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Libya, Algeria mend ties

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika met with National Transitional Council (NTC) chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil for the first time on Tuesday (November 15th), signalling a breakthrough in relations with the new Libya leadership. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Doha. “President Abdelaziz Bouteflika talked in a tripartite […]

Libya imposes visa requirement on Egyptians-agency

Libya has told Egyptians they will need visas to enter the country, Egypt’s state news agency said on Wednesday, after Egypt imposed travel restrictions on Libyans during the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. Egypt toughened its entry requirements after the rebellion broke out in eastern Libya in February and some Libyans tried to cross the border […]

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The EU opens a new delegation in Libya

The EU High Representative Catherine Ashton officially inaugurate the new Delegation of the European Union in Libya. At the inauguration she underlined that the Delegation is much more than a building, it is a symbol of EU determination to stand with the people of Libya into the future. Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign […]

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 […]