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Archive for October 3rd, 2012

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October 2012  Hearings of an objection raised by Libya to its trial of Seif al Islam Gaddafi on crimes against humanity charges in the International Criminal Court, ICC in The Hague, originally scheduled for October 8/9 has been rescheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday October 9-10, the court said in a statement. Seif has been in detention since his arrest during  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 At the end of a meeting on Monday between Prime Minister Dr. Mustafa AbuShagoor and the head of the National Force Alliance Dr. Mahmoud Jibril an agreement was reached on a coalition in that the alliance could be given three ministries in the government, and that one of them could be the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Mohammed Magarief, President of the General National Congress, moved fast to diffuse the growing row over his statement in a press interview published yesterday, Monday, in which he said that Libya would be a “secular” state. He issued a short apology this evening, Tuesday, stating that it would be up to the Libyan people to decide the new  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Congress steps up pressure on Obama with accusations of a cover-up over assault that left ambassador Chris Stevens dead. Senior Republicans in Congress have written to Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, claiming to have evidence of a previously undisclosed attack on the US consulate in Benghazi and threats to American ambassador in Libya in the months before he was  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Libyan militias operating alongside the defense ministry are readying their forces to advance on a city that remains a bastion of support for the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi. A militia commander (Faraj al-Swehli) says dozens of families have fled Bani Walid (BAH’-nee wah-LEED’) in anticipation of an offensive. Earlier today three fighters from neighboring Misrata were wounded  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Members of the army and police have come under a string of attacks in Benghazi in the past few days in the midst of ongoing efforts to establish full control over the restive eastern city. As many as six personnel are reported to have been injured, two in an attack on Gar Younis police station today and four  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  From the mountains of Afghanistan and the streets of Baghdad to the iron cages of Guantanamo Bay, Libyans from Derna have made their small city a big name in global jihad. Now, with their nemesis Muammar Gaddafi gone, many are home – but say their battle for an Islamic state has only just begun. The death of the U.S. ambassador  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  As part of the country’s drive to identify nameless bodies from the Qaddafi regime and the revolution, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Repsol and the Ministry for the Affairs of the Families of the Martyrs and Missing Persons (MFMM). After a request from the MFMM for help towards the creation of a forensic laboratory in  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Four people elected to the General National Congress in July but who were then disqualified by the Integrity Commission have failed to convince the courts to overturn the Commission’s decision. It was announced on Monday that the ban had been upheld. The four are: Abdulhamid Daw Ali Al-Khanjari, the independent member for Batin Al-Jabal in the Jebel Nafusa; Abd Rabbah Yousef  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Fatal clashes have been reported today between government-controlled forces and militiamen just a few kilometres from Bani Walid. Troops from Misrata, Tripoli and other towns in Libya have been mustering on the outskirts of the former Qaddafi stronghold throughout today in preparation for a possible assault. It is understood that a mobilisation order was issued in the early  [ Read More ]