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Ken Hanly

Digital Journalist based in Brandon, MB, Canada. Joined on Jun 28, 2009
Expertise in General business news & info, Politics, Education



Australia introduces bill to legalize medical marijuana

Canberra - A bill was introduced in the Australian parliament on Wednesday that will allow the legal cultivation of marijuana for medical or scientific purposes.

Libyan Air Force plane shot down or crashed near Derna

Darnah - A Libyan Air Force MIG-23 was shot down during an airstrike in Derna. The downing was claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked group Ansar Al-Sharia on its Twitter account.

Op-Ed: Egyptian foreign minister opposes foreign military in Libya

Washington - Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said there should be international military intervention in Libya only after the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) is formed and requests military aid.

Op-Ed: Presidency Council of GNA misses 2nd deadline

Skhirat - The internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) government was to meet yesterday to give a vote of confidence in the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: Members of HoR meet in Tobruk to vote on GNA today

Tobruk - Six more members of the internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR) in Libya who have been boycotting sessions arrived in Tobruk to participate in the upcoming vote on the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: Feminist icon Gloria Steinem supports Clinton over Sanders

Feminist icon from the 60s, Gloria Steinem, has urged women, especially younger women, who tend to support septuagenarian self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders from Vermont, to support Hillary Clinton as the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate.

Op-Ed: Unidentified planes bomb city of Derna in eastern Libya

Darnah - Unidentified warplanes bombed the eastern city of Derna or Darnah early Sunday. The city was captured from the Islamic State last year by the Derna Shura Council fighters, driving them into the nearby mountains and outlying suburbs of the city.

Op-Ed: UN SRSG in Libya, Martin Kobler, urges HoR to approve new GNA

Tobruk - In a news release, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Libya, Martin Kobler, stresses the importance of a vote approving the new GNA cabinet list by the internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR).

Op-Ed: HoR may debate new Libyan GNA on Monday

Tobruk - The Libya Herald reports the Presidency Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), meeting in Skhirat, Morocco, has agreed to a reduced cabinet of 12 ministries together with the nine members of the Presidential Council.

Blackberry laying off workers in Ontario and Florida

Waterloo - Blackberry is laying off an unspecified but "small number" of employees both in Waterloo, Ontario, and at Sunrise Florida. The creator of the Blackberry Messenger, Gary Klassen, has left the company, according to reports.

Op-Ed: Americans on average will spend 43 days of their life on hold

The mobile advertising analytics company Marchex found through analysis of more than 4 million phone calls from consumers to businesses, that Americans will likely waste more than 900 million hours waiting on hold this year.

Thai bridge players arrested for having too many cards

Pattaya - In the resort town of Pattaya a group of elderly bridge players were arrested for having too many unregistered playing cards.

Saudi-led bombing hits Yemen wedding party with many casualties

Sanaa - A wedding party in southern Yemen was hit by Saudi-led aerial bombardment Monday, killing up to 135 people, including many women and children. The tents set up for the wedding may have been mistaken for a military encampment.

Op-Ed: Divisions within Libyan Government of National Accord increasing

Tripoli - Divisions are increasing among parties to the UN-brokered Government of National Accord on the issue of allowing General Khalifa Haftar to keep his job as commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA).

Op-Ed: Rome meeting ponders extending war on ISIS to Libya

Rome - Officials from 23 different countries are meeting in Rome to review the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS or Daesh) in Syria, Iraq and also In Libya.

Op-Ed: Haftar issue divides Libyan Government of National Accord

Tripoli - A recent meeting, last Saturday, between General Khalifa Haftar, commander in chief of the Libyan National Army and Faiez Serraj, Prime Minister designate of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord(GNA) has created serious divisions with the GNA.

Op-Ed: GNA trying to work out a deal with General Khalifa Haftar

Tripoli - The internationally-recognized Libyan government, the House of Representatives (HoR) wants guarantees that General Khalifa Haftar, the commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) keep his job before they will vote confidence in the GNA.

U.S. to train alleged neo-Nazi Azov Battalion in Ukraine

Washington - Many in the U.S. Congress favor helping Ukraine in its battle against Russian-supported rebels in the east of the country. However, some of the militia groups associated with the struggle have links to militia that are neo-Nazi or Nazi sympathizers.

Op-Ed: UN and Government of National Accord face a dilemma in Libya

Tripoli - The United Nations and the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) face a dilemma in Libya, after the internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) failed to pass a vote of confidence in the GNA.

Op-Ed: Canadian Revenue Agency declares many live Canadians dead

Winnipeg - Alyanna Lapuz, 21 from Winnipeg on January 7th this year received a letter from the Canadian Revenue Agency(CRA) addressed to the "Estate of the Late Alyanna Lapuz".
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