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Archive for January 14th, 2013

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Monday 14th January 2013 When Guardian correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad was seized reporting Libya’s civil war, editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger flew out to secure his release. In an extract from his book, he tells of a surreal three days in Tripoli negotiating with Gaddafi’s ministers, being trailed by spooks and practising Chopin in a deserted hotel. Sunday 13 March 2011 Much of  [ Read More ]

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Monday 14th January 2013  A British business mission, led the UK prime minister’David Cameron’s top trade envoy, is in Tripoli for a three-day visit. Lord Marland is heading a delegation from the UK’s ‘CEO Taskforce’, a group of top executives  from  leading companies, including on this occasion, defence, security and aerospace firm BAE Systems and consultants Mott MacDonald among a  [ Read More ]

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Monday 14th January 2013  The prime ministers of Libya, Algeria and Tunisia on Saturday decided to reinforce border security and join forces tackling regional challenges including terrorism, arms trafficking and organised crime. The decision was announced at the end of a meeting in the southern Libyan town of Ghadames by Libyan Prime Minister Dr Ali Zidan, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 Corruption is a disease that requires persistent treatment in order to be eradicated from society, but the government will undertake all necessary measures to do just that, Libyan Prime Minister Dr Ali Zidan said. In an interview with the government owned TV channel, Libya Al-Wataniya, Dr Zidan said that a plan has already been implemented that involves the Audit  [ Read More ]

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Monday 13th January 2013 Libyan football club Al Ittihad signed up three new Brazilian players on Saturday. According to an official statement on the club’s official Facebook page, the club has secured 28-year-old Rogério dos Santos Conceição former central defender of Portuguese second-league club Clube Desportivo Feirense, 24-year-old Mauro Lucas Dos Santos Alonso and ex-Le Mans striker Fernando Henrique. It  [ Read More ]

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January 2013 Twelve countries, including Libya, have recently signed a new United Nations treaty that aims to counter the illegal tobacco trade, which undermines regulation policies and represents a burden for health care systems. During a ceremony at the UN World Health Organisation’s (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, representatives from Libya, China, France, Gabon,Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, the Republic of Korea, South  [ Read More ]

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January 2013  A huge jubilant crowd poured into the main football stadium in Tripoli last night, Saturday, for the first celebration in more than 40 years of the Amazigh New Year, which started today. It is the year 2963 in the Amazigh calendar. From around 5pm, several thousand people from all Amazigh and non-Amazigh towns and places across the country  [ Read More ]