Libya http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24281/all en Tunisia frees man held over attack on US consulate in Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tunisia-frees-man-held-over-attack-us-consulate-libya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Tunis, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Tunisia has freed, for lack of<br /> evidence, a Tunisian man who had been suspected of involvement<br /> in an Islamist militant attack in Libya last year in which the<br /> U.S. ambassador was killed, his lawyer said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Ali Harzi was one of two Tunisians named in October by the<br /> Daily Beast website as having been detained in Turkey over the<br /> violence in which Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to<br /> Libya, and three other American officials were killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tunisia-frees-man-held-over-attack-us-consulate-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa International relations Libya Member states of the African Union Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations North Africa Person Career Person Travel Political geography Quotation Technology Tunisia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:08:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731591 at http://www.globalpost.com Broken sea cable cuts phone lines in eastern Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/broken-sea-cable-cuts-phone-lines-eastern-libya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A break in an undersea cable brought down phone and Internet lines across eastern Libya on Wednesday and forced the closure of the airport in the country's second-largest city Benghazi, the government said.</p> <p>The cable was cut when it got tangled in a fishing boat's equipment, said the minister of communications and information, Osama Syala.</p> <p>Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said the cable connected Benghazi to the towns of Mesaad and Brega and technicians were working to repair it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/broken-sea-cable-cuts-phone-lines-eastern-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AIDS denialism Chadian–Libyan conflict Libya Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732274 at http://www.globalpost.com Libyan ex-spy chief must be extradited or risk execution -lawyers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/libyan-ex-spy-chief-must-be-extradited-or-risk-execution-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Thomas Escritt</p> <p>AMSTERDAM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Libyan former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi faces execution if he is not extradited by Libyan authorities to The Hague to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), his lawyers warned on Thursday.</p> <p>Senussi is wanted by the ICC on suspicion of orchestrating brutal reprisals during the 2011 uprising that led to the fall and death of Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the North African country with an iron fist for four decades.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/libyan-ex-spy-chief-must-be-extradited-or-risk-execution-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Gaddafi family Libya Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:46:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732753 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya, Algeria and Tunisia to step up border security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/libya-algeria-and-tunisia-step-border-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ali Shuaib</p> <p>GHADAMES, Libya, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The prime ministers of Libya, Algeria and Tunisia agreed on Saturday to enhance security along their common borders in an attempt to fight the flow of arms and drugs and organised crime in the politically turbulent region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/libya-algeria-and-tunisia-step-border-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Military dictatorship Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:30:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733651 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Italian consul in Benghazi shot at in car but unhurt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-italian-consul-benghazi-shot-at-car-unhurt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 12 (Reuters) - An Italian consul came under fire in his car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday but was unhurt, Italy said, four months after the U.S. ambassador was killed in an attack on the U.S. mission in the city.</p> <p>A spokesman for the Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack on Guido De Sanctis, Italy's Benghazi consul since 2011, and said he was unhurt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-italian-consul-benghazi-shot-at-car-unhurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Military dictatorship Political geography War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733660 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya plans diplomatic security force after embassy attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/libya-plans-diplomatic-security-force-after-embassy-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* New force likely to be under command of defence ministry</p> <p>* Much security currently in hands of militias</p> <p>* No arrests made over attack that killed U.S. envoy</p> <p>By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Ali Shuaib</p> <p>TRIPOLI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Libya plans to create a special force to protect diplomats, government sources said, after a gun attack on an Italian consul once again exposed the precarious security situation in the North African state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/libya-plans-diplomatic-security-force-after-embassy-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Libya Political geography Politics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733835 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Libya plans diplomatic security force after attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-libya-plans-diplomatic-security-force-after-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Much security currently in hands of militias</p> <p>* Italy says gun attack on envoy meant to destabilise Libya</p> <p>* No arrests made over attack that killed U.S. ambassador (Adds Italian foreign ministry statement)</p> <p>By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Ali Shuaib</p> <p>TRIPOLI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Libya plans to create a special force to protect diplomats, government sources said, after a gun attack on an Italian consul exposed the precarious security situation in the North African state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-libya-plans-diplomatic-security-force-after-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Libya Political geography Politics War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733912 at http://www.globalpost.com Police car attacked in Libya's Benghazi, one wounded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/police-car-attacked-libyas-benghazi-one-wounded <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 14 (Reuters) - At least one police officer was wounded when attackers threw a hand grenade at a patrol car in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday in the latest in a series of assaults on security officials, the force said.</p> <p>The city was the seat of the uprising that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi more than a year ago, and the government has struggled to control rival armed factions there ever since.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/police-car-attacked-libyas-benghazi-one-wounded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Military dictatorship War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734444 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya paid Mauritania $200 mln to extradite ex-spy chief -lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/libya-paid-mauritania-200-mln-extradite-ex-spy-chief-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Libyan authorities say payment to Mauritania was only aid</p> <p>* Donation is 5 pct of poor West African state's GDP</p> <p>* Libya, ICC at odds over who should put Senussi on trial</p> <p>By Thomas Escritt and Ali Shuaib</p> <p>AMSTERDAM/TRIPOLI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Libya authorised payment of almost $200 million to Mauritania months after it extradited the Libyan ex-spy chief to face trial at home in defiance of an International Criminal Court warrant for his arrest, Libyan government documents show.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/libya-paid-mauritania-200-mln-extradite-ex-spy-chief-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Gaddafi family Libya Politics War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735001 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Car bomb kills policeman in Libya's Benghazi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-car-bomb-kills-policeman-libyas-benghazi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Night-time curfew in Benghazi under consideration</p> <p>* City symbolises armed disorder in post-Gaddafi Libya (Adds PM quotes)</p> <p>BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A car bomb killed a police officer in Benghazi on Wednesday, a police source said, the second such attack in as many days and the Libyan government said it was considering imposing a night time curfew on the eastern city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-car-bomb-kills-policeman-libyas-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Politics War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:27:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735185 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaddafi's son appears in Libyan court for first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/gaddafis-son-appears-libyan-court-first-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam appeared in a court on Thursday for the first time since his capture more than a year ago, Libya's public prosecutor's office said.</p> <p>The son of the former Libyan leader is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) but his appearance in a criminal court in the western town of Zintan was not part of a war crimes trial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/gaddafis-son-appears-libyan-court-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gaddafi family Libya Military dictatorship Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735629 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Gaddafi's son appears in Libyan court for first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-gaddafis-son-appears-libyan-court-first-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Saif al-Islam held by former rebels in western Libya</p> <p>* Court hearing relates to his meeting with ICC lawyer</p> <p>* War crimes lawyer says hearing aimed at manipulating ICC</p> <p>By Ali Shuaib</p> <p>TRIPOLI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam appeared in a court on Thursday for the first time since his capture more than a year ago, Libya's public prosecutor's office said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-gaddafis-son-appears-libyan-court-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Gaddafi family Libya Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735669 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-FBI director visits Libya amid Benghazi investigation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fbi-director-visits-libya-amid-benghazi-investigation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mueller meets Libyan prime minister, other officials</p> <p>* US investigators still seeking leads in Benghazi attack</p> <p>* Republican criticizes 'lack of results'</p> <p>WASHINGTON/TRIPOLI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - FBI Director Robert Mueller visited Libya on Thursday, an FBI official said, as U.S. investigators continued their inquiry into the September attack in Benghazi in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fbi-director-visits-libya-amid-benghazi-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Political geography Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735709 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya's east heightens calls for control of oil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/libyas-east-heightens-calls-control-oil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Eastern workers, groups say reject plan to split NOC</p> <p>* Benghazi calling for NOC to be moved back to eastern city</p> <p>* Concern over Libya output due to disruptive protests</p> <p>By Marie-Louise Gumuchian</p> <p>BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Eastern Libya is rejecting a compromise proposal by the government to split the OPEC member's main oil body as popular pressure for more authority in the energy-rich region gathers pace, potentially threatening output through protests.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/libyas-east-heightens-calls-control-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Labor Law Libya Military dictatorship Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736122 at http://www.globalpost.com PM says Libya will not be base for attacking neighbours http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/pm-says-libya-will-not-be-base-attacking-neighbours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Libyan authorities will not allow the country to be used as a launch pad for attacks that threaten the security of its neighbours, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Saturday.</p> <p>In the chaos since Muammar Gaddafi's fall in 2011, Libya's vast desert south has become a smuggling route for weapons which have reached al Qaeda militants deeper in the Sahara.</p> <p>"Libya will not allow anyone to threaten the safety and security of its neighbours," Zeidan told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/pm-says-libya-will-not-be-base-attacking-neighbours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Military dictatorship Political geography Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736662 at http://www.globalpost.com