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Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 26, 2014
Egypt, UAE carried out Tripoli air strikes: U.S. officials
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of airstrikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, U.S. officials said on Monday.
WORLD
Aug 24, 2014
Forces from Libyan city of Misrata say they seized Tripoli airport
Forces from the Libyan city of Misrata on Saturday seized Tripoli's main airport after more than a month of fighting with a rival group, a Misrata spokesman said.
WORLD
Aug 19, 2014
Renegade Libyan general claims airstrikes on Tripoli
Renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar's air force was responsible for strikes on Islamist-leaning militia in Tripoli on Monday, one of his commanders said, after weeks of fighting for the capital in Libya's worst violence since Moammar Gadhafi was toppled in 2011.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 1, 2014
Deadly geopolitical games
The destabilization of Ukraine, Syria and Libya is a result of the geopolitical games that big powers continue to play when they target specific regimes. This destabilization in turn contributes to the rise of dangerous extremists and terrorists.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 27, 2014
U.S. evacuates embassy after 'free-wheeling militia violence' in Libya
The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 13, 2014
Gadhafi casts a long shadow
Libya's leaders — and their Western benefactors — must realize that only modernization of Libya's state and society — the agenda that Moammar Gadhafi pursued, albeit in a perverted form — will ensure the country's survival.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 7, 2014
Republicans dredge up Benghazi controversy in bid for election-year ammo
Benghazi is back.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 4, 2014
Libyan parliament fails to agree on new prime minister
Libya's parliament failed on Sunday to elect a new prime minister after several inconclusive votes, lawmakers in the North African country said, adding to turmoil in the oil producer.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 4, 2014
Fiancee of Clooney to defend Gadhafi aide
Amal Alamuddin's photo was splashed across the world last month after the announcement of her engagement to George Clooney.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 31, 2014
Libya's old divisions reawaken
A formal division of Libya into two successor states is now a real possibility.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 30, 2014
Fight over oil puts Libya on path to partition
No one paid much attention to the 21,000-ton oil tanker Morning Glory as it churned back and forth along the north African coast earlier this month. Tankers are a common sight, carrying Libya's oil exports around the world. But on March 1 it switched off its satellite transponder and vanished from world...
WORLD
Mar 17, 2014
U.S. Navy SEALs seize tanker from Libyan rebels
U.S. Navy SEALs boarded and took control of an oil tanker late Sunday that escaped earlier this month from a Libyan port with armed men at the helm, the U.S. Department of Defense said.
COMMENTARY
Dec 27, 2013
Extremists threatening Libya
Sunday's suicide bomb attack in Libya hat killed 13 soldiers should be a signal that the world can no longer afford to stand aside as this oil-rich nation of 6 million people appears to slide into chaos.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 22, 2013
2013 Mideast twists give lessons in democracy
The news that Tunisia's competing political factions have broken months of logjam and appointed a technocrat as interim prime minister sets the stage for a yearend review of the events that have followed the Arab Spring.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 2, 2013
U.S. plan for new, Western-trained Libyan force faces obstacles
Deepening divisions among Libya's myriad armed groups are increasingly stirring conflict in the North African state. Now the United States and its allies are prepared to add a new force to the toxic mix.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 28, 2013
Getting away with murder in the cradle of the Libyan revolution
It is exceedingly easy to get away with murder in the cradle of the Libyan revolution.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 15, 2013
Iraq, Libya loom over quest to rid nation of chemical arms
When Moammar Gadhafi renounced chemical weapons in 2003, the Libyan dictator surprised skeptics by moving quickly to eliminate his country's toxic arsenal. He signed international treaties, built a disposal facility and allowed inspectors to oversee the destruction of tons of mustard gas.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 8, 2013
Jets 'held back amid Benghazi attacks'
As the weakly protected U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya came under attack the night of Sept. 11, 2012, the deputy head of the embassy in Tripoli sought in vain to get the Pentagon to scramble fighter jets over Benghazi in a show of force that might have averted a second attack on a nearby CIA...
BUSINESS
May 10, 2011
Oil price may peak in summer
Oil prices are likely to peak this summer as the loss of Libyan crude production has an increased impact on the market amid rising demand in Europe and Japan, Nomura International PLC said.

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