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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 27 November 2014
Jaffna Municipal Council hackers leave message celebrating LTTE leader's birthday
The website of the Jaffna Municipal Council was hacked on Wednesday, displaying a message celebrating the 60th birthday of LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Stop EU trade benefits if SL does not cooperate with UN inquiry says Foreign Affairs Committee
The British Foreign Affairs Committee report said that the UK should negotiate with the EU to remove trade benefits granted to Sri Lanka, if the government not allow UN investigators into Sri Lanka or stop activists engaging with the UN. [more]

Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Commemorating 'Heroes Day' is a terrorist act warns SL military spokesperson
Sri Lanka will not allow anyone to celebrate the birthday of the Liberation of Tamil Tigers leader or “Heroes Day,” said the Military Media spokesperson, Ruwan Wanigasooriya. [more]

Sinthujan Varatharajah Tamil Guardian 27 November 2014
Topography of terror and exile

Where do we carry our dead when our soil is stolen and our oceans were turned into impenetrable walls and borders? Where do we take our grief when our kovil bells are forced into silence and our mourners made illegal? Where do we sing our songs of sorrow and resilience when our lips have been sealed? We carry them afar. We carry them in our suitcases across the sea. Five years after the end of war, [more]

Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Heavy military presence at Jaffna Uni ahead of Maaveerar Naal
Photograph Uthayan SL Army personnel and police officers have been seen deployed around the University of Jaffna, [more]

Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
LTTE leader's 60th birthday marked across the world
The 60th birthday of LTTE leader Veluppillai Prabhakaran was marked today, with celebrations reportedly being held across the North-East and the rest of the world. [more]

Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Ananthy Sasitharan's office under military surveillance
The office of the TNA Northern Provincial Council (NPC) member, Ananthy Sasitharan is under military surveillance, locals sources said. "The army is involved in unusual patrol activities in front of my office in Sulipuram and military intelligence are monitoring the office from shops opposite, [more]

Tamil Guardian 26 November 2014
Anonymous letters urge Jaffna schools to commemorate Maaveerar Naal

Schools in Jaffna received anonymous letters urging them to commemorate Maaveerar Naal on Thursday, reports Uthayan.

Prominent schools in and around the centre of Jaffna received the flyers bearing Tamil national symbols of remembrance such as the karthigaipoo or gloriosa lily.

The flyers also featured poetic tributes to Maaveerar who "sowed their lives as seeds", [more]


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