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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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Sri Lanka to reapply for $4 billion IMF bailout amidst deficit anxiety
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Tamil Guardian 29 August 2015
Sri Lanka paid $6.5 million to Washington lobby firms in 2014
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More than 35,000 houses needed in Jaffna - District Secretary
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Karunanidhi warns of cover up if Sri Lanka conducts inquiry
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Successive Sri Lankan authorities have ignored commissions – Amnesty International

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