Prime Minister Zeidan said that about 50,000 people are needed for a new intelligence agency. Authorities denied rumors that police in the eastern city of Marj had clashed on Aug. 25 with Islamist fighters from a 15-vehicle convoy bearing al Qaeda flags. Egypt’s interim prime minister asked Libya to step up prevention of arms smuggling into Egypt, as smuggled weapons are said to be going to rebel tribesmen in Sinai or across into Gaza, and to provide more protection for Egyptian diplomats in Libya. The head of an NGO involved in clearing old munitions said funding is drying up, and that 32 of 43 bunkers near Misrata remain to be cleared.
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