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UN Draft Resolution Would Keep in Place Libya Arms Embargo – ABC News


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UN Draft Resolution Would Keep in Place Libya Arms Embargo
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The U.N. Security Council is set to vote Friday on a draft resolution on Libya that keeps in place an arms embargo which the country's Western-recognized government says is hurting efforts to defend itself against the rise of the Islamic State group
UN to vote on steps to fight Libya extremistsYahoo News

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Posted on 27 March 2015 | 6:49 pm

UN draft resolution would not lift Libya arms embargo, despite government’s … – Fox News


UN draft resolution would not lift Libya arms embargo, despite government's
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UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution on Libya that would not lift an arms embargo that the country's Western-recognized government says is hurting efforts to defend itself against the rise of the Islamic State

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 6:18 pm

Updated | PN stands ready to support Malta’s efforts in helping… – MaltaToday


Updated | PN stands ready to support Malta's efforts in helping…
MaltaToday
“What would make the PN and the Maltese people happy is peace and stability in Libya,” the PN's spokesperson said. “The PN stands with the Libyan people and fully supports the UN-brokered process of negotiations between the different factions in Libya.”

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 5:10 pm

UN envoy says Libya latest peace talks have gone ‘well beyond what we have … – UN News Centre


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UN envoy says Libya latest peace talks have gone 'well beyond what we have
UN News Centre
27 March 2015 – Libyan stakeholders have reached a consensus on a range of issues – including on the need for a unity government and security arrangements – and are now convinced that there is a political solution to the country's crisis, Special …
Haftar holds the key to peace in LibyaMiddle East Eye
UN Sounds Positive Note as Libya Deal Remains ElusiveABC News
UN says Libyan parties need more time to agree unity governmentReuters

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Posted on 27 March 2015 | 3:57 pm

National Guardsman Accused of Trying to Join ISIS in Libya – New York Times


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National Guardsman Accused of Trying to Join ISIS in Libya
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The federal authorities in Illinois arrested an Army National Guardsman who they say tried to travel to Libya to fight on behalf of the Islamic State and was helping his cousin plot an attack on an American military base, the Justice
Nat'l Guardsman tried to join IS fighters in Libya, FBI saysUPI.com

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Posted on 27 March 2015 | 3:58 am

Road to Extremism for Tunisian Museum Gunmen Went Through Libya – Wall Street Journal


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Road to Extremism for Tunisian Museum Gunmen Went Through Libya
Wall Street Journal
“He said he was in Libya and going to Iraq,” recalled his older brother, Monther Khachnaoui. “We thought: This is a disaster.” Next time they would hear of him, he was dead. He and two other men were accused of carrying out a shooting attack on a

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 5:35 pm

UN opens door for warring Libyan sides to join unity government – Financial Times


Financial Times

UN opens door for warring Libyan sides to join unity government
Financial Times
While the document remains vague on the role of the Islamist-leaning Libya Dawn alliance that took over Tripoli last year, Mr León told the Financial Times that his plan “gives the [Dawn government] the possibility to have very important participation

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Posted on 25 March 2015 | 5:26 pm

Libya violence: Bangladeshi oil workers freed – BBC News


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Libya violence: Bangladeshi oil workers freed
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Two Bangladeshi workers kidnapped nearly three weeks ago by gunmen in Libya have been freed and are in good health, officials say. The Bangladeshi foreign ministry said the two men were now safe in hospital in the city of Sirte. They were seized on 6 …
Islamic State fighters take on Libya's rival government forcesReuters
Inside the Ring: Islamic State likely to attack Italy with stolen Libyan airlinersWashington Times
Libya: new UN report documents targeting of human rights defendersUN News Centre
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Posted on 25 March 2015 | 9:18 am

US ambassador to Libya harassed off Twitter after unverified air strike post – The Guardian


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US ambassador to Libya harassed off Twitter after unverified air strike post
The Guardian
The internationally recognised government, based in Tobruk after the Libya Dawn militia alliance captured Tripoli, issued a statement accusing Jones of “falsification”, and demanded a retraction. Jones appeared to backtrack slightly, writing: “Numbers
Islamic State claims suicide bombing in Libya's BenghaziReuters
Civilians killed in airstrike as violence in Libya escalatesFox News
Suicide bombing kills seven in Libya's Benghazi as army launches revenge strikeReuters UK
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Posted on 24 March 2015 | 6:21 pm

Libya instability is ‘security threat’ to UK, say MPs – BBC News


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Libya instability is 'security threat' to UK, say MPs
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Libya's collapse since the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi has turned it into a potential security threat to the UK, the Foreign Affairs Committee says. The group of MPs warn that fighting in Libya has allowed Islamic State (IS) extremists to become

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Posted on 24 March 2015 | 5:36 am

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UN draft resolution would keep in place Libya arms embargo

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is set to vote Friday on a draft resolution on Libya that keeps in place an arms embargo which the country's Western-recognized government says is hurting efforts to defend itself against the rise of the Islamic State group.

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 6:47 pm

UN orders investigation into Libya rights abuses

The UN Human Rights Council decided Friday to send a mission to war-torn Libya to investigate a range of abuses by different sides and help bring perpetrators to justice. The 47-member rights body adopted by consensus a resolution asking the UN rights chief to "urgently" dispatch a team of investigators to Libya. Libya hailed the decision. "There needs to be investigation of violations of human …

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 3:32 pm

UN to vote on steps to fight Libya extremists

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Friday a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo. Libya, backed by Egypt, had asked for an end to the arms embargo to allow the embattled government to build up its army and take on groups such as Islamic State (IS).

Posted on 27 March 2015 | 2:27 pm

Libya rivals discuss UN-backed peace proposals: envoy

Libya's rival parliaments discussed Wednesday proposals unveiled a day earlier aimed at ending violence and establishing a provisional government, UN envoy Bernardino Leon said. The proposals, developed by the Libyans themselves, speak of a unity government headed by a president and a presidential council of independent figures, along with a parliament and a high state council. A national …

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 11:02 pm

Islamic State group car bomb, clashes leave 17 dead in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Islamic State group's affiliate in Libya said it played a role in a string of suicide car bombings that killed 12 people Wednesday in the eastern city of Benghazi. Meanwhile, its militants carried out an attack on a rival militia in the central coastal city of Sirte, leaving five dead.

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 4:56 pm

U.N. tells backers of Libya's rival sides to pressure them for peace

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – International backers of Libya's rival factions must pressure the warring groups to work out a political deal and help to choke off the supply of guns to the country, a U.N. official said on Wednesday. The United Nations has been sponsoring talks to encourage the rival factions to form a unity government as a way to stop the conflict in the oil-producing country …

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 3:53 pm

Islamic State claims suicide bombing in Libya's Benghazi

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Islamic State militants claimed a suicide bombing that killed seven people at an army checkpoint in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday and triggered retaliatory air strikes by army forces. In a separate incident in Libya's second-largest city, where army forces are fighting Islamist militants, a rocket hit a residential building, killing a 17 …

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 9:14 am

Two abducted Bangladeshis freed in Libya

Two Bangladeshi workers abducted in Libya by suspected Islamic State militants have been freed after more than two weeks, Dhaka said on Wednesday. They were among a group of nine people including four Filipinos and an Austrian reportedly taken hostage in southern Libya this month in an attack blamed on the jihadist group. At least eight guards were killed in the attack on the Al-Ghani oilfield …

Posted on 25 March 2015 | 6:54 am

Libya suicide bombs kill soldiers as UN presses peace

A suicide car bomb killed at least seven soldiers in Libya's second city Benghazi Tuesday, the same day the United Nations unveiled a proposal aimed at ending violence plaguing the oil-rich country. Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 overthrow of longtime leader Moamer Kadhafi in a NATO-backed uprising. It has had two parliaments and governments since Tripoli was seized in August 2014 by …

Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:04 pm

Tunisia closes airspace to western Libya for security reasons

Tunisia has again closed its airspace for flights from western Libya, an official said on Tuesday, just days after allowing Libyan planes from Tripoli back for the first time in around six months. "We've suspended temporarily again Libya flights for security reasons," the transport ministry official said, without elaborating. Tunisian officials say the two gunmen had been trained at a jihadist …

Posted on 24 March 2015 | 12:24 pm