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Libya turmoil: Benghazi hit by air strikes and clashes

Gunfire and air strikes have been reported in Libya’s second city, Benghazi, amid an offensive to drive out Islamist militias. The offensive is said to involve forces loyal to ex-general…

UN chief calls for peace in Libya during surprise visit

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has called for peace in Libya during a surprise visit to Tripoli as part of a UN-brokered reconciliation process. On his first visit since…

British hostage David Bolam freed in Libya

British teacher David Bolam has been released after being held hostage by militants in Libya since May. The Foreign Office said Mr Bolam, who taught at the now-closed International School…

Another war to rearrange the ME

RAMZY BAROUD ARABNEWS.COM Published — Tuesday 16 September 2014 A few months ago, not many Americans, in fact Europeans as well, knew that a Yezidi community in fact existed in…

Migrant boat carrying 100 capsizes off Libya

Associated Press The Daily Star, Lebanon TRIPOLI, Libya: A Libyan coast guard official says a boat carrying more than 100 migrants has capsized off the coast near the capital. Abdel-Latif…

A political coming of age in the Gulf

Summary by Rami G. Khouri, The Daily Star, Lebanon The apparent airstrike against targets in Tripoli, Libya, last week by the air force of the United Arab Emirates, in conjunction…

Libya crisis: US ‘caught off-guard’ by air strikes

BBC News: The US was “caught off guard” by air strikes against Islamist militia in Libya, a senior official has told the BBC. The attacks on militia positions around Tripoli…

Libya crisis: Tensions rise as Tripoli airport seized

BBC News: An armed militia alliance in Libya has captured Tripoli’s international airport after a battle lasting nearly a month. Islamist-affiliated forces from Misrata and other cities took over the…

Libya crisis: Unidentified planes ‘bomb’ Tripoli

BBC News: Unidentified war planes may have carried out overnight air strikes on the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to local media. READ MORE…  …

Unidentified war planes bomb Libyan capital’s militant positions

Unidentified war planes flew over the Libyan capital, Tripoli, early Monday, followed by sounds of explosions before the situation abruptly returned to peace, according to witnesses. Reuters reports a local…

Mideastern stability requires a new security consensus

June 19, 2014 12:11 AM By David Ignatius The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY Let’s look at the reality on the ground in the Middle East: Iraq and Syria are effectively…

ICRC: Red Cross worker killed in Libya

swissinfo.ch and agencies June 4, 2014 – 16:51 The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed that one of its delegates, a Swiss citizen, had been killed…

In Libya and Yemen, tribes with flags

Story Summary by Rami Khouri In Libya and Yemen, two Arab countries that are experiencing complicated, slow-motion transitions to more representative and accountable rule, we can clearly see a structural…

Libya threatens to bomb North Korean tanker if it ships oil from rebel port

Reuters | Mar 08, 2014 | 23:03 5 inShare The entrance to Zueitina oil terminal is seen in Zueitina, about 120km west of Benghazi July 18, 2013 (Reuters photo) TRIPOLI…

World diplomats seek to stabilise Libya

AP | Mar 06, 2014 | 23:09   JORDAN TIMES inShare ROME — World diplomats worked Thursday to try to help Libya create a stable government and more secure environment amid…

Confusion in Libya after Qadhafi son trial hearing not held

ZINTAN, Libya — There was confusion Thursday over the trial of Seif Al Islam, son of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi, after a scheduled hearing on charges of threatening national…

How Goldman Sachs Rescued Libya

If a new lawsuit by the Libyan sovereign investment fund is to be believed, Wall Street bankers were able to accomplish what decades of sanctions could not—Gaddafi’s downfall. “Geopolitics is…

U.S. military personnel released after being held by Libya government

STORY SUMMARY Four American military personnel were detained by the Libyan government on Friday and held in custody for several hours before being released, U.S. officials said. A U.S. defense…

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