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3 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Libya's leaders shelter by the sea as country tilts toward civil war

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.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

UN must tackle Libya 'terrorist threat': France

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.

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11 hrs ago | Reuters

Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group. In a statement to Qatar's news agency , Assistant Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi described the allegation as misleading and unfounded.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Examiner.com

Libya far from being a success for Obama and Clinton, say critics

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.

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CBC News

More than 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean sinkings

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..

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San Jose Mercury News

The Wire: Mass migrant drowning; anti-ISIS coalition forming;...

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.

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The Georgia Straight

Gwynne Dyer: Libya and Nigeria see rise of two new "Islamic States"

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.

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Suria

'Breakthrough' in Afghan election dispute

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."

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

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.

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Reuters

Libyan Haftar forces seek Benghazi port closure to deny arms to Islamists

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.

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RTE.ie

Dozens of migrants missing in sinking off 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.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Dozens of migrants drown off coast of Libya

The spokesman of Libya's coast guard says that a boat carrying at least 250 African migrants to Europe capsized before leaving the coast near the capital, Tripoli, drowning dozens. Qassim Ayoub told The Associated Press that Libyan coast guards are retrieving dozens of bodies still floating 18 kilometers off the coast in the Tajoura district.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Al Bawaba

Running the country's economy from the outside? Libya's...

Libya's House of Representatives confirmed on Sunday that it has dismissed the head of Libya's Central Bank, al-Sadiq al-Kabir. Isa al-Aribi, a member of the house which is currently based in the far-eastern city of Tobruk, said that Kabir is also being referred to the general prosecutor for investigation on "a number of issues", according to Libyan daily al-Wasat.

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Cybercast News Service

Egypt: Don't Limit Action to ISIS; Islamists Elsewhere Share its Ideology

During Secretary of State John Kerry's weekend visit to Cairo, his Egyptian counterpart pushed for the new international focus on countering terrorism to go beyond Syria and Iraq, arguing that the same ideology espoused by the jihadists there is driving other Islamist extremists, including those in Egypt's neighboring territories. During his current travels in the Middle East and Europe, Kerry is seeking support for a coalition to tackle the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria , and he said Sunday he has received offers from some countries to take part in the military element of that campaign.

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The Star Online

Libyan PM accuses Qatar of sending planes with weapons to Tripoli

Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Sunday Qatar had sent three military planes loaded with weapons and ammunition to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group. "Unfortunately they reached Matiga airport," he told UAE-based Arab TV channel Sky News.

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Reuters

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks off Libyan coast; Libya navy

A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and many passengers died, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said. Only 26 people have been rescued, navy spokesman Ayub Qassem told Reuters, adding that the boat had sunk near Tajoura, east of the capital Tripoli.

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Reuters

Libyan PM accuses Qatar of sending planes with weapons to Tripoli

Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Sunday Qatar had sent three military planes loaded with weapons and ammunition to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group. "Unfortunately they reached Matiga airport," he told UAE-based Arab TV channel Sky News.

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The Independent

David Haines remembered: Death of British hostage executed by Isis lamented from the Balkans to Sudan

The former RAF engineer and latest victim of grisly Isis propaganda, is remembered as a passionate humanitarian by those he helped Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies The British hostage who was murdered by Isis terrorists spent much of his working life as an aid worker helping to protect civilians in some of the world's most dangerous countries.

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ABC News

Libya's Elected Parliament Fires Central Bank Head

Libya's newly elected parliament on Sunday fired the president of the central bank after he tried to prevent funds that had been allocated for the lawmakers from leaving the bank, according to the country's official news agency. LANA said that a total of 94 lawmakers out of 102 who attended the session voted to fire al-Sadek al-Kabeir, who had punished his own deputy for allowing the transfers.

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Al Bawaba

Misrata: Libya's 'entrepreneurial phoenix'?

Despite being on the brink of ruin, Misrata has become an entrepreneurial phoenix rising out of the ashes and is an example of the vast potential Libya holds as it slowly begins to open up economically to the world. Driving into Misrata, along the famous "Trablus street," visitors are instantly affronted by the damage sustained in the 2011 uprisings, which ousted Colonel Mu'ammar Ghadaffi.

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