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Archive for January, 2014

Posted by admin On Jan - 31 - 2014 0 Comment

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Libya The EU Delegation welcomes today’s announcement by the General National Council that the Elections for the Constitutional Drafting Assembly will be held on 20 February 2014. The EU Delegation commends the efforts of the High National Election Commission on the preparations for  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 31 - 2014 0 Comment

New York United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania as his new Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) where he will also serve as the Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Development Programme’s Resident Representative. Mr. Ould Cheikh  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 31 - 2014 0 Comment

Tripoli Ms Wafa Abughegheis, The assistant undersecretary for political affairs at the Libyan Ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation, met on Tuesday 28th Jan 2014 with Sir Simon Fraser the Permanent Undersecretary and the Head of Diplomatic Service at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office- FCO, where they discussed Libya’s arrangements to participate in Rome’s Conference which will be  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 31 - 2014 0 Comment

BLOEMFONTEIN – Zimbabwe coach Ian Gorowa has credited Libya’s resistance and ability to frustrate his Warriors which saw Javier Clemente’s side reach the Chan final via a penalty shoot-out. Gorowa’s side were by far the better side on the evening in Bloemfontein, but failed to produce anything from their chances across the 120 minutes of goalless semifinal action. “Congratulations to  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 31 - 2014 0 Comment

  Goldman Sachs is being sued by Libya’s sovereign wealth fund for “deliberately exploiting” its role to make a $350 million (£212m) profit on $1 billion of “worthless” derivative trades, it was announced. The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), which was set up to manage the country’s oil revenues, has accused the banking giant of advising inexperienced managers into “inadequately documented” derivatives  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 31 - 2014 0 Comment

Tripoli: Libya will elect an assembly on February 20 to draft a constitution intended to advance transition to democracy and break political stalemate more than two years after a Nato-backed uprising toppled Muammar Gaddafi. The North African country is caught up in chaos with its Congress deadlocked between Islamists and a leading nationalist party, and its nascent army struggling to  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 30 - 2014 0 Comment

Libya’s deputy prime minister survived unhurt after gunmen fired on his car in Tripoli yesterday in an attack reflecting the violent chaos plaguing the North African nation two years after Muammar Gaddafi’s fall. The Libyan government is struggling to contain dozens of unruly militias, former rebel brigades and militants who kept their guns after the Nato-backed revolt against Gaddafi in  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 30 - 2014 0 Comment

Libya beat Zimbabwe and Ghana beat Nigeria in penalty shootouts to clinch their places in the African Nations Championship final. Ghana won 4-1 on spot-kicks, having overcome Kwabena Adusei’s red card in the 64th minute to hold Nigeria to a 0-0 draw after extra-time. And Libya beat Zimbabwe 5-4 shootout after they had also played out a goalless draw in  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 29 - 2014 0 Comment

Mr Nuri Abusahmain President of the General National Congress-GNC received Sir Simon Fraser, Permanent undersecretary and Head of the Diplomatic Services at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office –FCO. The meeting, which was held at the President’s office, today, Wednesday 29th Jan, 2014 at Tripoli, focused on enhancing cooperation between the two countries on all sectors. HE Michael Aron, the  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 29 - 2014 0 Comment

The “prime minister” of the self-styled ‘Cyrenaica government’ Abdraba Abdulhameed Al-Barasi is in talks with the Libyan government to reopen the blockaded eastern oil export terminals. “The region has three main demands,” Al-Barasi told the Libya Herald. The first is the formation of a committee to investigate the export of Libyan crude without the use of proper counters which detail quantities  [ Read More ]