Libya Current Affairs - 2020

India evacuates peacekeeping CRPF contingent from Libya

India has evacuated its entire contingent of peacekeeping forces comprising of 15 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel from Tripoli after the situation in the war-hit nation suddenly worsened. Libyan Crisis Ever since the 2011 uprising which overthrew and killed long-ruling dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is engulfed in a crisis. Even though there is an UN-backed Read More…

Venezuela, Libya Lose UNGA Vote for third time in 3 Years

Venezuela and Libya were suspended from voting in United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2018-19 session for not paying dues to 193-member world body. It was for third time in three years these countries have been suspended from voting for unpaid dues. Key Facts Overall, 14 countries including Venezuela and Libya were in arrears for Read More…

Pakistan 8th most dangerous country in the world: Country Threat Index

Recently released Country Threat Index (CTI) by US-based intelligence think tank- Intel Center has placed Pakistan eighth in the list of the most dangerous countries in the world as of March 2015. Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries in the world Rank Country CTI Score 1 Iraq 811 2 Syria 717 3 Nigeria 272 4 Somalia Read More…

Australia and Canada join US-led military action against ISIS

Australia and Canada are the latest additions to the countries providing military support to the American led war on ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Australia has deployed its warplanes for air strikes in Iraq and will also send its special forces operatives on the ground. The Australian called the efforts ‘an essentially humanitarian mission’. Australia Read More…

Ahmed Maiteeq- Libya’s youngest and fifth Prime Minister since dictator Kadhafi was toppled and killed in 2011 uprising

Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq (42) of Libya’s National Conference has been elected as the new Prime Minister. Maiteeq defeated his rival Omar al-Hassi, a university professor. It comes three weeks after former PM Abdullah al-Thinni resigned from the post. Libya has been grappling with instability since armed groups threw out Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011. Maiteeq will have to Read More…