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Archive for October 29th, 2012

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Monday 29th October 2012 Members of the National Congress have voted themselves a loan of 45,000 dinars for the purpose of purchasing cars. The legislation, enacted following the passing of Resolution No. 46, will take effect from 1 November. The loan will be deducted directly from members’ monthly paid allowance, which currently stands at 10,500 dinars. The allowance is to  [ Read More ]

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Monday 29th October 2012  The Red Cross organisation says that the humanitarian situation for the people of Bani Walid in Libya remains difficult. To help those who fled the city after heavy clashes last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working with the Libyan Red Crescent, distributed food, drinking water, medicine and other essential items to more  [ Read More ]

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Monday 29th October 2012  Ali Zidan is due to present his government for approval to the National Congress at around 17:30 today. Having reportedly consulted widely with various parties and groupings inside the legislative body, Zidan is reportedly planning to submit a sizeable government of 32 ministers. It is understood that six of those ministers will be without portfolio. “Dr  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The challenges of best medical practice at the hospital in Misrata have become tougher because senior medical staff were killed during the revolution, according to the Franco-Libyan medical aid charity, ‘Comité du Soulèvement Populaire Lybien du 17 février 2011.’ The charity was founded and is headed up by Mustafa Shibani,  (above) who lived for 30 years exile in France.  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The former Rockcliffe Park residence of the Libyan ambassador in Ottawa, Canada, then Ahmed Jarrud, has been listed for sale for a week, for just $7 million. Two embassies and one private individual have already expressed interest in buying this home of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s emissaries to Canada, the realtor handling the property says. A member  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Ministry of Interior Undersecretary Omar Al-Khadrawi paid a visit to Bani Walid on Saturday to oversee the deployment of security forces there and assess the needs of the local hospital. The town was declared liberated on 24 October by Chief of Staff General Yusuf Mangoush, following a week of intensive fighting and a one-month siege. Contact with the  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Italy’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi has instructed the Italian diplomatic authorities in Libya to monitor developments in the humanitarian situation in Bani Walid, where, according to reports, the toll of the clashes there stands at approximately 25 dead, over 400 wounded and more than 25,000 displaced. Acting on the minister’s instructions, Italian Ambassador to Tripoli Giuseppe  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  The protesters converged on the conference center housing Libya’s newly elected congress, trying to force their way in past startled guards. Mostly young and half of them women in headscarves, they demanded an end to the siege of the town of Bani Walid, where the government was in the midst of an attack to uproot holdouts from Moammar  [ Read More ]

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October 2012  Displaced refugees are being allowed back into Bani Walid without harassment from security forces, according to the office of Chief of Staff General Yusuf Mangoush. Ali Ali-Sheikhi, official spokesman for Mangoush, said that refugees had been returning to the town since 25 October, adding that his office had received no reports of any harassment of civilians. “There were  [ Read More ]