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2015-01-29 Islamic State Claims Tripoli Hotel Attack
[Magharebia]Benghazi -A deadly terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in downtown Tripoli on Tuesday (January 27th) took as many as 13 lives, in addition to the dead militants, Libya Herald reported.

2015-01-29 Algeria 'Strongly' Condemns Attack On Hotel in Tripoli
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria has "strongly" condemned the attack committed Tuesday against a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least 11 people.

2015-01-29 Consultation Meeting in Addis Ababa of Libya's Neighbouring Countries
[Algerie Presse Service]ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia) - Libya's neighbouring countries, including Algeria, held Wednesday a meeting in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) , a consultation meeting with the participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra.

2015-01-29 Egypt Withdraws From International Meeting On Libya
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt and Libya boycotted on Wednesday the second session of the International Contact Group on Libya in Addis Ababa objecting to the presence of Qatar and Turkey.

2015-01-28 Nine Killed As Gunmen Storm Luxury Hotel in Libya
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tripoli -Armed gunmen stormed Corinthia Hotel, a luxury hotel in Tripoli, on Tuesday killing at least nine people, including foreigners.

2015-01-29 Algeria Fully Supports All Efforts for Dialogue, Reconciliation in Libya, Says Lamamra
[Algerie Presse Service]Addis Ababa -Algeria fully supports the efforts of the African Union (AU) and the international community aiming at establishing dialogue and reconciliation in Libya, away from any foreign interference, said Wednesday in Addis Ababa Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra.

2015-01-29 Security Council Press Statement On Terrorist Attack in Libya
[UN]The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Cristián Barros Melet (Chile):

2015-01-28 2nd Meeting of the International Contact Group On Libya in Addis Ababa
[Algerie Presse Service]The works of the second meeting of the International Contact Group on Libya (ICG-L) began Wednesday in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) with the participation of Algeria.

2015-01-28 Libya - Algeria Invited to Participate in 2nd Meeting of ICG-L
[Algerie Presse Service]Algeria has received an invitation to participate in the second meeting of the International Contact Group on Libya (ICG-L), scheduled on Wednesday in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), according to the African Union (AU).

2015-01-28 UN Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attack On Hotel in Tripoli
[UN News]The United Nations Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms the deadly terrorist attack against the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, and underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, financiers and sponsors of such "reprehensible" acts to justice.

2015-01-28 Attack On Libyan Hotel Leaves Ten Dead
[Deutsche Welle]After hours of stand off with security forces, two assailants who entered a hotel in Tripoli have taken their own lives. They killed five guards and four foreign guests in a popular hotel among government officials.

2015-01-28 Inside Libya's Ghost Town
[IRIN]Bin Jawad -Six weeks ago, Bin Jawad was a sleepy coastal town, home to a community of oil workers, shepherds and fishermen.

2015-01-28 Algeria, Niger for Political Solution to Libyan Crisis
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria and Niger called, in a joint communiqué made public on Wednesday, at the end of the State visit paid to Algiers by Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou, for a political solution to the Libyan crisis.

2015-01-28 Targeted Sanctions and Accountability Crucial to Ending Spiralling War Crimes in Benghazi
[AI London]Targeted UN sanctions and accountability, including through the International Criminal Court (ICC), are urgently needed to end rampant abductions, torture, summary killings and other abuses by rival forces in Libya, some of which amount to war crimes, according to a new briefing published by Amnesty International today.

2015-01-28 'Islamic State' Attacks Hotel
[Deutsche Welle]Militants affiliated with the "Islamic State" have claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a popular hotel in Libya's capital, Tripoli. The gunmen also detonated a car bomb before storming the building.

2015-01-28 FM Meets African Counterparts in Ethiopia
[Egypt Online]Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is taking part in the 26th session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) Foreign Ministers in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

2015-01-26 New Round of Peace Talks Begins
[UN News]Libyan parties have gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, today for a new round of United Nations-facilitated talks aimed at resolving the North African nation's political crisis.

2015-01-28 Tunisia Bloggers Campaign to Free Libya Hostages
[Magharebia]Najjar -Tunisian bloggers are doing their part to win the release of two fellow citizens missing for months in Libya.

2015-01-26 UN-Facilitated Libyan Political Dialogue Set to Resume in Geneva
[UN News]Libyan stakeholders will return to Geneva this week for a new round of United Nations-facilitated dialogue aimed at resolving the war-torn country's longstanding political crisis, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced.

2015-01-26 This Week in Maghreb and Sahel Security
[Moroccan American Center]As the security situation continues to deteriorate in Yemen and Libya, the same appears true on the other side of the Middle East. Despite ongoing negotiations, tensions remain rife in northern Mali. On Wednesday, the UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed that it responded to an armed attack against its troops by MNLA rebels in Tabankort - the site of several demonstrations and increased hostilities over the past few weeks. For its part, the MNLA claimed that the UN counterattack - from a MINUSMA helicopt

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