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Archive for December, 2013

Posted by admin On Dec - 31 - 2013 0 Comment

Tripoli, 31 December 2013 : The Minister of Economy, Mustafa Abufunas, announced at a press conference yesterday, held at Tripoli’s Stock Exchange in Hay Al-Andulus, the establishment of a new financial regulation authority. At the opening, Abufunas said that the new regulating body will regulate all the financial sector, except for the banking sector, adding that this new regulatory body  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Dec - 31 - 2013 0 Comment

TRIPOLI 30/12/2013 Production at two oilfields in southern Libya has restarted after it was suspended for several months, a national oil company official said on Monday. Mohamed al-Harairi of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) told AFP the Sarir and Msala oilfields had “resumed production on Sunday”. Electricity production in the North African nation has been affected since July when armed protesters demanding regional autonomy blockaded the  [ Read More ]

Posted by On Dec - 30 - 2013 0 Comment

Two years have passed, and the true flag of Libya continues to wave along with the free winds of our country. Red – the color of sacrifice. Black – the color of solidarity. Green – the color of faith. These stripes occupied our sky when the suppressed voice of the people emerged through a four decade old surface, and Libya  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Dec - 30 - 2013 0 Comment

Tripoli, 29 December 2013: Deals on border security cooperation, the movement of people and goods across their common frontier and historical research were signed today by the Libyan and Algerian prime ministers. Algerian premier Abdelmalek Sellal was in Tripoli to meet  Ali Zeidan , so they could sign off on several months of detailed talks on security and the monitoring  [ Read More ]

Posted by On Dec - 26 - 2013 0 Comment

A 37-year athlete from Misrata has embarked on a 201-kilometre “peace” walk to Tripoli. Waleed Abu Sala left Misrata yesterday morning to “prove that the road between the two cities was safe, contrary to what is said”. His walk is a response to last month’s tragic events in Tripoli’s Gharghour district when 47 people died after gunman fired at demonstrators  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Dec - 24 - 2013 0 Comment

Tue Dec 24, 2013 By Ulf Laessing The Libyan Iron and Steel Company (Lisco) is planning slightly higher overall production next year, its chairman told Reuters, but shortages of electricity and gas will continue to disrupt its recovery following the country’s civil war. Chairman Mohamed Abdelmalik al-Faqih said that despite problems in producing base liquid steel, the company would expand  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Dec - 24 - 2013 0 Comment

23/12/2013 Libya is undergoing change in its media sector, aimed at restructuring former state media as free and independent outlets. The EU Commission has asked DW Akademie to support the reform process. More than 6,000 employees currently work for Libya’s state media, formerly the mouthpiece of the former dictator Muammar Gadaffi. Since his ousting the media sector has seen extensive  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Dec - 24 - 2013 0 Comment

By Ahmed Elumami Tripoli, 23 December 2013 The General National Congress, whose duties were originally due to expire 120 days after it was elected in July 2012, has decided to extend its life for another year, until 24 December 2014. Voting 102 to 24, congress members today agreed to carry on with their work. Benghazi Congressman, Ahmed Langhi,told the Libya  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Dec - 23 - 2013 0 Comment

By Ahmed Elumami. Flags fly at half mast in Tripoli in memory of those who died in Benghazi (Photo: Aimen Eljali) Half-mast flags from an earlier mourning for Benghazi (Photo: Aimen Eljali) Tripoli, 22 December 2013: Libya today began three days of official mourning for the seven people murdered in the country’s first suicide bombing at Bersis, earlier today. Declaring  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Dec - 23 - 2013 0 Comment

22 December 2013 13 people have been killed at a security checkpoint near Benghazi in the first known suicide bomb attack in Libya since the fall of Col Gaddafi. The attacker targeted the checkpoint in the village of Aguiria, some 50km (30 miles) east of Libya’s second city. At least eight people, including soldiers and civilians, were wounded. The security  [ Read More ]