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Libya rebels warn Tripoli oil ports to stayBy Feras Bosalum and Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A rebel group in eastern Libya that controls several oil ports said on Thursday it would not reopen the key Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals unless the government implemented its part of a recent deal to end the oil blockade. In a sign of further delays to restart vital oil exports from the volatile east, rebels said the Tripoli government ...
Posted on 24 April 2014 | 9:36 am
Libya expects $8 bln deficit in 2014 afterBy Ulf Laessing and Feras Bosalum TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya plans deep austerity measures to tackle a budget deficit expected to reach up to 10 billion Libyan dinars ($8 billion) this year due to rebel blockades which have strangled oil production, a senior lawmaker told Reuters. Mohammed Ali Abdallah, who heads parliament's budget committee, said this year's deficit could be covered by budget ...
Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:49 am
Libya starts voter registration for generalBy Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya will start registering voters for general elections, officials said on Tuesday, in the first concrete step indicating a vote will take place later this year. In February, the Libyan parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), agreed to hold early elections, in an apparent effort to assuage Libyans frustrated at political chaos nearly three years ...
Posted on 22 April 2014 | 11:51 pm
Libya to expel 271 illegal migrants fromTRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya plans to expel 271 migrants from sub-Saharan countries in a fresh crackdown on illegal immigration to and through the North African country, state news agency LANA said on Tuesday. The emigrants will be deported to their home countries Chad, Niger, Eritrea, Ghana, Sudan and Nigeria, LANA said, quoting immigration officials. Many migrants from sub-Saharan Africa head to ...
Posted on 22 April 2014 | 7:43 am
Jihadist group in Libya releases video ofA jihadist group in Libya on Monday released a video showing a kidnapped Tunisian embassy staffer pleading with authorities in Tunis to negotiate with his captors. The hostage, Mohamed ben Sheikh, is shown crying during the five-minute video as he calls on Tunisia's president to help rescue him. I want to return to Tunisia. The video was posted on social networking sites.
Posted on 21 April 2014 | 11:06 am