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Archive for August, 2013

Posted by admin On Aug - 30 - 2013 0 Comment

29/08/2013  Tunisia will set up buffer zones in the south of the country, along the borders with Libya and Algeria, to fight against “terrorism,” Defence Minister Rachid Sabbagh said Thursday. “Setting up these zones is necessary because of the current situation and to fight against the threats that hang over Tunisia,” including “terrorism and arms trafficking,” Sabbagh said. He did  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 30 - 2013 0 Comment

Tripoli, 30 August 2013 The sixth Oil and Gas Libya exhibition has been announced for May next year. Supported by the Ministry of Oil and Gas and the National Oil Corporation, the organisers say they are hoping for a repeat of this year’s show, which drew 3,000 oil industry professionals to visit the 120 exhibitors from 18 countries. The principal  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 29 - 2013 0 Comment

TRIPOLI | Wed Aug 28, 2013 Libya is seeking a peaceful way to end oil strikes that have crippled its crude exports but will take alternative action if needed, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Wednesday. “We will take other measures if these peaceful measures do not succeed,” he told a news conference, without elaborating. Libya’s oil production has fallen  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 29 - 2013 0 Comment

TRIPOLI, Libya August 28, 2013 By ESAM MOHAMED Associated Press Protests by the security guards who protect Libya’s oil industry and infrastructure shutdowns have sent petroleum exports plunging to levels far below those prior to the 2011 war that toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and the country itself risks a domestic fuel shortage, according to a high-ranking government oil official. Libya  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 29 - 2013 0 Comment

By Ahmed Elumami, Tripoli, 28 August 2013 The Presidency of General Staff has announced that it will send hundreds of soldiers for training abroad as part of plans to rebuild the Libyan armed forces. “It’s been agreed with Italy, Turkey and Britain to train ground army units for three months for each group,” spokesman of the Chief of Staff Colonel  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

Winners of the 2013 Alison Des Forges Award Named – AUGUST 28, 2013 Four courageous and tireless advocates for human rights have been selected as 2013 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said today. Hassan al-Amin from Libya, Alina Diaz from the United States, Jacqueline Moudeina from Chad, and Natalia Taubina from  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

Associated Press in Tripoli – Tuesday 27 August 2013 Muammar Gaddafi’s son and his spy chief have been charged with murder in relation to Libya’s 2011 civil war and are set to stand trial on 19 September, the country’s general prosecutor has said. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Abdullah al-Senoussi and 26 other regime members will be tried on various charges ranging  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

By Maher Chmaytelli – Aug 27, 2013 Libyan oil production fell to one-eighth of its capacity as protests over pay and allegations of corruption spread to fields operated by Eni SpA (ENI) and Repsol SA (REP), executives at the state oil company said. Protesters yesterday stopped production at Repsol-operated Sharara and Eni-operated El Feel, or Elephant, fields in western Libya,  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

Tripoli, 27 August 2013 The constantly changing pattern of risks in ICT and the no-less constant effort to combat and negate them, was a key topic on the first day of the first Libyan CyberSecurity conference held in Tripoli. The three-day event, sponsored by the government’s National Information Security and Safety Authority, which opened today at the Corinthia Hotel, began  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 27 - 2013 0 Comment

25/08/2013 Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan Sunday announced the launch of a national dialogue initiative to tackle issues ranging from national reconciliation to disarmament, as Libya battles a wave of instability. The country has in recent months been hit by deadly attacks on military and police officers in the east and strikes at its main oil terminals, in some of  [ Read More ]