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Commander: 18 Islamist Fighters Killed in Libya – ABC News


Commander: 18 Islamist Fighters Killed in Libya
ABC News
The commander in the coalition of Islamist militias known as the Dawn of Libya said the rival Zintan militia, backed by local tribes loyal to renegade Gen. Khalifa Hifter, launched the attack at dawn Saturday on the town of Kikla after heavy artillery

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Posted on 1 November 2014 | 7:45 am

Joint Communique on Libya by the African Union, the Arab League, the … – US Department of State (press release)


RIA Novosti

Joint Communique on Libya by the African Union, the Arab League, the
US Department of State (press release)
The special envoys for Libya from the African Union, the Arab League, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States met yesterday in Paris with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General …
World Powers Reject 'External Interference' in Libya: US Department of StateRIA Novosti
Leading Libyan figures appeal to boycotters to join HoR and appoint a national Libya Herald
Special envoys for Libya issue communique in support of UN mediation effortsKuwait News Agency

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Posted on 1 November 2014 | 2:19 am

Police hand Libyan abduction evidence to Crown Prosecution Service – The Guardian


The Guardian

Police hand Libyan abduction evidence to Crown Prosecution Service
The Guardian
The Metropolitan police investigation, codenamed Operation Lydd, into the rendition of Libyan opposition activists in 2004 is considering the role of British officials in the combined MI6/CIA operation at a time when relations between Libya and the
Libyan rebel free to sue UK over 'torture'MWC News
Libyan torture victim wins Britain rendition appealMiddle East Eye
Abducted Libyan can sue, British court rulesUPI.com
Middle East Monitor
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:40 pm

Libya: ‘Rule of the gun’ amid mounting war crimes by rival militias – Amnesty International


Libya: 'Rule of the gun' amid mounting war crimes by rival militias
Amnesty International
Rule of the gun: Abductions, torture and other abuses by militias in western Libya provides evidence that armed groups have possibly summarily killed, tortured or ill-treated detainees in their custody and are targeting civilians based on their origins

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:39 pm

Libya, A Nation in Despair – Center for Research on Globalization


Center for Research on Globalization

Libya, A Nation in Despair
Center for Research on Globalization
The US-NATO invasion of Libya in 2011 to remove Muammar Gaddafi for a government that would be subservient to Western interests has proven to be a disaster for North Africa and Europe. They have managed to destroy one of Africa's wealthiest nations …
Armed militias are 'running amok' in post-Gaddafi Libya, Amnesty International Daily Mail
Amnesty: Libya militias committing war crimesJURIST
Libya's armed factions may have committed war crimes – AmnestyReuters UK
Telegraph.co.uk -Yahoo News
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 3:58 pm

All Change Once More In Libya. Just Who Runs Its $65 Billion Wealth Fund? – Forbes


All Change Once More In Libya. Just Who Runs Its $65 Billion Wealth Fund?
Forbes
Regular readers of this blog will know of the travails of the Libyan Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund entrusted with $60-65 billion of the country's oil wealth. Today, it represents something of a split personality. On one hand, it is

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:50 pm

Libya’s $60bn sovereign wealth fund chairman removed – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Libya's $60bn sovereign wealth fund chairman removed
Telegraph.co.uk
The change at the top of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) comes as the fund, which was the main investment vehicle of the former regime led by Muammar Gaddafi, is locked in a bitter court battle with Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs. The LIA is

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 7:18 am

Libya’s highest spiritual leader banned from UK over support of Islamists – The Guardian


The Guardian

Libya's highest spiritual leader banned from UK over support of Islamists
The Guardian
Libya's highest spiritual leader, the grand mufti Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani, has been banned from entering the UK after it emerged he had been helping direct the Islamist-led takeover of Tripoli from England. Ghariani fled the UK in August after the
Hundreds of families flee Libya's BenghaziAljazeera.com
Securing Peace in LibyaNouse
13 killed in Libya clashesZee News
Reuters
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:19 am

Niger’s embassy in Libya ‘surrounded’ by heavily armed militia – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Niger's embassy in Libya 'surrounded' by heavily armed militia
Al-Arabiya
He rejected any possibility that the militias might be reacting to regular appeals by Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou for military intervention in Libya, which has plunged into chaos following the NATO-facilitated ouster of dictator Moamer

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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:12 pm

Banker in Middle of Fight Between Goldman Sachs and Libya – New York Times


New York Times

Banker in Middle of Fight Between Goldman Sachs and Libya
New York Times
Now his assistance is being sought by Libya's sovereign wealth fund, which is suing his former employer in London over $1.2 billion in transactions that saddled the fund with huge losses but earned Goldman $350 million. The firm has refused to waive …

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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 9:11 pm

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

Libyan army says recaptures four barracks in Benghazi

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI (Reuters) – Libya's army special forces have seized back four barracks from armed Islamist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi, a commander said on Friday, after two weeks of heavy fighting which has killed at least 210 people. The army, backed by forces of a former general and other fighters, have waged an offensive against Islamist groups in Libya's second …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 3:30 pm

Libya's armed factions may have committed war crimes: Amnesty

CAIRO (Reuters) – Human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes by shelling densely populated residential areas in the west of the oil-producing country. Libya plunged into anarchy when an armed faction from the western city of Misrata seized Tripoli in August after fighting with militiamen …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:37 pm

Libya militias commit 'mounting war crimes': Amnesty

Pro-government and rebel militias vying for control of western Libya are committing war crimes including torturing detainees and targeting civilians, Amnesty International said Thursday. Libya is being rocked by fighting between militias in the west and in second city Benghazi, where troops are trying to dislodge Islamists who control most of what was the cradle of the 2011 uprising that ousted …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 1:16 am

Libya PM says ready for talks with militia foes

Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said Wednesday he was ready to talk to militias who control most of his country if "all sides" made concessions. Thani's government took refuge in the remote eastern town of of Tobruk in August after Islamist-led militia seized the capital Tripoli and then set up a rival administration. "We open the doors of dialogue with our …

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 4:36 pm

Libya PM 'ready for talks with rivals'

Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said Wednesday he was ready to talk to rivals in the conflict-hit country if "all sides" made concessions. Thani's government moved to the eastern city of Tobruk in August for security reasons after mostly Islamist militias seized the capital Tripoli and a rival administration was subsequently set up there. "We open the doors of …

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 1:38 pm

Ten people killed in fresh fighting in Libya's Benghazi

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) – At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when rockets struck several residential districts of Libya's Benghazi city as the army fought with Islamist militias, medics said. At least 180 people have been killed since pro-government forces launched an offensive on Islamists in Libya's second-largest city two weeks ago – part of chaos gripping the major oil producer …

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 1:35 pm

Libya near ‘point of no return’

Libya is nearing a “point of no return”, as warring factions struggle to agree on a political future, a UN envoy has warned.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 8:48 am

Libya near 'point of no return': UN envoy

Libya is nearing a "point of no return", as warring factions struggle to agree on a political future, a United Nations special envoy has warned.

Posted on 29 October 2014 | 7:59 am

Libya PM accepts Sudan plan for peace talks

Sudan said on Tuesday that Libya's internationally recognised premier has accepted its proposal to bring together different groups in his strife-torn North African nation for talks on ending the conflict. Mounting unrest across Libya has virtually confined the internationally recognised government to the eastern city of Tobruk, and last month it accused Sudan of arming "terror" groups on its …

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 5:22 pm

UN Libya envoy 'seriously concerned' over unabated fighting

The UN envoy to Libya expressed serious concern Tuesday about violence in the country, calling again for a ceasefire as a car exploded outside a police station in the eastern city of Benghazi. Libya has been rocked by fighting between militias in the west and in Benghazi, where troops are trying to dislodge Islamists who control most of what was the cradle of the 2011 uprising that ousted …

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 4:54 pm