2012 November 6 : Libyan Embassy – London
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Archive for November 6th, 2012

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November 2012  Authorities in Libya are looking to reignite tourism following nearly two years of civil unrest. The North African country, which is still off-limits to British travellers according to the Foreign Office, is among the more unusual destinations being showcased at the 2012 World Travel Market, a holiday trade show which opened at ExCeL London this morning. The efforts  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 6th November 2012  A source close to the office of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has said that he has not received any resignations to date. It had been reported yesterday that two ministerial nominees from his cabinet had submitted their resignations.  The two ministers rumored to have resigned are Foreign Affairs Minster Ali Aujli, and Minister of Martyrs and  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 6th November 2012  Ana Gomes member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur on Libya concluded a successful visit to Libya yesterday which included a visit to Benghazi. Ms Gomes has been a regular visitor to Libya and was keen to deliver the message that Europe was very much in support of Libya’s state-building efforts – so long as human  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The Chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) said on Monday a Rome court had ordered the release of the sovereign wealth fund’s stakes in Italian bank UniCredit and Italian air defence group Finmeccanica. “I am very pleased with this result,” LIA head Mohsen Derregia said in a statement. The assets had been seized in March following a  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  For decades, they were not just suppressed in Libya, their very existence was denied. They were tortured, jailed or killed for speaking their language or flying their distinctive flag. Although the Amazigh people, the traditional Berbers of northern Africa, long predate the seventh century Arab-Islamic arrival in the country, Muammar Qaddafi quashed their culture to create a new  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Dubai-based NetOil, led by Middle Eastern businessman Roger Tamraz, has submitted a new offer to take over France’s oldest refinery, unveiling a last minute deal with British oil major BP (BP.L) and Hyundai (011760.KS). Last month, the commercial court in Rouen rejected two bids, including NetOil’s, to buy the Petit-Couronne refinery of insolvent Swiss firm Petroplus, threatening to send  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Another ten African migrants drowned this weekend when their boat sank 56 km off the Libyan coast. A further 70 people, including a pregnant woman, were rescued by the Italian coastguard. The vessel was sinking when the Italian coast guard reached it and many of the migrants were in the water. Some of them already had symptoms of  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The head of the self-proclaimed Cyrenaica Transitional Council’s military wing, Hamid Al-Hassi, narrowly survived an assassination attempt in Benghazi last night, Sunday, according to local reports. One of his bodyguards was said to have been killed in the attack and two others injured. It appears to be the latest in a string of targeted assassinations and assassination attempts over the  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The move comes within less than two weeks since the central government took control of Bani Walid, a town that has been under the control of criminal elements of the former Gaddafi regime; another victory that the legitimate government can claim since it has been voted to office on 7 July 7. A clash started during the early  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The property mogul beams with pride as he shows off his vision for developing Benghazi’s dilapidated city centre, which was sorely neglected during the four decades of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi’s rule in Libya. An office tower would go here. A five-star hotel topped by a luxurious residential apartment would go there. A gleaming shopping plaza would go in between. The  [ Read More ]