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Libya faces enormous security challenge: US diplomat – Reuters


Libya faces enormous security challenge: US diplomat
Reuters
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, the most senior U.S. official to visit Libya since a deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. compound there, said on Thursday Libya was facing a severe challenge from an increase in extremist violence.

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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 9:47 am

Oil Up on Ukraine, Slow Libya Return – Wall Street Journal


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Oil Up on Ukraine, Slow Libya Return
Wall Street Journal
Crude oil prices were finding support Thursday from continuing tensions in Ukraine and the slow return of Libyan crude to the market, but plentiful supply in the U.S. is likely to limit any rises. Brent crude for June delivery was up 19 cents at $109
UPDATE 3-Oil climbs further above $109 on Ukraine tensionsReuters UK
Brent holds above $109 as China data meets forecast, Ukraine supportsReuters India
Brent oil slips below $109 as US oil inventories hit recordBDlive
ETF Database
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 9:02 am

Does the Egyptian Church support a military strike on Libya? – Middle East Monitor


Middle East Monitor

Does the Egyptian Church support a military strike on Libya?
Middle East Monitor
According to the sources, the Egyptian church is "concerned about the presence of extremist elements in Libya" which it fears would attack Egypt. The church is particularly concerned about a newly formed militant group, the so-called Free Egyptian Army.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 10:42 pm

Libya – Election of Ali Tarhouni as head of the Libyan Constitutional Assembly … – France Diplomatie (press release)


Libya – Election of Ali Tarhouni as head of the Libyan Constitutional Assembly
France Diplomatie (press release)
… in order to fill the 13 remaining seats. The Constitutional Assembly's mission will be crucial to the success of the transition in Libya in order to define a framework that will guarantee respect for freedoms, fundamental rights and democratic

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:51 pm

‘Radical Islam is spreading’ Tony Blair calls for MORE military action in … – Express.co.uk


Express.co.uk

'Radical Islam is spreading' Tony Blair calls for MORE military action in
Express.co.uk
'Radical Islam is spreading' Tony Blair calls for MORE military action in Syria and Libya. TONY Blair has said the West must focus on tackling religious extremism, and called for further involvement in Syria and Libya. By: Jane Mathews. Published: Wed
Blair Warns Of 'Growing' Radical Islam ThreatOrange UK News
Tony Blair's Middle East speech should prick consciences and spur actionThe Guardian
Blair warns on radical Islam threatexpressandstar.com
Asian Image -Indian Defence
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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:44 pm

Deputy Secretary Burns’ Travel to Libya – US Department of State (press release)


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Deputy Secretary Burns' Travel to Libya
US Department of State (press release)
Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns is in Tripoli, Libya to meet with senior Libyan officials, including interim Prime Minister Thanaie and General National Congress First Deputy President Ezzidine Mohammed Al-Awami, and to hear from civil
US envoy in Libya amid political turmoilNews24
US Deputy Secretary of State in TripoliLibya Herald
US Deputy Secretary of State Starts Visit to LibyaSaudi Press Agency

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 11:53 am

Jihadists Now Control Secretive US Base in Libya – Daily Beast


Daily Beast

Jihadists Now Control Secretive US Base in Libya
Daily Beast
In the summer of 2012, American Green Berets began refurbishing a Libyan military base 27 kilometers west of Tripoli in order to hone the skills of Libya's first Western-trained special operations counter-terrorism fighters. Less than two years later
Secret American base in Libya reportedly seized by jihadistsRT
Counter-Terror Training Camp Built By US In Libya Captured By…TerroristsTalk Radio News Service

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 9:50 am

Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion – Aljazeera.com


Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
Aljazeera.com
The current position is certainly not that envisaged following the popular uprising in Libya, but the lack of cohesion and indecisiveness of the international community once again demonstrates that a major rethinking is required. Justice following

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Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:51 am

Libya youth in fear of abduction by armed groups – BBC News


BBC News

Libya youth in fear of abduction by armed groups
BBC News
The growing number of armed groups in Libya is causing many of its younger people to leave out of fear of kidnap. There has been a series of abductions in the country which has been plagued by instability since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
INTERVIEW-Libya expects $8 bln deficit in 2014 after oil shutoutReuters UK
Libya's constitution-drafting body starts workReuters
Opinion: Libya is ripe for international interventionAsharq Alawsat English
Times of Malta -Independent Online
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Posted on 22 April 2014 | 3:41 pm

Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya attack – BBC News


BBC News

Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya attack
BBC News
Jordan's ambassador to Libya has been abducted by masked gunmen in the capital, Tripoli, officials say. Assailants opened fire on Fawaz al-Itan's vehicle, wounding the driver, as they left his house early on Tuesday. The kidnappers are said to have …
Jordan's ambassador to Libya is kidnapped in TripoliCNN
Jordanian ambassador seized in Libya, kidnappers demand prisoner releaseReuters UK
Gunmen kidnap Jordan envoy to LibyaThe Daily Star
Huffington Post -Yahoo News -Aljazeera.com
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Posted on 15 April 2014 | 8:47 am

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

Libya faces enormous security challenge: U.S. diplomat

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, the most senior U.S. official to visit Libya since a deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. compound there, said on Thursday Libya was facing a severe challenge from an increase in extremist violence. "Rising violent extremism is an enormous challenge first for Libya but also for Libya's international partners," he told a news conference …

Posted on 24 April 2014 | 9:45 am

Libya expects $8 bln deficit in 2014 after oil shutout

By Ulf Laessing and Feras Bosalum TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya plans deep austerity measures to tackle a budget deficit expected to reach up to 10 billion Libyan dinars ($8 billion) this year due to rebel blockades which have strangled oil production, a senior lawmaker told Reuters. Mohammed Ali Abdallah, who heads parliament's budget committee, said this year's deficit could be covered by budget …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 12:49 pm

Libya starts voter registration for general elections

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya will start registering voters for general elections, officials said on Tuesday, in the first concrete step indicating a vote will take place later this year. In February, the Libyan parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), agreed to hold early elections, in an apparent effort to assuage Libyans frustrated at political chaos nearly three years …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:51 am

Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion

Any process of justice must be aimed at establishing stability and reconciliation among the affected communities.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:42 am

Libya to expel 271 illegal migrants from African countries

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya plans to expel 271 migrants from sub-Saharan countries in a fresh crackdown on illegal immigration to and through the North African country, state news agency LANA said on Tuesday. The emigrants will be deported to their home countries Chad, Niger, Eritrea, Ghana, Sudan and Nigeria, LANA said, quoting immigration officials. Many migrants from sub-Saharan Africa head to …

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 2:43 pm

Jihadist group in Libya releases video of sobbing hostage

A jihadist group in Libya on Monday released a video showing a kidnapped Tunisian embassy staffer pleading with authorities in Tunis to negotiate with his captors. The hostage, Mohamed ben Sheikh, is shown crying during the five-minute video as he calls on Tunisia's president to help rescue him. I want to return to Tunisia. The video was posted on social networking sites.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 6:06 pm

Libya body charged with drawing up charter starts work

Al-Baida (Libya) (AFP) – Libya's constituent assembly, which has been charged with drawing up a new constitution, launched its work Monday in Al-Baida, in the country's east where violence has been rife since the 2011 revolt. The new constitution has been billed as a milestone in the North African country's transition from the 42-year dictatorship of Moamer Kadhafi, who was overthrown and killed …

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 4:58 pm

Libya's constitution-drafting body starts work

By Ayman al-Warfalli BAYDA, Libya (Reuters) – A special body to draft a new constitution for Libya convened in the volatile east on Sunday, a milestone in the bumpy transformation of the North African country since the 2011 ouster of Muammar Gaddafi. The 47 elected committee members gathered in the city of Bayda east of Benghazi, in the building that housed parliament when the country gained …

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 2:50 pm

Technical problems delay reopening of Libya's Zueitina oil port – minister

BENGHAZI, Libya, April 20 (Reuters) – By Ayman al-Warfalli Technical problems have delayed the reopening of Libya's eastern Zueitina oil export terminal after the government reached a deal with rebels to end an eight-month blockade of the port, a minister said on Sunday. Under the plan, the Hariga and Zueitina ports were due to open immediately while the larger Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals …

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 7:40 am

Is Libya's media fanning violence?

Libya has seen a blossoming of media outlets, but the media landscape is as polarised as the politics on the streets.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 7:28 am