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Five years ago: A car bomb exploded outside the French Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, wounding three people and partially setting the building on fire. France legalized same-sex marriage after a wrenching national debate that exposed deep conservatism in the nation's heartland and triggered huge ...
1998 - Libya has agreed to hand over the two suspects in the 1988 bombing of a US airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, for trial by a panel chaired by a Scottish judge named by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the spokesman for the families of the British victims said. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi gave ...

In turn his stature and background as a military man along with his history and his severe rhetoric against Islamism, jihadism, and democracy itself endeared ... Although Cairo's hosting of Libyan military unification talks has been an attempt to engage Libya on a national level, the LNA as an institution, and ...
Libyan strongman in French hospital – Libyan regional leader Khalifa Haftar was admitted to a military hospital near Paris with a mysterious ailment, according to France's foreign minister as quoted by Radio France International (Al Jazeera). A Haftar spokesperson denied reports that Libya's most powerful ...
67 members explained in a statement issued Monday that “it has become clear that some international parties are tampering with the Libyan file ... especially that history proves that the continuity and multiplicity of the transitional stages will only bring catastrophe and destruction to the states which are ...
The historic building has been heavily damaged in this round of fighting, with the Libyan Antiquities Authority protesting that: “Those who do not wish us well are seeking to obliterate Libyan history and civilization” (Libya Observer, March 5). The fighting consists largely of artillery attacks on the fortress and ...

AFRICOM said it has carried out two airstrikes in Libya this year, a slow pace compared to its four-month onslaught in Sirte in 2016. But the military says it will strike again if needed. “In coordination with Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. forces are conducting ongoing counterterrorism operations ...
Noting that many of the accusations came from former Libyan officials, Mr. Sarkozy disparaged Colonel Qaddafi and his aides as “assassins” and “criminals” who could not be ... Mr. Sarkozy's conduct will be restricted as the magistrates do their work — a first for a former president in recent French history.
Libyan officials linked to the regime of the late Gadhafi say they helped finance Sarkozy's 2007 run for president. Sarkozy was ... The AP writes: "The charges involving illegal campaign funding from a foreign dictator are the most serious faced by a former French president in recent history. They were ...
The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation for illegal campaign financing, accepting bribes and the misappropriation of Libyan state funds over allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal election campaign funding from the regime of the late Libyan ...
The tribe concluded with a message of affection, love and respect to all components of the Libyan nation, calling on everyone to raise their voice and take action to prevent the country from being divided. "We in front of God and history declare our innocence of all who seeks to bring to Libya and its people ...
... a UN office in Benghazi and I promise you to continue to engage with people and residents of Barqa" in eastern Libyan, Ghassan Salame said during a meeting in Benghazi with more than 60 tribal leaders and elders from eastern Libya. The official said Barqa has played a key role in the history of Libya.
s Libyan assets for $450 million in a move that will more than double its production in the North African nation where output is frequently disrupted by a civil ... “Total has a long history of operating in Libya, and is obviously comfortable with the risk-reward balance,” said Luke Parker, an analyst at consultant ...
In October 2017, the Libyan Government expressed concerns over damage to the historic city of Sabratha “from the imminent danger of vandalism, and theft of its historical treasures because of armed clashes in the city and its surroundings.” As Daesh continues to operate surreptitiously in Libya, the ...
Members of the audience wave Amazigh flags during the first festival of Amazigh songs, Benghazi, Libya, Dec. 15, 2011. ... Only two of the assembly's 60 seats were allotted to the Amazigh, who felt insulted given their history and because they represent 10% to 15% of the population. The Amazigh ...
It was the worst terrorist attack in Manchester's history — and the worst in the U.K. since the London bombings of 2005. ... One U.K. citizen of Libyan descent, who had been under house arrest due to concerns that he might join violent extremists in Iraq, said he was “allowed to go [to Libya], no questions ...
The responsibility of the situation must be borne by the terrorist organizations, which are disguised in religious attire, and the foreigners of Libyan origin who have acted as spies against Libya. Thus, the country can only be salvaged by the elimination of their power and keeping their hands off from harming ...

After much delay, wrangling and debate, the new transitional parliament in Libya agreed to form the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) with 60 members, 20 from each of the historical three regions, emulating what happened in 1951 - except this time, it was directly elected by the Libyan people.
... is on our doorstep. "Those who do not wish us well are seeking to obliterate Libyan history and civilization," it added. The LAA stressed that it will continue to demand the establishment of a law that promotes and protects the cultural heritage in Libya, which forms an essential factor in human development.
Salvini, whom he thanked exceptionally on Tuesday, gave him the opportunity to contest the senatorial race and he was able to write a new chapter in his political history. Having a Nigerian heritage could be seen as a relief for citizens of the most populous black nation on earth who believe in searching for ...
2011: Libyan protesters defy a fierce crackdown by Moammar Gadhafi's regime, returning to a square outside a court building in the flashpoint city of Benghazi to demand the overthrow of the long-time ruler. 2014: Protesters advance on police lines in the heart of Kiev, prompting government snipers to ...
The history of Ghana–Libya migration dates back to the 1980s when the Ghanaian government signed a bilateral agreement with its Libyan counterpart to send some 200 Ghanaian teachers to teach English in Libya, according to researchers at the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana, ...
... with “no allegations” that it influenced the outcome, then the investigation by Mueller should disband and take its place on the garbage heap of history. ... similar to Obama's efforts along with his then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in the violent military overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya in 2011.
And given that the fluffy semolina can be topped with everything from fish in Tunisia to camel meat in Libya, what truly makes a couscous a couscous? ... Abderrahim said it was a paradox that the Maghreb “has not succeeded in integrating as a region”, despite “a common culture, a shared history, the same ...
Established by the Phoenician civilisation in the 7th century, Tripoli is home to ancient architecture including city streets that reveal the influence of past empires. Amid seemingly endless political instability, it's easy to forget Tripoli's rich history as a Roman province, a major artery of Ottoman trade, and one ...
Except that the latter category is potentially bigger than ever this time around (for a Marvel movie, at least), since there has never in the history of cinema been a film that allows an ensemble of black characters to take charge on a global scale quite like this — and many have waited their entire lives to ...
Jeremy Corbyn's warnings on Iraq, Libya and Syria have proved terrifyingly right. And now Iran looks like the ... We were not just part of the biggest political demonstration in British history, but the largest simultaneous protest event in the world, with millions marching in every continent. We gathered in Hyde ...
Tripoli - Seven years since a revolution that ended four decades of dictatorship under Moammar Gaddafi, Libyans see no end in sight to the North African nation's chaotic transition to democracy. A UN-backed unity government has failed to assert its authority across the oil-rich country, which is still ...
Violence built on violence and by March, NATO forces went in to protect the rebel government and Libyan civilians from what was believed to be their inevitable slaughter at the .... The history of the past 20 years has repeatedly shown that Iran has used regional conflicts to expand its darkest influence.
During her talk Susan will share her experiences of 33 years of marriage to Bashir Shkuka, a forward-thinking Libyan diplomat, who she met at a cocktail party while holidaying in Sierra Leone in 1980. Following ... She will also talk about her inside knowledge of Libya's political, social and cultural history.
Frank Baker has been officially announced today by the British Foreign Office as the new British ambassador for Libya. He replaces Peter Millett. Baker tweeted: ''I am honoured to be the new British Ambassador to Libya. Britain and Libya have a long history. Over the coming weeks I will listen to and learn ...
The history of Ghana–Libya migration dates back to the 1980s when the Ghanaian government signed a bilateral agreement with its Libyan counterpart to send some 200 Ghanaian teachers to teach English in Libya, according to researchers at the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana, ...
Libya substitute Salem Ablo levelled late in the game cancelling Walaa Mohamed's opener, forcing the game into penalties, where the Desert Hawks triumphed for their best ever finish in the history of the championship designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues. Sudan was fourth ...
The Libyan National Army (LNA) headed by him now controls much of eastern Libya, including the oil-producing facilities of Ras Lanuf, Al-Sidra, ... Aaron Zeilin has noted that “Libya now stands as the fourth-largest foreign fighter mobilization in global jihadist history, behind only the current war in Syria, the ...
In a report entitled “The Others: Foreign Fighters in Libya,” the think tank notes that, to date, Libya stands as the fourth-largest foreign fighter mobilization in global jihadist history. Based on open sources and governmental figures, between 625 and 1500 Tunisians fought with ISIS in Libya, followed by ...
Morocco coach Jamal Sellami is not lost on the challenge that awaits in Wednesday's clash with Libya at the African Nations Championship. The two North African sides are set for a semi-final showdown at Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca, in the quest for a place in Sunday's climax. Although the hosts have ...
An increase in violence in Libya is being felt on Europe's shores, with a sharp rise in the number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean this new year. .... But his wealth had generated conflict, including a long history of litigation with Apotex's competitors, and legal action from family members who ...
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has taken direct control of Libya four months after a bloodless coup that brought an end to the monarchy under King Idris. Since the military coup of 1 September led by Gaddafi's “Free Unionist Officers”, the country has been run by civilian ministers. But they were obliged to refer ...
Although they no longer control significant territory in Libya, the Islamic State affiliate has staged suicide bombings and attacked pro-government checkpoints this year. American and Libyan intelligence officials say the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is seeking to regroup in areas south of Sirte.
As debate on this issue unfolds, we hope that Congress will do more to inquire into both the causes and consequences of the Libyan slave trade. The Libyan slave trade does not happen in a vacuum. H.Res 644 recognizes that Libya's weak central government and continuing political turmoil are ...
It is not uncommon for less-than-seaworthy boats to be crammed with desperate migrants fleeing conflict and economic hardship and hoping to start a new life in Europe. Related: EU complicit in Libya migrant abuse - Amnesty. The Libyan coast guard has undertaken a clampdown on illegal sea crossings ...
The independence was a crowning victory of the Libyan people's struggle against colonial Italy that started in October 1911. ... A recent seminar at Tobruk University highlighted Libya's complicated history with colonial powers when the Tripoli province was under Italian hegemony, Fezzan under French ...
UNHCR announced Friday the evacuation of 162 highly vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy, including unaccompanied children and women who had been held captive for extended periods of time. “For the first time, we have been able to evacuate vulnerable refugees straight from Libya to Italy. This is ...
(CNN) As a young man, I was fascinated with Libyan history and politics. Living a few miles from the Arab-Libyan Cultural Center in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, I spent my days reading books and magazines about the "triumphant" stories of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, once led by the ...
In response to the enslavement of African people in Libya, African Lives Matter held a march on December 9. There are more planned marches. On Monday, December 18, there will be a march at Parliament Square in London. There are also protests that are planned in the United States as well. Tomorrow ...
A young boy has become the first Libyan in history to win the Africa Youth Chess Championship in the under 12s category. On Sunday, Yusuf Alhassadi took the trophy in Cairo after battling it out with players from across Africa at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Giza. Alhassadi, the sole Libyan representative, beat ...
Libya mired in chaos 7 years since Kadhafi fall A Libyan mom walks with her children in Tripoli's Martyr square on February 15, 2018, two days ahead of the seventh anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman Moamer Kadhafi. (AFP/MAHMUD TURKIA ) ...
"We want to go back to Tawergha. We want to go back to our schools, and to play with our neighbors," said Jaida, smiling innocently. Meanwhile, the Libyan government has warned against the attempts to undermine the reconciliation agreement between Tawergha and Misurata. "History will witness those ...
Fawzi grew up in Sirte, the city now famous as ISIS's Libyan base, and as Qaddafi's hometown and a bastion of loyalist sympathy. Long before that, the city boasted a rich and complex social identity, comprising multiple tribes and an ancient history. In the first century, it was “a large coastal city with brick ...
Despite the recent international focus on mixed migration flows to and through Libya, immigration is part of the Libyan history. From the 1970s to the 1990s, the Government of Gaddafi actively encouraged migration from Arab countries and later from the entire African continent to meet manpower needs in ...


 

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