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Archive for June, 2013

Posted by admin On Jun - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

TRIPOLI | Thu Jun 27, 2013 Libya‘s defence minister will be removed from his post following fierce clashes between rival armed militias in the capital Tripoli in which 10 people were killed and more than 100 injured, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Thursday. Calling the repeated violence plaguing Libya “suicidal scenes”, Zeidan said his government and the national assembly had pledged  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jun - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

JUNE 27, 2013 (Tripoli) – Libyan authorities should allow displaced residents of the city of Tawergha to return to their homes safely. Local authorities in Ajdabiya turned back a group of Tawerghans on June 25, 2013. Some had left Benghazi in a convoy of about 40 cars for Tawergha, 750 kilometers west, only to be barred passage in Ajdabiya, 150  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jun - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

June 27, 2013 3:25 pm Libya’s civil war might be over, but the aftershocks of the revolution are still reverberating through the country. Just yesterday there was more violence in the capitol city of Tripoli. The fledgling Libyan government is still trying to wrangle militias and control the flow of arms through the country, with only moderate success. One group affected by  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jun - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

Tripoli, 27 June 2013: A joint maritime exercise between Libyan and French naval forces is taking place along the Libyan coast. The six days of manoeuvres, code-named Shaheen 13, are due to finish tomorrow, Friday. Three Libyan vessels, Shafak, Essdada and Merseet are participating in the exercise along with the French frigate, Commandant Bouan. Ayoub Omar Qasim, the official spokesperson  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jun - 27 - 2013 0 Comment

At least two people were killed and 24 wounded in clashes between militias in Libya’s capital on Wednesday, highlighting the rivalries behind heavily armed groups that have plagued the country since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Loud explosions and gunfire rocked Tripoli’s southern neighbourhoods – the second day of violence in the battle-scarred city. Armed groups made up of former  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jun - 27 - 2013 0 Comment

Southampton, England, 26 June 2013: In partnership with Karama, the Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace (LWPP) organized an urgent two-day consultation in Tripoli starting 6 June to address the recently-issued electoral law which will govern the selection process for the Constitutional Assembly in charge of writing Libya’s new constitution. The recently-issued electoral law is deemed ‘’an obstacle to inclusive representation’’  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jun - 27 - 2013 0 Comment

26/06/2013 Ms Deborah Jones, the new US Ambassador to Libya seen presenting her credentials to the GNC At a reception at the US Embassy on Tuesday, officially celebrating her arrival with members of the Libyan government, the newly appointed US Ambassador to Libya Ms Deborah Jones commended Libya’s cultural and humanitarian heritage, noting the important role it plays in maintaining  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jun - 26 - 2013 0 Comment

Tripoli, 20 June, 2013   British Airways is to add a fourth weekly flight between London and Tripoli. The new Monday service will start on 2 September and bookings can be made as of now. The service leaves London at 08:50 and arrives in Tripoli at 13:25. It then departs the Libyan capital at 15:30 and arrives at London Heathrow’s  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jun - 26 - 2013 0 Comment

25 June 2013 Libya’s national assembly has elected a man of Berber origin, Nouri Abusahmen, as its president. He won 96 votes out of the 184 cast in the second round of polling. His heritage is significant, says the BBC’s Rana Jawad in Tripoli, as Berber rights were denied during Col Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. The previous assembly president, Muhammad al-Magarief,  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jun - 26 - 2013 0 Comment

Tripoli, 25 June 2013 Libya faces pressing challenges over water supplies, sewerage treatment and garbage disposal an environmental conference has been told. South Korea’s ambassador to Libya, Jong-Kook Lee warned: “”Environmental issues need to be tackled and solved urgently, particularly in the water resources, solid garbage and sewage treatment”. Lee was speaking at the Korea-Libya Environmental Cooperation forum, held in  [ Read More ]