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2014-04-18 Disappearance of Tunisian Diplomat in Libya - Urgent Examination of Incident - FM
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The crisis cell in charge of following-up the situation in Libya convened in emergency, Thursday, to examine the mode of dealing with the incident of the disappearance of the Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli, Laroussi Kontassi, in mysterious circumstances.

2014-04-18 Kidnappers of Tunisian Diplomat in Libya Identified - Minister
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat in Libya Laroussi Kontassi were identified, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mongi Hamdi told a private radio station on Friday.

2014-04-18 Libya Chaos Impacts Artists
[Magharebia]Benghazi -With Libya's capital of culture facing daily bombings and assassinations, artists are left in a perilous position.

2014-04-18 Counsellor to Tunisian Embassy in Tripoli Reported Missing
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -A counsellor to Tunisia's Embassy in Tripoli was reported missing, an official source at the Foreign Ministry told TAP on Thursday.

2014-04-17 Govt Takes On Major French Bank
[ThinkAfricaPress]Libya's sovereign wealth fund has filed a bribery case against French bank Société Générale, adding to its $1 billion lawsuit against Goldman Sachs.

2014-04-18 UN Warns Against Escalation of Violence in Libya
[Leadership]The UN Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) has warned that the escalation of violence had negative impacts on the country's reputation and economic development. This was coming following the kidnapping on Tuesday in Tripoli of the Jordanian ambassador, Faouzi al-Aytan.

2014-04-16 Jordanian Ambassador Abducted
[VOA]Gunmen have kidnapped the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

2014-04-17 U.S. State Department Daily Press Briefing: Libya
[State Department]Excerpt from the U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing

2014-04-16 Libya Faces Wave of Illegal Immigrants
[Magharebia]Tripoli -Libyan naval forces in the last week intercepted hundreds of illegal African migrants on boats bound for Europe.

2014-04-16 Security Council Condemns Abduction of Jordanian Envoy in Libya
[UN News]The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned today's attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which resulted in the abduction of the Jordanian ambassador and injuries to his driver.

2014-04-17 Egypt, Libya, Benin Ready for Nanjing
[New Era]Windhoek -Namibian Recurve archer Xander Reddig, who has already qualified for the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China later this year, has been joined by archers from Egypt, Libya and Benin.

2014-04-15 Trial of Former Al-Gaddafi Officials By Video Link a Farce
[AI London]The trial of former Libyan officials, including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, risks descending into a farce after the court ordered today that he and six other defendants be tried via video link, said Amnesty International.

2014-04-16 North Africans Dominate Recurve Division
[New Era]Windhoek -The north African countries of Egypt and Libya displayed some brilliant performances as they dominated much of the recurve division during the first day of the Bank Windhoek African Youth Archery Championships underway at the DTS Sports Grounds in Windhoek.

2014-04-15 Libyan Premier Quits Over Threat to Family
[Magharebia]Tripoli -Libyan Interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani resigned on Sunday (April 13th), hours after an armed attack on his family.

2014-04-14 Libya's Interim Prime Minister Quits
[VOA]Cairo -Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani, who has held the post for less than three weeks, has excused himself from forming a new government, after he and his family came under attack at their home on Saturday.

2014-04-15 U.S. State Department On Attack Against Libyan Interim Members
[State Department]Attack Against the Libyan Interim Prime Minister and Cabinet Members

2014-04-14 Gaddafi Sons Denied Lawyers, Says Rights Group
[VOA]An official With the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch has expressed concern about the lack of access to legal counsel for the imprisoned sons of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and members of his former regime.

2014-04-14 Interim Prime Minister Resigns
[Deutsche Welle]Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani has handed in his resignation, citing an attempted attack on his family. He is the second Libyan premier to leave the post in as many months.

2014-04-15 Jordan's Ambassador to Libya Kidnapped After Gunmen Attack His Car
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tripoli -Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver, a spokesman for Libya's foreign ministry said.

2014-04-14 Jihadi Leader Belmokhtar Alive in Libya and Plotting Attacks, Sources
[RFI]The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of Mokhtar Belmokhtar's death.

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