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Red Books Day celebrated internationally to mark 173 years since the publication of ‘The Communist Manifesto’

On February 21, 1948 the Manifesto of the Communist Party written by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels was first published in the UK. The book is recognized as one of the most influential in the history of humankind and it has been translated in almost all languages in the world.

Formation of interim government in Libya revives hopes for peace

Though all warring factions have supported the elections of the interim government earlier this month there are certain uncertainties about its success including the continued presence of foreign troops in the country

Hamas and Fatah agree to hold elections in Palestine in six months

Representatives from both the groups met in Turkey and finalized the deal to hold the first Palestinian elections after 2006. The voting will take place in all occupied territories, including eastern Jerusalem.

Hamas and Fatah begin reconciliation talks in Turkey

The meeting is a follow-up of an earlier meeting in which their general secretaries took part earlier this month. The factions have agreed to adhere to a principle of peaceful transfer of power on the basis of fresh elections

Libyan GNA to resign Libya’s Government of National Accord to step down as peace negotiations likely to conclude soon

GNA prime minister Fayez Al-Sarraj said in a televised speech on September 16 that the UN-sponsored peace negotiations have succeeded in the rival sides entering a ‘new preparatory phase’

NATO divisions in Eastern Med Tensions flare up in eastern Mediterranean, cracks widen in NATO

Turkey’s ambition to become a regional hegemon and European desire to have diversified access to oil and gas are creating a conflict situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region

Khashoggi murder trial Saudi court revises sentence of convicts in Jamal Khashoggi murder case

The eight unidentified convicts in the Jamal Khashoggi murder case will spend between seven and 20 years in jail. Agnes Callamard, UN’s special rapporteur, welcomed the commuting of death sentences but called the judgement a parody of justice

Rival Libyan groups meet in Morocco to discuss peace

The objective of the talks, termed “Libyan dialogue,” is to discuss the mechanisms to prolong the ceasefire declared around two weeks ago by both the parties

Time is not on our side in Libya

Vijay Prashad raises the alarm on the situation in Libya which has been ravaged by an imperialist war since 2011

Egyptian troops may be deployed in Libya Egyptian parliament approves armed forces’ deployment in Libya

Last month, Egypt had threatened “direct intervention” in Libya if the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord did not back off from its mission to take back the eastern city of Sirte from Khalifa Haftar’s forces

Libyan War What’s behind the war in Libya?

The decade-long conflict in Libya following the 2011 NATO invasion is now at a critical juncture, and may spiral into a regional war if no serious measures are taken to prevent such a situation

UK sanctions Saudi nationals UK sanctions 19 Saudi nationals linked to 2018 Khashoggi murder

Inspired by the US Magnistky act, the new sanctions will impose a UK visa ban on the named individuals and groups, as well as freeze their financial and other assets inside the country

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