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Archive for October 25th, 2012

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Thursday 25th October 2012 The Swiss government believes that there are still real risks to which its diplomatic staff in Libya will be exposed in the coming months. As such, the Swiss Federal Council justifies the prolongation of the provisions currently in place and the continued activity of the army to protect the Swiss embassy in Tripoli. It was in  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 25th October 2012 All 220 Bangladeshi nationals living in Bani Walid have been moved to safety, a senior official at the country’s foreign ministry said in Dhaka on Thursday. Bani Walid, a former stronghold of ex-leader Muammar Qaddafi, has recently experienced heavy fighting between forces from the town and the national army together with allied brigades. The government claimed  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Tunisia has arrested a 28-year-old man reportedly linked to the US consulate attack in Libya which killed US Ambassador Christopher Stevens. A spokesman for the country’s Interior Ministry announced that Ali Harzi, a Tunisian, was in custody but refused to elaborate on any details of the arrest. Mr Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 25th October 2o12 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says an Internet claim of responsibility that followed last month’s attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is not hard evidence of who killed four Americans, including the US ambassador. Within hours of the September 11 attack on the US mission in Benghazi, a State Department clearinghouse for publicly  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 A man suspected of involvement in an attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last month has been killed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, officials say. The man was killed after an exchange of fire with security services in the Cairo suburb of Madinet Nasr. Authorities named the man only as Hazem. Four US  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 25th October 2012 Source says Karim Ahmed Essam el-Azizi was killed by bomb which he attempted to use against security forces in raid A Libyan militant suspected by Egypt of involvement in last month’s attack on the US consulate in Libya has been killed in a raid by Egyptian security forces in Cairo, according to security officials. The Libyan was killed on Wednesday  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 25th October 2012 Libyan militia’s warning shots cause panic among refugees attempting to return home while bloody resistance continues Bani Walid was supposed to be safe. The last of Muammar Gaddafi’s loyalists were supposed to have been purged from this Libyan desert town, after an eight-day offensive by the army. Instead, there was mayhem here on Thursday, as it became  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Three Libyans were arrested early today, Wednesday, in Bangladesh on charges of fraudulently offereing Bangaldeshis jobs in Libya. The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka police arrested the three along with a Bangladeshi woman, described as a model, at an hotel in the city. They are reported to have been caught with fake passports, $200,000-worth of US and local currency and  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Egypt’s consulate in Benghazi was again the scene of violent protests today, Wednesday, by Libyans angry at new Egyptian visa regulations.  Twenty men are reported to have attacked security guards, stolen a gun which they fired into the air and damaged surveillance cameras. The protestors are said to be agents who apply for visas for third parties. Under  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Italian coastguard vessels from Lampedusa rescued 261 illegal migrants early on Tuesday night who were in two overloaded rubber dinghies that had got into difficulties in Libyan waters. It is reported that the migrants in one of the boats made SOS calls using a satellite phone to the Libyan coastguard but there was no reply. They then contacted  [ Read More ]