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Libyan fund sues France’s SocGen for $1.5 bln: court papers

LONDON, March 31, 2014 (AFP) - Libya's sovereign wealth fund is suing French bank Societe Generale in a British court for $1.5 billion (1.1 billion euros) for allegedly channelling bribes to allies of the son of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi, officials said on Monday. he Libyan Investment Authority is seeking compensation from the bank and from Walid Giahmi, an alleged associate of Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, fo ...

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Kadhafi son Saadi asks for forgiveness in prison video

TRIPOLI - Slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi's son Saadi has asked Libyans for forgiveness in an interview released by prison authorities three weeks after his extradition from neighbouring Niger. The videotaped interview, which was aired by state television late Thursday, was filmed by warders at the capital's Al-Hadba prison, where Saadi and several other Kadhafi regime figures are being held, with the blessin ...

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Libya calls for foreign help to ‘eradicate terrorism’

TRIPOLI- The Libyan government on Thursday appealed for foreign help to fight terrorism, in its first acknowledgement that "terrorist groups" were behind dozens of attacks against security services and Westerners. "There will be no place for terrorism in Libya... and Libyans must be prepared for such a battle in terms of caution, awareness and sacrifice," the government said in a statement which called on t ...

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UN approves sanctions against Libyan oil smuggling

UNITED NATIONS, United States - The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution sanctioning illegal oil exports from Libya, after a North Korean tanker was boarded by the US Navy. The resolution, sponsored by the United States, authorizes member states to inspect vessels on the high seas suspected of smuggling crude oil from Libya. It also requires member states to deny entry to their ...

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Bomb at military academy in Libya’s Benghazi kills 7

Benghazi - A car bomb Monday targeting a military academy in Libya's restive eastern city of Benghazi killed at least seven soldiers and wounded 12, military and hospital sources said. Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 uprising that toppled veteran Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has seen near-daily attacks on security and other targets in recent months as the weak Tripoli government struggles to rein in former ...

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Libya threatens to bomb ‘illegal’ NKorea-flagged tanker

Benghazi — Libya threatened Saturday to bomb a North Norean-flagged tanker, which is suspected of trying to load an illegal cargo at the Al-Sidra oil terminal, if the vessel does not leave port. Militants blockading the terminal in eastern Libya had been trying to load crude aboard the ship, a lawmaker said earlier, in the latest challenge to the government control of exports. Deputy Defence Minister Khaled ...

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Italy warns Libya instability hampering aid efforts

ROME - Italy's new foreign minister Federica Mogherini warned Libya on Thursday that political instability is hampering international efforts to provide assistance to the deeply divided country. Mogherini told Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and a large delegation of foreign ministers in Rome that "international partners are ready to help Libya", but the "uncontrolled circulation of arms" in the country wa ...

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Saadi Kadhafi: Failed footballer son of slain dictator

Tripoli - Saadi Kadhafi, the playboy son of dead dictator Moamer turned over by Niger to Libya, had been off the radar since fleeing across the desert in 2011. On August 21 that year, one day after rebels killed his fallen strongman father and brother Mutassim in Kadhafi's home town of Sirte, Saadi said he was ready to give himself up "if my surrender stops the spilling of blood". Instead he escaped south a ...

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Libya vows democratic path after parliament attack

Tripoli — Libyan authorities vowed Monday to pursue a democratic transition in the face of mounting lawlessness after two MPs were shot when protesters stormed the country's transitional parliament. The two General National Congress members were shot and wounded Sunday as armed protesters stormed their building in Tripoli. In separate violence, a French engineer was killed in the restive eastern city of Ben ...

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Gunmen disperse sit-in demo against Libya parliament

TRIPOLI - Gunmen dispersed a sit-in protest outside Libya's interim parliament overnight, firing in the air and detaining demonstrators, witnesses said on Sunday. "Armed men came firing in the air and they set fire to a tent set up by demonstrators" in front of the General National Congress (GNC), Libya's highest political authority, protester Milad al-Arbi said. He said they detained a number of demonstrat ...

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Top Islamist among dead as Libya plane crashes in Tunisia

Nianou — A medical plane carrying a former jihadist turned member of Libya's first transitional government crashed south of Tunis early Friday, killing all 11 on board, Tunisian and Libyan officials said. The aircraft came down in a field on the edge of Nianou village, around 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the capital, without hitting any houses, and burst into flames, an AFP journalist reported. The Libyan ...

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