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Archive for July, 2013

Posted by admin On Jul - 31 - 2013 0 Comment

Tue Jul 30, 2013 By Marie-Louise Gumuchian The men, some of them armed, arrived at the gates of the Al Hani General Construction Company compound on the outskirts of the Libyan capital and forced their way into the site. The 30 former employees charged towards the company’s offices, where they demanded wages and other payments they said were due from  [ Read More ]

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By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 30 July 2013: The contract to upgrade Kufra International Airport was activated last week. Kufra International Airport Director, Mr. Salheen Ebhiri signed on Monday, 22 July the “site handover” with Italian construction company Salini. The actual contract for the project was signed back in 2010. The contract is for the re-building of the airport’s main runway,  [ Read More ]

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Under Gaddafi we were afraid of the state; now its weakness imperils all we have achieved Hisham Matar The Guardian, Tuesday 30 July 2013 The assassin waited in a car opposite the way. El Ghola mosque is in the old district of El Berka, in the heart of Benghazi, where the 44-year-old father of six, Abdelsalam al-Mismari, lived. After Friday  [ Read More ]

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Written by Oscar Nkala Monday, 29 July 2013 The Libyan Army has taken delivery of 200 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles, commonly known as Humvees, for use in border patrol and security duties, as the country continues to rebuild and strengthen the armed forces against the backdrop of growing insecurity and the proliferation of militias and transnational jihadist groups. The  [ Read More ]

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By Seraj Essul. Tripoli, 29 July 2013: A French forensic team is heading to Tripoli today to help Libyan security experts work on the recent assassinations and bombings in Benghazi. “These are criminal investigation experts,” spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, Rami Kaal, told the Libya Herald. “They will investigate the recent assassinations in general,” including that of political activist  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jul - 29 - 2013 0 Comment

By Feras Bosalum and Ghaith Shennib TRIPOLI | Mon Jul 29, 2013 Explosions rocked the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday in what appeared to be attacks on judicial buildings, a security official said, sparking protests a day after more than 1,100 inmates escaped during a prison riot there. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Benghazi’s streets denouncing the latest  [ Read More ]

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Andrew Sparrow, political correspondent Sunday 28 July 2013 Document emerges from 2008 showing agreement ‘ready for signature’ as soon as purchase of air defence system concluded An email has emerged suggesting a connection between the prisoner transfer deal negotiated between Libya and the last Labour government, that could have allowed the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, and a  [ Read More ]

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28/07/2013 As public pressure mounted on government after a week of turmoil in Libya, Prime Minister Ali Zidan said Saturday that he was mulling a limited reshuffle in his cabinet. “We are about to make a cabinet reshuffle and decrease the number of ministries to ensure a better performance to face the urgent situation,” Zidan told a news conference. Protesters  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jul - 29 - 2013 0 Comment

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 27 July 2013: Asked if there was a role for renewable energy in helping solve the power cuts currently hitting north western and southern Libya, Electricity Minister Ali Muhairig said not in the very short term. Muhairig, answering questions at last week’s press conference, said that the demand for electricity in Libya was over 6,000 MW  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jul - 26 - 2013 0 Comment

By Seraj Essul. Tripoli, 25 July 2013 The Interior Ministry’s official spokesman, Rami Kaal, has said that this morning’s RPG attack on the United Arab Emirates’ ambassadorial residence was an act of terrorism. Speaking outside the embassy compound, following an official visit to the diplomatic mission, he said the Ministry was very sorry about what had happened. Kaal told the  [ Read More ]