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Ken Hanly

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



Dr. Heimlich, 96, performs the Heimlich maneuver on 87-year-old

Cincinnati - Dr. Henry Heimlich, who first described the Heimlich Maneuver in June of 1974, was said to have used the procedure for the first time on a resident of the nursing home where he stays.

Op-Ed: Libyan unity government decides to honor new money of rival HoR

Bayda - In an incredible reversal of policy, the Presidency Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) decided to honor the rival banknotes printed in Russia for the Bayda-based Central Bank of Libya.

Libyan Misrata militia make more advances against Islamic State

Surt - Misrata militia, part of the forces of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) made more gains against the forces of the Islamic State as they retreat towards their stronghold, Sirte.

Thailand bans tourists from 3 more islands to protect coral reefs

Bangkok - Less than 2 weeks ago, the Thai government closed Koh Tachai island indefinitely. On Wednesday, the government chose to ban all tourist activities at three more islands: Koh Khai Nok, Koh Khai Nui, and Koh Khai Nai.

Op-Ed: Two rival governments in Libya issue competing banknotes

Bayda - The battle between the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) with PM Faiez Serraj and the rival Tobruk-based Government of National Accord (GNA) under PM Abdullah Al-Thinni has resulted in several parallel institutions.

Op-Ed: Libyan National Army in Zintan, Libya, threatens Tripoli attack

Tripoli - There are now several reports that the Libya National Army (LNA) has warned it is only 10 kilometers from Tripoli and will soon be liberating Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Gadaffi's cousin claims thousands of former Gadaffi troops in LNA

Tripoli - Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam, a cousin of former Libyan dictator Muamar Gadaffi, claims that thousands of former members of Gadaffi's military brigades are now part of Khalifa Haftar's militia or the Libyan National Army (LNA).

Op-Ed: Libyan militia holding positions in offensive on Islamic State

Misratah - The militia from Misrata who recently retook territory captured by the Islamic State(IS) east and south of Misrata appear to be consolidating their position before advancing further towards the city of Sirte the IS stronghold.

While coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses thrive

Adelaide - As many coral reefs are withering causing a loss of habitat for many fish, and as some fisheries virtually collapse, octopuses and other cephalopods are thriving.

Op-Ed: Libyan GNA permits EU training of the Coast Guard

Tripoli - Libya has given the European Union permission to begin training its coast guard to help stem the flow of immigrants from Libya to Europe.

Sexual assault victim at Brigham Young University disciplined

Provo - Brigham Young University (BYU), affiliated with the Church of the Latter Day Saints or Mormons, is the largest religious university in the United States. Its main campus is in Provo, Utah.

General Haftar orders GNA defense minister back to Benghazi

Benghazi - General Khalifa Haftar the commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army(LNA) of the House of Representatives (HoR) based in Tobruk has ordered Al-Mihdi Al-Baraghati to return to the city of Benghazi immediately.

Canada may play a role in any foreign intervention in Libya

Ottawa - In the 2011 overthrow of Libyan ruler Moammar Gadaffi, the Canadian government joined with an international coalition and provided support for the operation.

Op-Ed: Haftar refuses to unify his forces with those of GNA

Tobruk - In an interview on TV, General Khaifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army(LNA) of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), said it was "unthinkable" for his eastern forces to join those of the UN-backed Government of National Accord.

Op-Ed: Press conference of UN's Martin Kobler May 19 on Libya

Tripoli - After a meeting with members of the State Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) held a press conference.

U.S. malls bordering Canada offer specials to counter low loonie

The low loonie or Canadian dollar began to fall against the U.S. dollar last fall. Before its fall Canadians often went on shopping trips across the border to buy many items at lower prices.

Baghdad protests in Green Zone result in injuries in Iraq

Baghdad - Iraqi security forces have opened fire on protesters who have broken into the heavily-fortified Green Zone in Baghdad. The thousands of protesters were angry at the government's inability to approve corruption reforms.

Op-Ed: Haftar extending control over Libyan oil fields and facilities

Tripoli - According to a report in the Libya Herald, the minister of defence in the Government of National Accord (GNA), Mahdi Barghathi, flew to Tripoli from Ras Lanuf where he just finished talks with Ibrahim Jodhran, head of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG).

Op-Ed: U.S. negotiating with Libyan GNA to reach agreement on troops

Washington - Marine General Joseph Dunford, chair of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) is negotiating an agreement that could see U.S. military advisers deployed there to help fight the Islamic State (IS).

Oil shipments resume from Libyan port of Hariga after agreement

Tobruk - The Seachance, a tanker that had been blocked from loading oil for three weeks, is now loading 600,000 barrels of oil for shipment to the UK, both port and oil officials said.
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