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Archive for January 7th, 2013

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Monday 7th January 2013 The Prime Minister has appointed Mohamed Abdulaziz, the Minister of International Cooperation, as Minister of Foreign Affairs. The two ministries have been merged. They were a single ministry under the Kib administration but separated by Zeidan when he announced his government at the end of October. The decision follows the “resignation” a week ago of Ali Al-Aujali who  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 Minister of the Interior Ashour Shuwail held an extended meeting with the director of the Passsport, Nationality and Foreigners’ Affairs Authority in Tripoli today, Libyan news agency LANA reported. Shuwail met the director and the heads of various departments within the authority to discuss the possibility of producing electronic passports, the possibility of issuing visas for Libya at  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 The Foreign Affairs committee of the General National Congress plans to interview all the ambassadors nominated by Prime Minister Ali Zeidan at the end of last year. He proposed 34 names, 12 of them political figures. These include former Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelal who has been nominated as Libya’s ambassador to Bahrain and former Foreign Minister Ashour Ben  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 Telecommunications company Hatif Libya today announced that it had restored network coverage to the southern town of Ghat, Libyan news agency LANA reported. In a statement, Hatif Libya said that telecommunications in the area had been interrupted after its solar energy panels were damaged by vandals. However, the company said that they had been able to restore the  [ Read More ]

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  The Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali was expected in Libya Monday for discussions with the Libyan authorities in order to try to to find a solution to the closing of the border crossings of Ras El Jedir and Dhiba. The crossings, that have witnessed many smuggling activities lately have been closed for the past four weeks due to trade  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 The Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, Rasim Ljajic, who arrived in Tripoli yesterday, Saturday, had talks today with the President of the General National Congress, Mohamed  Magarief, as well as with Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and the acting foreign minister Mohamed Abdelaziz. It was the first Serbian ministerial visit to Libya since the revolution although there have been  [ Read More ]

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  (Reuters) – The head of Libya‘s parliament survived an assassination attempt unharmed at his home in the remote desert interior of the country, his spokesman said on Sunday. Mohamed al-Magariaf’s residence in Sabha, 800 km (500 miles) south of the capital Tripoli, came under gunfire on Thursday evening. “(He) was unharmed and escaped the attack but three of his guards  [ Read More ]