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Archive for November 2nd, 2012

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Friday 2nd November 2012 The American Embassy has launched an online English-language club to encourage Libyan youngsters to improve their English communication skills. The club, which is aimed at people between the age of 16 and 17 who can speak and write English at an intermediate level, will hold weekly online meetings supervised by a native English speaker. Candidates will  [ Read More ]

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Friday 2nd November 2012 Twelve militants with suspected links to Al-Qaeda have been arrested in Cairo, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The men, one of whom was Libyan, were picked up having been monitored by security services for the past week. Three of those arrested were planning on crossing the border into Libya, officials in Cairo said. “Egyptian  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 A national forestation campaign is to be organised over the next 12 months by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. The aim is to plant various types of trees, according to the ministry’s website.  These will include Mediterranean Pines, eucalyptus and fruit, ornamental and other species. During the Qaddafi era there was considerable loss of tree cover, particularly  [ Read More ]

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The Libyan Airlines will restart flights from Tripoli International Airport to London Heathrow as of Wednesday 14th November 2012. Flights to Tripoli will resume every Monday and Wednesday, on a weekly basis, as shown below;   Flight LN102  12:30 pm – Departure from Tripoli International Airport 14:15 pm – Arrival at London Heathrow Flight LN103  15:15 pm – Departure from London  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has congratulated the new Ministers on their appointment and offered strong UK support. On 31 October the Libyan National Congress approved the proposed Cabinet presented by Prime Minister Zidan. Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said: “I welcome the fact that last night Libya’s General National Congress approved the Cabinet that Prime Minister Zidan  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 France has welcomed the new Libyan government of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, noting the transparency with which it was formed and “the effort made to integrate all components of the Libyan society”. In just one year, after 42 years of dictatorship and eight months of conflict, said a French Foreign Ministry statement, Libya had been able to establish  [ Read More ]

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Friday 2nd November 2012 The United States and NATO were premature in withdrawing from Libya and suffered their own “mission accomplished” moment when the Qaddafi regime fell last year, Mahmoud Jibril has controversially claimed. The National Forces Alliance chief said that the decision had risked opening up a power vacuum in Libya, which could be exploited by militant Islamists and  [ Read More ]

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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 start of  [ Read More ]

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Friday 2nd November 2012 Nearly 100 Libyan fighters backed by artillery have circled and occupied the national assembly in protest over the new prime minister’s cabinet lineup. The demonstration that erupted on Wednesday night has drawn dozens of former rebels from Tripoli and other cities, some of them formally affiliated with the defence and interior ministries,AFP has reported.. “What is happening  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 Wednesday’s vote by the General National Congress approving the cabinet presented by the new prime minister Ali Zeidan has been welcomed by the British government. “This was an important step forward for Libya.” said the UK Foreign Office Minister for North Africa, Alistair Burt. “I congratulate the new ministers on their appointment and look forward to working closely  [ Read More ]