2012 November 1 : Libyan Embassy – London
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Archive for November 1st, 2012

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Thursday 1st November 2012 * Libya NOC plans to open Benghazi branch * Protests at Tripoli headquarters over role * Benghazi oil workers want more local authority in region Libya’s National Oil Corporation is reviewing a proposal for a Benghazi branch as officials contend with opposition by NOC staff in Tripoli versus protests and threats of output cuts by workers in the oil-rich east  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 1st November 2012 BP  will drill 17 new exploration wells in Libya, both onshore and offshore, the first since a “force majeure” was lifted in May this year following disruption caused by the 2011 war, a senior official said on Thursday. “We have lifted force majeure and started the exploration programme in Libya,” Jasper Peijs, the company’s exploration manager-eastern  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 1st November 2012 Prime Minister Ali Zeidan addressed the nation live on Libya Al-Ahrar TV last night in his first speech only hours after his government was approved by the General National Congress (GNC). Zeidan thanked the GNC and the Libyan public and declared that the approval of his government heralded ‘’the start of the state’’ and state-building process and the  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 The head of Qaddafi’s Revolutionary Committees in Derna, Khaled Assafi Adli, was shot dead in the late hours of Tuesday. According to sources, he had been in hiding ever since the revolution began in the town in February last year. The assassination has been condemned by the Justice and Construction Party Congressman for Derna and its surrounding area, Mansour  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Tunisia has agreed to pardon 35 convicted Libyan prisoners and to extradite 63 others to jails in Libya. The move comes as part of extensive negotiations involving the campaigning group Rights of Libyan Prisoners Abroad and falls under the 1983 Riyadh Arab Agreement for Judicial Cooperation, to which both Libya and Tunisia are signatories. Under Article 40 of the  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 1st November 2012 The Arete Foundation for Arts and Culture is to hold an exhibition of video art in Tripoli’s Old City on 6-7 November. First Glance is the first exhibition of video art in the country. Nine screens in the Old City Works will show works by international artists from Argentina, Australia, Egypt, France, India, Japan, Lebanon,  The Netherlands, New Zealand, Palestine, Syria, the UK, the US and elsewhere. “The First Glance exhibition will allow viewers  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 1st November 2012 A few weeks after rejecting his predecessor’s cabinet line-up, Libya’s General National Congress, GNC, Wednesday gave its approval to a cabinet presented by Prime Minister Ali Zidan, even though moments after the vote, protesters questioned the suitability of several nominations, who, they believe, were associates to the former Gaddafi regime. Zidan’s government was approved by 105  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 1st November 2012 Only hours after getting the go-ahead to form his new government, Libyan Prime Minister Dr Ali Zidan delivered his first address to the nation since since attaining office when he went on Al-AhrarTelevision to thank the General National Council for approving his cabinet, and the people. He pointed out that the decision by the GNC heralds the  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Legislators express concerns about some nominations, though, and security forces fire shots outside to fend off protesters. Libya’s national assembly has approved new prime minister Ali Zeidan’s proposed government after rejecting his predecessor’s line-up, but members still queried the suitability of several nominations. In a reminder of the volatility still plaguing Libya a year after Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster,  [ Read More ]

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October 2012 Libya’s parliament on Wednesday approved the country’s new Cabinet in a vote of confidence, the parliament spokesman said, but armed protesters cut the main road leading to the parliament, vowing not to leave until members of the ousted regime of dictator Moammar Gadhafi are excluded from political life. Omar Humidan said five of the 27 ministers would be  [ Read More ]