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Egyptian foreign minister: Libya intervention should wait – Washington Post


Washington Post

Egyptian foreign minister: Libya intervention should wait
Washington Post
Pressure has been growing for Western military intervention to stem the growth of the Islamic State in Libya, where the militants control the port city of Sirte and have attacked the oil infrastructure. U.S. intelligence has said that the Islamic State
Fight against Islamic State in Libya must wait for a government there, Egypt saysStars and Stripes

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Posted on 9 February 2016 | 12:27 am

Ansar al Sharia claims to have downed jet flying over Derna, Libya – Long War Journal


Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia claims to have downed jet flying over Derna, Libya
Long War Journal
Ansar al Sharia, an al Qaeda-linked group, claims to have shot down a Libyan jet earlier today. The claim of responsibility (seen above) was posted on a Twitter feeds maintained by Ansar al Sharia's propaganda arm, Al Rayah Media, and radio station.
Libya forces say conduct strikes on Islamic State in Derna, plane crashesReuters UK
Libya conducts strikes on Islamic State in Derna, plane crashesTimes of Malta
Libya's city of Derna struck by an unidentified jet.AfricaNews

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:08 pm

‘Mickey Mouse and Coca-Cola Revolution’: The Roots of Libya’s Chaos – Sputnik International


Sputnik International

'Mickey Mouse and Coca-Cola Revolution': The Roots of Libya's Chaos
Sputnik International
"The Libyan people – and I've visited many working class areas and housing projects, etc. – they lived very well," he says. "It's well known that the United Nations said Libya had the highest development index of any African country, and I think

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 10:24 pm

Obama Says the US and Italy Are Working Together in Libya – ABC News


Washington Post

Obama Says the US and Italy Are Working Together in Libya
ABC News
President Barack Obama and Italian President Sergio Mattarella met Monday to discuss efforts to fight the spread of the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group is capitalizing on political instability to increase its influence. Obama and
Obama, Italy's Mattarella discuss fight against Islamic State in LibyaYnetnews

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 9:20 pm

Libya needs extra week to form unity govt – News24


News24

Libya needs extra week to form unity govt
News24
Tripoli – Libya's presidential council said on Monday it needs one more week to form a national unity government, after the country's internationally recognised parliament rejected an initial line-up. The council, chaired by prime minister-designate
Libya seeks extra week to form unity govt under UN dealYahoo News
Libya seeks extra week to form unity govtgulfnews.com

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 8:05 pm

EU, N Africa both stand to gain from stable Libya: Schulz – Yahoo News


Yahoo News

EU, N Africa both stand to gain from stable Libya: Schulz
Yahoo News
Tunis (AFP) – European Parliament President Martin Schulz said in Tunis on Monday that both the EU and North Africa stand to gain from a stable Libya. "A stable Libya is in the interests of the whole of the Maghreb and the whole of Europe," he said in
Anti-ISIS Wall: Tunisia Builds Barrier On Libyan Border To Keep Out ExtremistsInternational Business Times
Tunisia finishes Libya border fence intended to keep out militantsJordan Times

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 7:16 pm

Libya’s central bank causing ‘civil war’ by paying rival militias, says UK envoy – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Libya's central bank causing 'civil war' by paying rival militias, says UK envoy
Telegraph.co.uk
Peter Millett, Britain's ambassador to Libya, told a Lords hearing on Monday that the number of gunmen had multiplied since the end of the war because of the Libyan central bank's policy – which began after militiamen threatened the minister of finance
Gaddafi Son Court Hearing Postponed Until March 13 – Libya Justice MinistrySputnik International

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 6:07 pm

The Next Front Against ISIS Frederic Wehrey and Wolfram Lacher – Foreign Affairs (subscription)


Foreign Affairs (subscription)

The Next Front Against ISIS Frederic Wehrey and Wolfram Lacher
Foreign Affairs (subscription)
Reuters Smoke from an oil fire in Es Sider, in Ras Lanuf, Libya, January 6, 2016. Firefighters have extinguished two fires at oil storage tanks at Libya's Ras Lanuf terminal, but blazes continue at five tanks in the nearby port of Es Sider after
Plans Continue for Western Military Deployment into LibyaBreitbart News
Mystery Sniper Takes Out Three ISIS Terror Chiefs In Libyan CityDaily Caller

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 3:20 pm

Islamic State-linked fighters seizing oil-rich land in Libya – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Islamic State-linked fighters seizing oil-rich land in Libya
Los Angeles Times
As Islamic State forces lose ground in Iraq and Syria, fighters loyal to the group have seized territory in oil-rich Libya, levying taxes at gunpoint and creating sanctuaries to launch possible attacks in North Africa and Europe, U.S. officials say
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Fractured Libya a worry for USMadison.com
Is Libya the next front for ISIS?Russia Direct

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 10:00 am

Tunisia Has Built a Barrier to Keep Out Militants From Libya – TIME


TIME

Tunisia Has Built a Barrier to Keep Out Militants From Libya
TIME
The North African nation has been rocked by a series of deadly terrorist attacks claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), one of several groups fighting in the ongoing conflict in neighboring Libya. Tunisian Defense Minister
Tunisia builds anti-terror barrier along Libya borderBBC News
Tunisia builds anti-jihadi barrier on border with Libya to keep Isis outThe Independent
Tunisia completes barrier with conflict-hit LibyaMiddle East Eye
Libya Herald
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 6:03 am

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Egyptian foreign minister: Libya intervention should wait

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 8:10 pm

Fight against Islamic State in Libya must wait for a government there, Egypt says

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, in Washington for bilateral talks with the Obama administration, said in an interview that “the Libyan people should undertake the decisions related to the fight against terrorism and how it should be conducted and …

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 7:43 pm

Libya’s city of Derna struck by an unidentified jet.

Libya’s parliament has asked the international community to conduct an urgent investigation into the air strikes against the city of Derna on Sunday by an unidentified aircraft. In a statement released Monday, the parliament condemned the bombing, which …

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 4:50 pm

Obama says the US and Italy are working together in Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Italian President Sergio Mattarella met Monday to discuss efforts to fight the spread of the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group is capitalizing on political instability to increase its influence.

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 1:50 pm

Libya Epitomizes Clinton’s Not-So-Smart Power

A long profile on Hillary Clinton in the Washington Post earlier this week highlights the 2011 Libyan intervention as a key indicator of her approach to foreign policy. Clinton claims that the Libyan bombing campaign was an example of “smart power at its …

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 1:25 pm

Obama, Italy’s Mattarella discuss fight against Islamic State in Libya

U.S. President Barack Obama and Italian President Sergio Mattarella met at the White House and discussed efforts to work together to combat the Islamic State in Libya. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President …

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 12:55 pm

EU, N Africa both stand to gain from stable Libya: Schulz

Tunis (AFP) – European Parliament President Martin Schulz said in Tunis on Monday that both the EU and North Africa stand to gain from a stable Libya. “A stable Libya is in the interests of the whole of the Maghreb and the whole of Europe,” he said in a …

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 12:32 pm

Libya seeks extra week to form unity government under UN deal

TRIPOLI: Libya’s presidential council on Monday (Feb 8) said it needs one more week to form a national unity government, after the country’s internationally-recognised parliament rejected an initial line-up. The council, chaired by prime minister-designate …

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 12:30 pm

Libya: Never Underestimate The Power Of Fantasy

February 8, 2016: There is now a unified government, in theory at least. Representatives of the various factions are currently meeting in Morocco to try and reach an acceptable compromise on who the 32 new ministers should be. Many of the initial …

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 2:43 am

ISIS presence in Libya may have increased up to 5,000 fighters

Islamic State fighters are increasing in Libya, raising concerns that the country could be the next battleground for extremism, and terrorist activities. While the number of Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) fighters has decreased in Iraq and …

Posted on 5 February 2016 | 1:16 pm