Conflict at home leaves Libyan students in Canada short of cash

Around 1,100 students running out of scholarship money.

Embassy Photo: Abdulrahman al-Masri
Libyan students last week protest in front of their embassy in downtown Ottawa, demanding the continuation of their government-funded scholarship funds. "Embassies are to serve their nationals, and not for prestige," reads one of the signs in Arabic.
Abdulrahman al-Masri
Published: Wednesday, 05/13/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 05/19/2015 7:11 pm EDT

A power struggle between two rival Libyan governments has left Libyan students studying in Canada and the United States running out of money for school and health care.

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