Libya Newslinks 27 August 2011

27 August 2011 —

In Libya, Gas Prices Rise As Rebels Seek Control
Libyan rebel leaders say they’re negotiating with regime loyalists in holdout towns. Rebel supporters burn books on the philosophy of Gadhafi in Tripoli on Saturday. Libyan rebel leaders say they’re negotiating with regime loyalists in holdout towns. …

Neighbor: Lockerbie Bomber’s Family at Libya Home
Fox News
AP Convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi (R) sits with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli in this August 21, 2009 video grab from Libya TV. Gaddafi hugged the convicted Lockerbie bomber and promised more cooperation with Britain in …

LIBYA: African Union refuses to recognize new Libyan government
Los Angeles Times
Officials called an emergency meeting of the 15-member council, which they
said was split almost in half between countries that have recognized the
opposition Libyan government and those that have not, including many past
supporters of embattled Libyan …

Zimbabwe: Libyan Ambassador Faces Deportation
Harare — LIBYAN Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Ta-her Elmagrahi faces
deportation after Government yesterday said his defection to the
NATO-backed National Transitional Council means he no longer respresents
the Libyan Government. Zimbabwe has no …

Britain to pursue Libyan suspects in 1984 killing
The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — The fall of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi may make it
easier for UK police to pursue the murder case against Libyans responsible
for the 1984 slaying of a British policewoman, officials said Saturday.
Yvonne Fletcher, 25, was killed when …

Obama: ‘leading from behind’ on Libya
The Guardian
The White House is spinning the US role in Nato’s support for Libyan rebels
a foreign policy triumph. That hardly stacks up Barack Obama calls upon
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to relinquish power. Photograph: In case you weren’t paying …

Libya rebels: we face crisis if assets not freed
The head of the Libyan rebel government called on the African Union on
Friday to recognize them as the legitimate representatives of the Libyan
people and warned that a lack of funds could threaten the new rulers
legitimacy. Mahmoud Jibril, the head of …

Is Libya The First ‘True Arab Revolution?’
7:00 pm ET Libyan people show their support for the rebellion after Friday
prayers near Green square in Tripoli. Libyan people show their support for
the rebellion after Friday prayers near Green square in Tripoli. The Libyan
rebels’ takeover of …

Some fear post-revolution Libya may look like Iraq
Los Angeles Times
Some residents of the Libyan capital fear that post-Kadafi living
conditions may resemble Baghdad after Saddam Hussein. (Hannibal Hanschke,
European Pressphoto Agency / August 27, 2011) By Borzou Daragahi, Los
Angeles Times The rapid rebel takeover has …,0,5641886.story

Libya’s key challenges for economic stability
BBC News
By Rebecca Marston Business reporter, BBC News As Colonel Gaddafi’s grip on
Libya draws to an end, the chief questions are how stable will a new regime
be and how can its economy be secured? Success on one front is entwined
with the other. …

Libya Clashes: Tripoli Has Calmest Day In Nearly A Week (LIVE …
By The Huffington Post News Editors
By KARIN LAUB and PAUL SCHEMM, The Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) —
Tripoli began to look like a solidly rebel-held city on Friday, the calmest
day in the capital since Muammar Gaddafi’s opponents swept in nearly a week

Libya: The Liberation of Tripoli · Global Voices
By Fozia Mohamed
In his/her first post after the fall of Tripoli, Pudding is discussing a
previous post regarding a Quranic verse which basically his readers were
assuming that it was posted because the blogger was against foreign
intervention in Libya. This could …

Libya: Why Nigeria broke with Gaddafi
By alexsamade
Nigeria’s recognition of the Libya’s National Transition Council (NTC) as
the “legitimate representative of the Libyan people” did not just
surprise many Nigerians, it has been seen as a threat to South Africa and a
shock to the African Union …

No Obama Vindication in Libya « Commentary Magazine
By Abe Greenwald
Apparently Barack Obama’s lead-from-behind Libya policy has been
vindicated. Or so we’ve been hearing from the president’s overjoyed friends
in the media…

Libyan Rebels Fight Gaddafi Loyalists to Control Tripoli – The Daily …
By Babak Dehghanpisheh
Gaddafi’s fall in oil-rich Libya may have a broader impact than anything
yet seen in the Arab Spring.

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