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US ambassador summoned over Libyan raid
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The Libyan government has summoned the US envoy to the country after a raid saw an alleged al-Qaeda operative abducted by US special forces.

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said ties between the two countries would remain unaffected but said that Libyan nationals must be tried in Libyan courts.

The US embassy in Tripoli told the BBC that Ambassador Deborah Jones was "in regular contact with the Libyan government, including the Libyan ministry of foreign affairs".

 
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Tamil Guardian 16 September 2014
Gotabaya hits out at Chief Minister Wigneswaran

Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa criticised Chief Minister of the Northern Province CV Wigneswaran for “not cooperating” with the government’s development in the region, while speaking at a UN Habitat event. [more]

Tamil Guardian 16 September 2014
Over 5700 cases of enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka says UN
The UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances, presenting its report to the UN Human Rights Council at the Council's 27th session in Geneva currently underway, condemned the ongoing use of enforced disappearances by states. [more]

Tamil Guardian 16 September 2014
Academics condemn Sydney Uni's acquiescence of Sri Lanka's demands
Academics in Australia condemned the University of Sydney's decision to acquiesce to the Sri Lankan military's demands to withdraw invitations to NGOs known to be critical of the state for a conference hosted along side the University of Colombo this week in Bangkok. In a letter to Dr Daniella Celermajer at Sydney University, [more]

Tamil Guardian 15 September 2014
2009 was a genocide says former UK home secretary
The former British home secretary, David Blunkett described what took place during the final stages of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka in 2009 as a "genocide" and called for it to be "properly investigated", [more]

Tamil Guardian 15 September 2014
Thousands demonstrate in Geneva demanding justice for genocide and independence referendum
Thousands of Tamils from across Europe demonstrated in Geneva on Monday, demanding justice for the genocide and a referendum on independence. [more]

Tamil Guardian 15 September 2014
Sri Lanka has ‘assured and re-assured’ us on implementation of 13A, says India

The Sri Lankan government has repeatedly re-assured India of its commitment to implement the 13th Amendment, stated a spokesperson for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today. [more]

Tamil Guardian 15 September 2014
India to step up surveillance of Eelam Tamil refugees fleeing from Sri Lanka

The Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Home Minister N. Chinarajappa said surveillance was to be stepped up in an attempt to stop boats of Eelam Tamil asylum seekers leaving the Indian coast towards Australia. [more]

Tamil Guardian 15 September 2014
SL to discuss Free Trade Agreement with China
Sri Lanka and China will launch negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement, during the Chinese Premier’s visit to Colombo on Tuesday, reports Colombo Page. [more]


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