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Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia: Interference in Libya prolongs the crisis

Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia have joined forces to reject foreign interference in Libya’s internal affairs. “Foreign interference undermines the country’s political process, prolongs the crisis and threatens security and stability in Libya and neighbouring countries,” a joint statement in support of the political settlement in Libya said. The statement was ...

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Migrant door barely ajar as populists prepare to rule Italy

The impending arrival of an anti- establishment, far- right government in Italy heralds even more controversy over how to deal with the flow of migrants as it raises the spectre of mass expulsions. With a coalition of the anti-system Five Star Movement (M5S) and the nationalist League party poised to ...

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Al-Quds University gains membership in the Mediterranean Network of Engineering Schools

In a streak of academic achievements for Al-Quds University, its Faculty of Engineering secured membership in the Réseau Méditerranéen des Ecoles d’Ingénieurs, the Mediterranean Network of Engineering Schools, following a unanimous vote during the conference of the public body held in Morocco. Since its establishment in 1997, the Réseau Méditerranéen des Ecoles ...

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Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, along with his Tunisian and Algerian counterparts, will take part in a tripartite meeting on Libya on Monday in Algeria, according to spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zeid. Abu Zeid said that the meeting comes within the framework ...

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OIC summit on Palestine reject US decision on Jerusalem

The extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) drew to a close late Friday following strong condemnations of Israeli killings of unarmed Palestinian protesters. A news conference was held and a final declaration was issued after a session chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Speaking at a joint ...

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EU wants Italy to up capacity at migrant detention centres

The EU is asking Italy to increase capacity at its migrants detention centers, considered a crucial element in increasing the number of repatriations, in an updated European Commission report on the enactment of migration policies. It is also calling for three new hotspots in the country, as previously planned, in ...

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Greece Wins a ‘Tourism Oscar’, Named Top 2018 Destination in Mediterranean and SE Europe

Greece Wins a ‘Tourism Oscar’, Named Top 2018 Destination in Mediterranean and SE Europe Greece was announced as the leading tourism destination in the Mediterranean and southeastern Europe for 2018 by SACEN International, the international center for the promotion and development of the tourism and catering sectors, during a special ceremony recently held in Belgrade, ...

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Benghazi Rebuild conference opens with participats from 18 states

The International Conference for the Reconstruction of Benghazi and its accompanying exhibition started on Saturday at Benghazi’s Tibesti Hotel. Organizers say representatives of 18 different states took part. The opening ceremony was attended by a number of members of the House of Representatives (HoR), the Mayor of Benghazi, and a number of ...

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Libyan coast guard intercepts more migrants in Mediterranean

Libya’s coast guard has intercepted hundreds of migrants, including women and children, in the Mediterranean Sea. It says three boats were stopped on Sunday before leaving Libyan territorial waters off the coast of western districts and cities of Zuwara, Sabratha, and Ras Ajdir, which are close to Tunisia. The first ...

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Libya and US sign agreements on policing, prisons and justice

Libya and the US signed a number of agreements in Tunis last week. Libya’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Lutfi Almughrabi and the US Charge d’Affairs, Stephanie Williams, signed a Memorandum of Intent on Friday for airport security, and a Letter of Agreement to support Libyan policing, prisons and justice ...

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