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Companies to manage $11B of Libya wealth – The Daily Star


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Companies to manage $11B of Libya wealth
The Daily Star
Abdel-Magid Breish, the chairman of Libya's $66 billion sovereign wealth fund, said it planned to hire external companies to manage about $11 billion of its assets under a restructuring plan. The Libyan Investment Authority, valued at about $66 billion
Libyan wealth fund to appoint investment managersgulfnews.com

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Posted on 20 April 2014 | 7:19 am

High stakes as restive Benghazi votes in Libyan local polls – Reuters UK


High stakes as restive Benghazi votes in Libyan local polls
Reuters UK
Rebels remain in control of Libya's two largest oil terminals – Es Sider and Ras Lanuf — with their fate depending on talks that include rebel demands for greater autonomy in the eastern region of Cyrenaica, of which Benghazi is the capital. (Writing

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 7:40 pm

Army officers in Libya to train coastguard – Times of Malta


Army officers in Libya to train coastguard
Times of Malta
But as Libya strives to achieve normality three years after the Gaddafi regime was deposed, two Maltese army officers are giving it their best shot to help the country set up a functional coastguard. Colonel Emmanuel Mallia and Captain David Aquilina

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 1:10 pm

Amizagh look to regain language in Libya – Aljazeera.com


Amizagh look to regain language in Libya
Aljazeera.com
A minority group in Libya, known as the Amizagh, was banned from practising its culture under former leader Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi outlawed the Amazigh people's flag, any celebration of their culture and their mother tongue. Members of the group are …

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 12:01 pm

Libya media accused of incitement – Aljazeera.com


Libya media accused of incitement
Aljazeera.com
In the three years since the Libya revolution, 50 new TV channels have opened up and the country's weak central government struggles to control the messages they send out. Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Libya's capital, Tripoli. 79. Source:.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 5:01 pm

Gunmen kidnap Tunisian diplomat in Libya – Reuters UK


Gunmen kidnap Tunisian diplomat in Libya
Reuters UK
On Tuesday, gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya and demanded an Islamist militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat's freedom. Masked men shot and wounded the driver of Ambassador Fawaz al-Itan's car as they …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 10:28 pm

Libya plans ‘smart cards’ to cut fuel subsidies that boost smuggling – Reuters UK


Libya plans 'smart cards' to cut fuel subsidies that boost smuggling
Reuters UK
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya plans to limit the costly subsidies its citizens enjoy when buying motor fuel – much of which is smuggled into Tunisia for resale at higher prices – by introducing a "smart card" system like one newly implemented in

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 8:43 pm

Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital
Aljazeera.com
A Tunisian diplomat has been kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya's foreign ministry said, two days after gunmen seized Jordan's ambassador. A spokesman for the foreign ministry said it was unclear who was behind the kidnapping of the
'Portuguese embassy in Libya target of gunmen attack'Yahoo News
Fresh attack targets foreign diplomats in LibyaAl-Arabiya
Libyan kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat demand Islamists' releaseReuters UK
euronews -News24
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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 4:47 pm

Jordan’s ambassador to Libya is kidnapped in Tripoli – CNN


CNN

Jordan's ambassador to Libya is kidnapped in Tripoli
CNN
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped Tuesday in central Tripoli, the foreign ministries of both nations said. Ambassador Fawaz al-Aytan and members of his security detail were abducted and his driver was injured, Jordan's …
Jordanian ambassador seized in Libya, kidnappers demand prisoner releaseReuters UK
Gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to LibyaYahoo News
Gunmen kidnap Jordan envoy to LibyaThe Daily Star
New York Times -Aljazeera.com
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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 7:34 am

Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya attack – BBC News


BBC News

Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya attack
BBC News
Jordan's ambassador to Libya has been abducted by masked gunmen in the capital, Tripoli, officials say. Assailants opened fire on Fawaz al-Itan's vehicle, wounding the driver, as they left his house early on Tuesday. The kidnappers are said to have …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 8:47 am

Libya – Yahoo News Search Results

Libya threatens to bomb N.Korean tanker if it ships oil from rebel port

Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tried to ship oil from a rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a stand-off over the country's petroleum wealth.        

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 5:52 am

Libya expecting oil sector to recover

Daniel J. Graeber TRIPOLI, Libya, April 18 (UPI) — Libya's oil sector may be able to make up for losses incurred by a rebel blockade as soon as production and export levels return to normal, a spokesman said.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 1:47 pm

Libya plans 'smart cards' to cut fuel subsidies that boost smuggling

By Julia Payne TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya plans to limit the costly subsidies its citizens enjoy when buying motor fuel – much of which is smuggled into Tunisia for resale at higher prices – by introducing a "smart card" system like one newly implemented in neighbouring Egypt. The weak interim government has been reluctant to cut the subsidies, introduced by former leader Muammar Gaddafi to …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 8:32 pm

Tunisian diplomat missing in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Officials say a Tunisian diplomat has gone missing in the Libyan capital, days after gunmen kidnapped the Jordanian ambassador.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 7:59 pm

Libya's Zawiya refinery ramps up after shutdown

Libya's Zawiya refinery has returned to pre-shutdown output levels at around 60 percent of capacity and is running Brega crude oil, a senior Libyan oil official said on Thursday. The 120,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) refinery and port re-opened at the weekend after being shut down by opponents of the General National Council (assembly) for a few days. The refinery, which supplies the capital and …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 4:12 pm

Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped in Tripoli

Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped in central Tripoli on Tuesday, the foreign ministries of both nations said.

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 3:39 pm

Libya: Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 1:35 pm

Official: Gunmen abduct Jordan ambassador in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Masked gunmen seized the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions and kidnappings that have swept Libya underscoring the lawlessness in the North African nation since the 2011 overthrow of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 10:27 am

Libya adjourns trial of ex-Gaddafi officials and sons

By Julia Payne TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and dozens of his ex-officials on Monday in a test of its transition to democracy, but it was quickly adjourned as some of the investigations had not been completed. Neither son, Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, was in court at Tripoli's Al-Hadba prison, but the late ruler's spy chief Abdullah al …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 6:24 pm

Libya judge orders Gadhafi son tried by video link

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan judge in the trial of former regime officials decided Monday that Moammar Gadhafi's son, held by a militia in the country's west, can be tried in the proceedings via a video link.

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 2:40 pm