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Archive for November 14th, 2012

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November 2012  The new Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, has imposed a three-week moratorium on visits to Libya by ministers from other countries. The move is to enable the new government, which is officially inaugurated tomorrow afternoon, time to settle in. “It is a very sensible move”, said one European diplomat in Tripoli. “It will allow the new government to get  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Crescent Petroleum, headquartered in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, has said that, under the right conditions, the oil company could be interested in Libya. Majid Jafar, chief executive of Crescent Petroleum, told Reuters: “We are looking at entering Libya with the right opportunity.” Speaking on the fringes of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda summit in Dubai, he added  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  As Laurent Fabius sealed his place as the first foreign minister to address the National Congress yesterday, separate but no less important discussions were taking place on the sidelines. The Minister of Industrial Renewal, Arnaud Montebourg, was part of the French delegation in Tripoli on Monday, to talk about the prospective acquisition of Petroplus, a French oil refinery, by  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Staff at Zueitina Oil staged a sit-in on 7 November to demand the relocation of the company’s management to the town of Ajdabiya. The protesters, who were located at the town of Zueitina near Ajdabiya, requested that the decision to open an executives’ branch in Benghazi, independent from the Tripoli headquarters, be overturned. Outgoing Oil Minister Abdulrahman Ben  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  A Libyan delegation will argue strongly at the European Commission’s Air Safety Committee next week that eight-month old restrictions preventing Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines from flying their own aircraft on European services should now be lifted. “The case of Libya will be discussed at next week’s Air Safety Committee,” Helen Kearns, spokesman for the European Commission’s communications  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The Integrity Commission has ruled that four members of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan’s cabinet which is to be inaugurated tomorrow should not hold office. They are the proposed Interior Minister Ashour Suleiman Shuwail, Ali Mohammed Muhairiq (Electricity), Abdulasalm Bashir Duabi (Higher Education) and Muaz Fathi Al-Khoja (Minister for Relations with Congress). According to the National Congress Facebook page, commission decisions on another four ministers  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 14th November 2012  Weapons experts battle thought a vivid orange toxic gas haze as they take on the hazardous task of clearing a Libyan arms dump. More than a year after Muammar Gaddafi was ousted, technicians are still attempting to clear the country of the dictator’s deadly arsenal. These pictures show a crew of specialists trying to make safe  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  For the first time since the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, congressional investigators will question high-level State Department, CIA and Pentagon officials this week regarding specific communication and intelligence about the security situation in Libya.  Telegrams, intelligence reports, and classified emails from top officials at the U.S. State Department are being made available to congressional  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Global exports of corn oil reached a six-year high in the past season, in part because of rising shipments to Libya after the toppling of Muammar Qaddafi’s regime, Oil World said. World corn oil shipments jumped 18 percent in the year ended Sept. 30 to 900,000 metric tons, the Hamburg-based researcher said today in an e-mailed statement. U.S. exports increased  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 14th November 2012  High-level government officials are facing their first formal inquiry into the deadly raid on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi during hearings that are set to go on as planned this week, with or without ex-CIA chief David Petraeus. Petraeus was scheduled to testify on the raid before Congress in separate closed-door hearings Thursday until his sudden  [ Read More ]