Tag: Libya

Who Sold Libya Its Supermissiles?

Wired Magazine:  The U.S. government calls it the “one of the most lethal” weapons of its kind — an advanced, portable missile, designed to knock planes out of the sky. A variant of it just showed up in Moammar Gadhafi’s…

Live Libya Video from Benghazi

Live video feed from second city of Benghazi in Libya.  Intermittent feed. Live Blog from Libya provided by The Telegraph Updates -Benghazi has fallen to the protesters. All Libyan forces have fled the city -Anti-Aircraft Ammunition being used on protesters by…

Gaddafi wants more money to prevent Europe becoming ‘black’

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – African and European leaders exchanged barbed criticisms during the first day of an EU-Africa summit in Tripoli, Libya, on Monday (29 November), with contentious trade deals and migration issues among the hot topics. Libyan leader Muammar…

Libya Country Risk Assessment

Libya: risk assessment Sovereign risk Currency risk Banking sector risk Political risk Economic structure risk Country risk August 2010 BB BB B B BB BB Download in spreadsheet format Sovereign risk Stable. Libya is unlikely to have difficulty meeting its…

Libya politics: Much ado about BP

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The sudden revival of interest from US legislators in the Lockerbie case is mainly about finding another stick with which to beat BP, but it also arises from the resentment at the circumstances of the…

Tripoli releases 214 Islamist prisoners, including 3 top leaders

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, chairman of Gaddafi’s Foundation for Development (GFD) announced on Tuesday the release of 214Islamist inmates, including three senior leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), from prison as part of its programme of rehabilitation of armed groups.

Gaddafi urges ‘holy war’ against Switzerland

On Thursday Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called for a “Jihad”, or holy war, against Switzerland for imposing a ban on the construction of minarets in the country last year.

Swiss leave Tripoli embassy after Libya stand-off

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Two Swiss businessmen left the shelter of their country’s embassy in Tripoli on Monday after Libyan police had surrounded the building in a long-running row which has drawn in governments across Europe.

Libya suspends issuing visas to Europeans

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya has suspended the issuing of entry visas to European citizens apart from British nationals, an official at the country’s main international airport said on Monday.