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# Libya
British man, New Zealand woman found shot dead on Tripoli beach
The British Foreign Office said it is “urgently seeking” further information.
# benghazi
Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint
The death toll is likely to rise, according to witnesses on scene.
# State of the nations
So what is left of the Arab Spring?
It is the third anniversary of the Tunisian protest which sparked a flame across the Middle East and North Africa.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.
# Libya
At least 31 killed, more than 200 injured in Libya gun attack
Gunmen opened fire on a crowd demanding their disbandment, officials say.
# Boat tragedy
Police say Italian shipwreck migrants were raped and tortured
“They forced us to watch our men being tortured with various methods including batons [and] electric shocks to the feet. Whoever rebelled was tied up”.
# Libya
Car bomb explodes outside Swedish and Finnish consulates in Libya
Nobody was killed in the blasts, officials confirmed.
# Libya
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed just hours after kidnapping
The pre-dawn seizure of Zeidan came five days after US commandos embarrassed and angered Libya’s government.
# capture
Libya demands explanation from US over raid
Libya has asked for clarifications regarding the abduction of an al-Qaida leader in Tripoli.
# us raids
Raids show terrorists "can run but they can't hide" --- John Kerry
US forces captured a suspect in the 1988 US embassy bombings during a raid in Libya. Another raid, targeting a militant in Somalia, was aborted after a gun battle.
# counterterrorism
US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa
A Libyan militant suspected in the 1998 US embassy bombings was captured by US forces. A leader of the Shabab group was targeted in southern Somalia in a second raid.
Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria
It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.
# Prime Numbers
Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers
Plus: How many people have visited the church in Spain with the botched fresco of Jesus?
# Libya
Gaddafi's compound will be turned into an amusement park
The Bab al-Aziziya compound covers several square hectares of prime real estate in central Tripoli.
# Post-Gaddafi
Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?
Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.
# World Cup 2014
‘They threatened to keep my passport if I didn’t sign’ – Eamon Zayed
The out-of-contract striker is weighing up his options and concentrating on international football after finiding himself in a sticky situation.
# Libyan Leaving
Irish teachers still owed €142,000 for teaching Libyan Leaving Certs
The Department of Education says it has only just learned that teachers were left with unpaid wages from two years ago.
Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?
While we can’t definitively rule out the possibility that the US attacking Iraq and Libya to seize control of their oil supplies, when all factors are considered one thing is missing from this hypothesis: a compelling reason, writes Scott Fitzsimons.
# Lockerbie
Libya delays Lockerbie verdict on Gaddafi ministers
The verdict in the case of two officials from the ousted dictator’s regime, who have been accused of “financial crimes” connected to compensation for the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, has been postponed today.
# Syria
Navan teenager killed in Syria after joining rebels
Shamseddin Gaidan, 16, is believed to have joined the rebels after returning to his native Libya last summer.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
# live export
Almost 3,000 live cattle to be exported to Libya tomorrow
Animal rights groups have criticised the export but the department said it enforces a strict system of transport rules.
# Libya
Dutch, Britons and Germans warned to leave Benghazi following threat
The call was made in response to what was described as an imminent threat against Westerners.
# Kidnapping
US journalist kidnapped in Syria six weeks ago is still missing
James Foley went missing six weeks ago but news of his kidnap is only emerging now after his family broke their silence. It is the second time he has been kidnapped in recent years.
# Scandal
Senior US official quits over damning Benghazi report
The report into the attack on the US consulate in Libya on 11 September was scathing, finding evidence of major security failures and mismanagement.
# US
Disgraced CIA chief to testify before Congress: reports
David Petraeus will testify before Congress after all about the attack on the US consulate in Libya which killed US Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# In Pictures
In 99 PHOTOS: the 2012 US Presidential Election
The 99 pictures that tell the story of the US Presidential Election campaign of 2012.
# Libya
Libya claims arrest of ex-Gaddafi spokesperson, but he denies it
The public face of the Gaddafi regime, Moussa Ibrahim, has denied in audio message that he has been arrested but there has been no confirmation it is him.
# Libya
Evidence of mass murder after Gaddafi's death
A new Human Rights Watch report suggests opposition militias summarily executed at least 66 captured members of Gaddafi’s convoy in the late dictator’s hometown of Sirte.
# Libya
Libya elects interim prime minister after predecessor is sacked
Ali Zidan, a former independent congressman, was elected a week after Mustafa Abushagur was dismissed.
# benghazi
Republican senator: Obama ‘covered up’ details of attack on consulate
Lindsey Graham says Obama’s administration is either misleading the US public, or it’s “incredibly incompetent”.
# Libya
Libyan authorities crack down on lawless militias
Armed forces dislodged a militia from a military complex near Tripoli this morning as the crackdown spreads to the capital.
# Libya
Four dead in Libya after Benghazi clashes
The deaths come as protests against the power of militias gather pace.
# In Pictures
Filmmaker questioned as protests continue over anti-Islamic movie
Meanwhile, Al Qaeda has called for more attacks on US embassies.
# you told us
Top readers’ comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
# Protests
Anti-Islam filmmaker under police protection as anti-US protests spread
A film which lampoons the Prophet Mohammed and was broadcast on TV in the Arab world has sparked protests in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and other Arab countries.
# Libya
US sends Marines to Libya as it considers possible 9/11 link to attack
The attacks that led to the death of the US Ambassador to Libya may have been a plot to coincide with the September 11 anniversary.
# Libya
US evacuates diplomatic staff from embassy in Libya
Most of diplomatic staff have been evacuated following the killing of the US ambassador to Libya and other consul officials in Benghazi.