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Archive for February 8th, 2013

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Friday 8th February 2013  In response to the Human Rights Report on Libya, the Libyan Justice Minister Salah Marghani said he acknowledges receipt of the World Report and specifically the Libya chapter, and is very grateful for HRW’s observations, but said that his ministry expresses grave concern about the recorded human rights abuses in 2012 and unequivocally condemns such evil  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  Libyans will directly elect a committee to write the country’s new constitution, lawmakers said, reversing a decision requiring parliament to carry out the task. The decision by the 200-strong General National Congress was taken in a vote in late yesterday in Tripoli, its spokesman, Omar Hmaidan, said in a telephone interview. A total of 87 of the 97  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  A Libyan SME has beaten international competition, including Chinese telecoms giants ZTE and Huawei, to win a LD 5 million contract from Libyana. Telecoms service and solutions company, Alwadi Communications, has landed the contract to install the infrastructure for high-speed internet and reliable mobile coverage to 57 hotels, government buildings and airports. Their local knowledge, partnerships and expertise  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  Tripoli’s second Modtexstyle  fair, at the Tripoli International Fairground, showcased fashion, textiles, leather and footwear. The fair, organised by Senexpo, gave both local and international businesses the chance to take advantage of lucrative fashion opportunities. With fashion here in high demand, the Libyan market has great potential. Almost 80 percent of the companies represented at Modtexstyle were Turkish,  [ Read More ]

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February 2013  Royal Jordanian is increasing the number of its flights between Libya and Amman to 15 a week, in response to what it says is growing demand from Libyans seeking medical care and passengers connecting through to the Gulf region. As of Saturday 9 February, the airline will be adding three extra flights to its daily schedule between Tripoli  [ Read More ]

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Friday 8th February 2013  Libya’s Zueitina port re-opened for crude exports, with a ship scheduled to load 700,000 barrels of the Abu Attifel grade, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The loading period is from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, according to the people, who declined to be identified because the information isn’t public. The shipment  [ Read More ]

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Friday 8th February 2013   A testy exchange erupted on Thursday between Sen. John McCain and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey during the latter’s testimony about September’s deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. “Gen. Dempsey, I was just going over your written statement and I have to admit it’s one of the more bizarre statements that I have  [ Read More ]