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Conflicting Reports of Attack on Magarief

The head of Libya's parliament, Mohamed Magarief [Magariaf] (pictured), was reportedly unharmed following an assassination attempt in Sabha [Sebha], 800km south of Tripoli. Libya Herald reports that gunmen fired at a hotel, understood to be the Fezzan, on Friday evening, injuring three of his guards. The President and members of a GNC delegation were present […]

Video: Ghaddafi "Sent €50m to Sarkozy"

According to Iran's PressTV, a French judge has been offered hard evidence that Gaddafi did send more than 50 million euros to Nicolas Sarkozy in illegal campaign financing. Ziad Takkedine, a middleman for international arms deals, even offered to expand the alleged conspiracy. He claims to have written contracts, money transfers and other documents which […]


US Warns Against Travel to Libya

The US State Department has issued a new travel warning for Libya, advising against all travel to Benghazi: The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Libya and strongly advises against all but essential travel to Tripoli and all travel to Benghazi, Bani Walid, and southern Libya, including border areas […]

Libya Lifts Ghaddafi-era Travel Bans

Libya has dropped all arrest warrants and travel bans imposed by the regime of Muamar Ghaddafi against the dictator's opponents, reports AFP. Interior Minister Ashour Shawyel took the decision in response to difficulties encountered by opponents of the former regime when travelling abroad on official missions. A large numbers of former dissidents hold senior positions […]


Another Big Year for Libya

2012 has been a momentous year for Libya, with the holding of the first democratic elections since 1952, followed by the transfer of power from the National Transitional Council, and the election by the Congress of Ali Zidan as Prime Minister, after two unsuccessful attempts by Mustafa Abushagur. Sadly, the difficulties in bringing law and […]

Telecoms Disrupted in Libya

Telephone and internet services in Libya have been disrupted by two separate incidents. A fire, believed to be arson, at an underground fiber optic junction box in the Soug il-Thlat district of Tripoli caused major disruptions to telecommunications inside and outside Libya yesterday. Telecom companies were on the scene within an hour and took action […]

Libya Rejects Appointment of Mauritanian Ambassador

Tripoli Post reports that the Libyan authorities have refused to accredit the new ambassador from Mauritania, claiming that he was loyal to the regime of the former dictator Muamar Ghaddafi. The Mauritanian government confirmed the Libyan action and renewed its request for acceptance of Hammoud Weld Abdi, but the Libyan government insisted that it would […]