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Archive for February, 2014

Posted by admin On Feb - 28 - 2014 0 Comment

German legend Franz Beckenbauer will be an ambassador for Libya as the hosts of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The 68-year-old, who won the World Cup as a player and a coach, agreed to the role while in Tripoli on Wednesday. He was attending a ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of a stadium for the event  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Feb - 27 - 2014 0 Comment

Benghazi, 26 February 2014: A day of more killings and several attempted assassinations has sparked protests and road blockades across Benghazi this evening. Jamal Street, one of the main thoroughfares in central Benghazi’s Sidi Hussein district, was shut to traffic at around 5:30pm, blocked at both ends by burning tyres and make-shift barriers. A few dozen young men could be  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Feb - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

(Reuters) – More than 100 rockets fired in clashes between rival government-paid militia have knocked out a power plant in southern Libya, heightening the risk of summer blackouts, the electricity minister said on Tuesday. “This is the chaos Libya lives in,” the visibly-annoyed minister, Ali Mohammed Muhairiq, told a televised news conference. “The plant was hit by dozens of rockets, by 120 rockets.  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Feb - 25 - 2014 0 Comment

Tripoli, 24 February 2014: An Air Force helicopter that went missing two weeks ago shortly after taking off from Essider was shot down, according to a report by the Military Prosecutor. The spokesman for Benghazi Joint Security Room (BJSR) Ibrahim Al-Sharaa said that that the Military Prosecutor had announced the helicopter came under fire during take off. The perpetrators were apparently a  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Feb - 24 - 2014 0 Comment

Tripoli, 23 February 2014: The Libyan National Council for Civil Liberties and Human Rights (NCCLHR) has set a precedent in the Maghreb by being the first North African human rights organisation to adopt the UN Guiding Principles for business and human rights (UNGP). Also known as the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework, this addresses human rights in commercial and business  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Feb - 24 - 2014 0 Comment

(Reuters) – Investing in Libyan stocks may sound like an absurd idea at a time when the North African country is descending into chaos and armed militias seize oil ports or ministries at will. Ever since the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya’s government has been struggling to establish law and order and assert control over a vast desert nation awash  [ Read More ]

Posted by On Feb - 21 - 2014 0 Comment

London – Press Office The Libyan embassy in United Kingdom and Northern Ireland held on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 an official reception to mark the third anniversary of the 17th of February Revolution. His Excellency Ambassador Mahmoud Nacua greeted the distinguished guests, among them Arab and foreign ambassadors in UK, and representatives of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Feb - 20 - 2014 0 Comment

Libyans were electing a panel on Thursday to draft a new constitution they hope would help defuse a potentially deadly conflict between powerful militias and parliament members backed by armed factions.  The panel is due to draft Libya’s first constitution since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Nearly 700 candidates are competing for a seat on the panel. The  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Feb - 20 - 2014 0 Comment

Tripoli, 20 February 2014: Elections centres all over Libya opened at 8 am this morning for the elections to the constitutional drafting committee. Polls will close at 7 pm this evening. At polling station No. 14045 in Tripoli’s Ras Hassan district, a trickle of voters were making their way in and out of a small classroom that was being used as one  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Feb - 19 - 2014 0 Comment

Tripoli, 18 February 2014 –  The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) calls upon political parties, the revolutionaries, the activists and personalities to uphold the high national interest and refrain from resorting to force to resolve political disputes and avert the risks which could lead the country to slide into lawlessness and chaos. The Mission is concerned about all the  [ Read More ]