Tunisia recovers 15 migrants' bodies from
Sydney Morning HeraldTunisia recovers 15 migrants' bodies from sea near LibyaReuters AfricaTUNIS (Reuters) - The Tunisian coast guard recovered on Friday the bodies of 15 migrants, most probably Syrians, who drowned when their boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea near the maritime border with Libya, officials said. They said the overcrowded ...Another boat sinks off Libya, 36 illegal immigrants deadSydney Morning HeraldTunisia recovers 41 bodies from sea near LibyaYahoo NewsTunisia recovers 14 bodies from sea near LibyaArab NewsAhram Onlineall 23 news articles »
Posted on 30 August 2014 | 1:05 am
Libya Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni
BBC NewsLibya Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni resignsBBC NewsAbdullah al-Thinni has stepped down as Libya's prime minister in a move to end the power struggle in the country. The cabinet said it was resigning to enable the elected parliament to choose a new, inclusive government. The Islamist-linked militia ...UK accused of harbouring Libyan cleric who helped aid Islamist insurgencyThe GuardianLibya fighters say enemy plane shot downAljazeera.comLibya's interim government quits as militias accept UN ceasefire callCBC.caChannel News Asiaall 171 news articles »
Posted on 29 August 2014 | 10:30 pm
Foreign involvement and reckless militias
The EconomistForeign involvement and reckless militias make a flammable cocktailThe EconomistIN THE three years since joyous rebels seized the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the country has lurched from crisis to crisis, yet somehow stayed afloat. It is now sinking, weighed down by too many guns and too many factions, with too few institutions to ...Libya Faces the Prospect of Civil War as Regional Powers Choose SidesTIMELibya ambassador warns of looming civil warAljazeera.comLibya warns United Nations of possible slide into civil warReutersBBC News -Middle East Eye -ABC Newsall 199 news articles »
Posted on 29 August 2014 | 11:35 am
World briefing: war in Libya - The Guardian
The GuardianWorld briefing: war in LibyaThe GuardianIn the three years since Muammar Gaddafi was toppled by Libyan rebels and Nato airstrikes, fighting between militia has plunged the country into civil war and seen Tripoli fall to Islamists. The involvement of Qatar, Egypt and the UAE risks a wider ...
Posted on 29 August 2014 | 8:48 am
Libya's New Power Brokers? - Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy (blog)Libya's New Power Brokers?Foreign Policy (blog)TRIPOLI — Libya has moved to center stage in a regional power struggle between the patrons of political Islam and their opponents. This week, U.S. officials briefed several media outlets that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had secretly ...UN Security Council passes Libya resolution amid concern over secret airstrikesCNNLibya air strikes: Conflict linked to wider Middle EastBBC NewsUAE strikes on Libya stir US fears of a free-for-all in the Middle EastAl Jazeera AmericaWashington Post (blog) -NPR (blog)all 444 news articles »
Posted on 29 August 2014 | 6:26 am
Libya: Who's fighting whom?
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 11:13 pm
Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaosLibya's toothless outgoing government admitted Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias. The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, which resigned last week, said armed groups, mostly Islamist militias, were in control of ministries and blocking access to government workers. It said the interim ...
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 12:20 pm
10 Libya troops killed in clashes withJihadist gunmen clashed on Monday with Libyan troops in Benghazi, killing 10 soldiers, as the Islamists tried to advance on an airport in the eastern city, the army said. The fighting came as Libya's outgoing government said that armed militias were in control of the capital Tripoli, days after Islamists seized its international airport as the oil-rich North African nation further slipped into ...
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 12:11 pm
Gunmen seize government ministries as LibyaArmed militiamen have seized control of most Libyan government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the transitional government acknowledged early Monday, in the latest sign of a dramatic deterioration of Libya’s trappings of statehood.
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 11:09 am
Libya parliament asks ex-premier to formCAIRO (AP) — Libya's elected parliament tasked Monday the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government as the outgoing Cabinet acknowledged it had lost control of the capital to Islamist-allied militias.
Posted on 1 September 2014 | 7:03 am
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