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Archive for April 15th, 2014

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15 April 2014 The Jordanian ambassador to Libya has been kidnapped in the capital Tripoli, in an attack that left his driver wounded, officials say. Libya’s foreign ministry confirmed the kidnapping to the BBC, adding that the driver was in hospital. The Jordanian embassy in Tripoli also confirmed the attack, but it is unclear who was behind it. Libya has  [ Read More ]

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Mon Apr 14, 2014 By Julia Payne Libya opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi’s sons and dozens of his ex-officials on Monday in a test of its transition to democracy, but it was quickly adjourned as some of the investigations had not been completed. Neither son, Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, was in court at Tripoli’s Al-Hadba prison,  [ Read More ]

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14 April 2014 Crude oil prices rose in early Monday trading amid tensions in Ukraine, but fell again after Libyan protesters ended their occupation of an oil port. The price of Brent crude futures briefly rose above $108 a barrel, but later fell back to $107.30. Libya’s state oil firm said the port of Zawiya and its refinery had reopened  [ Read More ]

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TRIPOLI, April 14 2014 Libya’s eastern Zueitina oil port was still not under government control one week after an agreement with a federalist rebel group to immediately re-open it along with the Hariga terminal, a spokesman for National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Monday. The spokesman said that NOC was still waiting for confirmation from the government-run Petroleum Facilities Guard  [ Read More ]

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Mon Apr 14, 2014 Italian airline Alitalia said on Monday it would resume daily direct flights from Rome to the Libyan capital Tripoli starting on April 16. Italy’s flagship carrier suspended flights to the Libyan capital on March 23. In March, a bomb exploded on the main runway at Tripoli, highlighting deteriorating security in the North African country. After the  [ Read More ]