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Archive for October 2nd, 2012

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October 2012  Today, most of the mainstream media have stopped reporting on the Libyan assassinations on the anniversary of September 11th. They have moved on to the next story in the news cycle.  They’ve decided that while the administration may have made a few mistakes in statements and timing, it is otherwise not an important story – more of an  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  For the first time in his official capacity as the de facto president of Libya, National Congress chief Mohammed Magarief openly espoused that Libya should be a ‘secular’ state where politics and religion are separated. The revelation came in an interview with Magarief published today by the London based Arabic language Al-Yahat newspaper  conducted on the margins of the UN General Assembly  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012  Mahmoud Jibril has agreed to support the new government of Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur. The announcement was made this morning on Abushagur’s official Twitter feed. “I met with Dr Mahmoud Jibril yesterday and he agreed to the alliance’s participation in government. I will wait to the end of the day for receipt of his nominations”, the  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  As he launched a bus tour across Iowa, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan made clear that in the “debate phase” of the campaign – as he’s calling the final stretch – he’ll go after President Obama not only for Obama’s economic policies, but also for his foreign policy and positions on social issues. Ryan spoke Monday evening here,  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012  “The National Campaign For Raising Awareness of Breast Cancer” in Benghazi, orgnaised a march yesterday, 1 October, to mark the month-long event that aims to increase awareness and promote early detection of the disease. This is the first time that Libya, partakes in the annual international health campaign known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On 24 October,  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Conflicting reports have emerged this evening as to whether or not the military has been mobilised in preparation for a possible assault on the former Qaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid. Unconfirmed reports have been received today of clashes between Libya Shield forces and suspected Qaddafi loyalists at a checkpoint located near to the town, and it is claimed  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur has failed, for the second time,  to meet a self-imposed deadline to form a new government. On 19 September, Abushagur announced that he would finalise his proposed government for submission to the National Congress by the end of the month. Having subsequently requested an extension, the Prime Minister-elect was given until 7 October by  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  At first glance of the television screen, it looks to me like a normal scene from a Middle Eastern open air market or souk. But I pause, look more closely and it is anything but normal. You see Libyans lining up from Benghazi to Tripoli to turn in rifles, pistols, and rocket propelled grenade launchers. There are reports  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Libya’s new Prime Minister, Dr. Mustafa AbuShagoor Monday denied his abdication from the charges of prime minister and confirmed his commitment to the decisions made by the General National Council , GNC, which includes abdication of the American Nationality as soon as the decision is issued. Dr. AbduShagoor said in a statement made by his office that he  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  White House claimed for a week that assault was staged by crazed protestors reacting to anti-Islam film Hillary Clinton said she believed the attack linked to al-Qaeda Libyan president Mohamed Magarief said that attacks were ‘pre-planned’ U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens was killed along with fellow Americans Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty While officials initially claimed that  [ Read More ]