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Archive for June 26th, 2013

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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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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June 26, 2013 By Najwa Bin Wahibah Two years after the end of the 2011 uprising, the new Libya is still in the making and still suffers from instability and violence. The past few weeks have seen continued violence in various places, including Tripoli. On June 8, clashes between protesters and militia in Benghazi left at least 30 people dead,  [ Read More ]

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25 June 2013 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Libyan Government today signed an agreement that aims to improve the basic education system in the North African country. “Quality education for all is fundamental for a peaceful, democratic and productive society, and UNICEF commends the Ministry of Education for tangible achieved results,” said Carel de Rooy, the agency’s  [ Read More ]