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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 30 September 2014
Sri Lanka's rejection of ESVC summit will 'become more and more obvious' - William Hague
William Hague opening the End Sexual Violence in Conflict summit in London earlier this year. Former British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Sri Lanka's refusal to participate in the End Sexual Violence in Conflict summit was an “obvious gap”, [more]

Tamil Guardian 30 September 2014
Tamil politicians call for abolishment of Prevention of Terror Act
Tamil politicians and members of Sri Lankan civil society called for the abolishment of Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terror Act (PTA) in an interview with  The Hindu on Tuesday. [more]

Tamil Guardian 30 September 2014
Further evidence of "unthinkable" rape and torture of Tamils deported to Sri Lanka
An investigation by a researcher into Australia’s asylum seekers policies found that those deported back to Sri Lanka faced “unthinkable sexual abuse and torture. [more]

Tamil Guardian 30 September 2014
Government land surveyors halt work due to inadequate police protection from local opposition
Surveyors working for the Sri Lankan government were forced to stop operations in Vadamaratchi East on Monday, after they failed to receive adequate police protection from local land owners that opposed government appropriation of their land. [more]

Tamil Guardian 30 September 2014
'Dangerous' Sri Lankan propaganda published in US defence journal says international consultant
The Sri Lankan president and defence secretary’s joint publication of an article in an United States Department of Defence (DoD) journal, is a “dangerous piece of state-sponsored propaganda” writes an international consultant for the Washington based Asian Correspondent. “Rajapaksa’s essay is clearly designed to defend the actions – past, [more]

Tamil Guardian 30 September 2014
People in North-East 'too scared' to meet with British official

The British Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Laura Davies has detailed how she was monitored and people she met questioned, during her visit to Amparai, Batticaloa and Trincomalee, in the North-East of the island. [more]

Tamil Guardian 30 September 2014
Nonis resignation rejected by Mahinda after thrashing by MP

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has refused to allow Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK Chris Nonis to resign, after he was assaulted by UPFA MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena. [more]

Tamil Guardian 30 September 2014
Complaint made against Tamil councillors for letter to Pillay condemning genocide
Complaints have been made to the Court of Appeal against 33 Tamil councillors in the Northern and Eastern provinces for a letter to the UN High Commissioner condemning the genocide of Tamils by Sinhala state forces, reports the Island. [more]


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