Daily Archives: March 3, 2019

Spokesman: Libyan strongman’s forces control south

CAIRO, EGYPT A spokesman for the forces of a Libyan strongman based in the country’s east says his self-styled Libyan National Army has seized control of Libya’s southern border with Algeria.

The spokesman, Ahmed al-Mesmari, says Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter’s …

Algeria’s Bouteflika Seeks Fifth Term as President Amid Protests

Longtime Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Sunday that he would not serve a full term if elected again in April, as protests against his intention to run for another fifth term continued.

Bouteflika’s campaign manager Abdelghani Zaalane said the president …

Algeria’s Bouteflika Seeks Fifth Term as President Amid Protests

Longtime Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Sunday that he would not serve a full term if elected again in April, as protests against his intention to run for another fifth term continued.

Bouteflika’s campaign manager Abdelghani Zaalane said the president …

Australia steps up Solomons oil spill help as damage worsens

Australia is ramping up efforts to tackle an oil spill from a cargo shipstranded in World Heritage-listed waters in the Solomon Islands as fears grow of spiralling environmental damage, Canberra said Sunday.

MV Solomon Trader ran aground on February 5 …