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Fighting for the spoils of Libya’s revolution – BBC News


BBC News

Fighting for the spoils of Libya's revolution
BBC News
"Libya is open, Libya is safe". With a fixed grin revealing a tightly clenched set of teeth, Jamal Zubia welcomed us to Tripoli. The head of the foreign media department beamed reassuringly: "We urge investors to come back. We believe in transparency
Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic StateBelleville News Democrat
ISIS-linked group claims Libya hotel attack4029tv
UN chief condemns Libya hotel attackZee News

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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 2:08 pm

Virginia CEO IDs American killed in Libya as contract worker – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Virginia CEO IDs American killed in Libya as contract worker
USA TODAY
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia (AP) — The CEO of a Virginia security company says one of his contract employees was the American victim in an attack in Libya that left five foreigners dead. Cliff Taylor of Crucible LLC of Fredericksburg identified the
No. Va. security contractor killed in Libya attackWTOP
American Killed in Libya was Former Marine Turned ContractorThe Charlottesville Newsplex
Employee of Stafford-based security firm among victims in Libya attackFredericksburg.com

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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:47 pm

Gunmen attack Corinthia Hotel in Libya; at least 10 die – CNN International


CNN International

Gunmen attack Corinthia Hotel in Libya; at least 10 die
CNN International
The Libyan branch of ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, and released photos of the two gunmen, it said had carried out the attacks as Abu Ibraheem Al-Tunsi and Abu Sulaiman Al-Sudani. Their naming convention indicates that the men were of …
Gunmen Stage Deadly Attack on Libyan HotelWall Street Journal
American among victims of attack on hotel in Libyan capitalWashington Post
Libya hotel attack: Five foreigners among nine killedBBC News
Washington Times -The Guardian -New York Times
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Posted on 28 January 2015 | 1:05 pm

Gunmen Storm Luxury Libyan Hotel, Killing American, 9 Others – ABC News


Gunmen Storm Luxury Libyan Hotel, Killing American, 9 Others
ABC News
In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia. Two attackers were killed …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:14 am

American Among Dead as Hotel in Libya Stormed by Terrorists – NBCNews.com


American Among Dead as Hotel in Libya Stormed by Terrorists
NBCNews.com
Terrorists armed with bombs and guns launched an attack on a Libyan hotel popular with leaders and Western diplomats Tuesday, killing several people including at least one American. Guests fled the waterfront Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli when the attack …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 11:47 pm

Nine killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital – Reuters


Reuters

Nine killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital
Reuters
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favored by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least nine people, including foreigners, before blowing themselves up with a grenade. Officials said

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 10:50 pm

What Today’s Bloody Attack in Tripoli Means for Libya – Foreign Policy (blog)


What Today's Bloody Attack in Tripoli Means for Libya
Foreign Policy (blog)
Today a group of four gunmen attacked a hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Media outlets are reporting that at least five foreigners (including one U.S. citizen) and three local guards have been killed. The attackers, wearing bulletproof vests and

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 5:50 pm

Nine dead. 10 wounded in attack on luxury hotel in Libya – Toronto Star


Toronto Star

Nine dead. 10 wounded in attack on luxury hotel in Libya
Toronto Star
TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said.

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 5:31 pm

Libya’s Tripoli and Tobruk dilemma no nearer to resolution – The Guardian


The Guardian

Libya's Tripoli and Tobruk dilemma no nearer to resolution
The Guardian
Citing respect for Libya's national sovereignty, elected representatives, who have taken up residence in the eastern port city of Tobruk, reject the idea of outside intervention, something they had earlier supported. “Some believe that such support

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 1:08 pm

Gunmen take hostages at Libya hotel; 3 guards dead – USA TODAY


Gunmen take hostages at Libya hotel; 3 guards dead
USA TODAY
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners Tuesday, killing at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official said. Essam Al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency, said a standoff

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 11:01 am

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

Libya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion of the jihadi group's reach in the chaotic North African state while raising questions about the extent of coordination with leaders in Syria and Iraq.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:50 pm

2 Filipinos killed in Libya attack?

A Filipino who was injured when gunmen stormed a hotel in Libya Tuesday is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery, a Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman said. The Filipino was injured when gunmen stormed a luxury Tripoli hotel popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people – including five foreigners …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:32 pm

Jobless and desperate, Egyptians risk all in perilous Libya

By Mahmoud Mourad AL-OUR, Egypt (Reuters) – Facing grim economic prospects at home, desperate young Egyptians are seeking jobs in Libya – a country sliding into lawlessness where armed groups battle for control and dozens of their compatriots have been kidnapped. Tackling unemployment in Egypt – where half of the rapidly growing population is under 25 – is one of the toughest challenges facing …

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 5:23 pm

Fighting for the spoils of Libya's revolution

Libya's perilously thin semblance of normality

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 2:39 pm

Islamic State branch in Libya claims responsibility for hotel attack

Andrew V. Pestano TRIPOLI, Libya, Jan. 28 (UPI) — A Libyan group claiming to be a division of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack at a hotel in Tripoli that killed at least 10.

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 12:08 pm

Libya returns fuel tanker to rival government

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libya's recognized government has released a tanker forced to dock at a port under its control after originally banning it from delivering fuel to its rival administration, a port official said on Tuesday. War planes forced the tanker Anwaar Afriqya to sail to Tobruk after it had originally approached the port of Misrata, the air force commander …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 8:31 pm

Second round of Libya talks end on 'positive' note

A second round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions ended in Geneva on Tuesday in a "positive atmosphere," the UN said, as IS militants staged a deadly attack on a Tripoli hotel. Participants at the two-day UN-brokered talks included a range of groups and representatives of civil society, who stressed the need to fast-track dialogue on forming a unity government. "Discussions were …

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 8:06 pm

'Constructive spirit' at Libya peace talks

A new round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions kicked off in Geneva Monday with all parties showing a "constructive spirit", the United Nations said. "I am confident that Libyans participating and those who hopefully will join the talks have a very clear determination to reach an agreement, to pacify the country and to overcome the crisis," said Bernadino Leon, the UN envoy for …

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 11:30 pm

Libya forces tanker away from supplying rival government

By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's recognized government said it forced a tanker from delivering fuel to its rival administration, diverting the vessel to its own territory by threatening an air attack on it. The tanker Anwaar Afriqya was approaching the port of Misrata, but diverted to Tobruk, a port official at the latter said on Monday. "Our planes are forcing an oil tanker to sail …

Posted on 26 January 2015 | 4:40 pm

Volatile Libya resumes commercial flights to Europe

Commercial flights from Libya to mainland Europe resumed after more than six months on Saturday with a Libyan carrier taking off to Germany, the airline said. Foreign airlines stopped flying to Libya in July when a faction called Libya Dawn attacked a rival group controlling Tripoli's main airport, taking control of the capital after a month of fighting. Libya Dawn has set up a rival government …

Posted on 25 January 2015 | 8:12 am