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Benghazi report forces resignation of four US state department officials | World news | guardian.co.uk

Four US State Department officials have resigned after a damning investigation into the killing of the American ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, in Benghazi in on 11 September found “systematic failures” of leadership and “grossly inadequate” security. The report said that US personnel on the ground acted with “courage and readiness to risk their lives to protect their colleagues, in ...

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We must condemn attacks done in the name of religion | Popular Resistance

by Mazin Qumsiyeh The struggle against colonialism, imperialism, and Zionism by definition must be a human struggle for democracy, freedom, and human rights. Those who profess such a struggle must not be silent when gangsters attack in the name of religion, any religion. Whether it is the Jewish settlers who threw Molotov cocktails on a Palestinian family, the Christian Phallangist ...

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Humiliation and Rage in Libya: The Driving Force Behind Anti-Americanism | Counterpunch

by VIJAY PRASHAD Al-Nass (The People), and other television channels of “Satellite Salafism,” broadcast news of a year old mediocre film trailer about the life of the Prophet Mohammad, made by an Israeli-Californian and championed by a Florida-based Christian pastor. Across the waters, radicals spurred each other on. The reactions in Cairo and Benghazi were swift. Crowds formed in front ...

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Syrian president warned to allow deployment of UN observers | guardian.co.uk

Bashar al-Assad accused of wanting to ‘wipe Homs off the map’ as activists report 17 people killed by security forces UN observers must be swiftly deployed to Syria or “other options” will be considered, President Bashar al-Assad was warned as western countries kept up pressure on him to maintain a shaky ceasefire and comply with an internationally backed peace plan ...

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Libya turmoil: Thousands flee desert state | AlertNet

Inspired by popular revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, Libyan protesters seized parts of Libya in February 2011 in an attempt to end Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 41-year rule. In a bid to quell the uprising, government and pro-Gaddafi forces gunned down hundreds of protesters in the capital Tripoli, Libya’s second city Benghazi and other areas in the north African desert state. ...

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Libya: fighting still raging, one month on | ICRC

Geneva/Tobruk (ICRC) – One month after armed violence broke out in Libya, the fighting continues and is now spreading to the country’s most populated areas. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today transferred its staff in Benghazi to the eastern city of Tobruk, where it will continue to assist victims of the conflict. “As we leave Benghazi and ...

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