December 2021

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi back in Libya presidential election race

December 02, 2021 - 20:08
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Sabha appeals court accepted Thursday the appeal by Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi against the rejection of his presidential candidacy by the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), hence; putting Muammar Gaddafi's son back in the race for president of Libya if the vote went through on December 24.

HNEC: 5 polling stations attacked, voter cards stolen

December 02, 2021 - 19:31
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) said Thursday that five polling stations, four in AL,Aziziya municipality and one in Tripoli, were subjected to armed robbery of voter cards, which were stolen at gunpoint.

The HNEC said on its official website that 2312 voter cards were stolen and 69 others were damaged at polling centers in Al-Maya - Al-Aziziya. It added that its teams were working on recording the number of voter cards stole from Rajab Al-Naeb center in Tripoli, in addition to following closely the kidnapping of one staffers from the center.

First ferry between Libya and Turkey after 20-year halt

December 02, 2021 - 19:21
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The first ferry trip between Libya and Turkey set sail from Misrata port heading to Azmir port after 20 years halt.

The Libyan Minister of Transportation, Mohammed Al-Shuhubi, launched the first voyage on Wednesday.

The Ministry said Al-Shububi ordered that the ticket prices be affordable for all Libyans to facilitate their travels to Turkey with the new sealine option.

Security Council: Conditions don't permit holding elections on time in Libya

December 02, 2021 - 19:09
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad
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The current president of the Security Council, and Niger's representative, Abdou Abarry, said in a press conference that the conditions of free, credible, democratic, and consensual elections, an important link for the return of peace and stability in Libya, have not yet been met.

Abarry emphasizing that he was speaking as his country’s ambassador to the UN, not as head of the Security Council, saying that the conditions don't allow holding elections that can lead to stability in Libya.

Turkey reiterates 'Our presence in Libya is legitimate'

December 02, 2021 - 17:16
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Turkey will continue its military assistance to Libya under a bilateral agreement at the invitation of the internationally recognized legitimate government, spokeswoman for the Turkish Defence Ministry Pinar Kara said.

She disclosed that Turkish forces trained 6,799 Libyan soldiers in Libya and Turkey, while 974 other soldiers are still in course.

Oil and gas brings more than $1.9 billion to Libya in October

December 02, 2021 - 16:51
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Libya's revenues from oil and gas production totaled 1,907,660,046.91 US dollars in October, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Wednesday.

The production growth was seen in all major categories, including crude oil, gas, condensate, petroleum products and petrochemicals.

Mustafa Sanalla, Head of the NOC expressed his optimism about the future of the Libyan economy, as he welcomed the increase in sales for the second month in a row.