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4 hrs ago | Foreign Policy

Sheikh It Up

One of the key principles of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Nahyan, who forged the United Arab Emirates out of seven sheikhdoms, was to portray his small and vulnerable country as a friend to all Arabs.

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Related Topix: World News, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Africa, Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar

7 hrs ago | Truthdig

Pentagon Hymn, the Shores of Tripoli

The Middle East is a confusing place, especially for American policy-makers it seems.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, US News, Liberal Political News

11 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

High stakes for high reward? Real estate funds come to Africa

A view of a section of Nakumatt's shopping hall in an upper-market area of Nairobi January 5, 2011.

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Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Iraq, Middle East, Ghana, Rwanda

15 hrs ago | Reuters

Supporters of Operation Dawn protest in Tripoli against recent air strikes

Supporters of Operation Dawn and the General National Congress, protest in Tripoli's Martyrs Square against air strikes they believe were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

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Related Topix: United Arab Emirates, Middle East, World News, Africa

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Libya Islamists say they shot down jet of rival forces

Libyan jihadists said on Friday they downed a plane belonging to forces of a rogue general, but a source close to the officer said it crashed because of a technical fault.

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PanArmenian Network

Libya's PM steps down to pave way for inclusive government

PanARMENIAN.Net - Abdullah al-Thinni has stepped down as Libya's Prime Minister in a move to end the power struggle in the country, BBC News reports.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Francois Hollande

Common Dreams

Warnings of Civil War, 'Critical Plight of Civilians' in Libya

As instability continues to grip Libya, officials are sounding alarm over the deteriorating situation that could lead towards civil war in the country, where destabilization, critics charge, has deepened since NATO's bombing in 2011.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Trinity College, Prison, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), US News, Liberal Political News

The Daily Star

Hezbollah: Libya responsible for neglecting Sadr's case

A billboard showing Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, left, and Shiite cleric Imam Musa Sadr behind a Hezbollah flag on the Zahrani highway, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

TIME.com

Libyan Interim Government Submits Resignation

Libya's interim government submitted its resignation to the newly elected parliament on Friday, raising the possibility that a more inclusive government will be formed, while militias in the capital accepted a U.N. call for a cease-fire.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

WATE-TV Knoxville

Libyan interim government submits resignation

The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, US Military, US Marine Corps

The Daily Star

Libya fighting hits migrants hard: IOM

Rescuers take care of a baby as a group of more than 1,370 people of immigrants disembark from the Italian military ship "San Giusto" following the Mare Nostrum rescue operations at sea, in the port of Crotone, southern Italy August 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Europe, Italy,

Wall Street Journal

Oil-Field Flows to Libya's Key Port Resume

Libya's largest oil port Es Sider is now receiving supplies from oil fields after the terminal resumed exports despite intense fighting in the capital of Tripoli.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

WATE-TV Knoxville

Libyan militia says it accepts UN call for truce

Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Inventions, Science / Technology

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Times of Israel

France rules out cooperation with Syria against Islamic State

France's president rejected Thursday any cooperation with Bashar Assad, whom he accused of being a "de facto ally" of jihadists wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, and urged a "humanitarian and military" response to the threat.

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Related Topix: Francois Hollande, Africa, World News

Xinhuanet

Egypt's support for Libya army key to national security

The Egyptian leadership is willing to provide massive support for the neighboring Libyan army to protect Egypt's western borders from Islamist extremist attacks that have been rising since the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, say Egyptian experts.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, Terrorism

The Times of Israel

Facing Islamist threats, some Arab nations tilt toward Israel

Between the war in Gaza and gains by Islamic militants in Iraq, Syria and Libya, there's plenty of cause these days for pessimism about the Middle East.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Africa, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

Democracy Now

Headlines for August 28, 2014

The U.S. and Ukrainian governments are accusing Russia of launching a new cross-border operation to back separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine .

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Ukraine, Africa, US News, Liberal Political News

The Globe and Mail

U.S. oil surge restrains prices despite heightened global turmoil

Oil field workers drill into the Gypsum Hills near Medicine Lodge, Kansas, using horizontal drilling and a technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to coax out oil and gas.

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Related Topix: Medicine Lodge, KS, World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Iraq, Middle East, Africa

Ghanamma.com

UN to act on Libya militia leaders

The UN Security Council has passed a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Libya and sanctions against those involved in the surge in violence there between rival militias.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundIS the 2012 Election the Last Gasp of White Male Privilege?

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.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Africa, Travel, Libya Travel, Egypt, Sudan Travel, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel

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