Al-Mismari : Libya needs a Russian intervention like in Syria to get rid of foreign players in the country

According to the Libya Observer, the Spokesperson of Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army, Ahmed Al-Mismari, has requested a Russian intervention in Libya similar to the one in Syria “to get rid of foreign players in the country.”

Speaking to Sputnik, Al-Mismari said Libya’s situations need Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s personal intervention “to directly eliminate foreign players in Libya such as Qatar, Turkey and Italy.”

“We are very confident that Russia is a superpower and its words will be heard if it holds talks with Italy, Turkey and Qatar or other countries such as Sudan, regarding the smuggling of terrorists into Libya,” he said.… Be Informed

Saturday Morning Briefing


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As expected the death of Shannon Mak is the lead story on Malta’s Newspapers. Various happenings take different priorities around the world. As we go through 40 major international and local news portals, your Morning Briefing provides you with the salient news as reported in Malta, Europe and the World.… Be Informed

Friday Morning Briefing

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Your Morning Briefing provides you with the salient news of the main happenings in Malta, Europe and the World.

Wishing you a good day.


Greece Wild FireGreece has “serious indications” that a fire that killed at least 83 people near Athens earlier this week was started deliberately. 

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Russia thanks Israel for hitting IS launcher in Syria

Times of Israel: The Russian Defence Ministry said it thanked the Israeli army for destroying an Islamic State missile launcher that fired two rockets Wednesday that landed in the Sea of Galilee.

While Israel’s assessment was that the rockets were a case of errant fire in the conflict between Assad regime forces and Islamic State jihadists, Moscow contended that the rockets were fired deliberately by Islamic State at Israel in a bid to draw the Jewish state into the conflict, and have Israel open fire on Syrian regime targets.… Be Informed

Thursday Morning Briefing

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From Malta to Washington, from Pakistan to Brussels, from Syria to France, from Italy to Mars and back…  here are the main news as reported by main news outlets around the world.


eGRant UpdateThe Egrant Publication Inquiry aftermath entered its third day with the significant highlights being the request from the PN leader for the publication of the entire document, the Attorney General’s refusal and the reiterated commitment by the Prime Minister of having it published. 

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Netanyahu defends downing of Syrian fighter jet

The Times of Israel reports that two Patriot missiles fired at Sukhoi aircraft that penetrated two kilometers into Israeli territory, military says; one of the pilots reported killed

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the downing of a Syrian fighter jet that traveled into Israeli airspace on Tuesday afternoon, warning that Israel would continue to take similar action against any incursion into its territory.… Be Informed

Wednesday Morning Briefing

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The apocalyptic scenes from Greece, the deaths and the drama related to the wildfires dominate European headlines. In Malta the Egrant inquiry publication remains the main story, though as time is passing the internal dissent within the Nationalist Party takes the front stage of the whole drama.… Be Informed

Syria slams ‘criminal’ evacuation of White Helmet rescuers by Israel

The Times of Israel reports that the foreign ministry in Damascus condemned on Monday the evacuation of hundreds of trapped White Helmets rescue workers and their relatives from Syria’s south through its foe and neighbour, Israel.

More than 400 rescue workers and family members from Syria’s southern provinces of Daraa and Quneitra were ferried into Israel on Sunday, then taken into Jordan for resettlement in Western countries.… Be Informed

Russian Foreign Minister meets Netanyahu in talks over Iranian presence in Syria

YNEWS: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday in talks focusing on the Iranian presence in Syria.

Netanyahu announced earlier at a Cabinet meeting that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a few days ago requested the meeting with the high level delegation that includes Russia’s chief of the military’s General Staff, Gen.… Be Informed

Monday Morning Briefing

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The saying ‘a week is too long in politics’ keeps being challenged. While the past few weeks we saw this saying being challenged in the international world, yesterday this came under test in Malta.

We try to synthesise all the happenings of the past hours in Malta and abroad in our Morning Briefing.… Be Informed

800 White Helmets rescuers and their families evacuated from Syria to Jordan by Israeli forces at the request of USA and EU

Al Jazeera: Israel has evacuated 800 White Helmets rescuers and their families from Syria to Jordan overnight at the request of the United States and European countries.

On Twitter, the Israeli military said it had “recently completed a humanitarian effort to rescue members of the Syrian civil organisation and their families” after a “request of the United States and additional European countries”.… Be Informed

Sunday Morning Briefing

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The conclusion of the Egrant inquiry dominates the front pages of the Maltese newspapers. The developments in the US following a hostage situation in Los Angeles is currently the most viewed item in the world.

Our Sunday morning briefing brings you a digest of the happenings that characterised the headlines as reported by the newspapers, news websites and agencies from Malta, Europe and around the world in the past hours.… Be Informed

Syrian rebels and families evacuated from southern Syria has arrived in country’s northwest

Al Jazeera:  The first group of Syrian rebels and their families evacuated from southern Syria after a deal was struck with the government has arrived in the country’s northwest.

A total of 55 buses carrying rebel fighters and members of their families departed the strategic area in Quneitra province that adjoins the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, Syria’s official SANA news agency said.… Be Informed

Saturday Morning Briefing

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From Malta to Kazakistan via Italy, to the UK and Brussels, from Libya to Singapore and our obvious stop in the US our morning briefing presents you how the major news agencies and outlets reported the salient happenings of the past 24 hours.… Be Informed