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DOCUMENTS: AL-QAIDA WIELDING POWER IN LIBYA

DOCUMENTS: AL-QAIDA WIELDING POWER IN LIBYA

WHISTLEBLOWER / WORLDNETWEEKL, 4 December 2012

WASHINGTON – Contrary to Obama administration claims, al-Qaida is alive and well, according to credible documents provided to WND by a group of anti al-Qaida Libyans in exile.

The documents indicate top-level al-Qaida operatives are functioning with impunity in Libya under a NATO-established provisional government, contrary to claims the Obama administration made even after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

The Battle for the Future of Tunisia

The Battle for the Future of Tunisia

By Alexander Smoltczyk.

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan

5 December 2012

Almost two years after the Arab Spring got its start in Tunisia, Salafists are intimidating women, artists and intellectuals. Many fear that the government is tacitly supporting the radical Islamists in their efforts to turn the young democracy into a theocracy.

Western Libya's main oil refinery resumes operations

Western Libya's main oil refinery resumes operations

 

Reuters, 30 November 2012

By Hadeel Al Shalchi

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Western Libya's main refinery resumed operations on Friday after protesters shut it down for a day, a spokesman said.

Essam al-Muntasir of the Zawiya Oil Refining Company said employees were able to resume work and fuel trucks were able to leave the refinery.

Tunisia and Libya new best friends

Tunisia and Libya new best friends

Al Bawaba, 2 December 2012

Tunisia has just received a 200-million dinar (98 million euros) development package from Libya.
"The financial assistance provided by Libya is a duty to this country," Libyan General National Congress (GNC) chief Mohamed Magarief said during his two-day visit to Tunis, which ended November 23rd.

Congo-Kinshasa: The Fall of Goma

Congo-Kinshasa: The Fall of Goma

BY MICHAEL DEIBERT, All Africa, 21 November 2012

 

When the provincial capital of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fell to rebel forces yesterday, the rapidity of the rebel advance was shocking, but the fait accompli failure of both Congo's armed forces and the country's United Nations mission was not.

Congo summit held as thousands flee crisis

Congo summit held as thousands flee crisis

 

Financial Times, 23 November 2012

 

Central African leaders will hold an emergency summit in Kampala on Saturday over the growing crisis in eastern Congo.

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