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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

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Troops loyal to GNA attacking Islamic State headquarters in Sirte

Surt - The forces of Al-Bonyan Al-Marsous (Solid Structure) or BAM, loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Unity (GNA) have now reached a decisive phase as they begin an attack on the Islamic State headquarters in Sirte.

Troops loyal to GNA suffer casualties during Sirte offensive

Surt - Forces loyal to the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure) continue their progress against the remaining fighters of the Islamic State (IS) surrounded in a small area at the center of the city of Sirte.

Alberta NDP government to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

Edmonton - The Alberta provincial New Democratic Government (NDP) led by Rachel Notley is following through on a promise made during last year's election campaign that the minimum wage in Alberta would be raised to $15 an hour.

Forces loyal to Libyan unity government continue attacks in Sirte

Surt - The Albinyan Almarsoos (Solid Structure) forces, loyal to the Government of National Accord, continue to make slow but steady progress against the remaining Islamic State forces encircled in part of the coastal city of Sirte.

Bill to rescue Puerto Rico from debt crisis passes in U.S. Senate

Washington - Puerto Rico owes a whopping $70 billion dollars. On Friday, July 1, about $2 billion in principal and interest payments are due to be paid.

Op-Ed: UN Libyan envoy meets with speaker of HoR in Oman

Muscat - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Martin Kobler, met with the speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Ageelah Salah in Oman.

Op-Ed: Libyans still having problems withdrawing cash from banks

Tripoli - Libyans are still suffering from a liquidity crisis with long queues forming at banks to withdraw cash making living conditions worse than ever for people.

Rare student protest in Cairo's Tahrir square

Cairo - Hundreds of Egyptian high school students staged a rare protest in Tahrir Square on June 27 but security forces moved in quickly to disperse them with tear gas, detaining several of them.

Spain: People's Party makes gains but fail to win majority

Madrid - For the second time in six months, Spanish elections ended up with no party winning a majority although the ruling People's Party increased the number of seats they hold.

General Haftar visits Cairo and Moscow seeking support

Moscow - Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar, is in Moscow on a visit after a meeting in Cairo. The LNA is associated with the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR).

Op-Ed: Saudis attempting to negotiate reconciliation in Libya

Mecca - There appear to be a number of efforts to bring about a reconciliation between the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR).

Op-Ed: General Haftar changes stance on cooperation with Libya militia

Tobruk - In Benghazi yesterday, speaking to activists, General Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) associated with the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), said he could work with some militia groups in western Libya.

Mayflies show up on radar at Detroit

Detroit - It is now the peak season for fish flies to hatch in Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie. Fish flies, Mayflies, or shadflies emerge from bodies of water to hover around lights, cling to walls, mate and then die, all within the scope of about two days.

Pro-GNA forces suffer heavy losses but advance in Sirte, Libya

Surt - Forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure) allied with the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord are making some progress against the Islamic State (IS) encircled in the city of Sirte but are suffering significant casualties in the process.

Op-Ed: Top U.S. Marine general recommends more aggressive Libya policy

Washington - Marine Lieutenant General Thomas Waldhauser, who is President Barack Obama's nominee to head the US Africa Command, claimed that the U.S. military plans to counter the Islamic State (IS) in Libya "make no sense."

Quebec court rules ban on masks at protests is illegal

Montreal - Montreal has a controversial bylaw, P-6, that bans masked protesters in a demonstration and also demands that organizers of any protest file a route of the demonstration with police for it to be legal.

Op-Ed: Pro-GNA forces advance in Sirte Libya but lack support

Surt - The forces of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Foundation) mostly militia from the city of Misrata, are advancing further into the city of Sirte after surrounding the remaining Islamic State (IS) fighters in the center of the city.

Anti-GNA forces attack PFG camp in Libya

Tripoli - A spokesperson for the Oil Facilities Guard condemned what he described as a criminal act by warplanes of Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA). The LNA is the armed forces of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR).

Libya: Explosion after clashes near Tripoli kills at least 29

Tripoli - After armed men stormed an arms depot in the town of Garabulli, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Tripoli, an explosion occurred that killed at least 29 and wounded dozens more according to security and medical officials.

Pro-unity government forces begin final offensive on IS in Libya

Surt - The Solid Structure operations forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord have made further gains and are preparing for a final assault on the remaining fighters of the Islamic State surrounded in the center of Sirte.
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