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Archive for January 24th, 2013

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January 2013  The call not to celebrate Mawlid Al-Nabi, the Prophet’s birthday, issued by Dar Al-Iftha appears to have fallen on deaf ears in Tripoli. There has been a barrage of fireworks and firecrackers, seen and heard all over the city this evening. If anything the celebrations have been more widespread and noisier than last year. According to the Libyan news agency  [ Read More ]

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January 2013  The UK government today, Wednesday, announced the lifting of the financial sanctions placed on the Organisation for Development of Administrative Centres (ODAC). ODAC had its assets frozen on 10 August 2011 for being an “entity acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, the Qaddafi Regime and a potential source of funding for the regime.” The document  [ Read More ]

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January 2013  Britain’s National Security Adviser, Kim Darroch, was in Tripoli today, Wednesday, for talks with Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on security collaboration. He also met with First Deputy Prime Minister Sadiq Abdulkarim. The talks also focussed on security and how Britain could help Libya in the field. According to the Libyan news agency, LANA, Zeidan and Darroch looked at  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 24th January 2013  Angry senators accuse secretary of state of incompetence but Clinton insists she did not withhold information from US public. Hillary Clinton faced accusations of incompetence, evasion and obfuscation by angry members of Congress at two hearing into the deaths of the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Benghazi last year. Although the US secretary of state  [ Read More ]

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January 2013  The President of National Congress General, Mohamed Magarief, and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have agreed to set up a cooperation committee drawn from both countries’ cabinets to boost economic and political ties. The committee, along with various sub-committees, will oversee closer collaboration in energy, agriculture, investment and industry as well as easing cross border traffic and visa applications.  [ Read More ]

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January 2013  At a construction site on Benghazi’s waterfront, engineer Seraj Bushada proudly points to a giant hole in the ground that will make way for a 48-floor office tower that city officials hope will help transform part of this port city into a modern business district. Unlike the capital Tripoli, Benghazi, Libya’s second-biggest city, has few modern high-rise developments.  [ Read More ]

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January 2013  All foreign visitors to Libya will require visas in future and there are to be no exceptions. The decision by Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail, was announced on TV on Wednesday by the ministry’s spokesman, Magdi Al-Arafi. It is expected to hit Tunisians, Turks and Jordanians. Until now, they have not required visas to visit Libya. The move, designed  [ Read More ]

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January 2013   Libya has strengthened its oil protection force in southwestern oilfields near the Algerian border after the In Amenas attack in its neighbour. In an interview with Reuters, Colonel Ali Elahrash, head of Libya’s Petroleum Faculty Guard, said men from the Western Mountain town of Zintan had been sent in as reinforcements to boost border security as well to oilfields  [ Read More ]

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January 2013  A group of Libyan judges, led by Chief Justice Kamal Bashir Al-Dahan, is on a goodwill visit to Pakistan. The delegation, which includes three judges and a registrar from the Supreme Court of Libya, was invited by the Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court, Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan. “They are on a goodwill visit,” Ayaz Hussain, Pakistan’s Ambassador in  [ Read More ]