Ansar al sharia
"That was the only reason [I returned]. She sent me a message. She was crying."
The December 7, 2015 political agreement signed by the representatives of the General National Congress in Tripoli (Western
The success of the proposed government of national accord for Libya will to a great degree depend not only on active foreign support from governments and institutions of the UN, U.S. and EU, but on Libyans choosing the right leaders for their government.
The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.
Nearly two months after President Obama first vowed to eradicate the Islamic State terrorist group in its Levantine stronghold, this internationally-diagnosed cancer is spreading in North Africa. As the West struggles to roll back three years of an errant hands-off policy in Syria and Iraq, no leader has the luxury to ignore this threat without consequence.
While Tunisia has been spared the large-scale human rights abuses and chaotic turmoil of the other post-Arab Spring states, a growing al Qaeda presence threatens to destabilize the country and undermine the democratic aspirations that fueled the Jasmine Revolution.
Tunisia's jihadists have made their stance perfectly clear regarding their refusal to compromise with any push toward liberal democracy. The ball is now solely in the court of the moderate Islamists currently holding Tunisia's seat of power.
A more realistic scenario takes into account the confusion that seems to have clearly ensued during and immediately after the attack, as Reuters also reports: "Intelligence experts caution that initial reports from the scene of any attack or disaster are often inaccurate."
CAIRO — Libyan authorities have singled out Ahmed Abu Khattala, a leader of the Benghazi-based Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia
China's Unipec, the trading arm of top Asian refiner Sinopec Corp, won a bid to buy 100,000 barrels a day of Masila crude