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Italian PM, Delegation Start Visit to Libya

Italian prime minister Mario Monti arrived in the Libyan capital, Tripoli Saturday to revive a treaty of friendship and to offer his nation’s expertise in training police in the country that after an eight-month revolution emerged from the dictatorial rule of Muammar Gaddafi. On his first visit to Libya since the ousting of Gaddafi, Monti […]

Libya and Tunisia sign security accord

Libya and Tunisia agreed on Thursday to boost cooperation on security, the fight against “terrorist groups” and border controls, according to a memorandum of understanding signed in Tripoli. The north African neighbours agreed to “exchange information on the activities and crimes of terrorist groups… their sources of financing and the movements of their leaders,” said […]

Foreign Ministry Still Recommending Ukrainians Hold Back From Travels To Libya

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is still recommending Ukrainian citizens to hold back from travels to Libya since the unstable socio-political situation in the country, Foreign Affairs Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko wrote on his page in the social network Twitter. “The Foreign Affairs Ministry still officially does not recommend Ukrainians to visit Libya,” he […]

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Top Egyptian general to visit Libyan leaders

In his first major trip abroad as acting head of state, Egypt’s top general is scheduled to fly to Libya on Monday for talks with interim leaders there on the cross-border flow of weapons and the return of Egyptian laborers who fled by the thousands during the Libyan revolution. Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi’s expected […]

The Political Scene in the New Libya

The current political scene in Libya is buzzing with political activities like never before; political parties were banned under the Gaddafi rule, as he claimed power to the people, and his idea of the “state of the masses”. After the successful campaign to oust Gaddafi out of power, the political scene in Libya is being […]

Libyan parties reject draft election law

Twelve moderate Islamist parties in Libya have rejected a proposed election law because it encourages voting along tribal lines and gives undue influence to the wealthy, they said late on Saturday. The draft law, published by the National Transitional Council (NTC) on January 2, will set the rules of a vote for the national assembly […]

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Leadership forum for Libyan youth

Qatar based Silatech has partnered with the Libyan National Transitional Council and the Benghazi Local Council in organising the first Libyan Youth Leadership Forum, held recently in Benghazi. The conference brought over 300 young Libyans and government officials together with representatives of Arab and international civil society organisations. Silatech served as knowledge partner for the […]

Ugandan Embassy in Libya to Re-open Soon

After the Ugandan embassy in Tripoli, Libya was temporarily closed due to the uprising that caused chaos in the country from mid February 2011, Ugandans in Libya as well as other people of different nationalities who may need to associate with Uganda have a reason to smile as the embassy is to be re-opened in […]

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