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Archive for July 5th, 2013

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By Tom Westcott. Tripoli, 4 July 2013: An air show, part of a ceremony to celebrate the graduation of pilots at Benghazi’s Air Force base, today went tragically wrong when a helicopter performing aerobatic manoeuvres crashed. The crash happened just before noon, when the Mi35 helicopter hit the ground in front of horrified comrades and spectators. Two of the three  [ Read More ]

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TRIPOLI | Thu Jul 4, 2013 Libya’s largest coalition in the national assembly said it was boycotting sessions from Thursday, protesting at delays in drafting a constitution, it said on Thursday. The National Forces Alliance (NFA), formed last year by liberal war-time leader Mahmoud Jibril, has 36 out of around 80 party seats in the General National Congress (GNC). The  [ Read More ]

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04 JULY,2013 The rights of women are a key indicator of democratic development, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino told participants at a conference on women in the judiciary on Thursday. ”I keep women’s issues uppermost in my mind at all times, as I told Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan this morning”, Bonino said addressing a conference by Italian judiciary self-governing  [ Read More ]

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05/07/2013 Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Thursday urged his Libyan counterpart Ali Zeidan to reinforce controls to stop boats filled with migrants from heading for Italian shores. But Zeidan said he expected more assistance from Europe to counter migration and asked Italy for help in reinforcing its southern land border in the Sahara where many migrants come from. Letta  [ Read More ]

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04/07/2013 Malta on Thursday rescued 290 migrants arriving on a boat from Libyan shores, including seven people with gunshot wounds. There wee also a number of pregnant women. Some 144 of the migrants are from Eritrea. The seven were flown to hospital by the Maltese maritime squadron, while the others were ferried on several patrol boats, according to an army  [ Read More ]