Those in the west — including the US who keep the Afghan government functioning through their aid — are much relieved that a president has finally been chosen and the loser has become the "chief executive" of what will be a national unity government.
Just one day after the UN managed to broker a peace deal between the government and Houthi rebels, the latter raided the houses of Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar an adviser on security and defense to president Al Hadi.
Libya's troubles are increasing as conflict has taken place in the south west of the country and clashes have shut down the El Shalala oil field that supplies the Zawiya refinery that in turn supplies the capital Tripoli with gasoline.
U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel spoke with his Egyptian counterpart General Sedki Sobhy on Sept. 20 confirming that the US will deliver 10 Apache helicopters to support Egypt's counter-terrorism efforts the Pentagon announced.
Libya's new parliament elected in June and based in the eastern city of Tobruk has added to the political turmoil by rejecting the 16 minister cabinet proposed by acting prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni.
Rival candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani were said to be close to a power-sharing agreement back on Tuesday Sept. 16 but talks stalled in part because the two could not agree when the results of final vote audit should be released.
The Obama administration has explained why it thinks it has the legal authority to bomb IS in Iraq and Syria although many doubt whether the justifications are sound. No justification has yet been been given for the attacks under international law,.
Only a few weeks after the recent truce that ended the Gaza war, Israel weapons manufacturers are displaying weapons used in the conflict at their annual Unmanned Systems Conference in Tel Aviv, from Sept. 14th to 19th.
General Saqr Jarrushi, an aide to CIA-linked General Hafter, claimed that their forces carried out an air strike on the town of Gharyan, 120 kilometers southwest of the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
In 2002 a report was issued that gave details of support for the hijackers behind the 2001 attacks. Twelve years later the pages dealing with the support still remain classified in spite of many promises to have them released.
Ho Chi Minh City -
The United States and Vietnam will resume adoptions, ending a six-year ban. The ban was imposed after reports of babies being sold and some children offered without parental consent.
In his speech on September 10, Obama claimed he already had authorization for an expanded war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. However, he is also anxious that Congress provide him resources for his project.
Ali Haidar, a Syrian government minister, warned that any action in Syria such as the bombing contemplated by president Obama against the Islamic State needs the approval of the Syrian government.
Free Trade agreements are in many respects less about free trade than providing rights for corporations that transcend national laws. The TTIP provides a case in point but NAFTA and CETA have similar purposes.
John Tory, a former leader of the Progressive Conservative party of Ontario, is far in the lead for mayor of the city of Toronto. However scandal-ridden Rob Ford the present mayor is in second, and Olivia Chow of the New Democratic Party is in third.