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Turkish businesses embrace opportunities in north Africa in spite of Libya risk – Financial Times


Turkish businesses embrace opportunities in north Africa in spite of Libya risk
Financial Times
In June, Turkish engineer Aykut Simsar was living the pleasant life of an expatriate in the Libyan city of Misurata, overseeing a massive refurbishment of that city's free trade zone, which encompasses an important seaport. He played occasional games

Posted on 21 September 2014 | 8:50 am

Benghazi assassinations stun residents amid Libya’s turmoil – Washington Post


The Guardian

Benghazi assassinations stun residents amid Libya's turmoil
Washington Post
CAIRO — A string of assassinations over a 24-hour period in Benghazi has heightened tensions in the already blood-soaked Libyan city, raising fears that the killings could initiate an even deadlier wave of violence as the country threatens to fracture.
Teenage peace activists among dead in Libya 'black Friday'The Guardian
Activists, Journalists Killed In Spate Of Assassinations In LibyaHuffington Post

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Posted on 21 September 2014 | 1:47 am

Goldman admits cultivating ties with Gaddafi-era Libya fund – Financial Times


The Independent

Goldman admits cultivating ties with Gaddafi-era Libya fund
Financial Times
Goldman Sachs has admitted in court documents that it used an internship, training, small gifts, occasional travel and entertainment to cement a “strategic partnership” with the Libyan Investment Authority under the former Gaddafi regime. The bank's
Exclusive: Goldman Sachs fights back against Libya over Gadaffi-era rip-off claimsThe Independent
SEC probing Goldman Sachs internship for brother of Libyan ex-official: WSJReuters
Goldman Sachs reveals ties to Libya fund, says FTYahoo News UK
Arab News
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 7:18 pm

Libya: Let the scramble for oil money begin – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Libya: Let the scramble for oil money begin
Aljazeera.com
Last week, the House of Representatives (HoR), Libya's internationally-recognised governing body, dismissed the governor of Libya's Central Bank, Sadiq al-Kebir. His expulsion appears to be a tactical move based on the HoR's belief that he was siding
Third mystery airstrike in Libya after 'state of emergency' announcedMiddle East Eye
Libya Dawn says Tripoli secure, expats free to returnLibya Herald
Sept 20 Libya's rival prime ministers both addressed…Mynextfone
Ahram Online -Strategy Page -DigitalJournal.com
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Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:18 am

Libya meeting rejects military intervention – Aljazeera.com


Middle East Eye

Libya meeting rejects military intervention
Aljazeera.com
Libya's struggling elected government and representatives of 15 neighbouring nations have unanimously rejected the idea of military intervention as a way to restore stability in the oil-rich North African nation, which some say is on the brink of civil
Madrid: Military intervention not the way forward for LibyaMiddle East Eye
Libya MPs reject government lineup, want crisis teamThe Daily Star
Libya's Prime Minister Presents Cabinet for Parliamentary ApprovalWall Street Journal
News24
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Posted on 18 September 2014 | 9:16 am

Algeria on a ‘state of alert’ along Libya border – Middle East Eye


Middle East Eye

Algeria on a 'state of alert' along Libya border
Middle East Eye
Algeria's Air Force has been put on a state of alert along its border with Libya as part of a security strategy to counter anticipated "terrorist" attacks, an Algerian security source said on Wednesday. "As part of the plan, any convoy of vehicles
Algerian Air Force put on alert along Libya borderwww.worldbulletin.net

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Posted on 17 September 2014 | 6:33 pm

Scores feared dead as migrants’ boat sinks off Libya – The Guardian


The Guardian

Scores feared dead as migrants' boat sinks off Libya
The Guardian
Only 26 of the 250 had been rescued, a Libyan navy spokesman said. Ayub Qassem told Reuters that the boat had sunk near Tajoura, east of the capital, Tripoli. He said: "There are so many dead bodies floating in the sea." Libya is a major departure
Libya migrant boat sinks: Scores feared drownedBBC News
Hundreds feared dead as boat sinks off LibyaAljazeera.com
Scores Feared Dead in Sinking off LibyaNew York Times
Reuters -Wall Street Journal -ABC Online
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Posted on 15 September 2014 | 2:51 am

Libyan PM accuses Qatar of sending planes with weapons to Tripoli – Reuters UK


Reuters UK

Libyan PM accuses Qatar of sending planes with weapons to Tripoli
Reuters UK
Analysts say Libya is turning into a conflict zone for competing regional powers as the country faces the prospect of becoming a failed state or even civil war three years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi. U.S. officials have said that the United
New air strikes reported in LibyaAljazeera.com
Libya's leaders shelter by the sea as country tilts toward civil warLos Angeles Times
Another mystery jet bombs Libya Dawn positions, reportsMiddle East Eye
ABC News -Middle East Monitor -New York Times
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Posted on 14 September 2014 | 8:50 pm

Libyan parliament takes refuge in Greek car ferry – The Guardian


The Guardian

Libyan parliament takes refuge in Greek car ferry
The Guardian
A Greek car ferry has been hired as last-minute accommodation for Libya's embattled parliament, which has fled the country's civil war to the small eastern town of Tobruk. The 17,000-ton Elyros liner has been deployed, complete with its Greek crew, as
UN envoy visits Libya to back elected parliamentReuters UK
Libya's exiled government is living inside a car ferryWashington Post (blog)
UN Envoy in Libya Urges Militias to CeasefireABC News
Center for Research on Globalization -Reuters -Human Rights Watch
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Posted on 10 September 2014 | 8:19 am

Libyan capital under Islamist control after Tripoli airport seized – The Guardian


The Guardian

Libyan capital under Islamist control after Tripoli airport seized
The Guardian
Libya has lurched ever closer to fragmentation and civil war this weekend after Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, Tripoli, proclaimed their own government, and presented the world with yet another crisis. Operation Dawn, a
Is civil war likely?The Economist (blog)
Egypt and UAE 'launched air strikes against Libyan Islamists'Telegraph.co.uk
Libya Dawn takes upper hand in civil war, as regional powers interveneMiddle East Eye
Aljazeera.com -Financial Times -New York Times
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Posted on 25 August 2014 | 7:18 am

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

Rival prime ministers address Libyans, highlighting divisions

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) – Libya's rival prime ministers both addressed the nation, with each claiming legitimacy and denouncing the other side, highlighting deep divisions in the oil producing country. The North African country has two parliaments and two governments since an armed group from the western city of Misrata seized the capital in Tripoli in August and set up a rival assembly and …

Posted on 20 September 2014 | 8:08 pm

10 activists, officers killed in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Targeted killings in Libya over two days left 10 rights activists, journalists, and members of the security forces dead in the country's east, local security officials said Saturday.

Posted on 20 September 2014 | 5:20 pm

Libya: Let the scramble for oil money begin

The war for control of Libya's key institutions is on, but the international community can still make a difference.

Posted on 19 September 2014 | 6:12 am

Libya's elected parliament rejects PM's new cabinet as oil sector takes hit

By Feras Bosalum and Ahmed Elumami BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) – Libya's elected parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, dealing a fresh blow to the acting premier whose government was forced to flee the capital Tripoli last month after it was taken over by militants. Western powers and Arab neighbors fear Libya will break up as the country is divided among …

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 2:24 pm

Libya's elected parliament rejects PM's new cabinet: parliamentary spokesman

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) – Libya's elected parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, a parliamentary spokesman said on Thursday. Lawmakers demanded Thinni submit a new cabinet with not more than 10 ministers, Faraj Hashim said. Thinni had on Wednesday presented a cabinet with 16 ministers. Thinni, a former career soldier, has been the oil producer's acting …

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 10:57 am

Libya meeting rejects military intervention

Gathering in Madrid of ministers from Tobruk government and several nations comes as PM seeks approval for new cabinet.

Posted on 18 September 2014 | 9:03 am

Libya PM presents new cabinet to rival Tripoli govt

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – Libya's internationally recognised premier presented Wednesday a new cabinet to parliament in the eastern city of Tobruk, in opposition to a Tripoli government, as the strife-torn country's political divisions deepened.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 7:13 pm

Libya, neighbor nations snub military intervention

MADRID (AP) — Libya's struggling elected government and representatives of 15 neighboring nations on Wednesday unanimously rejected the idea of military intervention as a way to restore stability in the oil-rich nation, which some say is on the brink of civil war.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 4:46 pm

Libya Islamists launch new assault on Benghazi airport

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – Islamist fighters launched another offensive Wednesday on the airport in Libya's Benghazi, the final redoubt in the eastern city of an ex-general who has been waging war on them, an AFP correspondent said.

Posted on 17 September 2014 | 3:34 pm

Former Libyan general claims new air strike in western Libya

By Ayman al-Warfalli and Ahmed Elumami BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) – Forces loyal to former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar claimed an air strike on an armed group near Tripoli on Monday, a senior commander said, in what would be the first air strikes in western Libya for three weeks. A resident of Gharyan town, south of Tripoli, heard jets attacking targets. Arab TV channel al-Arabiya also …

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 5:08 pm