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Ken Hanly

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



Forces loyal to Libya's unity government capture bomb factory

Surt - Forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, or BAM), loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) continue to advance slowly against the encircled remnants of Islamic State (IS) fighters in the center of Sirte.

Op-Ed: Democrats expert at spinning bad news

Philadelphia - Just before the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia emails were leaked showing that some members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headed by Debbie Wasserman Schultz had actively tried to work against the Bernie Sanders' campaign.

Oil-covered birds rescued near Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan

Maidstone - The first birds to be casualties of the recent Husky oil spill near Maidstone Saskatchewan have been found near the sight of the leak, completely covered in oil.

Op-Ed: More problems arise to block Libyan oil exports

Tripoli - An agreement between UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler and Ibrahim Jodhran, head of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), has been denounced by the chair of the National Oil Company (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla.

Crude oil from pipeline leak contaminates Saskatchewan river

Maidstone - Between 200,000 and 250,000 liters of crude oil and other material from a breach in a Husky Energy oil pipeline near Maidstone Saskatchewan leaked into the North Saskatchewan River.

Op-Ed: 14 bodies found in Benghazi all shot in the head

Benghazi - A doctor in the Benghazi Medical Centre reported that the hospital had received the bodies of 14 people who had been killed execution-style. Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) called the killings a war crime.

Increasing export of Libyan oil demands agreement from tribes

Benghazi - Tribes who control eastern oilfields said any agreement between Ibrahim Jodhran, head of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), and UN envoy Martin Kobler to reopen oil exporting ports does not cover their areas of oil production and pumping.

Libyan forces edge slowly forward against Islamic State in Sirte

Surt - Forces loyal to the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, or BAM), move slightly further into Islamic State controlled territory in the center of the city of Sirte.

Clashes in Sirte continue between ISIS and forces loyal to GNA

Surt - Today, there were fierce exchanges between the encircled fighters of the Islamic State (IS) in Sirte and Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, BAM) forces loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).

Pakistan to pass law against 'honor killing'

Islamabad - After the "honor killing" of an outspoken media star Qandeel Baloch by her brother, Pakistan's ruling party is making moves to pass long-delayed legislation to ban honor killings.

Op-Ed: Protests against presence of French special forces in Libya

Tripoli - Thousands of angry protesters marched in a number of Libyan cities on Wednesday to denounce what they claimed were French airstrikes that targeted Defend Benghazi Brigades (DBB).

IMF cuts global growth forecast for next two years after Brexit

Washington - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecasts on July 19 citing uncertainty over the economic effects of the recent Brexit vote which will see the UK leave the European Union (EU).

Op-Ed: United Nations statement on Tunis Libyan Dialogue talks

Tunis - Now that the Libyan Political Dialogue talks held in Tunis from July 16 to 18 are over, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya has issued a press release.

Op-Ed: Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr claims that U.S. troops are a target

Baghdad - Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr told his followers to target U.S. ground troops deploying in Iraq to help fight against the Islamic State.

Op-Ed: Libyan Dialogue meetings in Tunis last three days already

Tunis - The meetings of the Libya Dialogue at the luxury Golden Tulip Hotel in Tunis over the weekend have been extended at least another day because the complexity of the items on the agenda required more time for discussion, according to organizers.

Protesters shut down Tobruk export port after salaries delayed

Tobruk - The protesters, affiliated with the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) shut Al-Hariga port down in Tobruk because of delays in being paid.

U.S. and Russia increasing cooperation on Syria

Moscow - John Kerry U.S. Secretary of State said on July 15 that Russia and the U.S. had agreed to cooperate in Syria against the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.

Op-Ed: Document on Saudi involvement in 9/11 released finally

Washington - The US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has at least released the secret "28 pages" from the 9/11 report which deal almost entirely with the relationship of the Saudi Arabian government to the attacks.

Op-Ed: Libyan Dialogue members to meet in Tunis on Sunday

Tunis - On Sunday, members of the Libyan Political Dialogue will meet in Tunis to try to find a way out of the political impasse. The Tobruk-based House of Representatives has so far failed to vote confidence in the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Headquarters of Islamic State in Sirte, Libya, under attack

Surt - The Albinyan Almarsoos (Solid Structure, BAM or Albunian) forces, loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) are reported to have attacked a conference hall in the middle of Sirte, the headquarters of the Islamic State (IS).
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