UK wary of Russian support for Libyan general; Trump’s position unclear

UK wary of Russian support for Libyan general; Trump’s position unclear

by WorldTribune Staff, February 23, 2017 Russia’s defense minister has warned the UK against interfering in Moscow’s foreign policy after Britain’s defense secretary said “we don’t need the bear sticking his paws” into Libya. Sir Michael Fallon had criticized talks held between Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and Libyan National Army commander Gen. Khalifa Haftar, […]

Gen. Haftar’s troops hit base in central Libya; rival forces clash in Tripoli

Gen. Haftar’s troops hit base in central Libya; rival forces clash in Tripoli

by WorldTribune Staff, February 10, 2017 Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) attacked an air base in central Libya on Feb. 9 while two other rival factions battled in the capital Tripoli. The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) that was installed last year has struggled to assert its authority over the various armed […]

Par for the course: The Left lies about Trump’s travel ban

Par for the course: The Left lies about Trump’s travel ban

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Liberals lie. That’s what they do. Yet, even by their standards, the Left has reached a new low. For days, protesters have been raging against President Trump’s executive order imposing a temporary travel ban on some Middle Eastern countries. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has called it a “Muslim ban” […]

Trump world: What The Donald inherits

Trump world: What The Donald inherits

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Chaos, Conflict and Crisis are some of the words describing the combustible global situation the new American President Donald J. Trump inherits from his predecessor. Far from a stable world order, Donald Trump is entering a complex foreign maze in which he must decipher, decode […]

Libya’s entire western region faces harsh winter, total power blackout

Libya’s entire western region faces harsh winter, total power blackout

by WorldTribune Staff, January 10, 2017 The entire western region of Libya is on the verge of a total power blackout after an armed group closed off the gas pipeline that feeds the area’s main electric generation unit. Officials at Al-Zawiya Oil Refinery said on Jan. 9 that the group had not named any demands […]

Haftar’s forces repel attacks on Libyan oil ports; ISIL driven from Sirte

Haftar’s forces repel attacks on Libyan oil ports; ISIL driven from Sirte

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) turned back an attack by a rival faction on some of Libya’s major oil ports on Dec. 7. A spokesman for the LNA said rival fighters had withdrawn after briefly occupying the town of Ben Jawad, 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of […]

Haftar’s east Libya forces drive jihadists from Benghazi, ending 2-year battle

Haftar’s east Libya forces drive jihadists from Benghazi, ending 2-year battle

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2016 East Libyan forces under the command of Gen. Khalifa Haftar on Nov. 17 drove Islamist militants from one of their last strongholds in Benghazi. Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) took control of the southwestern district of Ganfouda, and nearby Guwarsha, after flushing out opposing forces. The LNA has been […]

Russian military advisers supporting Gen. Haftar’s forces in Libya

Russian military advisers supporting Gen. Haftar’s forces in Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, November 13, 2016 Russian has sent several military advisers to Libya to assist forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar. “The Russian support is conducted through UAE and Egyptian mediation assistance,” the London-based New Arab newspaper reported last week. “There are tens of them (Russian advisers) and they are specialized in different war-related […]

Obama’s successor to inherit multi-front war against ISIL; U.S. conducting daily strikes in Libya

Obama’s successor to inherit multi-front war against ISIL; U.S. conducting daily strikes in Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2016 U.S. forces are engaged on multiple fronts against an enemy that has no problem putting civilians in harm’s way. And there is no end in sight for this long-term mission against jihadists determined to carry out mass attacks long after they are driven from their Iraqi and Syrian strongholds. […]

Email: By ousting Gadhafi, Clinton knew she was paving the way for rise of Islamists

Email: By ousting Gadhafi, Clinton knew she was paving the way for rise of Islamists

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2016 As a supporter of Muslim Brotherhood, Hillary Clinton was well aware that her push to remove Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power in Libya would lead to the rise of Islamists in the country, emails released by WikiLeaks show. Clinton also acknowledged that the Muslim Brotherhood wielded the “real power” […]

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