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Archive for October, 2013

Posted by admin On Oct - 31 - 2013 0 Comment

By: Wil Crisp October 31 2013 Violence and intimidation are plaguing Libya’s national football league two months into the first season since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Mohamed al-Maghrabi, the star striker of Tripoli’s Ahly football club, has been shot in the arm and the team coach has fled to Egypt after being attacked in a drive-by shooting.  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Oct - 31 - 2013 0 Comment

TRIPOLI | Thu Oct 31, 2013 Libya’s navy has rescued 84 African emigrants from a boat that was foundering off its coast, state news agency Lana said, after hundreds drowned this month trying to reach Europe. Navy boats and special forces picked up the Africans, who were from a number of different countries, north of the capital Tripoli late on  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Oct - 30 - 2013 0 Comment

Tue Oct 29, 2013 Oct 29 2013 Exports of oil and gas from the Mellitah terminal in Libya have not been halted, the head of Italian oil and gas group Eni said on Tuesday. Sources said on Monday that oil exports at the terminal had been suspended due to a protest by the Amazigh group, or Berber tribesmen, demanding more  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Oct - 30 - 2013 0 Comment

By Hadi Fornaji Tripoli, 29 October 2013 London is pitching itself to play a prominent role in Libya’s Sharia-compliant banking, which comes into force at the new year. The British are the first non-Muslim country to host the World Islamic Economic Forum, which opened today and is being attended by delegates from 115 countries, including Libya. Noting the 2012 passage  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Oct - 30 - 2013 0 Comment

By Tom Westcott and Ahmed Elumami Tripoli, 28 October 2013 The Ministry of Tourism will be raising Libya’s international profile at the November World Travel Market 2013 in London. “The main aim of our participation is to improve the international image of Libya,” Director of the Ministry’s Tourism Promotion Department, Zakariah Ahmed Abu Zaid, told the Libya Herald. “We want  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Oct - 29 - 2013 0 Comment

By Houda Mzioudet and Seraj Essul Tripoli, 28 October 2013 The Prime Minister has announced the reopening of the Marsa Hariga terminal at Tobruk and the restarting of oil exports in a week’s time. Speaking during a flying visit to the eastern town, he also urged Libyans to lay down weapons. Without the massive ownership and use of them, he  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Oct - 29 - 2013 0 Comment

By Ahmed Elumami and Tom Westcott Tripoli, 28 October 2013 Steeped in history and boasting five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Libya has a lot to offer potential tourists, according to Minister of Tourism Ikram Bash Imam, but only once the security situation has stabilised. “We are very optimistic about the future of tourism in Libya but security plays a major  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Oct - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI | Sat Oct 26 U.S. firm Marathon Oil (MRO.N) will continue operating in Libya after giving up plans to sell its stake in Waha Oil Company, Oil Minister Abdelbari Arusi said on Saturday. Two years of turmoil after the overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi, as well as tough contract terms, have prompted oil companies to reassess  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Oct - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab Tripoli, 26 October 2013 Major maintenance work on Tripoli International and Sebha airports has been given cabinet approval. Proposals from the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority for the project by Tripoli’s Africa Engineering Company at Sebha International and by Brazilian contractor Odebrecht at Tripoli International were both given the go-ahead. Odebrecht originally won the project at the  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Oct - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

By Tom Westcott Tripoli, 26 October 2013 The first ever Libya International Fair for Dates and Associated Industries opened today in Tripoli, with growers and sellers from around the country showcasing dates and date products. The five-day fair features four halls, each dedicated to a particular date-growing region – Ghadames, Fezzan, Jufrah and Aluahat, many with local themes, decoration and  [ Read More ]