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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 22 November 2014
Ambassador Sison confirmed for top UN posts

The US Ambassador for Sri Lanka, Michele Sison, has been confirmed as the deputy representative of the United States to the UN and the UN Security Council, and the representative of the US at the UN General Assembly. [more]

Tamil Guardian 22 November 2014
No Fire Zone documentary wins Britdoc Impact award

The ‘No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’ documentary was one of 5 documentaries to win a BRITDOC Impact prize on Friday.

The awards, [more]

Tamil Guardian 22 November 2014
Foreign actors attempting to destabilise Sri Lanka through common candidate says SLFP
A group of senior members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) described Maithripala Sirisena's adoption of the common candidate role as a foreign attempt to destabilise Sri Lanka. [more]

Tamil Guardian 22 November 2014
UNHRC credibility eroding - Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has questioned the credibility of the UN Human Rights Council, over its decision to pursue an independent inquiry into mass atrocities in Sri Lanka, despite its objections, reported Colombo Gazette. [more]

Tamil Guardian 22 November 2014
Posters commemorating Maaveerar Naal emerge at Jaffna university
Posters commemorating Maaveerar Naal have gone up around Jaffna university campus this week, reports Nam Thesam. “Our tearful respect to our martyrs who sacrificed their lives for our nation to bloom and to our people killed by state terrorism, [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 November 2014
Tamil Nadu asked to ban celebrations of LTTE by BJP's Swamy
Tamil Nadu politicians who called for the birthday of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader, to be celebrated were threatened with calls for arrest under the National Security Act, on Friday. [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 November 2014
Protest against death sentence of remaining Eelam-Tamil fishermen held in North-East

Relatives of the fishermen outside Jaffna prison (Uthayan)

Relatives of three Tamil fishermen, [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 November 2014
Presidential polls to be held on January 8

The Sri Lankan presidential elections will be held on January 8, according to the country’s election commission.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest the poll for an unprecedented third term, [more]


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