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Archive for November 10th, 2012

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Saturday 10th November 2012 Members of the National Congress have begun a five-week training programme focusing on the practicalities of parliamentary democracy and the constitutionalisation process. The course has been organised by the European Union as part of its support to the Congress and Libya’s transition to democracy. More than 70 Congressmen and women attended the opening ceremony on Wednesday,  [ Read More ]

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Saturday 10th November 2012 Normal service has resumed at the Libya-Egypt border crossing following a prolonged and violent confrontation between border guards and Egyptian smugglers from the Matrouh region on Wednesday. The incident saw members of the 409 Battalion of Libyan border guards being pelted with stones and private cars returning from Egypt attacked. Libyan security officials have said that  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 A team of about 10 American officials working for the US embassy in Tripoli recently visited a paramilitary base in Benghazi to interview potential recruits for what has been described as ‘Libya special operations force’. Despite the sensitivity of the matter as to the sovereignty of the country, local media and the National Congress have not mentioned or  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 Mustafa Abdel Jalil, former chairman of the National Transitional Council (NTC), has been summonsed to the Benghazi court after failing to show up to give evidence in the murder case of Abdel Fatah Younis Al-Obeidi, the chief of staff of the Libyan Liberation Army. Jalil should have attended all three sessions of the trial of Salem Mouftah Mansouri,  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 Leon Panetta has denied that military aircraft could have intervened in the Benghazi consulate attack to save the lives of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. The Defense Secretary told Congress that there were no planes close enough to defend the diplomatic mission from the terrorist assault on September 11. His account contradicts conservative claims about the  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid tribute Thursday to slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, calling him a ‘fallen hero’ who understood that diplomacy requires taking risks. About two months after Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, Clinton said the State Department and  [ Read More ]