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Archive for August, 2014

Posted by admin On Aug - 29 - 2014 0 Comment

Tripoli, 28 August 2014: The President of the Constitutional Drafting Committee, Ali Tarhouni, has been to Tunisia to meet with the parties involved in developing the country’s own post-revolutionary constitution. Tarhouni has said it is his hope he and his Libyan colleagues will be able to “benefit from the Tunisian experience,” the Libyan News Agency LANA reported. He added that a successful constitution  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 29 - 2014 0 Comment

Benghazi, 28 August 2014: The Libyan House of a Representatives has issued the names of five people who are on its shortlist for post of Prime Minister. Heading the list is the current caretaker incumbent, Abdullah Al-Thinni. ” There are five names under discussion,” Benghazi Member of Parliament Aisa Al-Araibi told the Libya Herald – “Abdullah Al-Thinni, Ashur Shuwail, Omar Abassi, Ali  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 29 - 2014 0 Comment

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on the United Nations to organize “exceptional” support for Libyan authorities to restore order there because there was a risk the country could fall into chaos. “My main concern today is Libya,” Hollande told an annual address to French diplomats. “If we do not do anything internationally, terrorism will spread across the entire  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 28 - 2014 0 Comment

Mr. President, 1. In recent days, armed confrontations, which are both the cause and the result of deep divisions among Libyan political factions, have been unprecedented in their gravity and, to be sure, very alarming. The House of Representatives has resolved that groups fighting under the name of Fajr Libya (Libya’s Dawn) and Ansar al Shari’a are terrorists and outlaws.  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 28 - 2014 0 Comment

27/8/2014 The US will listen to all sides in Libya but will only recognise the democratically elected House of Representatives, US ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones said this morning. She insisted though this did not mean the US would agree with every decision taken by the House of Representatives such as a recent blanket labelling of Misurata militias as terrorist  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 28 - 2014 0 Comment

Secretary-General’s Envoy, Libya’s Permanent Representative Participate   Expressing its strong support for the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the Security Council today called on all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire and an end to the fighting.   Unanimously adopting resolution 2174 (2014) under the Charter’s Chapter VII, the 15-member body condemned the use of violence against civilians and  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 27 - 2014 0 Comment

Tripoli, 26 August 2014: The UK-based Docklands Victims Association (DVA), founded in the aftermath of a massive terrorist attack in London’s Docklands in 1996 in which the IRA used semtex explosive provided by Qaddafi, has called on the UN to immediately intervene in the Libyan crisis to prevent a further loss of Libyan lives and humanitarian disaster. In a letter  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 25, 2014 The governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn the escalation of fighting and violence in and around Tripoli, Benghazi, and across Libya, especially against residential areas, public facilities, and critical infrastructure, by both land attacks and air strikes. We reiterate our calls, joining those  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 22 - 2014 0 Comment

Tripoli, 22 August 2014: As part of its continued internal organization, the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) convening in Tobruk, elected its rapporteur, deputy rapporteur and three clerks/inspectors in its morning session yesterday. The three elected clerks were: 1- Zayed Abubaker – from the district of Sirte 2-Sulieman Awad – Marj 3-Izedeen Aburawy – Swani   The HoR also elected  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 21 - 2014 0 Comment

Libya has restarted oil exports from its biggest port for the first time since the end of a year-long blockade, a boost to the central government which is struggling with a wave of clashes in the capital. The OPEC member’s oil production has risen in the past few weeks to around 560,000 barrels a day as ports in the east  [ Read More ]