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Luxury Scots hotel group denies links to former Gaddafi aide

Scotsman - ‎May 16, 2016‎
A luxury Scottish hotel chain has described claims a key ally of former Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi used its portfolio to launder money as “ludicrous and hugely damaging”.
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Forces backed by Libya's unity government seek to encircle Islamic State-held Sirte

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
Military spokesman Mohamed al-Gasri said that after advancing along the road west of Sirte on Friday, government-backed forces were seeking full control of a steam plant about 15 km from central Sirte, as well as a road leading south from Sirte to ...

Is NATO Preparing to Intervene in Libya… Again?

Sputnik International - ‎13 hours ago‎
After the 2011 toppling of Muammar Gaddafi, the country crumbled away and split up into a bunch of territories, each of which fell under the control of various groups.
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Arab foreign ministers urge international community to not intervene in Libya

Daily News Egypt - ‎1 hour ago‎
The embargo was put in place by the UN in 2011 amid the security unrest after the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi. Last March, the UN ... However, prime minister Fayez Al-Sarraj told a British newspaper previously that he does not want any intervention in Libya.

Unity government struggles to make impact in Libya - ‎3 hours ago‎
Tripoli: Two months after his dramatic arrival in Libya's capital, Fayez Al Sarraj's unity government has won international support but had little impact inside a divided country plagued by terrorists, analysts say.

New wave of refugees ready to leave Libya - ‎5 hours ago‎
The human smuggling operation is thriving because of the chaotic situation in Libya since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi and his regime.
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Justice and accountability 'critical components' for lasting peace in Libya – ICC Prosecutor

UN News Centre - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The prosecutor also urged the Government of National Accord to prioritize the transfer of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to its own custody and facilitate his surrender to the ICC.

Sudanese families flee ISIS controlled areas in Libya

Sudan Tribune - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Salih pointed that an aid group by the name of Al-Nasr Organization for Development and Relif launched an urgent appeal to avoid what it described the “huge explosion” in the number of illegal migrants living in the shelters following the rescue of ...

A centennial delusion - ‎May 28, 2016‎
This month of May marks the centennial anniversary of the portentous Asia Minor Agreement, popularly known as Sykes-Picot Agreement - so named after its two signatories, British Mark Sykes and Frenchman Francois Georges-Picot.
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British special forces in action in Libya, says local commander

The Week UK - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Speculation has since spread that the government is preparing to deploy ground troops in Libya, which descended into chaos after the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. A Foreign Office spokesperson said ... The plan is expected to bolster ...

America's Wars of Aggression against Africa under the Disguise of the “War on Terrorism”

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The financing and logistical assistance provided to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) has failed to defeat Al-Shabaab despite the presence of Pentagon advisers and a CIA field station in Mogadishu, ... Muammar Gaddafi. After two UN Security ...
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Will Italy send troops to Libya once its government is established?

Saudi Gazette - ‎20 hours ago‎
Rome - Italy's recent decision not to send troops to Libya is only “transitional,” former Defense Minister Giampaolo Di Paola told Al Arabiya English on the sidelines of a NATO seminar in Rome this week. “The Italian government has followed a prudent ...
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How Obama and Clinton Are Endangering All of Us

The People's Voice - ‎May 27, 2016‎
... candidate Hillary Clinton) foreign policy, to overthrow the leaders of nations who are allied with or supportive of Russia - such as most recently Syria's Bashar al-Assad, but before that Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovych, and before that Libya's ...
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US 'Concerned' About Libyan-Americans on Trial in UAE: Official

Newsweek ME - ‎May 28, 2016‎
A picture of President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is seen as visitors sit inside a cafe in Al Bastakiya, a historic district in Dubai, UAE The U.S. State Department said on Friday it was "concerned" about ...
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Advising tourists to avoid Tunisia only makes another terror attack more likely

The Independent - ‎May 25, 2016‎
I was in Tunisia reporting on the fall of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali five years ago. Compared to the ... The Western re-engagement is an attempt to combat Isis, which is spreading out from its base in Sirte, Muammar Gaddafi's home town. During my last ...
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Angelina Jolie Pitt appointment as London School of Economics professor divides opinion

The Independent - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“Unfortunately, LSE's track record doesn't help its case; in 2008, the institution granted a PhD degree to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi - former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son - after large donations from the Gaddafi Foundation were pledged to the ...
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America's Worst Laid Plans

Consortium News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The U.S. government seeks to impose neo-liberal economics on the world even though those “free-market” policies funnel global wealth to a tiny fraction at the top, cause widespread despair and spark political turmoil, Michael Brenner explains.
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NATO chief: No plans for combat troops in Libya - ‎May 21, 2016‎
"We are looking into what we can do to support Libya, for instance by building defence institutions and helping them build their capacities to defend themselves," Stoltenberg told Al Jazeera. He said that the transatlantic military ... from that ...
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US Prepares Troop Deployment to Libya Amid Fight for Oil Fields

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎May 23, 2016‎
It is no accident that the center of this territory is the city of Sirte, formerly the hometown of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The city was reduced to rubble by US-NATO attacks in ... ongoing campaign in Iraq appears in growing danger. Baghdad was ...
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Fallujah Offensive Will Lay Bare Need for Local Support

Chatham House (press release) (subscription) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
... excluded from Libya's development plans areas considered strongholds of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. In Egypt, the tentacles of ISIS are extending in Sinai because of cooperation with local jihadist groups like Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis that are ...