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Governor of parallel Libya central bank opposed to economic reforms

The former governor of the parallel Central Bank of Libya in al-Bayda, eastern Libya, Ali Al-Hibri, said the economic reforms announced by the CBL governor in Tripoli Al-Siddiq Al-Kabeer and the Presidential Council in Tunisia are “harmful” and could lead to the collapse of the Libyan economy. Al-Hibri said in ...

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Tunisia Slams Italian Vice PM for Remark It Sends ‘Convicts’ to EU

Amid a rising wave of anti-immigrant sentiment in Italy and as hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers from North Africa and the Middle East have landed in the country in recent years, controversial comments about migrants made by Italy’s new Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini have prompted strong criticism from ...

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Rival Libyan leaders in Paris agree to hold elections in December

he leaders of four rival Libyan factions have committed to holding parliamentary and presidential elections in the strife-torn country in December, after attending a peace conference in Paris. The four men, who represent a large part of Libya’s competing factions, also agreed to “accept the results of elections, and ensure appropriate funds and ...

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Italy’s belligerent new coalition is bad news for the EU

The EU is in desperate need of reform. But it’s unlikely to get help from Italy’s inward-looking, migrant-bashing new rulers. As Giuseppe Conte is asked to form Italy’s next government, I walk out of a screening of Loro, the controversial portrayal of Silvio Berlusconi by Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino. With images of drug-fuelled sex ...

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France proposes initiative to end Libyan political stalemate

France is seeking to resume its mediation role in solving the Libyan crisis by proposing an initiative to end Libya’s political impasse with the participation of high official parties, a Libyan source told Egypt Today. According to the source, Paris has recently conducted several negotiation meetings with Libyan factions’ leaders ...

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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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