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Archive for November 15th, 2012

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Thursday 15th November 2012  “Libya will become the United States of the Arab world,” predicts American risk consultant and entrepreneur Stephen Hollingshead. Needless to say, he’s a man staking an illustrious career on a rather risky proposition. For many Americans who saw the images televised from Benghazi a few months ago, Hollingshead sounds insane. However, his prediction lines up well  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Libya’s new government was sworn in today before lawmakers, with a third of the nominees absent amid an investigation into their alleged links to the ousted regime of Muammar Qaddafi. The new government takes over from an interim administration that has struggled to stabilize the north African nation in the year since Qaddafi’s ouster and killing after a bloody  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The president of the General National Congress, Mohamed Magarief, is to fly to Riyadh tomorrow, Thursday, to meet with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman. Accompanying him on the the two-day visit will be five members of Congress and the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Abdulaziz. The Saudi ambassador to Libya, Mohammed Al-Ali,  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  As part of a four week program, the International Management Group will be holding workshops for Libyan parliamentarians, media professionals and civil society organizations. The first day of workshops was held on November 13that the Waddan hotel and compromised of a morning segment for media and an evening session for civil society. The program, funded by the EU,  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Three Qataris were released yesterday, Tuesday, having been arrested in Gharian on Sunday amid claims that they had entered the country illegally and had sophisticated communications equipment with them without permission. Also arrested were an Egyptian and a Libyan. The three, Sheikh Sultan Muhammad Masoud Al-Thani, Hamad Nasser Al-Mohannadi and Hassan Abdullah Ali Al-Dosari, along with Egyptian Abdallah  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 15th November 2012  Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before the House Intelligence committee Friday on events that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. Spokesmen for the committee say the hearing will be closed to the public. Petraeus resigned  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  President Obama, riding the winds of re-election, signaled Wednesday that he was prepared to battle with Republicans over budget negotiations and his national security team’s handling of the deadly attack on an American mission in Libya. Displaying a mix of resolve and restraint, Mr. Obama flatly rejected any budget deal that did not raise tax rates on income  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 15th November 2012  An escalating showdown between President Barack Obama and leading Republican lawmakers over a deadly September attack in Libya turned angry and personal Wednesday. Obama accused Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., of trying to “besmirch” the reputation of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and to hold her potential nomination as  [ Read More ]

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November 2012   Militants who killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya in September probably had links to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the top U.S. general in Africa said on Wednesday, warning that a growing threat from the group must be urgently addressed. General Carter Ham, head of the United States’ Africa Command, said that a military plan unveiled on Sunday  [ Read More ]