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One research note, for example, showed that only a few "abuse categories" for reporting hate speech in Afghanistan had been translated into the local language Pashto. "Furthermore, the Pashto translation of Hate Speech does not seem to be accurate," the author wrote, pointing out that most of the sub-categories of hate speech for a user to report were still in English. But AI models need to be trained to detect and remove content such as hate speech using sample words or phrases known as "classifiers." The Facebook spokesperson said the company added hate speech classifiers for Hindi in 2018 and for Bengali in 2020. A key flaw in a troubled regionIndeed, Facebook's language deficit may be most stark in one of the world's most unstable regions: the Middle East.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Frances Haugen's, Haugen, Evelyn Douek, Facebook's, it's, Douek, Miranda Sissons, Nicole Isaac Organizations: CNN, Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook, Congress, CNN Business, Columbia University's, Wall Street, Human Rights, Germany's Locations: India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Afghanistan, United States, Myanmar, East, Northern Africa, Moroccan, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Casablanca, Germany's Essen
The military arrested civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and dissolved the country's transitional government on Monday, sparking protests in several cities. KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok chairs an emergency cabinet session in the capital Khartoum, on October 18, 2021. After a number of coups and a protracted civil war, the south of the country voted for independence and became the separate state of South Sudan in 2011. Wider implications Located in northeast Africa, Sudan is politically important for stability in the Horn of Africa, North Africa and the Sahel. KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudanese demonstrators take to the streets of the capital Khartoum to demand the government's transition to civilian rule, on October 21, 2021.
Persons: Abdalla Hamdok, Zaynab Mohamed, Mohamed, Omar al, Bashir, Edward Hobey, Verisk, General Abdel Fattah al, Burhan, Mausi, ASHRAF SHAZLY Organizations: AFP, Getty, Reuters, Sudan's, Getty Images Telecommunications, Oxford Economics, Sovereignty, Port Sudan, IMF, Sovereign Council, Human Rights, UAE, Russian Ministry of Defense Locations: KHARTOUM, Sudan, Shajara, Khartoum, Oxford Economics Africa, Khartoum's, Africa, Port, Juba, OMDURMAN, Omdurman, AFP, Democratic, South Sudan, Mausi Segun, Horn of Africa, North Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya, Saudi Arabia, U.S, Israel, Russia, Port Sudan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order imposing new vaccine requirements for most foreign national air travelers and lifting severe travel restrictions on China, India and much of Europe effective Nov. 8, the White House said. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File PhotoThe extraordinary U.S. travel restrictions were first imposed in early 2020 to address the spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration also detailed requirements airlines must follow to confirm foreign travelers have been vaccinated before boarding U.S.-bound flights. The attestation form here notes it is a crime for air travelers lie about vaccination status. International air travelers will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to departure.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque, ” Biden’s, Ned Price, Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, Reagan National Airport, REUTERS, White House, , U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, World Health Organization, Sputnik, Transportation Security Administration Locations: China, India, Europe, Washington , U.S, U.S, COVID, Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Iran, Brazil, United States, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Armenia, Myanmar, Iraq, Nicaragua, Senegal, Uganda, Libya, Ethiopia, Zambia, Congo, Kenya, Yemen, Haiti, Chad, Madagascar, Mexico, inoculate
TRIPOLI, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Registration for candidates in Libya's presidential and parliamentary elections should open as of the first half of November, Emad al-Sayah, the head of the High National Elections Commission, said on Sunday. The registration process should open in mid-November when technical and logistical preparations are completed, al-Sayah added. Wrangling over the constitutional basis for elections, the rules governing the vote and questions over its credibility have threatened to unravel the country's peace process over the last months. The Commission is tasked with organising general elections on Dec. 24 in accordance with Libya's political roadmap agreed by the U.N.-supervised Libyan Political Dialogue Forum. Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Daniel Moshashai; Editing by Hugh LawsonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Emad, Ahmed Elumami, Daniel Moshashai, Hugh Lawson Organizations: National Elections Commission, Libyan, Thomson Locations: TRIPOLI
Pope Francis gestures as he speaks during the weekly general audience at the Vatican, October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Remo CasilliVATICAN CITY, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday urged countries not to send migrants back to insecure countries such as Libya, where he said many suffer violent and inhumane conditions similar to those in concentration camps. read more"We have to put an end to the return of migrants to countries that are not secure," he said, citing "thousands of migrants, refugees and others who need protection in Libya". Francis asked the international community to "keep their promises" to find lasting solutions to manage migration flows in Libya and all of the Mediterranean. "Many of these men, women and children (in Libya) are subjected to an inhumane violence," he said.
Persons: Pope Francis, Remo, Francis, Matteo Salvini, Italy's, Philip Pullella, Giles Elgood Organizations: Vatican, REUTERS, CITY, Sunday, Union, League, EU, Thomson Locations: Libya, Italy, Sicily, Europe, Turkey
TRIPOLI, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Registration for candidates in Libya's presidential and parliamentary elections should open in November, the head of the electoral commission said on Sunday. The first round of the presidential election is due to be held on Dec. 24. A second round, along with a parliamentary election, will then be held at a later date, said the commission head, Emad al-Sayah. Haftar heads the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) and waged war on western factions after the country split in 2014. Aides to parliament head Aguila Saleh said he had also stepped down from his position in order to run in the election.
Persons: Emad, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Aguila Saleh, Saif al, Gaddafi, Muammar Gaddafi, Ahmed Elumami, Daniel Moshashai, Michael Georgy, Hugh Lawson, Kevin Liffey Organizations: Eastern, Libyan National Army, Thomson Locations: TRIPOLI, Libya, Tripoli
National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim ShemetovMOSCOW, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Russia on Sunday condemned a decision by the United States to add Russians seeking U.S. visas to a list of "homeless nationals" who can apply for visas in third countries. The U.S. State Department lists as "homeless" applicants from countries in which the United States has no consular representation, or where consular staff cannot issue visas due to the political or security situation. Russia became the 10th nation on the list, after Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. At the talks, Moscow said it was willing to lift all the restrictions imposed in recent years, and Washington said it wanted parity on diplomatic staff numbers and visa reciprocity.
Persons: Maxim Shemetov, Maria Zakharova, Maria Tsvetkova, Matthias Williams, Kevin Liffey Organizations: Vnukovo, REUTERS, Sunday, American Embassy, The U.S . State Department, Thomson Locations: Russia, U.S, Moscow, Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW, United States, Warsaw, The, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, Washington
(CNN) Pope Francis has likened migrant detention centers in Libya to "concentration camps" and called on the international community to intervene in a worsening migrant situation in the central Mediterranean region. The Pope urged the international community to help find "lasting solutions" for the management of the migration flows. "Many of these men, women and children are subjected to inhumane violence. Once again, I ask the international community to keep its promise to seek common, concrete and lasting solutions for the management of migratory flows in Libya and throughout the Mediterranean," the pontiff said. There are some real concentration camps there.
Persons: Pope Francis, Sunday's angelus, Richard Gere, Matteo Salvini, Pope, Read Organizations: CNN, American Hollywood, Italy's Locations: Libya, American
Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Paris in November to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron as the U.S. attempts to soothe diplomatic tensions with the country. The vice president will also deliver a speech at the fourth annual Paris Peace Forum on Nov. 11, her spokesperson said in a statement. The White House has previously acknowledged that U.S. officials could have consulted and communicated better with their French counterparts over the submarine deal. The White House said Harris' November visit is "a key opportunity to further enhance U.S.-France cooperation on a range of global challenges." Harris will mark Veterans Day in the U.S. and Armistice Day in France during her visit.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Emmanuel Macron, Biden, Joe Biden, Macron, Harris Organizations: Paris Peace, French, Macron Locations: Paris, U.S, Libya, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Sahel, Africa, Rome
Mass Graves Stir Anger as Libya Seeks an Elusive Peace
  + stars: | 2021-10-22 | by ( Jared Malsin | )   time to read: 1 min
TARHUNA, Libya—In August, Hakim Naama heard the news he had feared since his brother, Abu Bakr, vanished while driving home one night in 2019. DNA testing had identified him as one of 228 bodies unearthed by Libyan authorities from the fields around Tarhuna, a small town in western Libya south of the capital, Tripoli. He had been blindfolded and shot several times in the back and face, according to Mr. Hakim and a United Nations human-rights panel.
Persons: Libya —, Hakim Naama, Abu Bakr, Hakim Organizations: United Locations: TARHUNA, Libya, Tarhuna, Tripoli, United Nations
Daniel Guillemette and Jessica Cheung and Dan Powell , Marion Lozano andListen and follow The DailyApple Podcasts | Spotify | StitcherBefore the Arab Spring, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the second son of the Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, was establishing himself as a serious figure internationally. Seif was an alumnus of the London School of Economics, he went to Davos, he knew the Bushes and Tony Blair, and spoke often of reform. He stood in contrast as a serious figure next to his eccentric father. Then, the Arab Spring came to Libya. Seif himself was captured by rebels and taken to the western mountains of Libya.
Persons: Daniel Guillemette, Jessica Cheung, Dan Powell, Marion Lozano, Seif, Col, Muammar el, Tony Blair, Seif — Organizations: Spotify, London School of Economics Locations: Libyan, Davos, Libya
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo speaks during a news conference after a face-to-face EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, October 22, 2021. Endorsing Lithuania's call for EU financing for hard border infrastructure such as drones or fences, he said a tightening of the bloc's external borders was essential. The EU says Belarus is encouraging migration in retaliation for sanctions the bloc imposed on it over a contested election and human rights abuses. Belarus has blamed the EU for the humanitarian crisis building on their border. The prime minister of Luxembourg said the EU should talk to both Minsk and Moscow to find a solution, rather than imposing more sanctions.
Persons: Alexander de Croo, Johanna Geron, Alexander Schallenberg, Lithuania's, Frontex, Alexander De Croo, Gitanas Nauseda, Xavier Bettel, Sabine Siebold, Benoit Van Overstraeten, Jan Strupczewski, Marine Strauss, Bart Meijer, Essi Lehto, Gabriela Baczynska, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: Belgian, REUTERS, Union, EU, Thomson Locations: Brussels, Belgium, BRUSSELS, Belarus, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, East, North Africa, Lithuanian, Minsk, Moscow, Europe, Turkey, Libya
U.S. President Joe Biden talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at the final session of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall in Britain, June 13, 2021. Doug Mills/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday discussed security cooperation in Africa, Europe and the Indo-Pacific, as the two countries work to mend fences after a rift over a U.S. security pact with Britain and Australia. Biden and Macron plan to continue their discussions when they meet this month in Rome at a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 major economies, the White House said. In his call with Macron, Biden reviewed ongoing efforts by both countries to support stability and security in the Sahel region and to enhance cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, as well as efforts to enable a stronger European defense, the White House said. Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Andrea Shalal, Editing by Rosalba O'BrienOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron, Doug Mills, Biden, Kamala Harris, Antony Blinken, Katherine Tai, Franck Riester, Macron, Harris, Symone Sanders, Doina Chiacu, Andrea Shalal, Rosalba O'Brien Organizations: REUTERS, Macron, U.S, U.S . Trade, Paris Peace, Paris Conference, Thomson Locations: Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, REUTERS WASHINGTON, Africa, Europe, U.S, Australia, Rome, Paris, United States, France, French, Washington, London, Sahel, Libya
Flowers and tributes to the victims of the attack on Manchester Arena fill St Ann's Square in Manchester, Britain, May 29, 2017. Salman Abedi blew himself up at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena venue, as parents arrived to collect their children. Ismail Abedi, the bomber's older brother, had been summoned to give evidence at the public inquiry, which has been running for more than a year to examine issues raised by the bombing. The inquiry was due to hear evidence later on Thursday from a friend of Salman Abedi, Ahmed Taghdi. Another brother of Salman Abedi, Hashem Abedi, was found guilty of murder and jailed for at least 55 years in August 2020 for helping Salman plan the attack.
Persons: Phil Noble LONDON, Salman Abedi, Ariana, Ismail Abedi, Paul Greaney, Abedi, Duncan Atkinson, John Saunders, Ahmed Taghdi, Hashem Abedi, Salman, Muammar Gaddafi, Estelle Shirbon, Giles Elgood Organizations: Manchester, St, REUTERS, Manchester Arena, Thomson Locations: Manchester, Britain, Libya
Libyan PM backs Dec. 24 national election
  + stars: | 2021-10-21 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
Libya's unity government Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah looks on at Libya's mission to the United Nations in New York, U.S. July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Michelle NicholsTRIPOLI, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah supported on Thursday the holding of a national election on Dec. 24 as envisaged in a U.N.-backed peace plan. "We support the efforts of the higher election committee to hold (the vote) on the planned date. Wrangling over the constitutional basis for an election, the rules governing the vote and questions over its credibility have threatened to unravel the peace process. Any move to hold an election without widespread acceptance by those rival political institutions could lead major factions to reject the vote, potentially leading to another violent schism.
Persons: Abdulhamid Dbeibah, Michelle Nichols TRIPOLI, Muammar Gaddafi, Dbeibah, Michael Georgy, Gareth Jones Organizations: United Nations, REUTERS, Libyan, NATO, Gaddafi, Thomson Locations: New York, U.S, Libya, Tripoli
Brother of Manchester bomber leaves UK ahead of inquiry hearing
  + stars: | 2021-10-19 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Candles burn with the names of the dead during the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, in Manchester, Britain, May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew YatesLONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The brother of a suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester in May 2017 has left Britain ahead of a scheduled appearance on Thursday at a public inquiry investigating the attack, the inquiry was told on Tuesday. Salman Abedi blew himself up at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena venue, as parents arrived to collect their children. His brother, Hashem Abedi, was found guilty of murder and jailed for at least 55 years in August 2020 for helping Salman plan the attack. The parents and their younger children are in Libya and are also refusing to cooperate with the inquiry, Greaney said.
Persons: Andrew Yates LONDON, Salman Abedi, Ariana, Hashem Abedi, Salman, Ismail Abedi, Paul Greaney, Abedi, John Saunders, Ismail Abedi's, Muammar Gaddafi, Greaney, Ahmed Taghdi, Taghdi, Estelle Shirbon, Bernadette Baum Organizations: Manchester Arena, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Manchester, Britain, Libya
Dutch put Eritrean trafficker on most wanted list
  + stars: | 2021-10-19 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
THE HAGUE, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors have put Eritrean trafficker Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam on their most wanted list and want try him for crimes related to his alleged people-smuggling ring. Kidane was sentenced to life in prison by a court in Ethiopia in absentia in June for starving and torturing African refugees and migrants headed for Europe in warehouses in Libya. The Dutch public prosecutor's office said an investigation revealed that Kidane's organisation "abuses, extorts, kidnaps and rapes Eritreans" who want to reach the Netherlands. The refugees and migrants are mistreated in camps in Libya while relatives living in the Netherlands are blackmailed, the authorities said in a press release. Under the concept of universal jurisdiction, Dutch law allows cases to be brought against foreign nationals for crimes committed abroad if victims are in the Netherlands.
Persons: Kidane Zekarias, Kidane, Eritreans, Stephanie van den Berg, Angus MacSwan Organizations: HAGUE, Thomson Locations: Ethiopia, Europe, Libya, Netherlands, Addis Ababa, Italy
REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden plans to nominate Donald Blome, currently ambassador to Tunisia, as his top diplomat in Pakistan as Washington works to manage the situation in neighboring Afghanistan following the withdrawal of American troops. Biden on Tuesday will announce plans to nominate Blome to the job in Pakistan, the White House said. Blome is a career Foreign Service diplomat with long experience in the region who once worked in the Kabul embassy, shuttered earlier this year during the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Pakistan is playing a major role in diplomacy with its Taliban-ruled neighbor. Pakistan's relationship with neighboring China has also been of interest to the Biden administration, which regards Beijing as its chief international rival.
Persons: John Kerry, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Donald Blome, Biden, Blome, Trevor Hunnicutt, Rosalba O'Brien Organizations: State Department, Pakistan national, Pakistan's, White, Summit, REUTERS, Foreign, U.S, Thomson Locations: Pakistan, Washington, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Kabul, United States, China, Beijing, North Africa, Libya
India's fuel demand last month rose by 5.2% from a year earlier with gasoline demand continue to rise above pre-pandemic level, government data showed. Oil imports last month was down by about 1.7% from August, the data showed. Last month, Iraq continued to be top oil supplier to India followed by Saudi Arabia. The United Arab Emirates improved its ranking by a notch to emerge as the third biggest supplier while Nigeria climbed to No. In September, India raised imports from Latin America while lifting less from Middle Eastern producers.
Persons: Nidhi Verma, Subhranshu Sahu, Krishna Chandra Eluri Organizations: Oil, United, United Arab Emirates, America Brazil, Colombia, Asia Brunei, Malaysia, Oman, Iraq, Qatar, Dubai, Italy, Africa Nigeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, Chad, Gabon, Ghana, Libya Locations: DELHI, Iraq, India, Saudi Arabia, United Arab, Nigeria, Canada, Latin America, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, Guyana, Indonesia, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Africa, Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Algeria
Turkey, Ethiopia and Morocco have not formally announced any armed drone deals but several sources familiar with the arrangements provided details to Reuters. A diplomat who requested anonymity said separately that Morocco had received the first batch of armed drones it ordered in May. Ukraine and Turkey's NATO partner Poland have also ordered armed drones, which military experts say are cheaper than market rivals made in Israel, China and the United States. Official data show Turkey's defence and aviation exports rose sharply to Morocco and Ethiopia in the past two months but do not provide details of drone sales. Exports to Morocco were $78.6 million in the same period - with $62 million in September alone - compared to $402,000 last yearSome media in Morocco have reported the arrival of armed drones from Turkey.
Persons: Gleb Garanich, procurements, Bayraktar, Tayyip Erdogan's, Aidan Lewis, Ahmed Eljechtimi, Jonathan Spicer, Timothy Organizations: Independence, REUTERS, Addis, Reuters, Turkish, NATO, United Arab, Defence, Assembly, Exports, Moroccan, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Kyiv, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, ANKARA, Ankara, Cairo, Addis Ababa, United States, Poland, Israel, China, Syria, Libya, Tripoli, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Nagorno, Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Rabat
The Obama White House ethics chief Walter Shaub addressed Hunter Biden's art sales. The White House had dismissed questions about the art sales, and defended an arrangement to keep buyers' identities secret. The idea is that the arrangement will stop buyers from using their purchases to secure influence with the White House. Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesShaub went on to allege double standards in the Biden White House, highlighting Joe Biden's campaign pledge to end the allegations of corruption that hung over the Trump White House. The White House, Hunter Biden's attorney, and Hunter Biden's gallery did not immediately comment to Insider's request for comment on Shaub's remarks.
Persons: Walter Shaub, Hunter, Obama's, Joe Biden's, Hunter Biden, Biden, Shaub, Jen Psaki, Donald Trump's, Mark Wilson, Trump, Xi, Putin, you'd, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Mattathias Schwartz, Obama Organizations: Obama, House, White, Service, Obama's, Government, White House Press, WH, Biden White, Trump White House, New York Post Locations: New York, China, Libya
A United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) staff member registers migrants inside a detention centre at Ain Zara, in Tripoli, Libya, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Hazem AhmedTRIPOLI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants in Libya's Ain Zara detention centre live in basic conditions, sleeping on mattresses in the open air after a crackdown that rights groups have condemned. "We are providing assistance, from medical care and humanitarian aid to beds, blankets and all necessary medical supplies," said detention centre head Ziad Amer. More than 1,000 migrants had been brought to Ain Zara in recent days, including many children, he added. They faced "immediate risk" in Tripoli detention centres, UNICEF said.
Persons: Hazem Ahmed, Ziad Amer, Abdel, Alim Hassan, Mansour Hamed, Angus McDowall, Giles Elgood Organizations: United Nations, Refugees, UNHCR, REUTERS, UNICEF, of National Unity, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, Hazem Ahmed TRIPOLI, Libya's Ain Zara, Saharan Africa, Europe, Eritrea, Libya's, Reuters Libya
Families of victims hold signs as they demand justice for their missing ones and mass graves, in Tarhouna, Libya, Oct. 9, 2021. His part of the family fled, unable to return until the Kaniyat left last summer. "What made things worse was the discovery of mass graves in a rubbish dump, which is still operating," he said. "If they install Haftar as a president, he will put the entire Libyan people in mass graves," she said. Reporting by Reuters Libya newsroom, writing by Angus McDowall, editing by Mark HeinrichOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Ayman Al, Tarhouna, Mabrouka Saleh Abu Kleish, Kani, Usama, Suwaih, Muammar Gaddafi, Khalifa, Mohammed al, Haftar, Angus McDowall, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: REUTERS, Workers, NATO, Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army, of National Unity, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Tarhouna, Libya, Libyan, Tripoli, Benghazi, Kani, Reuters Libya
How Libya's shaky peace push has unfolded
  + stars: | 2021-10-13 | by ( )   time to read: +4 min
However, the push to end the conflict has been beset by political arguments that could unravel peacemaking and thwart any elections. Sept. 9, 2021 - HoR speaker Aguila Saleh signs legislation for the presidential election on Dec. 24. Sept. 26, 2021 - Presidency Council chief Menfi tells Reuters any election law needs to be agreed upon and that lacking consensus "is itself a risk". Oct. 4, 2021 - HoR approves a second law for a parliamentary election. In contravention of the U.N.-backed roadmap, it will not take place on Dec. 24 along with the presidential election, but at a future date to be determined in January.
Persons: Khalifa Haftar, Omran, Khalifa Haftar's, Abdulhamid Dbeibah, Mohamed al, Aguila Saleh, HoR, Menfi, Angus McDowall, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Libyan National Army, REUTERS, Eastern, Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army, National Accord, National Oil Corp, United, Central Bank of Libya, Mar, Benghazi's, High State, LNA, Thomson Locations: Sirte, Libya, Berlin, U.N, Tarhouna, Tripoli, Geneva, Benghazi's Benina, forestalling
The aircraft, which the United Nations believes was modified to carry weapons, has been in a hangar at an airport in Cyprus since 2019. In Cyprus, a police spokesman said U.S. federal agents, acting in cooperation with the United Nations, inspected the aircraft on Tuesday. Two transport ministry officials said it was due to wrong identification codes passed on by the United Nations. Its presence in Cyprus was subsequently clarified in later communication with the United Nations, one of them said. "It is being kept securely in storage at Paphos airport," a transport ministry official said.
Persons: Khalifa, Omran, U.N, Erik Prince, Khalifa Haftar, Prince, Haftar, Muammar Gaddafi, Michele Kambas, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Fetori, Cypriot, United Nations, Blackwater, Thomson Locations: Benghazi, Libya, Fetori NICOSIA, Cyprus, United, Libya's, Tripoli, Paphos
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