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2014-10-20 State Faces Collapse
[Deutsche Welle]Three years after the death of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is marching toward civil war. The dream of a new start has given way to political anarchy - and most of the country's problems are self-inflicted.

2014-10-20 ISIS Eyes Sahel
[Magharebia]Nouakchott -With insecurity in Mali, Libya, Nigeria and beyond, the terrorism map of Africa is being redrawn. Magharebia met with Abdullah Mamadou Ba, an expert on militant groups in the Sahel, Maghreb and West Africa, to learn more about the new intersection of various groups and what lies ahead for the region.

2014-10-20 From Africa's Richest to Failed State
[The Herald]This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Western-backed assassination of Libya's former president, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and the fall of one of Africa's greatest nations. In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa. However, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi had turned Libya into Africa's wealthiest nation. Libya had the highest GDP per capita and life expectancy on the continent.

2014-10-17 FM - Situation in Libya 'Worrying'
[Egypt Online]"The situation in Libya is causing deep concern to Egypt due to Egypt's close relation to the interests of the Libyan people as well as Libya's stability and sovereignty," said Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in a statement to Al-Ahram newspaper.

2014-10-17 Letter to the Permanent Representatives of Members and Observers of the United Nations Human Rights Council
[HRW]Washington, DC -Excellency,

2014-10-15 Armed Groups Target Libyan Rights Activists
[UN News]Warning that human rights defenders in crisis-torn Libya are being increasingly targeted by armed groups, the United Nations human rights chief today urged Libyan authorities to undertake prompt, thorough and impartial investigations into the incidents, to hold those found responsible to account, and to ensure an effective remedy for victims.

2014-10-17 Benghazi Fights Back
[Magharebia]Benghazi -The Libyan National Army on Wednesday (October 15th) entered Benghazi from several points, while young men spread across town to protect their neighbourhoods in support of the army's mission.

2014-10-17 Tunisians Demand Release of Hostages in Libya
[Magharebia]Najjar in Tunis -Tunisians on Thursday (October 16th) demonstrated outside the foreign ministry in Tunis to demand that their government do more to secure the safe release of two journalists held captive in Libya for some 40 days.

2014-10-14 Seaborne Samaritans Rescue Migrants
[IRIN]Tunis -In Zarzis, a small port city of some 70,000 in southeastern Tunisia, fishermen plying the Mediterranean have become saviours, rescuing boatloads of illegal migrants to Europe setting out from the shores of Libya.

2014-10-16 Presidential Spokesman - No Egyptian Planes Involved in Raiding Targets in Libya
[Egypt Online]Presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef denied in statements that Egyptian warplanes raided targets in Libya.

2014-10-15 Unesco Chief Appeals to Parties in Libya to Stop Destruction of Cultural Heritage
[UN News]The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called on all parties in Libya to safeguard the country's cultural and religious heritage amid a recent intensification of violence there.

2014-10-15 Libya Still Extremely Dangerous for Journalists
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of Al-Tayeb Issa, one of the founders of privately-owned satellite TV station Tuareg Tumsat, in southwestern Libya on 5 October and radio presenter Motassem Al-Warfalli's murder three days later in the eastern city of Benghazi.

2014-10-14 Preparation of Inter-Libyan Dialogue, 'Important and Delicate,' Says Lamamra
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra said Tuesday in Algiers that the preparation of the inter-Libyan dialogue is "important and delicate," adding that the role of Algeria is to "facilitate" its launch.

2014-10-14 Libya Jihadists Aim for Airports
[Magharebia]There are conflicting reports about the fate of Ansar al-Sharia's leader in Libya, Mohamed al-Zahawi.

2014-10-13 Inter-Libyan Dialogue - Ban Ki-Moon Highlights in Tripoli Importance of Algeria's Initiative
[Algerie Presse Service]Tripoli -UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon on Saturday in Tripoli highlighted the importance of the Algerian initiative in resolving the Libyan crisis through an inclusive inter-Libyan dialogue.

2014-10-13 Libyan Crisis - UN Hails Algeria's Role, Vision
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -The role of Algeria and its vision in the resolution of the Libyan crisis was hailed and dubbed "important" by the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Libya and the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Leon.

2014-10-13 'For Any Political Breakthrough to Take Hold, the Fighting Has to Stop' - UN Chief
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Tripoli today where he urged all Libyan parties to press forward on peace talks in order to restore stability to their crisis-ridden country, declaring "enough killings, displacement of people and destruction."

2014-10-13 France Destroys Al-Qaeda Convoy Carrying Arms From Libya to Mali
[RFI]France says its forces in Niger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.

2014-10-12 UN Chief Makes Peace Plea in Tripoli
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Tripoli today to urge Libyan parties to press forward on peace talks and restore stability to their crisis-ridden country.

2014-10-14 Libya Bloodshed Continues During UN Chief Visit
[Magharebia]Militant Islamists launched fresh attacks on Libyan troops in control of Benghazi's Benina airport as the UN chief visited Tripoli to urge an end to infighting.

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