

Protests over the decision to hold the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah have grown since murder of Jamal Khashoggi in OctoberWhen, early last June, the Italian football league agreed a €20m deal to play three of the next five Italian super cups in Saudi Arabia, it provoked very little controversy. This is, after all, a trophy that has frequently been decided on foreign soil, sometimes in quite unlikely locations.In 2002, the year that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi bought 6.4m shares in Juventus, the Superc...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Saudi Arabia, China, Football, Qatar, Sport, World news, United States, Middle East and North Africa, European club football, Italy, Serie A, Muammar Gaddafi, Juventus, Parma


NRA President Oliver North to Speak at 2019 DSC Convention

LtCOL Oliver North Dallas –-(Ammoland.com)- DSC is honored to host NRA President Oliver North as the Saturday night banquet speaker during the 2019 DSC Convention, Mogambo: Dagga Boy Danger. The banquet will be held Jan. 19, 2019, in the Omni Dallas Hotel Dallas Ballroom at 6 p.m. Register now to attend.“We at DSC are excited to announce that Lt. Col. Oliver North, current president of the National Rifle Association and true American hero, will be the keynote speaker at the Saturday night gala...
Tags: Guns, Virginia, Fox, Grenada, Ronald Reagan, Muammar Gaddafi, North, Iucn, Dsc, Nra, National Rifle Association, San Antonio Texas, Oliver North, U S Naval Academy, NSC, Betsy


Gaddaffi planned African currency?

https://allafrica.com/stories/201808210574.html ***There has been speculations in recent years as to the real reason behind the removal of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi with one of the most popular theories being that he was in the process of establishing a single gold-backed currency for Africa called the Gold Dinar. Many conspiracy theorists are of the opinion that Gaddafi's new plan for Africa would have meant an entirely new banking system for the continent which would have taken economic power a...
Tags: Africa, US, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Weapon, Gaddafi, Financial Forum, Gaddaffi


The Guardian view on Saudi Arabia: in need of new leadership | Editorial

If the disappearance in Istanbul of journalist Jamal Khashoggi can be traced directly to the Saudi crown prince, it is time for a royal reshuffleSaudi Arabia is facing its biggest diplomatic crisis with the west since the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers – and it is one almost certainly made by royal hands. The reason is that the disappearance of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi looks directly traceable to the government in Riyadh. The evidence points to Mr Khashoggi being tortured, ...
Tags: Media, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Qatar, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Middle East, Press freedom, Journalist safety, Muammar Gaddafi, Yemen, Donald Trump, Saddam Hussein, Istanbul, Gulf


Naziha Arebi Fields Libyan Women Soccer Documentary

When the Arab Spring arrived in Libya in 2011, ending the 42-year reign of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, it brought with it a dizzying sensation that anything was possible. For a determined group of women who’d spent eight years training on an all-female soccer team, the revolution offered the tantalizing prospect of playing their first competitive […]
Tags: News, Global, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, London film festival, BFI London Film Festival


Masked gunmen attack Libyan oil corporation HQ in Tripoli

Six dead after three-hour siege in state oil building in Tripoli, according to reportsMasked gunmen have attacked the headquarters of the Libyan National Oil Corporation in Tripoli, setting off explosions and exchanging gunfire with security guards and forces from Libya’s UN-backed government.The chair of the company, Mustafa Sanallah, said on Libyan TV there had been an unspecified number of deaths and injuries. Reports suggested six attackers were killed after a three-hour siege. Continue read...
Tags: Business, Africa, Oil, Opec, World news, Commodities, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, Middle East and North Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Un, Tripoli, Libyan National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanallah


Masked gunmen storm oil corporation HQ in Libya

Gunfire and explosions reported as armed men attack state oil building in TripoliArmed men have stormed the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Corporation in Tripoli, where a blast and gunfire were heard, witnesses and a security source have said.The building near the city centre had caught fire and was surrounded by security services, they said. There was no official confirmation of any casualties. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Africa, Oil, Opec, World news, Commodities, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, Middle East and North Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Tripoli, National Oil Corporation


How Libya holds the key to solving Europe's migration crisis

Libyan politicians lack the clout to rein in people-smugglers once controlled by former strongman Muammar Gaddafi, writes the BBC's Farouk Chothia.
Tags: Europe, News, Bbc, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi


Libya holds the key to solving Europe migration crisis

Libyan politicians lack the clout to rein in people-smugglers once controlled by former strongman Muammar Gaddafi, writes the BBC's Farouk Chothia.
Tags: Europe, News, Bbc, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi


Farouk Chothia: Libya holds the key to solving Europe migration crisis

Libyan politicians lack the clout to rein in people-smugglers once controlled by former strongman Muammar Gaddafi, writes the BBC's Farouk Chothia.
Tags: Europe, News, Bbc, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Farouk Chothia


8 Middle Eastern Instagram accounts

On June 26 , the US Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold President Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of six majority-Muslim nations, along with citizens of Venezuela and North Korea, from entering the United States under most circumstances. The move targets residents of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela at different levels but generally prevents most residents from entering the United States. While the move and much of the press surrounding it have tende...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Instagram, North Korea, US, Social Media, Iran, Syria, United States, Middle East, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Venezuela, Somalia, Tehran, Yemen


Nigeria to launch major security operation after wave of violence between Muslim herders and Christian farmers

Nigeria is to launch a major security operation after a wave of retaliatory violence between Christians and Muslims claimed as many as 169 lives in the centre of the country. A curfew was declared in Plateau State in an attempt to end one of the deadliest episodes of an increasingly bloody conflict between Muslim cattle herders and Christian farmers that has swept large parts of Africa’s most populous country. With fears mounting that Nigeria is slipping into an inter-communal war, Muhammadu Buh...
Tags: News, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Christian, Muhammadu Buhari, Buhari, Adamawa, Fulani, Plateau State, Plateau, Muslim Fulani, Northern Nigeria, Ibrahim Idris


Libya:Govt Considers Freeing Gaddafi Loyalists

[Premium Times] Libya has set plans in motion for the release of detained officials of the former regime led by Muammar Gaddafi for "medical reasons", a local source said.
Tags: News, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Premium Times


Libya:Why New Elections Might Not Put the Country Back On Track

[The Conversation Africa] Libya has been politically unstable since 2011 when a successful uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's longstanding regime left a power vacuum. A transitional government was elected in 2012; it quickly became dysfunctional. To replace it, the North African country held an election in 2014 but this led to the creation of rival governments, each backed by a powerful coalition of militias.
Tags: News, Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi


President Donald Trump cancels summit, abandons best hope to defuse Korean crisis

During the presidential campaign President Donald Trump shocked foreign policy professionals when he said he was willing to talk to North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. Earlier this year he took up Kim’s surprise summit offer, resulting in the foreign policy shocker of the year. No one thought an agreement would be easy. And it turns out that the president had unrealistic expectations. Now the president, in response to what he termed the North’s “tremendous anger and open hostility, ” par f...
Tags: South Korea, California, Opinion, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, America, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Moon, Korea, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi


President Trump Cancels Meeting With North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un Due to “Open Hostility”

President Donald Trump will not be meeting with Kim Jong Un in June, according to a letter addressed to North Korea’s Supreme Leader from the president. The letter was released by The White House Thursday morning (May 24).The meeting, which was scheduled for June 12th in Singapore, would have been a historic diplomatic summit between the United States and North Korea, who haven’t been on good terms over the years. In fact, that meeting would have been the first EVER face-to-face meeting between ...
Tags: Politics, News, North Korea, White House, Singapore, World, United States, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Jazz, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Fox News, Bolton, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


North Korea threatens to scrap Trump summit after Mike Pence's 'ignorant and stupid' remarks

North Korea hit out at US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday, calling him "ignorant and stupid" as the reclusive state made a renewed threat to cancel an upcoming summit between the two countries. Choe Son Hui, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, released a statement via the state-run KCNA news agency lambasting a recent media interview Pence gave to Fox News. "I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the US vice-president," she said in the...
Tags: South Korea, Usa, News, Washington, North Korea, Singapore, US, United States, Korea, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Fox News, Kim, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump


The Guardian view on North Korea: no art as Trump seeks deal | Editorial

The US president boasts of a possible peace deal with North Korea, but the prospects of success at next month’s planned summit in Singapore look worse than everIt is not clear whether Donald Trump set out to threaten Kim Jong-un with Muammar Gaddafi’s fate. It is not even certain that he realises he did so. In his rambling remarks on Thursday he appeared to confuse Libya and Syria. He took his national security adviser John Bolton’s remarks on the “Libya model” to refer to the military intervent...
Tags: South Korea, North Korea, Singapore, Africa, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Syria, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Nuclear Weapons, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-un


Donald Trump's warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi

Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model … was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’Donald Trump has threatened Kim Jong-un with the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi if the North Korean leader “doesn’t make a deal” on his nuclear weapons programme.The US president issued the threat at the White House when he was asked about the recent suggestion by his national security adviser, John Bolton, that the “Libyan model” be a template for dealing with North Korea...
Tags: North Korea, White House, Singapore, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Nuclear Weapons, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Gaddafi, Donald Trump


Donald Trump's threat to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi

Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model … was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’Donald Trump has threatened Kim Jong-un with the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi if the North Korean leader “doesn’t make a deal” on his nuclear weapons programme.The US president issued the threat at the White House when he was asked about the recent suggestion by his national security adviser, John Bolton, that the “Libyan model” be a template for dealing with North Korea...
Tags: North Korea, White House, Singapore, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Nuclear Weapons, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Gaddafi, Donald Trump


Trump warns Kim Jong-un he could end up like Libya's Gaddafi unless he makes nuclear deal

Donald Trump has warned Kim Jong-un that North Korea will be “decimated” if it does not agree a nuclear deal, and that Mr Kim himself will be treated in the same manner as slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. In comments to reporters that initially appeared designed to reassure Mr Kim, amid reports of potential brinksmanship from North Korea, the US president said his safety would be reassured and that he would remain in control of his country, following any deal with Washington. Mr Trump’s co...
Tags: South Korea, News, Washington, North Korea, Singapore, US, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Kim, Gaddafi, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong


Donald Trump blames China for North Korea’s threat to cancel face-to-face meeting

Donald Trump has blamed China for Kim Jong-un’s apparent change of heart over their face-to-face meeting as he attempted to bring North Korea back to the table.  In his fullest response to Pyongyang’s threat to cancel, the US president undermined his own national security adviser by saying the “Libya model” was not being used.  Mr Trump also promised Kim “protections” if he agreed to meet in Singapore as originally planned – an olive branch to North Korean leader.  The comments were made in the ...
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, China, Singapore, US, America, Xi Jinping, Nato, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Kim, Bolton, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump


Trump's warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi

Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model… was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’Donald Trump has threatened Kim Jong-un with the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi if the North Korean leader “doesn’t make a deal” on his nuclear weapons programme.The US president issued the threat at the White House when he was asked about the recent suggestion by his national security adviser, John Bolton, that the “Libyan model” be a template for dealing with North Korea ...
Tags: North Korea, White House, Singapore, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Nuclear Weapons, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Gaddafi, Donald Trump


North Korea takes aim at John Bolton as it threatens to scrap Trump summit over nuclear demands

Donald Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong-un has been thrown into uncertainty as North Korea warned it could be cancelled over US military exercises and if Washington presses ahead with its one-sided demand for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arsenal.  Kim Kye-gwan, North Korea's deputy foreign minister, warned on Wednesday that Pyongyang was not interested in talks that would pressure the rogue state to "unilaterally" give up its nuclear programme, taking aim at "unbridled remarks" by...
Tags: South Korea, Usa, News, California, Washington, North Korea, White House, China, Iraq, Singapore, US, America, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Libya


UK government trying to block release of files exposing Gaddafi links

Lawyers to call for FoI request to be rejected days after apology for Abdel Hakim Belhaj renditionGovernment lawyers are attempting to prevent documents that detail the relationship between the British government and Muammar Gaddafi from being made public under the Freedom of Information Act, just days after apologising for the UK’s role in the kidnap and torture of one of the Libyan dictator’s opponents.They are appealing against an Information Tribunal’s ruling that the documents should be han...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Education, Law, Africa, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, UK security and counter-terrorism, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, MI6, Torture