Tuesday, 28 August, 2012, 6:28 ( 4:28 GMT )
Libya’s interim interior minister Fawzi Abdelali has resigned after members of the newly-elected parliament accused his forces of neglect when attackers bulldozed Sufi's Al-Shaab Al-Dahman mosque and shrine on Saturday while police stood by in the latest in a string of assaults on Sufi places of worship. They also condemned the acts of violence.
There has been a low turnout at the elections of the Local Council in Zliten. The number of registered voters reached 74 thousands but only 14 thousand participated comparing to the number of participants in the July National Congress elections which reached 59 thousand.
Islamist hardliners have been blamed for the demolition of the mausoleum of the large Al-Shaab Al-Dahman mosque near the centre of Tripoli in broad daylight on Saturday, an act that has been condemned by Government officials.
At a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York and his first meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon since agreeing last week to replace Kofi Annan as the Joint Special Representative of the UN and Arab League on Syria, Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi said he was "honoured, flattered, humbled and scared" at the prospect of leading international efforts to broker peace in Syria's worsening 17-month conflict.
Amid Emotional scenes in the main street of the capital Valletta during a state funeral at the end of two days of mourning, on Saturday morning, Malta's former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff , Malta's longest serving prime minister, who died on Monday, aged 96, was laid to rest at the island's main cemetery.
Libyan government forces have confiscated 100 tanks and almost 30 rocket launchers from a militia loyal to former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and interior ministry spokesman said.
The respect the people had for former prime minister and leader of the Labour Party in Malta Dom Mintoff was proved over the past two days when they they first paid homage to him at a cortège on thursday, and then filed in their thousands past his coffin to pay their last respects as he was lying in state at the Presidential Palace in the Maltese capital, Valletta on Friday.
A Norwegian court has declared Anders Behring Breivik who had admitted admitted killing 77 people and wounding more than 240 others sane and sentenced him to 21 years in jail. It was on July 22 last year that Breivik bombed central Oslo and then opened fire at an island youth camp.
As Libya now focuses decisively on the reconstruction and the rebuilding of the country, the Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (Unisame) of Pakistan, said it has received requests from big construction companies who have managed to secure bids for reconstruction work in Libya, and who need small and medium enterprises (SMEs) subcontractors to carry out the supplementing jobs in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering on contract basis all over the country.
A Libyan association on Wednesday filed a court application in the Maltese courts to have the accounts of a Maltese company frozen after a €63.6 million deal turned sour.
Seven Libyans are among 26 prisons pardoned by the Tunisian interim President Moncef Markouzi on the occasion marking the end of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, last Sunday, the country's Department of Media and Communications has announced.
Just a day after deadly bomb attacks in the capital Tripoli killed two people, and on the day that a group of supporters of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi confessed to the criminal acts after being arrested, were arrested, in Benghazi on Monday, a car belonging to an Egyptian diplomat was blown up near his home in the eastern Libyan city Benghazi.
At the end of a visit to Cairo where she met President Mohamad Mursi and other members of the economic team, Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, said in a statement that she assured them of the IMF's continued commitment to support Egypt and its people during this historic period of transition.
By way of a protest against Egyptian authorities after hundreds of residents fell ill, allegedly due to the contamination of water, villagers reportedly locked the health minister, Mohammed Mustafa, and a provincial governor, Ashraf Helal in a room at the hospital.
One of Somalia's best female athletes, Samia Yusuf Omar, was reported drowned a month ago, after the small boat she was riding in capsized off the Libyan coast in an attempt to cross over to Italy for training as she was preparing for the London Olympics, the deputy chairman for Somalia's athletics federation has revealed.
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