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Archive for January 21st, 2014

Posted by admin On Jan - 21 - 2014 0 Comment

Latest update: 31 December 2013 The Libyan government continues to face significant challenges in exerting full control over security. This remains one of the biggest obstacles to stability in Libya. The political atmosphere has also become increasingly volatile, as demonstrated by the (brief) kidnap of Prime Minister Zeidan by militia groups on 10 October. Consequently, progress on improving human rights  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 21 - 2014 0 Comment

Libya’s Islamist Justice and Construction Party, the second largest force in parliament, said on Tuesday its five ministers would resign from Prime Minister Ali Zeidan’s government, including the oil minister. Resignations by the JCP, which repeatedly failed to secure a vote of no-confidence against Zeidan, complicate efforts to overcome deadlock in the General National Congress (GNC) and stabilize Libya two years after the fall  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 21 - 2014 0 Comment

An exhibition of abstract paintings inspired by the pre-historic rock art of the Akakus mountains, by Libyan artist Redwan Abushwesha, opened last night at Tripoli’s Art House. Minister of Culture Habib Al-Amin and British Ambassador Michael Aron attended last night’s opening, and were given a guided tour of the paintings by softly-spoken Abushwesha. The basement exhibition space was filled with  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Jan - 21 - 2014 0 Comment

A South Korean trade agency employee kidnapped in Libya has been confirmed to be unharmed, a ranking government official said Tuesday. Han Seok-woo, the head of the Libya unit of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), was abducted Monday by four unidentified Libyan gunmen on his way home, prompting Seoul to ramp up efforts to win his release. “Han has  [ Read More ]