Thursday, 15 September 2011

Cameron, Sarkozy Fly to Libya British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy landed in Tripoli Thursday to congratulate the Libyan rebels. They’ll meet the rebel leaders and host a news conference Thursday before moving on to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Meanwhile, The New York Times looks at the risk of Islamist influence in the new Libyan regime: The most popular politician may be Islamic scholar Ali Sallabi, while the most powerful military leader is Abdel Hakim Belhaj, who once led a group suspected of being allied with Al Qaeda. Belhaj is currently trying to unseat the nominal prime minister, Mahmoud Jabril, after he criticized Islamists. So far, however, the Islamists mostly say they are committed to a democratic pluralism. Read it at The New York Times September 15, 2011 6:24 AM Xtra Insight Bernard-Henri Lévy: Victorious Return to Libya Babak Dehghanpisheh: Gaddafi’s Creepy Love Den Email Comments (0) Tags: World News, Africa, Nicolas Sarkozy, David Cameron

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