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7 min ago | KMIR 6
Libya's struggling elected government and representatives of 15 neighboring nations on Wednesday unanimously rejected the idea of military intervention as a way to restore stability in the oil-rich nation, which some say is on the brink of civil war. Meeting in Madrid, officials from countries surrounding Libya and to its north across the Mediterranean concluded "there is no military solution to the current crisis."
2 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
Libya's acting prime minister sought to reassert authority over his turbulent country by naming a new cabinet on Wednesday, but some lawmakers threatened to veto his choices and a rival assembly continued to hold sway in the capital. Abdullah al-Thinni's administration has failed to control militia and Islamists who backed the rebellion to oust strongman Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, then kept their weapons and started to stake claims on territory, oil and other resources.
3 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Libya said it halted the Sharara field, its biggest oil producer, following a rocket attack at the connected Zawiya refinery, threatening almost 30 percent of the OPEC member's production. The Sharara field, producing about 250,000 barrels a day before the disruption, was shut as a precaution after an attack two days ago on the refinery, Mansur Abdallah, director of oil movement at the Zawiya plant, said by phone today.
As a onetime foreign correspondent who wrote from places like Northern Ireland, Iran, Pakistan, India, Vietnam and the Philippines, I see the riots in Cairo, the assassination in Benghazi and the friction in U.S-Israeli relations as part of one picture: a portrait of the Middle Eastern world preparing for war between Iran and Israel. There is no glue between the events in Libya and Egypt, and today's demonstrations in Yemen, Morocco, Sudan, Iraq, Iran and Tunisia, except a deluded Israeli-American's amateurish, offensive film about the Prophet Mohammad - in one scene the director has the Prophet put his head between a woman's legs to see for himself there is no "devil" there.
Fox News' coverage of an evidence-free "bombshell" from Benghazi hoaxster Sharyl Attkisson took just hours to morph from a reiteration of her claim that a disgruntled former State Department employee "couldn't help but wonder" if Hillary Clinton's staff had turned over "scrubbed" Benghazi documents to investigators into full-blown allegations that documents had been "destroyed" -- allegations that remain baseless. Attkisson Highlights Speculation That State Department Staff Removed Damaging Benghazi Documents.
Heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between a former Libyan general's forces and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least nine people, medics said. Armed Islamists are trying to prise Benghazi's civilian and military airport from the control of government troops allied to former army general Khalifa Haftar, one of several conflicts gripping Libya three years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.
Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education. "> Susana Pereda, left, support specialist, and product specialists Christopher Jorge, and Marcella Salem, right, demonstrate the birth simulator "Victoria" that is used for healthcare education.
A Libyan flag flutters as cars wait at a police checkpoint near Tripoli, the capital. Neighborhoods in Tripoli and Benghazi have been smashed by battlefield-grade weapons.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian stands at attention next to the Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Hamad Mohammad Thani al-Rumaithi, Abu Dhabi September 15, 2014.
Foreign nationals flood Tripoli's Mitiga airport Sunday as they scramble to leave the country. They have been told to evacuate Libya due to ongoing violence there.
African migrants rest after being rescued by the Libyan coast guard after their boat sunk off the coastal town of Garaboly, east of Tripoli. Human rights groups estimate that at least 700 people died in migrant ship sinkings in the Mediterranean over the span of just a few days last week..
In a picture released by the Italian Navy on Sunday, a woman and her baby board the "Sirio" military boat during a rescue operation of immigrants off the coast of Sicily. More than 2.000 migrants were rescued by Navy ships and patrol boats in the past three days as part of an operation called Mare Nostrum.
That's what Abu Baqr al Baghdadi, who has proclaimed himself "the caliph of all Muslims and the prince of the believers," calls his newly conquered territory, but it's giving ordinary Muslims a bad name. The British Muslim leaders declared that "the media, civic society and governments should refuse to legitimize these ludicrous caliphate fantasies by accepting or propagating this name.
Afghanistan's disputed presidential election inched towards a possible conclusion on Monday with a senior government official hailing a "breakthrough" in negotiations between the two candidates, who both claim to have won the vote. Afghan election officials have checked eight million ballot papers during an audit of the presidential run-off vote - by Wakil Kohsar "Soon they will put all these points in a document that will be signed in the presence of the president and other prominent Afghan figures."
A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead. The new Miss America followed in the footsteps of her predecessors and posed for pictures in the Atlantic City surf.
Forces loyal to former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi threatened to bomb the eastern city's port unless authorities there closed it to cut off arms supplies to Islamists, a senior commander said on Monday. Haftar's forces are fighting Islamist groups including Ansar al-Sharia for control of the port city, which is the main entry point for wheat and other food imports into eastern Libya.
More than 100,000 have reached Italy since the start of the year and nearly 2,000 have perished in the attempt Dozens of African migrants are missing and feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya, a Libyan navy spokesman said. Only 36 of the migrants, including three women, were rescued after the boat carrying some 200 migrants sank in waters east of Tripoli on Sunday, Colonel Ayub Kassem said.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:28 am
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