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Luxury Scots hotel group denies links to former Gaddafi aide

Scotsman - ‎May 16, 2016‎
A luxury Scottish hotel chain has described claims a key ally of former Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi used its portfolio to launder money as “ludicrous and hugely damaging”.

Germany, France hold back NATO, EU ambitions in Libya

Antigua Observer - ‎3 hours ago‎
A building damaged during clashes between military forces loyal to Libya's eastern government and the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of former anti-Gaddafi rebels who have joined forces with the Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, is ...
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Experts Fear A US Arms Shipment To Libya Could End Up In ISIS Hands

Daily Caller - ‎13 hours ago‎
Rebel fighters jump away from shrapnel during heavy shelling by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi near Bin Jawad, March 6, 2011.

'Save this generation of children' says Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi

AOL News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia was driven out of Benghazi early on Saturday in a surge of protest against the armed groups that control large parts of Libya more than a year after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. The crowd went on to attack Rafalla ...

Seven things only Africa can claim

Citizen - ‎4 hours ago‎
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's official title was “His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in ...

In Defence of Countering ISIS with 'Patient Containment'

IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters - ‎21 hours ago‎
As for the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi and the mess that followed he agrees that he made a bad mistake when he put on one side his own philosophy of not intervening militarily in a situation that was not a core U.S.

Fallujah Offensive Will Lay Bare Need for Local Support

Chatham House (press release) (subscription) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
... excluded from Libya's development plans areas considered strongholds of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. In Egypt, the tentacles of ISIS are extending in Sinai because of cooperation with local jihadist groups like Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis that are ...
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Qaddaf al Dam: Despite International Ban, Arms Make Way into Libya

Asharq Al-awsat (blog) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Cairo- Ahmed Qaddaf al Dam, prominent leader in the National Libyan Front Party and a high-up leader in the late Libyan Prime Minister Muammar Gaddafi's administration, confirmed that the deteriorating state-of-affairs- in Libya is grave. Al Dam was ...
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Tunisia's Ennahda Movement Renounces Political Islam

Sojourners - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Tunisia's Ennahda movement, the most successful Islamist party to emerge from the Arab Spring revolts early in this decade, has renounced political Islam and declared it will operate in the country's politics as “Muslim democrats.
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US Prepares Troop Deployment to Libya Amid Fight for Oil Fields

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎May 22, 2016‎
It is no accident that the center of this territory is the city of Sirte, formerly the hometown of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The city was reduced to rubble by US-NATO attacks in ... ongoing campaign in Iraq appears in growing danger. Baghdad was ...
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NATO chief: No plans for combat troops in Libya - ‎May 21, 2016‎
"We are looking into what we can do to support Libya, for instance by building defence institutions and helping them build their capacities to defend themselves," Stoltenberg told Al Jazeera. He said that the transatlantic military ... from that ...

Hunt for Treasures: Libya's Gov't Dying to Crack Gaddafi Golden Coins Vault

Sputnik International - ‎May 21, 2016‎
“I can't sell them [coins] as they are,” Ali El Hibri, the central bank governor in eastern Libya told the Wall Street Journal.

Libya: The hesitation two-step

Bangor Daily News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
When “Prime Minister” Fayez al-Sarraj of the “Government of National Accord” arrived in Libya a month ago, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was “not the time for obstructionists to hold back progress.
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US Imperialism and Role of Israel, Saudi Arabia in Africa

News Ghana - ‎9 hours ago‎
Muammar Gaddafi, the U.S. along with its allies in Turkey and the Gulf monarchies orchestrated a war of destruction and regime-change crippling the once prosperous state of Syria in an assault aimed at removing all anti-imperialist secular governments ...

Why Omnipotent Middle East Royalty Hid Oil Wealth In Panama

Worldcrunch - ‎May 22, 2016‎
How safe is the Emir of a Gulf state if even Muammar al-Gaddafi or Hosni Mubarak could be toppled? Many ruling families live in fear of the loss of power within their families and possible revolutions.

MarketsOil tanker stuck in Libya sets sail after stand-off

Financial Times - ‎May 20, 2016‎
... of the 1.6m b/d the Opec producer nation pumped before leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011, leading to a civil war in the country.
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Powers will ignore UN arms embargo so Libya can take on ISIS

The Australian - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said his government would soon submit a weapons wish list to the Security Council for approval.

Libya: Washington Sanctions Alleged IS Financial Sponsors

The North Africa Post - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The sanctions are part of US strategies meant to “disrupt the fundraising and support networks of al-Qaida, al-Nusrah Front, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and IS,” the Treasury Department said in a statement. “Today's action targets critical ...
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George Kerevan: Nato leaders are meeting to discuss the start of the Second Libyan War

The National - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Flashback to 2011 and the overthrow of mad dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the son of a local goat-herder who originally led a military coup against pro-Western King Idris back in 1969.

Qatar punching beyond its size

The Star, Kenya - ‎May 22, 2016‎
In a geopolitical context, Qatar played a big role in toppling Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and its influence can be seen similarly in the move to remove President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. In foreign policy terms, Qatar has packed a big punch beyond ...