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Libya: In tough times, Benghazi commemorates 'International Day Against Torture'Benghazi, the birthplace of Libya’s February 17th Revolution, is fraught these days with risk. In the past month, there have been bombings of police and military installations, tense demonstrations, and shootouts between security forces and other armed groups, resulting in dozens of casualties and hundreds of injuries. OMCT is treading into this uncertain terrain this week to call for an end to the violence on the occasion of June 26, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
Prime Minister, four ministers in Libya for bilateral meetingsPrime Minister’s busy weekend continues with a day trip to Tripoli to meet his Libyan counterpart for bilateral talks.
Ahmid Abdulsalam Zenker GaddafiAhmid Abdulsalam Zenker Gaddafi (29 years old), the father of three children and the only brother of ten blocks of the population was killed by an armed group Sabha accidentally on his way to Tripoli.
Safwan Milad to run for the presidency of the National ConferenceSafwan Milad a member of the National Conference announced his desire to run for the presidency of the National Conference successor to President Previous Muhammad Maqrif.
Libya’s Ansar al Shariah, expelled after Ambassador Chris Stevens’ death, is back in BenghaziBENGHAZI, Libya — The September death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans was supposed to mark the end of Ansar al Shariah, the extremist militia suspected of being behind the attack and that had controlled the streets of this city for months beforehand, demanding that an Islamist country emerge from the 2011 revolution that toppled longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Tawerghans reject Zeidan’s appeal not to return homeWith just there days to go to the 25 June plan by by Tawerghans to head back to their hometown, their leaders in a refugee camp at Janzour have rejected the Prime Minister’s call on Thursday to delay the move. They accuse Ali Zeidan of being a mouthpiece for Misrata, whose forces expelled them in August 2011.
Film showings tonight in Tripoli, Zawia and BenghaziTonight, the Arete Cinema Club will be showing films in Tripoli, Zawia and Benghazi.
Libyan laws 'draconian,' rights group saysHuman Rights Watch called on Libyan authorities to drop charges against political party officials facing the death penalty for insulting Islam.
Libyan National Party Secretary-General Fathi Sager and Policy Manager Ali Tekbali are facing the death penalty for allegedly insulting Islam with political propaganda displayed during 2012 elections for the General National Congress.
In Turnabout, Syria Rebels Get Libyan WeaponsDuring his more than four decades in power, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya was North Africa’s outrageously self-styled arms benefactor, a donor of weapons to guerrillas and terrorists around the world fighting governments he did not like.
Congressional Committee accuses Zeidan of ignoring Islamic Affairs MinisterCongress’ Committee on Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has accused the Prime Minister of deliberately sidelining the Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ministry.
Maltese prime minister due for talks with Zeidan on SundayMaltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is due on Sunday in Tripoli for talks with Ali Zeidan on further developing political and economic relations between the two Mediterranean neighbours.
Abdullah sends letter to Libyan counterpartShaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,Foreign Minister, has sent a message to Dr Mohammad Abdulaziz, Libya’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, dealing with bilateral ties.
ABB monitoring security after employees shot in suspected car-jacking attemptThe Swiss-based power company ABB is monitoring the situation in Libya after two employees, a German engineer and a Libyan driver, were shot and wounded by gunmen yesterday on the road between Ajdabiya and Zueitina.
Amnesty denounces Libya arrests, tortureThe UN Security Council on Friday condemned what it said were arbitrary arrests and torture in Libya as it struggles with a transition to full democracy after the overthrow and death of Muammar Gaddafi.
Libya holds stakes in South African hotels, including MichelangeloSouth Africa has identified investments made on a “commercial basis” by the Libyan government domestically, including the Michelangelo Towers in Johannesburg.
New US ambassador to Libya presents credentialsTripoli (dpa) - The new United States ambassador to Libya, Deborah K Jones, presented on Thursday her credentials to the vice president of the country‘s parliament, Salih al-Makhzoum, reported Libya‘s official news agency LANA.
Gunmen shoot ABB engineer in eastern LibyaA German engineer working for the Swiss-based ABB group and his driver were wounded on Thursday when unidentified gunmen fired on their car in eastern Libya, a security official said.
Rights group says 2 Libyan politicians shouldn't face death penalty for election cartoonsHuman Rights Watch has urged judicial authorities in Libya to drop criminal charges against two politicians facing the death penalty for using election posters deemed offensive to Islam.
Gaddafi interpreter says Libya funded Sarkozy campaignMuammar Gaddafi's interpreter has said Libya helped finance Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign in France - an allegation Mr Sarkozy denies.
Supreme Court: Libyan loses bid to stay in CanadaThe Supreme Court of Canada says the public safety minister’s decision to reject Muhsen Ahmed Agraira’s permanent residence application was reasonable.
Libyan PM Asks Displaced Residents to Delay ReturnLibya's prime minister on Thursday told ethnic Africans forced to flee their homes during the country's 2011 civil war to delay their planned return.
World Refugee Day celebrated in Libya with UNHCRWorld Refugee Day is being celebrated for the second time in Libya. This morning hundreds of internal displaced and refugee children took part of the marathon in Furusiya organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees.