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Archive for January 8th, 2013

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January 2013 The First Libyan Military Science Technology exhibition will be held at Mitiga Air Base, Tripoli, from 20-23 January. The exhibition is supported by the Supreme Security Committee (SSC) and the Ministry of Defence. The organizers say that this will be the most important exhibition in this sector after the appointment of the new Ali Zeidan government. They feel that  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 Ten days after a nighttime curfew imposed in Sirte, Libya’s Chief of Staff Yousef Mangoush has now chosen a military commander for the town, Libyan news agency LANA has reported. Colonel Omar Abdessalam Al-Hasnawi was chosen for the position, as stipulated by decree No.3 of the Libyan National Army, published on 3 January 2013. A local council spokesperson has confirmed the  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 Libya’s naval forces have intercepted a large quantity of drugs from a vessel said to be flying an Italian flag but which had sailed from the Netherlands. The find came following information that drugs would be smuggled into the country through cars arriving from Europe, said Commodore Ayoub Omar Kassem in a telephone interview with Libyan news agency  [ Read More ]

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Tuesday 8th January 2013 Turkey wants to use Libya in the scope of oil exploration and production abroad. The desire was expressed its desire during a meeting that the Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz had with Libya’s oil minister Abdulhadi al-Arusi. During his short visit to Tripoli at the weekend, the Turkish minister also held separate meetings with Libya’s  [ Read More ]

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Libyan International Telecom Company, which is the incumbent operator in Libya, has activated the “Silphium” undersea cable system across the Mediterranean. The new cable, which was deployed by Huawei Marine Networks, is one of the longest un-repeated subsea cable systems in the world. It spans 425km from Darnah in Libya with Chania in Greece. The cable initially carries 10 Gbps  [ Read More ]

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Libya’s main liberal coalition has withdrawn from the national assembly to protest against delays in drafting a constitution for the post-Gaddafi era. Liberal National Forces Alliance (NFA) MP Souad Sultan told the BBC the assembly was failing to meeting the nation’s aspirations. The assembly was elected in July, nine months after long-serving ruler Muammar Gaddafi was killed. But its MPs  [ Read More ]

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: Tunisian Prime minister Hamadi Jebali was in Tripoli today, Monday, for talks with Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on border security and developing closer economic ties. Speaking at a press conference after their talks, Zeidan said he had ordered the Interior and Defence ministers to reopen and secure the border crossing at Ras Jedir. It has been closed on the  [ Read More ]

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William Roebuck has arrived in Tripoli as the U.S. Chargé d’ Affaires to Libya.  Chargé Roebuck will continue the work of Laurence Pope, who has served in that capacity since October 2011 following the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.  Mr. Roebuck looks forward to working with the Libyan government and the Libyan people as we continue to build the  [ Read More ]