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US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa
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US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa

Oct 6th 2013, 8:03 AM 5,649 Views 61 Comments

A Libyan militant suspected in the 1998 US embassy bombings was captured by US forces. A leader of the Shabab group was targeted in southern Somalia in a second raid.

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria
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Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria

Oct 1st 2013, 1:00 PM 20 Views 13 Comments

It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.

Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers
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Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers

Aug 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,814 Views 1 Comment

Plus: How many people have visited the church in Spain with the botched fresco of Jesus?

Gaddafi's compound will be turned into an amusement park
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Gaddafi's compound will be turned into an amusement park

Jul 16th 2013, 7:48 PM 5,623 Views 21 Comments

The Bab al-Aziziya compound covers several square hectares of prime real estate in central Tripoli.

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?
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Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?

Jun 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,383 Views 19 Comments

Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.

‘They threatened to keep my passport if I didn’t sign’ – Eamon Zayed
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‘They threatened to keep my passport if I didn’t sign’ – Eamon Zayed

Jun 11th 2013, 7:50 AM 6,203 Views 0 Comments

The out-of-contract striker is weighing up his options and concentrating on international football after finiding himself in a sticky situation.

Irish teachers still owed €142,000 for teaching Libyan Leaving Certs
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Irish teachers still owed €142,000 for teaching Libyan Leaving Certs

May 29th 2013, 9:13 PM 14,098 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Education says it has only just learned that teachers were left with unpaid wages from two years ago.

Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?
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Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?

May 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 338 Views 62 Comments

While we can’t definitively rule out the possibility that the US attacking Iraq and Libya to seize control of their oil supplies, when all factors are considered one thing is missing from this hypothesis: a compelling reason, writes Scott Fitzsimons.

Libya delays Lockerbie verdict on Gaddafi ministers
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Libya delays Lockerbie verdict on Gaddafi ministers

May 6th 2013, 4:06 PM 4,425 Views 3 Comments

The verdict in the case of two officials from the ousted dictator’s regime, who have been accused of “financial crimes” connected to compensation for the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, has been postponed today.

Navan teenager killed in Syria after joining rebels
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Navan teenager killed in Syria after joining rebels

Feb 23rd 2013, 3:15 PM 11,623 Views 29 Comments

Shamseddin Gaidan, 16, is believed to have joined the rebels after returning to his native Libya last summer.

Top readers' comments of the week
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Top readers' comments of the week

Feb 23rd 2013, 11:00 AM 5,962 Views 16 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

Almost 3,000 live cattle to be exported to Libya tomorrow
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Almost 3,000 live cattle to be exported to Libya tomorrow

Feb 19th 2013, 2:09 PM 10,653 Views 177 Comments

Animal rights groups have criticised the export but the department said it enforces a strict system of transport rules.

Dutch, Britons and Germans warned to leave Benghazi following threat
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Dutch, Britons and Germans warned to leave Benghazi following threat

Jan 24th 2013, 6:25 PM 4,957 Views 10 Comments

The call was made in response to what was described as an imminent threat against Westerners.

US journalist kidnapped in Syria six weeks ago is still missing
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US journalist kidnapped in Syria six weeks ago is still missing

Jan 2nd 2013, 7:01 PM 5,785 Views 8 Comments

James Foley went missing six weeks ago but news of his kidnap is only emerging now after his family broke their silence. It is the second time he has been kidnapped in recent years.

Senior US official quits over damning Benghazi report
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Senior US official quits over damning Benghazi report

Dec 20th 2012, 8:31 AM 2,559 Views 0 Comments

The report into the attack on the US consulate in Libya on 11 September was scathing, finding evidence of major security failures and mismanagement.

Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports
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Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports

Nov 14th 2012, 5:30 PM 3,281 Views 9 Comments

David Petraeus will testify before Congress after all about the attack on the US consulate in Libya which killed US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 11th 2012, 10:30 AM 9,004 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election
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In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election

Nov 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,082 Views 0 Comments

The 99 pictures that tell the story of the US Presidential Election campaign of 2012.

Libya claims arrest of ex-Gaddafi spokesperson, but he denies it
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Libya claims arrest of ex-Gaddafi spokesperson, but he denies it

Oct 21st 2012, 11:13 AM 2,457 Views 7 Comments

The public face of the Gaddafi regime, Moussa Ibrahim, has denied in audio message that he has been arrested but there has been no confirmation it is him.

Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death
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Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death

Oct 17th 2012, 8:02 AM 5,962 Views 29 Comments

A new Human Rights Watch report suggests opposition militias summarily executed at least 66 captured members of Gaddafi’s convoy in the late dictator’s hometown of Sirte.

Libya elects interim prime minister after predecessor is sacked
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Libya elects interim prime minister after predecessor is sacked

Oct 15th 2012, 10:13 AM 1,811 Views 3 Comments

Ali Zidan, a former independent congressman, was elected a week after Mustafa Abushagur was dismissed.

Republican senator: Obama ‘covered up’ details of attack on consulate
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Republican senator: Obama ‘covered up’ details of attack on consulate

Oct 14th 2012, 6:16 PM 4,846 Views 10 Comments

Lindsey Graham says Obama’s administration is either misleading the US public, or it’s “incredibly incompetent”.

Libyan authorities crack down on lawless militias
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Libyan authorities crack down on lawless militias

Sep 23rd 2012, 1:28 PM 2,572 Views 1 Comment

Armed forces dislodged a militia from a military complex near Tripoli this morning as the crackdown spreads to the capital.

Four dead in Libya after Benghazi clashes
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Four dead in Libya after Benghazi clashes

Sep 22nd 2012, 11:55 AM 1,641 Views 8 Comments

The deaths come as protests against the power of militias gather pace.

Filmmaker questioned as protests continue over anti-Islamic movie
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Filmmaker questioned as protests continue over anti-Islamic movie

Sep 15th 2012, 6:27 PM 6,872 Views 49 Comments

Meanwhile, Al Qaeda has called for more attacks on US embassies.

Top readers’ comments of the week
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Top readers’ comments of the week

Sep 15th 2012, 11:00 AM 6,429 Views 13 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

Anti-Islam filmmaker under police protection as anti-US protests spread
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Anti-Islam filmmaker under police protection as anti-US protests spread

Sep 13th 2012, 9:43 PM 7,940 Views 120 Comments

A film which lampoons the Prophet Mohammed and was broadcast on TV in the Arab world has sparked protests in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and other Arab countries.

US sends Marines to Libya as it considers possible 9/11 link to attack
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US sends Marines to Libya as it considers possible 9/11 link to attack

Sep 13th 2012, 8:22 AM 4,568 Views 24 Comments

The attacks that led to the death of the US Ambassador to Libya may have been a plot to coincide with the September 11 anniversary.

US evacuates diplomatic staff from embassy in Libya
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US evacuates diplomatic staff from embassy in Libya

Sep 12th 2012, 9:47 PM 4,161 Views 13 Comments

Most of diplomatic staff have been evacuated following the killing of the US ambassador to Libya and other consul officials in Benghazi.

US ambassador to Libya killed in attack
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US ambassador to Libya killed in attack

Sep 12th 2012, 10:53 AM 13,860 Views 101 Comments

An armed mob attacked the US consulate in Benghazi over a controversial film which describes Islam as a “cancer”.

Man killed as armed mob attacks US embassies in Libya and Egypt over film
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Man killed as armed mob attacks US embassies in Libya and Egypt over film

Sep 12th 2012, 8:14 AM 3,700 Views 14 Comments

Islamists stormed the embassies to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.

Libyan Council hands over power to first elected assembly
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Libyan Council hands over power to first elected assembly

Aug 9th 2012, 10:28 AM 1,143 Views 5 Comments

The new assembly includes members from the Muslim Brotherhood, conservative Salafis, liberals and a bloc of independents.

Have you had an email from Colonel Gaddafi's wife?
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Have you had an email from Colonel Gaddafi's wife?

Aug 2nd 2012, 10:33 AM 14,684 Views 35 Comments

“I am writing this mail with tears and sorrow from my heart.”

Gaddafi's son: 'no justice' in trial if evidence from torture is used
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Gaddafi's son: 'no justice' in trial if evidence from torture is used

Aug 1st 2012, 8:28 AM 3,229 Views 12 Comments

Eldest son of the late dictator says he cannot get a fair trial in Libya.

Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections
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Liberal alliance ahead in Libya's first post-Gaddafi elections

Jul 18th 2012, 10:26 AM 1,124 Views 4 Comments

The structure of the new interim parliament means that the result is still uncertain as a broadly liberal coalition secured more seats than the Islamist parties.

Voting begins in Libya's first free elections in 50 years
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Voting begins in Libya's first free elections in 50 years

Jul 7th 2012, 10:22 AM 1,343 Views 5 Comments

The elections are the first to be held since the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi but there are fears that violence could disrupt the voting.

Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings
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Amnesty fact-finding mission to Libya uncovers torture, killings

Jul 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 2,384 Views 9 Comments

Staff said they found evidence of electric shocks and beatings with bars, chains and cables.

International Criminal Court staff released by Libyan authorities
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International Criminal Court staff released by Libyan authorities

Jul 3rd 2012, 10:10 AM 1,409 Views 0 Comments

Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor and her three colleagues were detained in Libya since 7 June.