Libya News

Libya’s constitution-drafting body starts work

Libya’s constitution-drafting body starts work

(Reuters) – A special body to draft a new constitution for Libya convened in the volatile east on Sunday,

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Toubou reps accused of obstructing peace in Sabha

Toubou reps accused of obstructing peace in Sabha

Minister of Labour Mohammed Sualim has accused representatives from the Toubou people of obstructing the implementation of security plans in Sabha.

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Security efforts increased to save Jordanian Ambassador, Justice Minister says

Security efforts increased to save Jordanian Ambassador, Justice Minister says

Libya’s Justice Minister Salah Mirghani announced security and diplomatic efforts are under way to release the kidnapped Jordanian Ambassador, but refused to disclose further details.

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International News

Jihadist group in Libya releases video of sobbing hostage

Jihadist group in Libya releases video of sobbing hostage

A Jihadist group in Libya released a video on Monday showing a kidnapped hostage from the Tunisian embassy pleading with the authorities in Tunis to negotiate with his captors

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Foreign Ministry deny departure of ambassadors

Foreign Ministry deny departure of ambassadors

The Libyan Foreign Minister has denied any allegations that ambassadors and diplomats based in Libya have vacated the country during this time of crisis, LANA reported on Sunday.

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Italian Ambassador leaves Libya due to unrest

Italian Ambassador leaves Libya due to unrest

The Italian Ambassador to Libya has joined fellow international diplomats on departing the country due to the current unrest, following a series of attacks.

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Business & Finance

Technical problems delay reopening of Libya’s Zueitina oil port: minister

Technical problems delay reopening of Libya’s Zueitina oil port: minister

(Reuters) – Technical problems have delayed the reopening of Libya’s eastern Zueitina oil export terminal after the government reached a deal with rebels to end an eight-month blockade of the port, a minister said on Sunday.

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Libyan NOC Advisory Committee Board Meeting in London

Libyan NOC Advisory Committee Board Meeting in London

IRN and co-organiser Oliver Kinross met with senior Libyan NOC delegation and the Executive Advisory Committee on 2nd and 3rd April

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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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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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