Libya News

GNC call on militias for security

GNC call on militias for security

A convoy of militias have returned to the Libyan capital Tripoli for security purposes on Tuesday.

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JORDANIAN AMBASSADOR KIDNAPPERS DEMAND PRISONER RELEASE

JORDANIAN AMBASSADOR KIDNAPPERS DEMAND PRISONER RELEASE

(Reuters) Jordan’s ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen who demanded a militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat’s freedom.

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Two Ansar al-Sharia members killed in two days

Two Ansar al-Sharia members killed in two days

A member of Ansar al-Sharia was killed on Wednesday morning in the city of Derna.

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International News

Wanted jihadist hiding in Libya: Malian security sources

Wanted jihadist hiding in Libya: Malian security sources

(AFP) Fugitive jihadist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar is hiding in Libya, from where he plans to mastermind terrorist attacks across Africa’s Sahel region, security sources told AFP on Sunday.

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Italy rescues 4,000 migrants in 48 hours in escalating crisis

Italy rescues 4,000 migrants in 48 hours in escalating crisis

(Reuters) – Italy has rescued 4,000 migrants from boats trying to reach European shores in the past 48 hours in a deepening immigration crisis, the interior minister said on Wednesday.

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Deputy GNC president’s trip to Brussels cost State 40,000 Euros

Deputy GNC president’s trip to Brussels cost State 40,000 Euros

Deputy President of the General National Congress, Ezzedine al-Awami, is reported to have cost the State 40,000 Euros on a recent two day trip to Brussels.

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Business & Finance

Libya’s Zueitina oil port still closed one week after rebel deal

Libya’s Zueitina oil port still closed one week after rebel deal

(Reuters) – 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.

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Oil up on Ukraine concerns; Libyan prospects limit rise

Oil up on Ukraine concerns; Libyan prospects limit rise

(Reuters) – Oil rose towards $108 per barrel on Monday on concern that escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine could lead to supply disruption, though prices were capped by the prospect of a recovery in Libyan exports.

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Libya’s western Zawiya oil port, refinery shut by protests

Libya’s western Zawiya oil port, refinery shut by protests

(Reuters) – Libya’s bid to resume normal oil exports after blockades at eastern ports that have lasted months stumbled on Friday when the oil terminal and refinery at Zawiya in the west were closed by fresh protests.

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Culture & Lifestyle

Marine authorities warn of poisonous fish

Marine authorities warn of poisonous fish

Marine biologists in Libya have warned citizens to avoid a poisonous puffer fish that has made its way onto market stalls.

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Book Review: Toppling Qaddafi by Christopher S. Chivvis

Book Review: Toppling Qaddafi by Christopher S. Chivvis

War is a dark, ugly path that leaves a trail of devastation and often echoes on a country’s future for many years to come.

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Traffic blockades disrupt Tripoli

Traffic blockades disrupt Tripoli

Traffic continues to be closed in Tripoli after groups have blockaded a number of roads, including one’s that permit government access.

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Sports

Latest in Libyan Premier League

Latest in Libyan Premier League

Here are the latest results and fixtures from the Libyan Premier League:

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Former Libyan flag raised at football match

Former Libyan flag raised at football match

Libyans were outraged after the green flag representing the Gaddafi regime was raised in Egypt at a football between Al-Ahli Benghazi and Al-Ahli Cairo on Saturday.

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Feature: 70′s Libyan boxing sensation Yousef Queider

Feature: 70′s Libyan boxing sensation Yousef Queider

Yousef Queidir.  It’s a name worth remembering. Out of 20 fighters at the Golden Gloves district championships in February 4, 1972, Queidir was perhaps the most devastating. He was certainly the most unique. Among the important things to know about him were that he had been in the United States for just Six months prior, […]

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Opinion

Far Right Republican’s, including Michele Bachmann visit Libya, Nothing but Cynical Politics

Far Right Republican’s, including Michele Bachmann visit Libya, Nothing but Cynical Politics

              (Opinion) Republican’s Michele Bachmann (Minnesota), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Steve King (Iowa) are visiting Libya. For people living outside of the US, these three politicians are considered to be on the far right of the Republican party and members of the Tea Party Coalition. Steve King has called the […]

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Optimism prevails in Libya

Optimism prevails in Libya

The standard duty of the press is to report on events, usually negative ones. Libya is no exception. With all the assassinations in Benghazi, protests in oil fields,

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Libya back in the limelight – for the wrong reasons

Libya back in the limelight – for the wrong reasons

Zeidan was kidnapped by security forces his government employ. The story reached global headlines and placed Libyan back in the media spotlight,

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