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World diplomats seek to stabilize Libya

By Lara Jakes

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ROME >> World diplomats are working to help Libya create a stable government amid violence and growing political tensions that have festered since former President Moammar Gadhafi’s regime crumbled in 2011.

 
Thursday’s meeting of foreign ministers, mostly from the West and Gulf states, focused largely on easing disagreements among Libya’s diverse tribal, religious and ethnic populations, looking toward writing a new constitution.
 
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shared a warm handshake with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan at the start of the meeting at Italy’s foreign ministry. He also met with Nouri Abu Sahmein, the Islamist-leaning president of Libya’s parliament. 
 
The parliament’s term expired last month, but lawmakers voted to extend it and hold new elections in the spring. 
 
Protesters have been holding daily demonstrations demanding parliament be dissolved.







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Grimbold wrote:
The Libyans mentality is pro democracy only when they can get their way. Each group likes to knock down others with different opinions. They don't know what compromise means, that it is give and take and not 'only my way'. They won't listen to outside" diplomats" either. These countries have a long and hard way to go.
on March 6,2014 | 02:53AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Like George Bush who turned a secular Iraq into an Islamic country, complete with the Sharia law in its new constitution, Pres. Obama did the same with Libya. Saddam Hussein had Christians in his regime and Iraqi Christians once, and openly, celebrated Christmas and Easter. Moammar Gadhafi's bitter enemy was al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda, described by the U.S. as "Islamist-leaning", now controls the Libyan Parliament. "Benghazi" .. from the Fox "News" Bimbos ........ Hillary deseves it.
on March 6,2014 | 04:38AM
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