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Archive for November 20th, 2012

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Tuesday 20th November 2012  Libyans are continuing to display solidarity with Palestine over Israel’s attacks on Gaza. At the onset of recent hostilities, activists in the Tripoli quickly organised a rally after mid-day prayers last Friday, which drew a crowd of more than 400. The rally was attended by political figures, such as Ummah Al-Wast Party leader Sami Al-Saadi, Hisham  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 20th November 2012  Libya’s new oil minister, once imprisoned under Muammar Gaddafi, is relatively unknown in the industry but brings with him technical expertise to take charge of the OPEC member’s economic lifeline after it was restored to pre-war levels. Abdelbari al-Arusi, 51, faces tough tasks ahead: improving security as plans to train former rebel fighters, now guarding oil  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 20th November 2012  Greater clarity has emerged with regards to a proposal by the National Congress to halt all local council elections in Libya. Considerable confusion has surrounded the decision, which Congressmen previously said was made several weeks ago but never announced. On Sunday, Congressmen also told the Libya Herald that local council elections were to be halted until after the  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Mohammad Bin Lamin, the artist who transformed remnants of war into touching sculptures, is one of eight Libyan artists whose work will be exhibited this week at the Arab British Centre in London. Bin Lamin is a self-taught mixed media artist who works with sculpture, digital art, photography and painting. The day before the revolution started he was  [ Read More ]

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Monday 20th November 2012  The United Kingdom has partnered with Turkey to provide joint expertise as part of an innovative bid to win new  business contracts in Libya. This is the first time such an initiative has been attempted by the two countries inside Libya. Sixteen British companies are currently in Tripoli for a three-day visit to showcase their expertise  [ Read More ]

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November 2012 Addressing Saudi businessmen at the Council of Saudi Chambers in Riyadh, the president of the Libyan National Congress, Mohammed Al-Magharief expressed Libya’s desire to strengthen its economic and commercial ties with Saudi Arabia. Dr Magharief, who is currently visiting the Saudi at the head of a high-level delegation including ministers and businessmen said: “We would like to encourage  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  Japan says that it expects the security situation in Libya to improve following the handover to the new government of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. The reconstruction of the country is likewise now to going to happen, it said. Welcoming the new administration, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said that it expected the democratisation process, including the drafting of a new  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The National Congress has begun debate over the selection of the committee tasked with drafting Libya’s permanent Constitution. Under the 2011 Constitutional Declaration, Congress was supposed to have selected the committee within 30 days of its first session, but delays in selecting the new Prime Minister and other crises have prevented the legislative body from devoting serious attention  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  An Italian court on Monday unfroze funds held by the Libyan investment fund Lafico in automaker Fiat, energy company ENI and football club Juventus, a judicial source said. Lafico holds 0.33 percent of carmaker Fiat, 0.33 percent of Fiat Industrial, 1.5 percent of Juventus and 0.0008 percent of Eni. The holdings were frozen during the revolution in the North  [ Read More ]

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November 2012  The Maltese owners of Benghazi’s abandoned Grand Hotel say they will pull out its €130 million redevelopment, if they are not given permission to demolish the building and replace it with a modern structure. Joseph Farrugia, a top executive at Corinthia hotels has told Libya Herald: “We are waiting permission to demolish. As the building stands, based upon analysis  [ Read More ]