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Archive for November 12th, 2012

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Monday 12th November 2012  Libyan carrier Afriqiyah Airways has ordered four Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft, the European planemaker said on Monday, in a deal worth $1.1 billion at list prices. The airline has also converted a previous order for six A350-800s into the larger A350-900 model. The total order for 10 A350-900s is worth $2.8 billion at list prices. “These  [ Read More ]

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Monday 12th November 2012  Libya joined with West African leaders on Sunday to agree on the deployment of a 3,300-strong military force to northern Mali to dislodge Islamist fighters who wrested control of the region earlier this year. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the ECOWAS regional bloc in the Nigerian capital Abuja, as fears grow over  [ Read More ]

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Monday 12th November 2012  Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi accused of crimes committed under Muammar Gadaffi, according to public prosecutor’s spokesman. Libya’s former prime minister will be put on trial for crimes he allegedly committed during the rule of Muammar Gaddafi. Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi was extradited from Tunisia, which he fled to in September 2011 after the fall of Tripoli to rebel forces. “Al-Baghdadi  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Col Muammar Gaddafi’s children have fled Algeria, fearing the oil-rich dictatorship’s improving relations with the new Libya authorities is undermining their safe haven. Tight restrictions on the family and the prospect of a deal to allow Gaddafi’s widow back into Libya prompted the family to seek refuge elsewhere in Africa, regional officials said. Reports in the Arabic press this week  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  After committing $8 million to help build a counterterrorism force in Libya, the United States now faces a difficult choice: work through a weak government that has so far proved unable to build a national army and police force from the thousands of former rebels who have operated as militias since Moammar Gadhafi’s downfall — or work with  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The ICC may be preparing to bring fresh charges for crimes allegedly committed during last year’s revolution, Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said. On Wednesday, Bensouda presented the UN Security Council with the fourth ICC prosecutor’s report since the onset of the 2011 revolution, in which she announced that a decision would be taken “on the direction of  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Heavy weapons and documents purporting to demonstrate fealty with the Qaddafi regime were put on display in Bani Walid yesterday, by authorities seeking to demonstrate that the town was still loyal to the former dictator. In a closely restricted visit organised by the Ministry of Interior on Saturday, the Libya Herald was shown inside the former office of Bani Walid’s  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Armed clashes took place between fighters from the regions of Kabaw and Tiji in the Nafusa Mountains on Saturday, resulting in several injuries and at least one fatality. The fighting is believed to have broken out after a Kabaw-based militia attempted to take weapons and ammunition from a military base in Tiji, but were prevented from doing so  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  France could co-invest alongside Libya’s sovereign wealth fund if the wealth fund takes over insolvent Swiss refiner Petroplus’ plant in Normandy, industry minister Arnaud Montebourg says. Montebourg, keen to secure a rescue of the Petit Couronne plant, the oldest refinery in France, heads to Libya with French foreign minister Laurent Fabius on Monday. In an interview in Sunday newspaper Le Journal du  [ Read More ]