Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. A YouTube video showed the breach of the diplomatic facility by what was believed to be a militia group mostly from the northwestern city of Misrata. Libya has been rocked by the worst factional violence since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi, and a Misrata-led alliance, part of it which is Islamist-leaning, now controls the capital. A takeover of the larger embassy compound could deliver another symbolic blow to Washington over its policy toward Libya, which Western governments fear is teetering toward becoming a failed state three years after a NATO-backed war ended Gaddafi’s rule.
Spain's third-biggest bank by capitalisation CaixaBank is to buy Barclays' Spanish operations for 800 million euros ($1.1 billion) as the British bank undergoes major restructuring, Barclays said. The sale includes Barclay's retail banking, wealth and investment management and corporate banking businesses in Spain. In a statement, Barclays said 2,400 staff and 262 branches would transfer to CaixaBank once the deal is completed, likely around the end of the year.
Dozens of Turkish police officers, including a former chief of a police financial unit, were detained on Monday in a fresh wave of arrests over allegations that officers were involved in plotting against the government, local media said. Dozens of police have been remanded in custody since July on charges that they formed a criminal organization and bugged phones, part of what new President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a plot against him. The latest detentions came after Ahmet Davutoglu took over from Erdogan as prime minister last week following Erdogan's victory in the country's first direct presidential election on Aug. 10. Erdogan accuses U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of using a network of followers, who have influence in the police, judiciary and other institutions, to try to oust him.
By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani protesters wielding sticks and throwing stones marched on government buildings in the capital Islamabad on Monday after weeks of demonstrations demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation turned violent over the weekend. Protests led by Imran Khan, a renowned cricketer before entering politics, and fiery cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, erupted last month and descended into deadly chaos on Saturday, with at least three people killed in clashes with police. On Monday morning, despite heavy rain, crowds of protesters fought running battles with retreating police forces after breaking the main gate into the Pakistan Secretariat area which houses government ministries as well as Sharif's residence. Although they fired occasional teargas canisters, police were seen retreating and showing restraint as protesters, many carrying wooden clubs, pushed closer to Sharif's house.