Protests in Libya after foreign minister’s Israel meeting
29 August 2023 | 7:08 am
Protests broke out after it was revealed that the minister had met with her Israeli counterpart, possibly breaking Libyan law. The minister is now facing an investigation.
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The foreign minister from Germany's Green Party held talks with conservative Republican Governor Greg Abbott. She also visited two companies working in the green tech space.
Israel's Supreme Court has opened the first case examining the legality of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial judicial overhaul, lurching towards a showdown with the nation’s far-right government. The latter has split Israel in two ever since it announced plans to reform the country’s judicial system, which would see the Supreme Court weakened.
As of Thursday, the Libyan Red Crescent said that 11,300 people have been killed, and a further 10,100 are reported missing. However, local officials suggested that the death toll could be much higher than announced. People look for survivors in Derna, Libya, Wednesday, Sept.13, 2023.Yousef Murad/Copyright 2023 The AP.
Rescue workers in Derna, where the Red Crescent says 11,000 have died, are racing to find thousands of missing people. An inquiry is set to be launched, but anger is mounting at the government's response to the disaster.
Aid agencies in Libya said local authorities and charities are struggling with the scale of the disaster. Survivors are now at risk from the spread of diseases such as cholera.
A weekend of climate rallies started in several cities worldwide. Fridays for Future protesters are calling for an end to the use of fossil fuels.
Many people in Libya have been left without fresh drinking water since the floods contaminated sources, but there's a new danger if they travel to get water: landmines displaced by strong currents.
The morality police are back in the streets and the surveillance has increased. The regime is also set to bring in new laws for the wearing of hijbs. Under these proposals, the punishment as well as associated costs of violations have been included, such as ban on internet usage and ban on travel.
Over a week on from the devastating flash floods that washed whole neighbourhoods into the sea in eastern Libya, killing thousands, Libya is in dire need of assistance. Years of war and political division mean the country is badly ill-equipped to coordinate the international help that has been offered.
After Storm Daniel sparked extreme flooding across the Mediterranean, a new study shows global heating made the deadly heavy rainfall up to 50 times more likely in Libya.
Despite public calls for accountability after the deadly flood in Derna, observers have little hope that the military-backed government will do anything more than secure its power.
Around 10% of the victims of the recent devastating floods in Libya were from other countries. Some were working there, others likely trying to leave for Europe. But all will be very difficult for their families to find.
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