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BBC News with Marion Marshall

The British government said the United Nations has agreed to release  1.5 billion dollars of Libyan money held in British banks to help the emergency humanitarian aid in Libyan and restore the confidence in the economy.  The Libyan's notes , which were frozen under UN's sanctions,will be delivered to the Central Bank of Libyan as soon as possible. Here's Gary Donoghue.

UN Security Council resolution 1970,freezing Libyan assets ,is still in place,and negotiations are continuing in New York  to unwind it. But in the meantime,countries can apply sanctions community to release amounts of  money to assist what is called basic expenses. So of the 18 billion dollars worth of Libyan assets held in Britain, the government has been allowed by the UN to release 1.5 billion to the National Transition Council in Tripoli. The foreign secretary Willian Hague, said the money would help address the urgent humanitarian need ,instil confidence in the banking sector,pay the salaries of key public sectors workers and free up liquidity in the economy.

The US has imposed new sanctions on three top Syrian government officials in what the State Department said was an attempt to further tighten the noose of President al- Assad's inner circle.It follows a violent end to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,in which at least 7 people were shot dead in protests across Syrian.

Russian state-oil company Rosneft and the United States energy giant Exxo Mobil have announced a strategic deal to jointly explore and develop oil and gas reserve under the sea in Arctic . More from our economics correspondent Andrew Walker.

The two companies have managed to put over 3 billion dollars into exploration of the Arctic Ocean in the black sea. Rosneft gets access to Exxon Mobil's expertise and capital,the US company extends its position in Russia, which is widely seen the key location of future ail and gas production. The arctic element in the agreement replaced the deal between the Rosneft and BP that failed earlier this year over a dispute with the British company's other Russia partner.

The authorities of Sudan have denied the allegation by International Human Right Groups that they are continuing aerial bombardments of civilians in the province of south Kordofan. Human Right researchers said they saw Sudanese plans bombing what appeared to be
civilian areas. James Copnall reports from South Sudan.

A spokesman from President Omar al-Bashi's  National Congress Party has categorically denied the Sudanese armed forces are breaking their own ceasefire in Southern Kordofan.Ibrahim Ghandour  ,accused of the rebels of continuing fighting ,said the government troops were acting in self-denfense
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