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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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Travel restrictions on Northern Province to remain ‘indefinitely’ says military

The Sri Lankan military says the restrictions on foreigners travelling to the Northern Province will remain indefinitely.

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Tamil Guardian 22 October 2014
Presidential election ‘casts doubt’ on papal visit

Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church asked the government for clarification regarding the presidential election in January announced this week, as the election has cast doubt on the visit to Sri Lanka by Pope Francis, reports AFP. [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 October 2014
UNP blames government for EU ruling on LTTE
Sri Lanka's opposition party, the United National Party (UNP) blamed the government for the European Union's annulment of anti-terror measures against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) last week. [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 October 2014
Sri Lanka passes law banning sale of land to foreign citizens
The Sri Lankan parliament passed the law banning the sale of land to foreign citizens, on Monday night, reports Reuters. The Land Bill, will mean that foreigners will only be able to lease land for up to 99 years. [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 October 2014
Jaffna Press Club remembers Nimalarajan and Sachithananthan
The Jaffna Press Club held a memorial service over the weekend, remembering the lives of two Tamil journalists - Mylvaganam Nimalarajan and Mr Sachithananthan. [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 October 2014
Sri Lanka and Iran vow to continue improving bilateral ties
Sri Lanka welcomed Iran’s technical and engineering assistance and called for further cooperation between the two nations on Monday. The two nations outlined plans to prioritise the expansion of bilateral ties in both of their future plans, [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 October 2014
Mother of man killed by military prevented from leaving Sri Lanka

The mother of Suntharalingam Gajatheeban, also known as Theiveegan, who was killed by the Sri Lankan military in April, was prevented from leaving Sri Lanka on Tuesday, despite being in possession of a valid visa, the Daily Mirror reports. [more]

Tamil Guardian 21 October 2014
EU defends annulment of measures against LTTE, as Sri Lanka decides to appeal decision

The European Union has defended the annulment of the measures in place against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a statement released on Tuesday, saying the moves were of a legal nature and not political. [more]


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