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2014-04-23 Benghazi Residents Propose Security Solutions
[Magharebia]Benghazi -A member of al-Saiqa Special Forces survived an assassination attempt on Monday (April 21st) in Benghazi, the latest in an endless stream of attacks on security forces in Libya's second city.

2014-04-22 Libya Jihadists Hold Tunisian Diplomat
[Magharebia]Tripoli -An unknown jihadist group in Libya released a video on Monday showing a Tunisian embassy worker pleading for his life.

2014-04-22 Steps to Ensure Repatriation of Tunisian Hostages - PM
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Carthage -Caretaker Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa said that despite the complexity of the situation in Libya, steps are still underway to "ensure the repatriation, safe and sound, of the two Tunisian hostages kidnapped in Tripoli."

2014-04-22 Benghazi Holds Municipal Elections
[Magharebia]Benghazi -Benghazi residents on Saturday (April 19th) voted to choose their municipal council in an atmosphere of hope and optimism about a better future.

2014-04-21 FM Calls Libyan Authorities to Do Their Utmost to Release Tunisian Diplomats
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi called, Friday, the Libyan authorities to intervene to help release the two Tunisian diplomats kidnapped in Libya and ensure their safety.

2014-04-21 Judicial Investigation On Kidnapping of Diplomat and Staffer of Tunisia's Embassy in Tripoli
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -The Public Prosecutor ordered the opening of a judiciary investigation on the kidnapping of a diplomat and a staffer of Tunisia's embassy in Tripoli, Spokesman of the Tunis Court of First Instance Deputy Public Prosecutor, Sofiène Sliti said Friday, to TAP news agency.

2014-04-21 Tunisian Initiative for Peaceful, Consensual Settlement of Libya Crisis - Fm
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The Tunisian diplomacy started talks to hold a national dialogue which will bring together Libyan political protagonists in a bid to find "a peaceful and consensual settlement" for the Libyan crisis, said spokesperson for the Interior Minister Ambassador Mokhtar Chaouachi.

2014-04-21 Foreign Ministry Considers Possibility of Reducing Number of Diplomats in Libya - Gouia
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The Foreign Ministry is considering the possibility of reducing the number of diplomats in three diplomatic missions in Libya following the kidnapping of a diplomat and another staffer working at the Tunisian embassy in the Libyan capital, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Fayçal Gouia, Friday told TAP news agency.

2014-04-21 Relatives of Libyans Jailed in Tunisia Behind Abduction of Two Tunisian Embassy Staffers - Ministry
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Family members of two Libyans jailed in Tunisia are behind the abduction of Tunisian diplomat in Libya Laroussi Kontassi and embassy staffer Mohamed Ben Cheikh, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mokhtar Chaouachi said on Friday.

2014-04-21 Libyan Civilians Lead Reconciliation Project
[Magharebia]Tunis -In an effort to address the violence and insecurity in Libya, former rebels launched a reconciliation initiative.

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 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 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.

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

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

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.

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