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US not ready to remove Libya from terrorist list

AFRICA: The United States is keeping Libya on its list of state sponsors of terrorism, even though the North African country has become a good partner on security matters, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Next month when the State Department publishes its annual Patterns of Global Terrorism report, Libya will remain on the list, Henry Crumpton, the U.S. State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism, told Reuters while in Colombia for a regional security conference. Sudan, once home to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, is also kept on the list as human rights concerns weigh on its improving ties with the United States. Full Story

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