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Opinion: Survival Is the Saudi Key Word - by Nicola Nasser
Survival is the key word to understand the Saudi dynasty’s latest external and internal policies. These are designed to pre-empt change but paradoxically they are creating more enemies in a changing world order marked by turbulent regional geopolitics and growing internal demands for change.

Opinion: Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling: The ‘Stable’ West Bank Dilemma - by Ramzy Baroud
Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Ze’ev Elkin, is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and his predominantly rightwing cabinet. In a recent interview with The Economist, Elkin used the familiar tone of being conceited and oblivious to such notions as international or human rights, and reaffirmed his rejection of a Palestinian state.

Opinion: Assad Is There to Stay - by Nicola Nasser
Long gone the days when the US-led so-called “Friends of Syria” could plausibly claim that two thirds of Syria was controlled by rebel forces, that Syrian capital Damascus was under siege and its fall was just a matter of time and that the days of President Bashar al-Assad were numbered and accordingly he “should step down.”

Opinion: New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvation - by Ramzy Baroud
US Secretary of State John Kerry couldn’t hide his frustration anymore as the US-sponsored peace process continued to falter. After eight months of wrangling to push talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority forward, he admitted while in a visit to Morocco on April 4 that the latest setback had served as a ‘reality check’ for the peace process.

Libya Head of GNC Investigated for Possible Major Scandal Involving Two Women
Libyan General Attorney office is investigating an incident, captured on video and circulated on Facebook, in which the president of the General National Congress, Nouri Abu Sahmain was grilled by a questioner about why two women visited his residence at night.

Opinion: Kerry’s Looming Deadline and the Peace Process Industry - by Ramzy Baroud
As the US-imposed April 29 deadline for a ‘framework’ agreement between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority looms, time is also running out for the American administration itself. The Obama administration must now conjure up an escape route to avoid a political crisis if the talks are to fail, as they surely will.

Saadi Gaddafi Apologizes to Libyan People for Acts of Subversion, Tells Relatives He is Fine
Saadi, Gaddafi’s son, who has been recently extradited to Libya by Niger appeared on state TV, expressed his apology to the Libyan people and asked for forgiveness.

US Army Team on Training Mission has Started Arriving in Libya
The first two of an initial team of 11 US soldiers arrived in Libya this week to help lay the groundwork for upcoming training of Libyan forces in Bulgaria, which is expected to begin in July.

ANALYSIS: Declaring War on Terrorists in Libya
Moved by the latest terrorist crimes in Benghazi and other cities the interim government of Libya has declared war on terrorism, a long awaited and difficult decision to make given the lack of security and nonexistence of a national army and police force.

Oil Tanker Crew Released by Libya
Libya prosecutor general’s office released on Tuesday 21 foreign nationals who comprised the crew of oil tanker Morning Glory and they are free to leave the country after a brief detention and investigation.

Libya Oil Production Down to 150,000, Protesters Shut Major Oil Field
Libyan oil production plunged Monday after rebels shut down the major Elephant oil field in southern Libya in protest against the General National Congress whose mandate expired on 7 February.

Opinion: Mahmoud Abbas vs Mohammed Dahlan: The Showdown Begins -by Ramzy Baroud
When late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was confined by Israeli soldiers to his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Mohammed Dahlan reigned supreme. As perhaps the most powerful and effective member of the 'Gang of Five', he managed the affairs of the ruling Fatah movement, coordinated with Israel regarding matters of security, and even wheeled and dealed in issues of regional and international affairs.

Trial of Gaddafi Top Aides, Two Sons to Take Place April 14 in Libya
Two of Gaddafi’s sons, Seif and Saadi, along with a large group of former top aides will take place on April 14 on charges of murder, kidnapping, complicity in incitement to rape, blunder, sabotage, embezzlement of public funds

Today Libya Takes Control of Oil Tanker Morning Glory
All arrangements are made so that Libya takes control of oil tanker Morning Glory from the United States Navy. The tanker illegally loaded crude oil from Es-Sider oil terminal two weeks ago and escaped with it.

Flights Resume at Tripoli Airport after Brief Suspension
Air flights to Tripoli International Airport resumed Friday after three-hour stoppage as a result of two shells exploded on the main runway.

Security Council Condemns, Imposes Sanctions on Illicit Oil Exports from Libya
The Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution condemning attempts to illicitly export crude oil from Libya and imposing sanctions on vessels involved in such efforts. It is important as it reaffirms the international community support of Libyan sovereignty, territorial integrity.

Opinion: Ukraine: Putin’s Choice - by Gwynne Dyer
Crimea is going to be part of Russia, and there is nothing anybody else can do about it. The petty sanctions that the United States and the European Union are currently imposing have been discounted in advance by Moscow, and even much more serious sanctions would not move it to reconsider its actions. But Vladimir Putin still has to decide what he does next.

Official Calls for International Help to Fight Terrorists in Libya
Senior Libyan official calls for international help in the fight against terrorists in eastern Libya saying it is about time that Libyans to declare war on them and that outside help is not violation of Libyan sovereignty.
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  Opinion: Survival Is the Saudi Key Word - by Nicola Nasser  
  Opinion: Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling: The ‘Stable’ West Bank Dilemma - by Ramzy Baroud  
  Opinion: Assad Is There to Stay - by Nicola Nasser  
  Opinion: New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvation - by Ramzy Baroud  
  Opinion: Kerry’s Looming Deadline and the Peace Process Industry - by Ramzy Baroud  
  Opinion: Mahmoud Abbas vs Mohammed Dahlan: The Showdown Begins -by Ramzy Baroud  
  Opinion: Libyan convicted of Pan Am Flight 103 bombing was innocent – by Gwynne Dyer  
  Opinion: A Kuffiya for Tony Benn – The British Warrior Who ‘Matured with Age’ - by Ramzy Baroud  
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  Libya Head of GNC Investigated for Possible Major Scandal Involving Two Women  
  Saadi Gaddafi Apologizes to Libyan People for Acts of Subversion, Tells Relatives He is Fine  
  US Army Team on Training Mission has Started Arriving in Libya  
  ANALYSIS: Declaring War on Terrorists in Libya  
  Oil Tanker Crew Released by Libya  
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Opinion: Survival Is the Saudi Key Word - by Nicola Nasser
Survival is the key word to understand the Saudi dynasty’s latest external and internal policies. These are designed to pre-empt change but paradoxically they are creating more enemies in a changing world order marked by turbulent regional geopolitics and growing internal demands for change.

Libya Head of GNC Investigated for Possible Major Scandal Involving Two Women
Libyan General Attorney office is investigating an incident, captured on video and circulated on Facebook, in which the president of the General National Congress, Nouri Abu Sahmain was grilled by a questioner about why two women visited his residence at night.

 

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