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February 2013 - Libya Special Weapons News

  • Analysis: Towards security and good governance in Libya IRIN 27 Feb 2013 -- In Libya you see constant reminders of the Arab Spring and the violent end to Col Gaddafi's 42-year rule - from the bullet holes at the airport, posters of revolutionary martyrs, to the thousands of national flags on buildings.
  • Federalist Support Grows in Eastern Libya VOA 25 Feb 2013 -- Support for federalism is growing in eastern Libya, rattling the country's new leaders and infuriating western Libyans, who fear federalists won't be satisfied with semi-autonomy, and will eventually demand full independence.
  • Libya Debates Banning Gadhafi Associates from Public Life VOA 20 Feb 2013 -- Libyan lawmakers are debating a proposal to ban associates of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi from public office. Protesters outside Tripoli's Rixos Hotel, where parliament meets, say the issue is clear-cut: those who profited from the 42-year Libyan dictatorship should not be allowed to benefit from the revolution.
  • Libya's displaced Tawergha threaten unilateral return IRIN 19 Feb 2013 -- Two years on from the start of the Libyan revolution, one major humanitarian issue awaits resolution: the internal displacement of around 60,000 Libyans accused of close ties to the Gaddafi regime and committing abuses during the nine-month conflict.
  • Russia Resolved to Repatriate Nationals Held in Libya RIA Novosti 15 Feb 2013 -- Russia’s Foreign Ministry is doing all it can to ensure the release and repatriation of two nationals serving long prison terms in Libya.
  • Libyan Cities Struggle to Contain Crime Wave VOA 14 Feb 2013 -- Assailants recently invaded Ashraf Abdul Wahab's house while he was away and at gunpoint evicted his wife, two young sons, and 70-year-old mother.
  • Notice - Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Libya The White House 13 Feb 2013
  • Message - Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Libya The White House 13 Feb 2013
  • Foreign Minister: Libya Needs Help to Secure Borders VOA 12 Feb 2013 -- Libya's Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdelaziz called for Western and Arab allies to help seal his country's borders.
  • Libyans Wary of Violence in Tunisia VOA 11 Feb 2013 -- Libya’s leaders are watching nervously the turmoil in neighboring Tunisia, fearing it may foreshadow trouble for them too.
  • Libya And International Court At Odds Over Trials VOA 07 Feb 2013 -- The International Criminal Court has toughened its stance toward Libya, ordering the country's new rulers on Thursday to halt a pending trial in Tripoli of Muammar Gadhafi's former spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi.
  • Panetta Defends Pentagon Response to Benghazi Attack VOA 07 Feb 2013 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has strongly defended the Pentagon's response to last September's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. In what is likely his last appearance before a Senate committee, the outgoing Pentagon chief appealed to Congress to take action to prevent automatic spending cuts to military spending, set to happen March 1.
  • Panetta: Distance, Time Affected Benghazi Response AFPS 07 Feb 2013 -- Better intelligence and closer interagency cooperation can help to prevent future crises like the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.
  • Libya: UN welcomes decision on formation of constitution-drafting body UN News Centre 06 Feb 2013 -- The United Nations mission in Libya has welcomed today's decision by the General National Congress on the formation of the body that will be tasked with drafting the country's new constitution.
  • Constitution Delay Frustrates Libyans VOA 05 Feb 2013 -- Diplomats were urging Libya's new rulers as long ago as last summer to move quickly on deciding the process for drafting a new constitution. But six months after the country held an election in July, the first one in half-a-century, nothing has happened.

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