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Archive for November 7th, 2012

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Wednesday 7th November 2012  U.S. officials in Libya have begun to look for recruits for a commando force which they plan to train to fight militants, a former commander of Libyan rebels who toppled Muammar Gaddafi said. Reuters reported that there was no immediate U.S. comment. After a wave of anti-American violence in the Arab world in September during which the U.S.  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The new government of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan will be formally inaugurated at a ceremony at the General National Congress on Wednesday, 14 November, according to an announcement on Congress’s Facebook page. It added that those members of the government whose suitability for office was being investigated by the Integrity Commission would not take part in the oath-taking.  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Giulio Terzi has arrived in Tripoli for a series of high level meetings between the two countries, and to to confirm the Italian government’s support for the strengthening of Libyan institutions and society. On his arrival, the Italian FM said: “We are here to underline a great partnership and friendship between the Italian and  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Some GNC members, fed up with three days of siege by gunmen around the National Assembly building, proposed today that sessions be moved to Beida, where local officials had said  that they could  guarantee security. The move was defeated by 79 votes to 33, but clearly demonstrated the frustration felt by legislators, who also complained that they were  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, has voiced an interest in acquiring the Petroplus oil refinery in north-west France, which is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. French Industry Minister, Arnaud Montebourg said yesterday, on France’s RTL radio, that he had received a surprise letter from the Libyan Investment Authority expressing last-minute interest in the refinery, which has been given  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 7th November 2012 U.S. officials in Libya have begun to look for recruits for a commando force which they plan to train to fight militants, a former commander of Libyan rebels who toppled Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday. After a wave of anti-American violence in the Arab world in September during which the U.S. ambassador to Libya died in an Islamist militant attack,  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The Libyans who were never allowed to raise their voice in protest against anything during the four decades of rule under former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, seem to have found their voices and protests and demonstrations from different sections of society have become the order of the day. In the latest protest, for the second day on Monday, a  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 7th November 2012  Austrian energy group OMV posted a 34 percent increase in quarterly operating profit on Wednesday, narrowly lagging market forecasts, and said it expected output from Libya to remain steady for now. OMV said its clean CCS earnings before interest and tax (EBIT), which exclude special items and inventory holding effects, were 786 million euros ($1 billion) in the third quarter  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 7th November 2012  The employees of western Libya’s main oil refinery averted a strike and operations were running on schedule on Wednesday, a spokesman said. Mo’nis al-Bishti of the Zawiya Oil Refining Company said employees returned to work but would hold a small demonstration demanding better security for their company. Earlier this week, a group of war veterans demanding better  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 7th November 2012   Restoring OMV’s production in Libya to levels at or above those seen before the civil war that toppled Muammar Gaddafi will take time, Chief Executive Gerhard Roiss told reporters, declining to give a specific timetable. “We see now a situation where production is stablised close to pre-crisis level and I think it’s important to keep this level. To  [ Read More ]