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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 28 August 2014
UK country guidance on ‘Tamil separatism’ highlights human rights violations by Sri Lanka

The UK Home Office issued a new asylum country guidance report on ‘Tamil Separatism’ on Thursday, drawing on several reports detailing human rights violations by Sri Lanka against Tamil separatists and people that are perceived to be.

The report provides “guidance to Home Office decision makers on handling [asylum] claims made by nationals/residents of - as well as country of origin information (COI) about – Sri Lanka”.

In its summary, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 August 2014
Minister Bernier celebrates Tamil business success in Canada
Canada's Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, Maxime Bernier, celebrated the success and entrepreneurial spirit of the Tamil community in Canada, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 August 2014
Dead body recovered from lagoon in Eastern Province
The body of a 66-year old man was recovered from Santhiveli Lagoon in Eravoor this week, reports Eastern Province-based website Batti news. Arumugam Sithamparampillai had left his home in Santhiveli on Tuesday to attend to his livestock in a neighbouring village. His body was discovered later that evening floating in the lagoon by his son, [more]

Tamil Guardian 28 August 2014
Sri Lanka looks to make political solution for Tamils irrelevant - TNA tells India
Sri Lanka is working to make a political solution for Tamils irrelevant by breaking the linguistic and cultural contiguity in the North-East by militarisation and resettlement of Sinhalese families, [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 August 2014
Navi Pillay 'not disturbed' by Sri Lankan criticism

UN Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay, has said that she remains unfazed by derogatory remarks and accusations made against her by Sri Lankan officials. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 August 2014
India funds development projects worth Rs. 365 million for Jaffna
The Indian government has announced the funding of two major development projects in Jaffna, worth a total of Rs. 365 million. A grant of Rs. 145 million has been allocated towards renovation of the Duraiappah Stadium, with another Rs. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 August 2014
Police station opened to 'establish law and order' in North-East
The Sri Lankan government announced the opening of a new police station in Nilaveli, Trincomalee this week, reports ColomboPage. The 436 Police station was built on two acres of land in the Eastern Province at a cost of  Rs. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 August 2014
2 Indians arrested in Sri Lanka over video footage of parliament
Sri Lankan police arrested two Indian citizens Tuesday for allegedly recording and  possessing photographs and video footage of Parliament and the Prime Minister's residence, reports PTI. [more]


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