WASHINGTON — The unrest and division within Libya may come to blows between rebel militia and government-affiliated militia forces. Reuters reported that the Libyan parliament has ordered a special force to be deployed within a week to “liberate” port cities held by rebel militia. The eastern port cities have led to a virtual freeze on […]
Exiled former prime minister who has fears over his safety says vote to oust him was miscounted by rivals.
WASHINGTON — United Nations experts are now saying that Libya is now a central hub for the transfer and sales of illegal arms, which includes shoulder-fired missiles. Reuters reported that these illegal arms have been moved to at least 14 countries and are the basis of fueling violence on several continents. In a briefing of […]
Conservatives in the United States are focused on Benghazi conspiracy theories while the rest of Libya burns. The post Forget Benghazi Conspiracies, The Real Disgrace In Libya Is What’s Happening There Now appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa Maximilian Forte Montreal, Baraka Books, 2012 341 pp, $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978 -1 -926824-52 -9 The post-WW II anti-colonialism is now reversed with a neocolonial thrust to Middle-East and Africa. The case of recent attack on Libya by NATO powers in support of the rebels against […]
Struggle over oil wealth remains at the heart of the latest political crisis unfolding in the North African nation.
Last night I was channel surfing and stumbled upon a documentary show marathon on the CIA. One of the episodes focused on the CIA’s involvement in the death of Muammar al-Gaddafi. Libya hated the US for political and cultural reasons. … Continue reading ?
Libya's navy has lost contact with an oil tanker that loaded oil in a rebel-held port and has now slipped into Egyptian waters after being attacked by Libya's air force, a government minister said on Wednesday. The post Rebel Tanker Reaches Egyptian Waters After Escaping Libya appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
(By Juan Cole) In a series of dramatic political moves, the Libyan General National Congress on Tuesday made a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. Zeidan, identified as a…
Deposed leader Ali Zeidan was in Malta late on Tuesday before going to "another European country", Malta's PM says.
Ali Zeidan was in Malta on a refuelling stop before going to "another European country", Malta's PM says.
(TRIPOLI, Libya) — Libya’s ousted prime minister has left the country despite a ban on travel, hours after parliament removed him from office in a no-confidence vote. Officials in Tripoli on Wednesday could not confirm the departure of Ali Zidan, Libya’s first democratically chosen leader who had struggled for 15 months to stem the country’s…
The bizarre tale of the North Korean-flagged oil tanker that has been trying to escape the clutches of Libya's fragile central government has prompted days of conflicting news coverage, precipitated the fall of the country's prime minister, and underscored the continued threat posed by its patchwork of heavily armed militias. Show More Summary
The Libyan defense minister took over duties as prime minister this morning as the Libyan parliament voted "no confidence" in the current prime minister after a North-Korea-flagged tanker broke the "blockade" from a rebel-held port.Show More Summary
(TRIPOLI, Libya) — Libya’s parliament has ousted the nation’s prime minister in a vote of confidence. The chamber also named on Tuesday the defense minister as an interim prime minister until a replacement for Ali Zidan is found. The vote of confidence followed a standoff between the central government in Tripoli and powerful militias in…
Libya's oil production is down over 80% in the past year. That's not changing soon, and these European producers belong in your portfolio.
North Korean-flagged vessel slips past Libyan warships and is now in international waters, rebels and officials say.