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Archive for November 5th, 2012

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After the historic and glorious revolution on February 17th 2011, an unprecedented international attention and interest was shown in the level of books published in English during the Libyan Revolution. Below are just some of the books published about this extraordinary moment in time; – The Libyan Revolution: Diary of Qaddafi’s Newsgirl in London Written by British journalist, writer and  [ Read More ]

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Monday 5th November 2012 The new cabinet of Libya’s Prime Minister Dr Ali Zidan is to be sworn in on November 8. The decision was made by the National Congress during its Sunday session. The date of swearing in was decided despite opposition by some members of the Congress who had reservations on a number of the ministers in the  [ Read More ]

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Monday 5th November 2012  The Syrian National Council says it has received over $20 million in aid from Libya since it was founded in October 2011. It makes Libya its most important donor by far. These figures were released against the background of increasing pressure on the SNC to marginalise extremist elements within its ranks. In a detailed financial report  [ Read More ]

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Monday 5th November 2012  Protests outside western Libya’s main oil refinery shut down operations for a second day on Monday, causing long queues at petrol stations in the capital Tripoli, a refinery spokesman said. Essam al-Muntasir of the Zawiya Oil Refining Company said many wounded veterans of the war which ousted Muammar Gaddafi last year were demonstrating in front of the  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Libyans who fought in the  war in Chad which ended in 1987 are to be paid a financial grant.  The figure is put at  as much as LD 250,000 for those who were injured in the conflict, and LD 150,o00 for those who were not. The total number of claimants is estimated at around 5,000. A coordinator of the  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  In Nakhon Ratchasima, reigning World Futsal Champions Brazil were never troubled in their second group match, thrashing Libya 13-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand with a game to spare. Brazil were in imperious form as they swept aside Libya, Group C’s underdogs with a display that showed just how  [ Read More ]

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Monday 5th November 2012  Gunbattles shut down a neighborhood of central Tripoli on Sunday, as militias loyal to the government battled another militia that they said had gone rogue. The clashes, which included the exchange of machine-gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades, underscored the shakiness of Libya’s security even within the confines of the capital, where the country’s security forces are  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 Libyan forces stormed the headquarters of a Tripoli militia hours after they were outlawed by the interior minister on Sunday in the latest sign of official and public frustration with the continuing violent behaviour of unruly armed groups in the country. The decision to ban and uproot a group called the Eighth Support Company, also known as the Sidi Khalifa  [ Read More ]

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Monday 5th November 2012 Fighting between two militias erupted at the building that previously housed Libya’s intelligence agency in central Tripoli early Sunday, sources said. One of the militias was recently ordered dissolved for violating rules, including torturing a detainee to death, the chief of Libya’s temporary supreme security committee told LANA, the state news agency. At least one person  [ Read More ]