Military dictatorship http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24809/all en Libya to secure oil ports after disruptions -oil min http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/libya-secure-oil-ports-after-disruptions-oil-min <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Libya's oil ministry has reached agreement with the country's army chief and defence and interior ministries to secure exporting terminals, Oil Minister Abdelbari Al-Arusi said, after several protests have caused shipping disruptions.</p> <p>"We have agreed with the defence minister, chief of staff and interior minister to secure the oil ports and the army has sent a force to the port (of Zueitina)," Arusi told Reuters on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/libya-secure-oil-ports-after-disruptions-oil-min" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military dictatorship oil Political geography Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:00:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732254 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Libya to secure oil ports after disruptions -oil min http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-libya-secure-oil-ports-after-disruptions-oil-min <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ali and Shuaib</p> <p>TRIPOLI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Libya's oil ministry has reached agreement with the country's army chief and defence and interior ministries to secure exporting terminals, Oil Minister Abdelbari Al-Arusi said, after several protests have caused shipping disruptions.</p> <p>Oil installations have become a focal point of protests in OPEC member Libya in the wake of July polls that ushered in the North African country's first elected authorities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-libya-secure-oil-ports-after-disruptions-oil-min" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military dictatorship Political geography Politics Soft matter Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732267 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya, Algeria and Tunisia to step up border security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/libya-algeria-and-tunisia-step-border-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ali Shuaib</p> <p>GHADAMES, Libya, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The prime ministers of Libya, Algeria and Tunisia agreed on Saturday to enhance security along their common borders in an attempt to fight the flow of arms and drugs and organised crime in the politically turbulent region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/libya-algeria-and-tunisia-step-border-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Military dictatorship Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:30:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733651 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian consul in Benghazi shot at but unhurt - security source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/italian-consul-benghazi-shot-at-unhurt-security-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Jan 12 (Reuters) - An Italian consul came under fire in his car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday, but the vehicle's armour protected him and he was unharmed, a security source told Reuters.</p> <p>"They shot at his car, but the car was armoured. He is fine, there are no injuries," said the source, who declined to be named.</p> Military dictatorship Political geography Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733654 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Italian consul in Benghazi shot at in car but unhurt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-italian-consul-benghazi-shot-at-car-unhurt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 12 (Reuters) - An Italian consul came under fire in his car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday but was unhurt, Italy said, four months after the U.S. ambassador was killed in an attack on the U.S. mission in the city.</p> <p>A spokesman for the Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack on Guido De Sanctis, Italy's Benghazi consul since 2011, and said he was unhurt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-italian-consul-benghazi-shot-at-car-unhurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Military dictatorship Political geography War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733660 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Italy says Benghazi attack aimed at destabilising Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-italy-says-benghazi-attack-aimed-at-destabilising-liby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Terzi phone call with Libyan foreign minister)</p> <p>ROME, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Italy condemned a gun attack on one of its diplomats in the Libyan city of Benghazi, describing it on Sunday as an attempt to destabilise the country.</p> <p>Consul Guido De Sanctis was unhurt in the shooting on Saturday of his heavily armoured car, which came four months after the U.S. ambassador was killed in an attack on the U.S. mission in the eastern Libyan city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-italy-says-benghazi-attack-aimed-at-destabilising-liby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Military dictatorship Political geography Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:45:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733865 at http://www.globalpost.com Police car attacked in Libya's Benghazi, one wounded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/police-car-attacked-libyas-benghazi-one-wounded <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 14 (Reuters) - At least one police officer was wounded when attackers threw a hand grenade at a patrol car in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday in the latest in a series of assaults on security officials, the force said.</p> <p>The city was the seat of the uprising that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi more than a year ago, and the government has struggled to control rival armed factions there ever since.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/police-car-attacked-libyas-benghazi-one-wounded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Military dictatorship War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734444 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Car bomb kills policeman in Libya's Benghazi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-car-bomb-kills-policeman-libyas-benghazi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Night-time curfew in Benghazi under consideration</p> <p>* City symbolises armed disorder in post-Gaddafi Libya (Adds PM quotes)</p> <p>BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A car bomb killed a police officer in Benghazi on Wednesday, a police source said, the second such attack in as many days and the Libyan government said it was considering imposing a night time curfew on the eastern city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-car-bomb-kills-policeman-libyas-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Politics War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:27:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735185 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaddafi's son appears in Libyan court for first time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/gaddafis-son-appears-libyan-court-first-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam appeared in a court on Thursday for the first time since his capture more than a year ago, Libya's public prosecutor's office said.</p> <p>The son of the former Libyan leader is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) but his appearance in a criminal court in the western town of Zintan was not part of a war crimes trial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/gaddafis-son-appears-libyan-court-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gaddafi family Libya Military dictatorship Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735629 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI director visits Libya amid Benghazi investigation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/fbi-director-visits-libya-amid-benghazi-investigation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - FBI Director Robert Mueller visited Libya on Thursday, an FBI official said, as U.S. investigators continued their inquiry into the September attack in Benghazi in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died.</p> <p>"The director's visit was an opportunity to discuss ongoing cooperation on a number of issues," said the FBI official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.</p> Military dictatorship Political geography Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:30:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735681 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-FBI director visits Libya amid Benghazi investigation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fbi-director-visits-libya-amid-benghazi-investigation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mueller meets Libyan prime minister, other officials</p> <p>* US investigators still seeking leads in Benghazi attack</p> <p>* Republican criticizes 'lack of results'</p> <p>WASHINGTON/TRIPOLI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - FBI Director Robert Mueller visited Libya on Thursday, an FBI official said, as U.S. investigators continued their inquiry into the September attack in Benghazi in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fbi-director-visits-libya-amid-benghazi-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Political geography Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:15:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735709 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya's east heightens calls for control of oil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/libyas-east-heightens-calls-control-oil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Eastern workers, groups say reject plan to split NOC</p> <p>* Benghazi calling for NOC to be moved back to eastern city</p> <p>* Concern over Libya output due to disruptive protests</p> <p>By Marie-Louise Gumuchian</p> <p>BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Eastern Libya is rejecting a compromise proposal by the government to split the OPEC member's main oil body as popular pressure for more authority in the energy-rich region gathers pace, potentially threatening output through protests.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/libyas-east-heightens-calls-control-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Labor Law Libya Military dictatorship Politics Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736122 at http://www.globalpost.com Algeria crisis triggers Libya, Egypt oil security review http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/algeria-crisis-triggers-libya-egypt-oil-security-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Libya says boost oilfield protection in south</p> <p>* Italy's ENI biggest operator across the border</p> <p>* Some firms in Egypt say reviewing security</p> <p>* Staff evacuation, tighter security to raise costs,</p> <p>By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Ron Bousso</p> <p>TRIPOLI/LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Libya rushed to beef up security at its oil fields and energy firms were considering similar measures in Egypt as Islamist militants threatened to attack new installations in north Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/algeria-crisis-triggers-libya-egypt-oil-security-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Labor Law Military dictatorship oil Political geography Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736298 at http://www.globalpost.com PM says Libya will not be base for attacking neighbours http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/pm-says-libya-will-not-be-base-attacking-neighbours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Libyan authorities will not allow the country to be used as a launch pad for attacks that threaten the security of its neighbours, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Saturday.</p> <p>In the chaos since Muammar Gaddafi's fall in 2011, Libya's vast desert south has become a smuggling route for weapons which have reached al Qaeda militants deeper in the Sahara.</p> <p>"Libya will not allow anyone to threaten the safety and security of its neighbours," Zeidan told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/pm-says-libya-will-not-be-base-attacking-neighbours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Military dictatorship Political geography Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736662 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya defence minister says sacked former deputy behind shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/libya-defence-minister-says-sacked-former-deputy-behind-shootin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Libya's defence minister said on Monday his former deputy, who he sacked last week, was behind a shooting on his convoy at the weekend, a charge denied by his ex-colleague.</p> <p>Conflicting reports immediately after Saturday's attack, Monday's accusation and the denial that followed it highlight the struggle in Libya to impose order following the 2011 war that ended Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/libya-defence-minister-says-sacked-former-deputy-behind-shootin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Military dictatorship Military sociology Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737453 at http://www.globalpost.com