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UN Report: Libya’s Flow of Weapons Needs Tighter Controls – ABC News


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UN Report: Libya's Flow of Weapons Needs Tighter Controls
ABC News
A new U.N. report says Libya's ability to prevent the flow of weapons into and out of the chaotic country is "almost nonexistent," and it calls for the tightening of an arms embargo that the government says must be loosened so it can defend itself. The
Libya needs international maritime force to help stop illicit oil, weapons Times of Malta

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Posted on 2 March 2015 | 5:36 am

Rockets kill two, wound 30 in Libya’s Benghazi – Reuters


Al-Arabiya

Rockets kill two, wound 30 in Libya's Benghazi
Reuters
Nearly four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is caught up in a conflict between two rival governments, one internationally recognized and the other controlling Tripoli since its fighters took over the capital in the summer. The conflict
Deadly rocket attack launched in Libya's BenghaziAl-Arabiya
Supporting Libya's New StrongmanInternational Policy Digest
Libya mortar attack kills 2, injures 7 in Benghazi: ReportPress TV
Reuters Africa
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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 11:51 pm

Canada rules out military intervention in Libya – Ottawa Citizen


Ottawa Citizen

Canada rules out military intervention in Libya
Ottawa Citizen
Asked to comment on potential for Canadian military intervention, the office of Defence Minister Jason Kenney sent the Citizen a CBC transcript in which the minister had noted that military options would be looked at if Libya requested help. But in it
Canadian military predicted Libya would descend into civil war if foreign National Post
Threat from Libya crisisTimes of Malta

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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 10:06 pm

Military predicted chaos in Libya if Gadhafi overthrown – Ottawa Citizen


Ottawa Citizen

Military predicted chaos in Libya if Gadhafi overthrown
Ottawa Citizen
Libyans celebrate in Tripoli's landmark Martyrs square the fourth anniversary of the Libyan revolution which toppled strongman Moammar Gadhafi. Islamist militants have thrived in Libya since Kadhafi was toppled and killed in the NATO-backed 2011

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 10:06 pm

UN Warns Arms Bound for Libya Pose Terror Risk – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

UN Warns Arms Bound for Libya Pose Terror Risk
Wall Street Journal
Foreign governments that send fresh military supplies to Libya's warring factions risk increasing arms flows to regional terror groups, a United Nations report warned. “Current transfers to Libya are probably contributing to further onward
ISIS' Next PrizeForeign Affairs
Desperate Libyan leader warns of more air strikes with Egypt against ISILWorld Tribune
Qatar rejects Egypt's war on terrorismAl-Monitor

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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 9:40 pm

World View: Reports Indicate Egypt, Italy, Russia Planning Military Action in … – Breitbart News


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World View: Reports Indicate Egypt, Italy, Russia Planning Military Action in
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Debka reports that Egypt's president Abdel al-Fattah al-Sisi is planning further action in Libya, including more air strikes and possible ground troops, within a few days. According to the report, Egyptian commando and marine forces are preparing for
Italy to begin naval exercises off LibyaReuters
Italy Resumes Navy Exercise Amid New Tensions Over LibyaABC News
Italy said to be preparing an action in Libya, probably near MisurataMalta Independent Online

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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 2:56 pm

Compensation, jobs for Egyptians returning from Libya: Manpower ministry – Daily News Egypt


Compensation, jobs for Egyptians returning from Libya: Manpower ministry
Daily News Egypt
Financial compensation will be provided to Egyptians returning from Libya following tensions in the neighbouring country, according to Deputy Minister of Manpower and Immigration Ashraf Riyad on Saturday. Riyad said that in February, the ministry …
More Egyptians Cross Tunisia's Border After Fleeing Libya – DiplomatAllAfrica.com

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Posted on 1 March 2015 | 12:27 pm

Egypt, Libya and ISIS – New York Times


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Egypt, Libya and ISIS
New York Times
20) suggests that rather than launching discrete airstrikes to disrupt ISIS operations in Libya in response to the execution of as many as 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, Egypt should work “to reinforce” the United Nations negotiations you describe as
Charity appeals for money for the children of 21 Coptic martyrsCatholic Herald Online

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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 11:32 pm

Oct. 22 gunman buried in Libya, cousin says – Ottawa Citizen


Ottawa Citizen

Oct. 22 gunman buried in Libya, cousin says
Ottawa Citizen
The body of Oct. 22 gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has been buried in Libya, the Citizen has learned. The Embassy of Libya in Ottawa confirmed Friday that Zehaf-Bibeau's body was sent to Libya last year. A family member in that country said the body was …
Canadian parliament killer buried in LibyaLibya Herald
Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau buried in LibyaSt. Catharines Standard

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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 10:20 pm

Al-Thini Calls for Naval Observer Force Off Libyan Coast – Voice of America


Voice of America

Al-Thini Calls for Naval Observer Force Off Libyan Coast
Voice of America
CAIRO—. The head of Libya's internationally recognized Cabinet based in Tobruk, Abdallah al-Thini, says his government is calling on the international community to deploy a naval force off the Libyan coast to halt arms smuggling to Islamic militants.
Libya needs maritime force to help stop illicit oil trade – UNNews24

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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 5:00 pm

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

UN report: Libya's flow of weapons needs tighter controls

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report says Libya's ability to prevent the flow of weapons into and out of the chaotic country is "almost nonexistent," and it calls for the tightening of an arms embargo that the government says must be loosened so it can defend itself.

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 6:44 am

Rockets kill two, wound 30 in Libya's Benghazi

Rockets hit residential areas in Libya's Benghazi on Sunday, killing at least two people and wounding more than 30 others in continued fighting over the city, officials said. Nearly four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is caught up in a conflict between two rival governments, one internationally recognized and the other controlling Tripoli since its fighters took over the capital …

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 11:50 pm

Italy to begin naval exercises off Libya

Italy will begin annual naval exercises this week near the coast of Libya, where a breakdown in order has allowed tens of thousands of migrants to try to reach Europe by boat and increased fears of attacks by Islamist militants. The navy said in a statement that the exercises, known as Mare Aperto (Open Sea), would begin on Monday. The exercises were suspended last year because of the search-and …

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 1:22 pm

Libya's oil production more than 400,000 bpd – NOC Official

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's oil production is now at more than 400,000 barrels per day (bpd), an official from the National Oil Corporation said on Sunday. Libya's crude output has been battered by fighting between two rival governments battling for control of the North African country. Production is well below the 1.6 million bpd levels before the 2011 civil war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

Posted on 1 March 2015 | 10:21 am

Libya's PM says Turkey supplying weapons to rival Tripoli group

By Ahmed Tolba and Ayman al-Warfalli CAIRO/BENGHAZI (Reuters) – Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said his government would stop dealing with Turkey because it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so "the Libyan people kill each other". Two administrations, one in the capital and Thinni's in the east, have been battling for power since the armed …

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 5:10 pm

Libya warns of more air strikes with Egypt against IS

Libya's internationally recognised premier threatened new air strikes with Egypt against the Islamic State group in his country, warning Friday that the jihadists were poised to widen their presence there. Abdullah al-Thani was referring to February 16 air strikes on the IS stronghold of Derna after the group released a video showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians, mostly Egyptians. Thani …

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 3:06 pm

More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings

More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the Islamic State group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said Friday. Egypt carried out air strikes against jihadist targets in Libya on February 16 in retaliation for the executions of the 21 Copts and urged its large expatriate workforce to head home for …

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 8:58 am

Libya needs international maritime force to help stop illicit oil, weapons: U.N. experts

By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Libyan authorities are unable to halt the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country, and they need an international maritime force to help, United Nations sanctions monitors said in a new report. The confidential report by the U.N. Security Council's Panel of Experts on Libya, first seen by Reuters …

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 2:04 am

Why is Libya falling apart?

Since Muammar Qaddafi’s death in 2011, gangster-style militias in Libya have proliferated and are fighting over oil as two rival governments compete for control. Now the self-described Islamic State has arrived to try to put down roots and recruit militants. The war to oust former Prime Minister Qaddafi – backed by the United States, NATO war planes, and neighboring countries such as Qatar …

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 2:09 pm

Libya could be next Syria, foreign minister warns

Libya's Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri has called for Western military support, saying the growing threat from jihadist groups threatened to turn his country into another Syria. Islamist militants control the capital Tripoli, while an internationally-recognised government has been relegated to the eastern city of Tobruk. The minister, a member of the Tobruk government, underlined that his …

Posted on 25 February 2015 | 5:22 pm