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Henning Larsen Wins Bid to Design Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli

53 minutes agoLifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

Henning Larsen Architects used the existing excavations found on site to inform their circulation design and architectural design. Inspired by the Berber underground cave dwellings, the architects dug into the land to connect the excavated areas and to take

Oil near $102 on Ukraine crisis, Libya export woes

Oil prices, however, remain under pressure from a bigger-than-expected rise in oil supplies

Hillary Clinton Again Calls Benghazi ‘Biggest Regret’ as Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton reiterated that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Successful U.S. Action in Libya Leads to Jihadists Controlling Secret American Bases There.

20 hours agoNews : Reason

Without getting sidetracked with "What About Benghazi?" questions (which are well worth asking), check out his new story from The Daily Beast's Eli Lake. It ells you all you need to know about the sagacity of Barack Obama's unilateral and unconstitutional commitment of U.S. Show More Summary

Al-Qaeda Now Controls U.S. Base in Libya Used to Train Libyan Special Forces to Fight…al-Qaeda

Longtime al-Qaeda member and leader Ibrahim Ali Abu Bakr Tantoush now controls the military base the U.S. military refurbished to train Libyan Special Forces to fight al-Qaeda during 2012, according to reports by the Libyan media.  The...Show More Summary

Report: Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorist Now Running US Training Base In Libya

Smart power! In the summer of 2012, American Green Berets began refurbishing a Libyan military base 27 kilometers west of Tripoli in order to hone the skills of Libya?s first Western-trained special operations counter-terrorism fighters. Less than two years later,...

Tony Blair spoke the truth about Islamism. But not the whole truth

As so often (in my opinion) Tony Blair is almost right. In a wide-ranging speech at Bloomberg this morning he roamed over Syria, Libya, the Middle East and the West’s withdrawal… Continue reading The post Tony Blair spoke the truth about Islamism. But not the whole truth appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Material Support to Terrorism: The Case of Libya

Libya in 2011 marks the place and the time that the United States (U.S.) and the Obama administration formally switched sides in the Global War on Terror (GWOT). A mere 10 years after al-Qa’eda (supported by Hizballah and Iran) attacked the American homeland in the worst act of terrorism ever suffered by this country, U.S. […]

The Libya Rally, 1,500 Miles From Libya, Has The Coolest Trailer

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

High production value, groovy soundtrack, and insane footage of some incredibly cool vehicles makes this my favorite desert racing clip right now. Reckon it's good enough to forgive organizers for naming another race after a place it doesn't go to? Read more...

Libyan Oil Port Re-Opening Delayed

Technical problems have delayed the reopening of Libya's eastern Zueitina oil export terminal after the government reached a deal with rebels to end an eight-month blockade of the port,

1,020 fake FIFA World Cups seized by Zhejiang customs

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Over one thousand gnarly-looking fake FIFA World Cups were seized by customs in Yiwu of Zheijiang province on April 16, according to Xinhua, after being discovered in shipping containers en route to Libya. [ more › ]

Aid & development links: Libyan refugees, zero poverty, pro-democracy programs and more

'You're just not that vulnerable enough'. An interesting piece on refugees and urban displacement in Libya. US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is looking into pro-democracy programs carried out by USAID. Humanitarian news agency...Show More Summary

Human rights: After the spring in Libya and Egypt

Last week, the Lowy Institute hosted a roundtable examining human rights in the Middle East, which featured human rights defender Hassan al-Amin and Tirana Hassan from Human Rights Watch. Hassan al-Amin fled Libya to be a dissident in...Show More Summary

Militias and mayham: The truth about American military assistance in Libya

Whispers of a shadowy mission in the Canary Islands raise important questions about clandestine operations abroad

First Crude Lifting in 9 months at Libya's port of Hariga

A tanker has started loading crude at Libya's eastern port of Hariga for the first time in nearly nine months, after a federalist group agreed to re-open it last week,

Face Of The Day

Mark Murrmann appreciates the work of Chris Hondros, the renowned photojournalist who was killed alongside Tim Hetherington in Libya in 2011: Though he published thousands of photos, one of Chris Hondros’ best known images remains seared in my mind: a young Iraqi girl crying, covered in the blood of her parents who were just killed by the US soldiers towering […]

How the United States Continues to Make Matters Worse in Libya

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Is the US secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? And if not, are they planning to? That's what I asked a spokesman for US Africa Command (AFRICOM). "I am surprised by your mentioning the Canary Islands," he responded by email. Show More Summary

Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya

last weekNews : Truthdig

By Nick Turse, TomDispatch Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? That’s what I asked a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command. “I am surprised by your mentioning the Canary Islands,” he responded by email. “I have not heard this before, and wonder where you heard this.”

North Sea Traders Eye VLCCs to Asia, Libya Caps

North Sea Forties crude differentials firmed on Tuesday as traders eyed two potential VLCC shipments to Asia, though gains were capped as the first cargo of Libyan

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