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Arab Spring’s business mode

Regime change in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya is already celebrated in the West as a crucial step towards political freedom. Elections aim to lay the foundation for the democratisation of the region. The logical assumption is that the ongoing political reform process will fundamentally change the face of the Arab World. These developments, however, are […]

Tunisians, Turks Can Enter Libya Without Visa

The head of the Libyan National Transitional Council, Mostafa Abdul Jalil has recently announced that  Tunisian and Turkish passport holders will be allowed to enter Libya without applying for a visa. However, other nationalities such as Algerians, Moroccans, Syrians, and many other African Nationalities; are not allowed to enter the country without a visa. Mr. […]

Ambassador to Libya stresses ‘long-term plan’

South Korea needs a long-term, diversified plan to set up new diplomatic ties with Libya as it transitions from Moammar Gadhafi’s decades-long rule, Seoul’s top diplomat to the North African state said Friday. “Economy should not be the only focus,” Cho Dae-sik, the South Korean ambassador to Libya, told reporters in Seoul. “We need a […]

A New Libyan Political Party Taking Shape On Lines of ‘Moderate’ Islamic Democracy

Libya’s Islamists are forming a new party that will be run on the “moderate” Libyan cleric Dr Ali al-Sallabi announced during an interview carried in Thursday’s British national daily newspaper, The Daily Telegraph. Dr Al-Sallabi, who spent eight years in the former regime’s most notorious prison Abu Salim, and described as the figurehead of Libya’s […]

Iranian FM Leaves Istanbul for Libya

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi left Turkey for Libya to meet the country’s interim government officials on bilateral ties and the fate of Shiite Cleric Imam Musa Sadr. Salehi, who was in Turkey to attend an international conference on Afghanistan in Istanbul, left the country for Tripoli, where he is due to meet with […]

Embassy of Libya to be Established in Warsaw

The Department for European Affairs of Libya’s Transitional National Council’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has notified the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the Libyan Representation in Poland will be upgraded to the rank of Embassy. “Having regard to the historic relations between Libya and Poland as well as Poland’s position supporting Libya ever since […]

Japan reopens embassy in Libya

The Japanese embassy in Libya has reopened after being closed for about eight months due to the fighting in the country, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. Ambassador to Libya Wataru Nishigahiro and his secretary are now back in Tripoli, but their work is limited to negotiations with Libya’s new governing body, the National Transitional Council, […]

Libya’s NTC names interim prime minister

Libya’s Transitional National Council (NTC) has chosen Abdurrahim El Keib as the country’s new interim prime minister to replace Mahmoud Jibril. El Keib, an electrical engineer and professor at the university of Tripoli, garnered 26 votes out of the total of 51 votes, and said that he expected to choose his cabinet ministers within two weeks. Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the […]