January 2018

Italy to increase military presence in Libya, eastern parliament deplores

January 18, 2018 - 21:51
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Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) condemned on Thursday Italy’s decision to send more troops to Libya as a clear violation of the country’s sovereignty.

The National Defense and Security Committee of HoR said in a statement that the Italian parliament’s vote to deploy more troops to Libya’s Misrata is “recognition of presence of these troops despite previous denial.”

Europe's oil giants Shell, BP sign deals to buy Libya's oil

January 18, 2018 - 21:42
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Royal Dutch Shell and British Petroleum (BP) are believed to have signed annual deals to buy Libyan crude, after a remarkable recovery in Libya's production and security conditions.

Bloomberg reported that Europe’s biggest oil company - Shell - will load its first cargo under the contract within days, citing anonymous sources from the company as saying that the deal with Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) was the first of its kind since 2013.

Special Deterrent Force denies agreement to form committee to assess Mitiga airport prison

January 18, 2018 - 18:23
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

The Special Deterrent Force (SDF) issued a statement on Facebook Thursday denying news about an agreement reached on Wednesday that involved its commander Abdel Raouf Kara in order to form a committee to visit the prison run by the SDF inside Mitiga airport so that the conditions of the inmates could be documented.