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Archive for March, 2013

Posted by On Mar - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

Thursday 28th March 2013  A Libyan politician has accused Ahmed Qaddaf Al-Dam, Qaddafi’s cousin and former coordinator of Libyan-Egyptian relations, of being involved in the disappearance of Mansour Rashid El-Kikhia in Egypt in 1993. The Secretary-General of the National Democratic Coalition, Ibrahim Amesh, confirmed to the Libyan news agency LANA that he has a number of documents that support his  [ Read More ]

Posted by On Mar - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

March 2013  Libya is reported to be planning to spend some $4.7 billion, or at least 10 percent of the national budget on upgrading its military forces over the next year, and also purchase fighter aircraft and warships. The national budget was approved by the General National Congress, GNC earlier this month. The report was published by The National, a United  [ Read More ]

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March 2013  Libya will be able to host home football games, now that the country’s security situation has “returned to normal,” according to the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The decision came following a four-day visit from a high-level delegation from the CAF, to inspect both Tripoli and Benghazi football fields and to check on the current security situation. A  [ Read More ]

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March 2013  I am American citizen and have been visiting Libya since 2010. I am also a civil engineer working for a joint Libyan/US construction and design company, known as Sayar Enterprises. I was there until two days after the revolution started and returned to Libya in early 2012. The continual misrepresentation of the county and its people prompted me  [ Read More ]

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Thursday 28th March 2013  There is a film showing tonight, Thursday, of Nuovo Cinema Paradiso directed by Giuseppe Tornatore at Tripoli’s Art House on Al-Sekka Road at 5.00pm. Award-winning Nuovo Cinema Paradiso tells the story of a prominent film-maker who returns to his village to attend the funeral of the town’s former film projectionist. In so doing, he recalls his youth, when he and  [ Read More ]

Posted by On Mar - 27 - 2013 0 Comment

Wednesday 27th March 2013 The Italian Ambassador in Tripoli, Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi, has appointed a consular correspondent in Misrata. Hafed Makhlouf, a Libyan national and a former student at the Navy Academy at Livorno in Italy, is tasked with assisting the growing number of Italian nationals working in Misrata and in facilitating investment opportunities for Italian businessmen in the city.  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 27th March 2013  The US-Libya Business Association (USLBA), the member-based US trade body focused on encouraging commercial and diplomatic dialogue between America and Libya, has re-launched its website. “Given the historic transition underway in Libya and the importance of the US-Libya bilateral relationship,” said USLBA Executive Director, Chuck Dittrich, “we hope that the new website serves as a resource  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 27th March 2013  The Arab Summit has confirmed in its final communiqué that it supports the Libyan government quest to retrieve stolen assets that are estimated at hundreds of billions of Dollars. The communiqué called on Arab countries “to establish effective cooperation with the Libyan government in order to recover the looted money, the extradition of corrupt former officials  [ Read More ]

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Wednesday 27th March 2013  Egypt will import 900,000 barrels of oil a month from Libya starting in April and is paying off some of the money it owes to foreign energy firms, its oil minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Osama Kamal, cited by local media, said Egypt, where an economic crisis has led to fuel shortages, had recently paid $1 billion in  [ Read More ]

Posted by On Mar - 26 - 2013 0 Comment

March 2013  Oman, a British ally in the Gulf has offered refuge to close relatives of Muammar Gaddafi, including his wife and a hated playboy son, officials from Tripoli and Muscat revealed on Monday. Safia Gaddafi, the dictator’s widow and three of his children left a hideaway in Algeria last October, more than a year after they crossed the border  [ Read More ]