Mar 2nd, 2012
Tripoli – Libya has called its neighbours to a meeting on their porous common borders, which since the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi have become major conduits for smuggling, an official said on Thursday. Regional security experts are pencilled to meet in Tripoli on March 9 and 10, paving the way...
Mar 1st, 2012
New York – Up to 6 000 Libyans are detained in facilities run by revolutionary brigades that helped oust Moammar Gadhafi, the United Nations said on Wednesday. It urged Libya to hurry its process of putting those facilities under government control. The top UN envoy to Libya, Ian Martin, told t...
Nov 24th, 2011
New York – About 7 000 people, many of them foreigners, are being held in Libyan detention centres controlled by “revolutionary brigade” militia, according to a new UN report. Women and children are among the detainees and some have allegedly been tortured, said the report by UN Sec...
Nov 1st, 2011
New York – The UN Security Council on Monday called on Libya’s interim authorities and neighbouring countries to stamp out the spread of weapons from Muammar Gaddafi’s huge stockpile. Amid mounting fears that militant groups in Africa and beyond could get shoulder-fired rockets and ...
Dec 24th, 2010
South Africa’s rand hit another 35-month high against the dollar on Friday, continuing a recent rally that has been fed by rising risk appetite, while local stocks edged lower in holiday-shortened trade. The rand traded at a session high of 6.7350 to the dollar, hitting a new record high for th...