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11 min ago |

War planes attack parts of Tripoli, Libya

Unidentified war planes attacked positions of an armed faction in the Libyan capital Tripoli.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

11 min ago |

Migrant ship sinks off Libyan coast

A wooden boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Africa, World News

2 hrs ago | WHAS11

Militia: Airstrikes in Libya's capital kill 15

A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20. The official from the Islamist-allied Misrata militia said the two airstrikes by unidentified warplanes early Saturday also targeted the Interior Ministry's building and several militia positions.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

4 hrs ago | South Wales Argus

Gwent woman makes tearful Libya crisis plea to Nato leaders

A GWENT woman whose husband and son are trapped in conflict-torn Libya has made an emotional plea to world leaders coming to Newport's Nato Summit to put the Libyan humanitarian crisis at the top of their agenda.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Monmouthshire County, Wales, United Kingdom, Fasting, Health

Fri Aug 22, 2014


Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

An Oklahoma City police officer was after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.


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Los Angeles Times

U.S. considers attacking Islamic State militants in Syria

American journalist Steven Sotloff, center with black helmet, talks to Libyan rebels near Misurata in June 2011.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Africa, Terrorism

Mail & Guardian

No Nato deed goes unpunished

Black smoke billows across the sky when a petrol depot was set ablaze after a rocket assault.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Immigration Reform, Gabon

Cato Institute

Keeping Score on the Libya Intervention: Good Idea or Tragic Mistake?

"Hans Blix had five months to find weapons. He found nothing. We've had five weeks.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Opinion

170 migrants feared lost at sea off Libya: coastguard

A Libyan coastguard official said on Friday a boat carrying 170 illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa was feared lost at sea off the capital Tripoli.


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

Boulder Weekly

No blood for oil? Thank a fracking oilman.

The Middle East is on fire from Tripoli to Mesopotamia and no one in Boulder is chanting "no blood for oil."


Related Topix: Boulder, CO, World News, Africa

Oil prices fall on Chinese data

Oil prices fell on Friday amid downbeat Chinese manufacturing data and the low likelihood of supply disruptions in conflict-hit Iraq, Ukraine and Libya, analysts said.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)


Libya:UN Mission Condemns Ongoing Fighting

A resident of Tayuri stands against a bullet-riddled wall of his house, part of which was destroyed during clashes in Libya.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

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.


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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Washington Times

Higher Ground: James Foley said prayer gave him 'inner freedom'

American photojournalist James Foley was shown this week to be executed by Islamic State fighters, and while heartbreak and outrage have been the strongest reactions to the tragic news, Mr. Foley's faith has emerged as a source of comfort.


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Daily Kos

Libya Is Fast Following Somalia's Road to Ruin

The way things are going in Libya the only question is whether to compare it to 1992 Somalia or 1994 Afghanistan.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Piracy News, Asia, Afghanistan, Terrorism, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

CPJ Press Freedom Online

Two journalists abducted and two TV channels forced off the air in Libya

Two journalists were abducted in Libya on Tuesday, and the government shut down broadcasts of two state-run television stations after one was taken over by militants and the other took an anti-government line, according to news reports.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Journalism

Journal and Courier

Foley once embedded with Ind. National Guard

James Foley, the Indiana National Guard says, will be greatly missed by the men and women of the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.


Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Rochester, NH, World News,

The Economist

Chaos in Libya: A mystery air raid

THE warplanes came under cover of darkness on August 18th, bombing several sites in and near Tripoli, Libya's capital, that have been associated with Islamist militias.


Related Topix: Africa, World News,


Tunisia, Cairo airport cancel Libya flights over security fears

Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport canceled most flights to and from Libya on Thursday, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Tunisia,

Chicago Tribune

James Foley slaying: Negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. air strikes on the militant group Islamic State.


Related Topix: Journalism, Syria, World News, Middle East, Northwestern University, Africa