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Archive for November, 2013

Posted by admin On Nov - 29 - 2013 0 Comment

Thu Nov 28, 2013 Libyan oil workers are negotiating with armed protesters blocking oil terminals in the east to reopen the second-largest port as popular frustration grows against militias controlling parts of the country. A regional autonomy movement, tribes and former militia fighters campaigning for political rights and a greater share of Libya’s oil wealth have seized oil ports and  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Nov - 29 - 2013 0 Comment

28 November 2013 At least 30 people have been killed in an explosion at a weapons depot in southern Libya, officials say. The blast is believed to have occurred after a group of people, reportedly including African immigrants, were trying to steal copper. A hospital near the depot in Brak al-Shati, near the city of Sabha, says it is treating  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Nov - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

Wed Nov 27, 2013 Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Wednesday his government will be unable to pay public salaries and may have to seek loans if armed militias blockading oilfields and ports continue to choke off crude shipments. Zeidan’s warning and renewed armed clashes, including an attack on a centuries-old shrine near Tripoli, have added to a growing  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Nov - 28 - 2013 0 Comment

(ANSAmed) – MILAN, NOVEMBER 27 The Libyan crisis will not have any repercussions on Italy’s gas supplies, said Eni managing director Paolo Scaroni on Wednesday at the presentation of Raphael’s ‘Madonna of Foligno’. ”Libya will not cause any problem to supplies in Italy,” he said in response to those asking him whether residential heating might be negatively affected this winter.  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Nov - 27 - 2013 0 Comment

BENGHAZI, Libya Wed Nov 27, 2013 New clashes between the Libyan army and Islamists erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi early on Wednesday, wounding several people, security sources and residents said. Libya’s military is struggling to curb Islamist militants and militias who fought in the 2011 uprising against Muammar Gaddafi but refuse to disarm and control parts of the  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Nov - 27 - 2013 0 Comment

26/11/2013 As part of its on-going European Union-funded project, “Stabilising At-risk Communities and Enhancing Migration Management to Enable Smooth Transitions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” (START), IOM Libya organised a workshop for Libyan officials to discuss migration management challenges facing the country. The event prioritised actions aimed at developing the country’s migration policies and established a policy taskforce that will  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Nov - 26 - 2013 0 Comment

by CHRIS STEPHEN IN TRIPOLI Published on the 26 November A DAY of furious fighting in Libya’s second city, Benghazi, has seen one of the country’s most powerful militias expelled as the government finally tightens its grip on security. Nine people were killed and more than 50 wounded yesterday in street battles between infantry units and members of Ansar al-Sharia,  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Nov - 26 - 2013 0 Comment

Nov. 25, 2013 The Libyan military said Monday the renewed fighting in Benghazi with the militant Ansar al-Sharia may bring about the end of the rebel movement. The BBC reported nine people were killed during clashes between the Libyan military and Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi. Last week, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan put new pressure on Libyan militias because of  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Nov - 25 - 2013 0 Comment

BENGHAZI, Libya Mon Nov 25, 2013 Clashes between Libyan troops and militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday killed at least three people and wounded a dozen more during a military operation, security and medical officials said. Still in training, Libya’s new military is struggling to curb Islamist militants and militias who fought in the uprising against Muammar  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Nov - 25 - 2013 0 Comment

By Libya Herald staff. Benghazi, 24 November 2013: The deputy leader of Derna Local Council, Omar Bukhatu, has resigned today citing personal reasons for his departure, according to the Libyan news agency LANA. The announcement is seen as making little difference as the council has, like the army and police, has been unable to operate in recent months. However, it  [ Read More ]