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December 2013 - Libya Special Weapons News

  • New York Times Benghazi Report Disputed VOA 29 Dec 2013 -- A top Republican lawmaker is disputing a report in the New York Times asserting no connection between al-Qaida and the 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed America's ambassador to Libya.
  • New York Times: Benghazi Attack Fueled by Anti-Islam Video VOA 28 Dec 2013 -- An investigation by The New York Times newspaper has raised new questions about the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans on September 11, 2012.
  • Libya's Political Tensions Appear Headed Towards a Showdown VOA 20 Dec 2013 -- Political tensions in Libya which have left the country paralyzed appear to be heading towards a showdown. Libya’s fractious parliamentarians have given the country’s beleaguered Prime Minister Ali Zeidan an ultimatum to resolve a dispute with wayward militias over the closure of vital eastern oil terminals politically, or use military force to get the oil flowing again.
  • Security Council concerned at worsening security, political divisions in Libya UN News Centre 16 Dec 2013 -- The Security Council today voiced its grave concern at the worsening security situation and political divisions in Libya which threaten to undermine the country's democratic transition.
  • Concerns Grow Over Libyan Uranium Stockpiles VOA 10 Dec 2013 -- Inspectors from the United Nations nuclear agency will soon begin an assessment of the adequacy of security arrangements for thousands of barrels of yellowcake uranium stockpiled in Libya. The inspection comes amid rising anxiety among Western powers and Libya's neighbors at the lawlessness disrupting the transition from dictatorship to democracy since the ouster two years ago of Moammar Gadhafi.
  • Precarious security situation in Libya shows need for dialogue with militias - UN envoy UN News Centre 09 Dec 2013 -- The continued "precariousness" of security in Libya highlights the need for dialogue between the Government and the main armed militias, the top United Nations official in the North African country told the Security Council today.

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