Articles tagged with: Libya

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

Libyan PM resigns as trial of Gaddafi sons, aides begins

Tripoli, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libyan Prime Minister-Designate Abdallah Al-Thinni resigned suddenly on Sunday, saying in a statement that he feared for the safety of his family after armed men attacked his residence. In his resignation letter to Libya’s interim parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), Thinni said his home had been the site of a “cowardly attack” on Saturday, and that he could not “accept to see any violence because of my position.” The GNC made no officia...

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Haley Cook and Jason Pack
on : Friday, 4 Apr, 2014

Rebels at the Porthole

Three years ago, the term “rebel,” when used by the Western media in reference to Libya, conjured up images of unlikely young fighters who took up arms for the first time against an unjust regime, guided by a hatred of tyranny, a desire for personal freedoms, and the memory of anticolonial hero Omar Mukhtar, whose image adorned rebel banners. Now, in 2014, other groups have come forward to challenge the current interim government and debate the legitimacy of Libya’s current political t...

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Tasbeeh Herwees
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on : Thursday, 27 Mar, 2014

Libya’s Cyrenaican Crisis

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan’s ouster earlier this month came as no surprise to anyone following Libyan politics closely. Although calls for his resignation began almost as soon...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 6 Mar, 2014

Libyan parliament seeks to beef up security measures

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libya’s transitional government is attempting to put in place new security measures after the country’s interim parliament, the General National Co...

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Hannah Lucinda Smith
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on : Thursday, 27 Feb, 2014

A Dictator behind the Scenes

The men who gathered around the television screen had been talking and joking without pause for several hours straight, but when Mohammed pressed the ‘play’ button they all...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 20 Feb, 2014

Libyans vote for constitution-drafting panel

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libyans headed to the polls on Thursday to elect a body to draft the country’s first post-Gaddafi constitution as Tripoli announced it had reached a ...

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Jason Pack
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on : Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014

Libya vs Western Bankers

Late last month, Libya’s sovereign wealth fund sued the global investment bank Goldman Sachs at London’s High Court. It is alleged that the fund lost in excess of 1 billion US ...

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Tasbeeh Herwees
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on : Wednesday, 29 Jan, 2014

A Stark Reality for Libya’s Progress

This week, in Tunisia, the country's National Assembly passed a new constitution providing a clear benchmark for the progress of a democratic transition in the wake of the 2011...

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Jason Pack and Haley Cook
on : Tuesday, 31 Dec, 2013

Libya’s Happy New Year?

While part of the world celebrated Christmas Eve, Libya marked its sixty-second birthday; the country gained its independence from British and French military administration and th...

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Jason Pack and Haley Cook
on : Monday, 9 Dec, 2013

Breaking the Libyan Oil Blockade

Libya is currently facing one of its most complex dilemmas. The continuing occupation of multiple oil and gas production sites, pipelines, platforms and export terminals by armed p...

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