Airport bombed by Libya’s Haftar not military, says UN Aug 19, 2019 0 1065 12345 Tripoli: The United Nations mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has dismissed claims by strongman Khalifa Haftar that a government-controlled airport bombed by his forces in recent days housed military infrastructure.On Thursday and Friday Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) launched air strikes on Zuwara airport in western Libya, targeting what it said was a hangar “which houses Turkish drones and their ammunition”.The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord -- recognised by the UN -- said a member of civil protection was wounded in Friday’s attack. “After reviewing the airport’s facilities and all the adjacent buildings, the assessment mission was able to confirm that neither military assets nor military infrastructure were observed at Zuwara Airport,” UNSMIL statement said. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Jordan summons Israeli envoy over ‘violations’ of Jerusalem holy site Aug 19, 2019 0 266 Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize disputed oil tanker Aug 19, 2019 0 244 Southern African bloc to reduce dependence on foreign funds Aug 19, 2019 0 607 Chad regions on state of emergency after dozens die in ethnic violence N’Djamena: Chad President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month. The state of emergency will run for three .. Sudan opposition coalition appoints five civilian members of sovereign council REUTERS KHARTOUM Sudan’s opposition coalition on Sunday named five people as civilian members of the country’s sovereign council to be sworn in on Monday, a source within the coalition told Reuters. A power-sharing .. ‘Dozens of combatants killed’ as Syria regime forces battle militants AFP Beirut Pro-regime forces were locked in heavy fighting with insurgents on Sunday near a jihadist-run town in northwestern Syria, leaving dozens of combatants dead, a war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for .. IS car bomb kills Kurdish police officer in northeast Syria Qamishli: A police officer was killed on Sunday in a car bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group (IS) in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, police said. Kurdish police spokesman Ali .. Yemen govt agencies halt work in Aden after separatist takeover DPA SANAA The Transport Ministry in Yemen’s internationally recognised government said on Sunday it had suspended its operation in Aden, a week after separatists overran the port city deepening the unrest in .. Houthi rebels appoint ‘ambassador’ in Tehran Dubai: Yemen’s Iran-linked Houthi rebels have appointed an “ambassador” in Tehran, a step condemned by the internationally recognised government as a breach of international laws. The Islamic republic made no .. Grace 1 tanker raises Iranian flag, changes name to ‘Adrian Darya-1’ GIBRALTAR: Video footage and photographs showed the tanker flying the red, green and white flag of Iran and bearing the new name of ‘Adrian Darya-1’ painted in white on its hull. Its previous name, ‘Grace 1’, had been .. Three Palestinians killed by Israeli troops at Gaza border: Ministry Gaza City: Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip, the Palestinian health ministry said on Sunday, hours after three rockets were fired at Israel from the blockaded enclave. The ..