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Libya draws up action plan for sustainable tourism development

Libya´s Ministry of Tourism has enlisted the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to help implement an action plan to rebuild its tourism sector as an effective way to increase national revenue, cre

Travel to Libya: Eight things to know before the trip

Following Libya's revolution, oil production has been restored and the country has slipped from the front pages.

Rwanda government halts hotel sale

(eTN) - As ties with the new Libyan government continue to improve, news broke that the Rwandan government, initially intent to sell off the Umubano Hotel, halted the sale when Laico Hotels failed to

Revealing information surfacing about Benghazi’s US consulate attack

NATO authorities and a majority of international media claimed that the Taliban attacked the Halmand base camp from outside, while Taliban sources claimed that they entered inside the base with full i

US Ambassador killed in attack on Consulate in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya – Chris Stevens, an American who risked his life to help Libyans overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi, was killed overnight in the former rebel capital of Benghazi - a city he helped sa

Emirates to restart service to Libya after 18-month suspension

The largest carrier in the Middle East, Dubai-based Emirates Airline, will re-start flights to Libya in October after suspending them for almost 18 months due to violent unrest and chaos in the coutry

UK travel agency offers package war zone tours to Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya - Picture a package holiday and a destination like Libya probably doesn't spring to mind.

Qatar Airways announces return to Tripoli

Uganda had close ties with Gadaffi’s Libya in the past and scores of Ugandan students were studying in Libyan universities while there was a constant flow of business travelers to and from Libya,

Libya strives to revive tourism industry

Libya's Society for Tourism has started activities to revive the North African country's tourism industry following the recent Arab uprising.

Libyan “revolutionaries” unleash reprisal bloodbath

After months of grinding civil war, with supporters of Moammar Gadhafi slowly yielding territory to anti-Gadhafi rebels, the final battle for Libya's liberation unleashed an apparent bloodbath.

Moammar Gadhafi is dead

TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyans erupted in euphoria Thursday after longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was killed by revolutionary forces who were finally able to overrun his hometown.

Ban pledges UN support for democratic and stable Libya

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged the continued assistance of the United Nations in helping Libya tackle its humanitarian challenges, as well as in building a democratic and stable nation on

UN: Refugees returning to Libya to attempt boat passage to Europe

The United Nations refugee agency today reported that hundreds of people who had entered Tunisia after fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Libya have now returned intending to board boats and travel

Libyan speaks out about brutality and current life in Tripoli under...

According to a Libyan government spokesman, Muammar Gaddafi's youngest son, Saif al-Arab, was killed during a NATO airstrike on Saturday, April 30.

UN: Attacks on civilians in Misrata maybe international crimes

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the reported repeated use of cluster munitions and heavy weaponry by Libyan Government forces against civilians in Misrata, warning that such acts

Journalists to be expelled from Libya; 2 deported from Bahrain

More than 20 foreign journalists were told that they would have to leave Libya within 24 hours, National Public Radio said today.

Breaking news: Lake Victoria Hotel seized

UGANDA (eTN) - The Laico-owned and operated Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe, once the grand old dame of the hospitality industry in Entebbe, was, according to breaking news just received, also seized y

Bank of Uganda seizes Libyan shares in Tropical Bank

UGANDA (eTN) - No sooner had the formal announcement been made that Uganda would fully comply with the UN resolution to freeze the assets of Libya’s faltering dictator Gadaffi et al, did the Bank of

Al-Jazeera office raided in Sana’a; anti-press attacks in Libya, Syria, Bahrain

New York (eTN) - Plainclothes gunmen raided Al-Jazeera's Sana'a bureau early this morning, confiscating equipment and obstructing operations, the Qatar-based news channel reported today as a drumbeat

Libyan assets in Uganda to be frozen after all

UGANDA (eTN) - It was confirmed late yesterday, that Uganda, in compliance with relevant UN resolutions, will freeze the assets of Col. Gaddafi, his close cronies, and, in fact, of Libya herself.

Libya: The elephant in the room called ITB Berlin?

At the recently-held ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel exhibition held yearly in Berlin, Germany, the secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organization, Mr.

The real intentions of the “partnership of equals”

"Yesterday [March 22, 2011] was a long day. I was paying attention to the ups and downs of Obama in Chile since noon, as I had done the day before with his adventures in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Air China evacuates 9000 Chinese from Libya

BEIJING, China - Air China has completed its biggest ever overseas humanitarian mission by evacuating 9,000 Chinese nationals from Libya, which has been suffering from widespread unrest in recent week

Ban welcomes authorization of measures to protect civilians

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Security Council’s “historic” decision to authorize the use “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya, saying the move was an affi

Is Gaddafi moving to Zimbabwe?

(eTN) - As President Robert Mugabe’s staunch ally, Muammar Gaddafi battles to violently halt revolt against his four-decade-long reign.

Two Earthquakes

“A strong 8.9 on the scale earthquake shook Japan last week.

UN condemns violence against journalists in Libya

The top United Nations human rights official today condemned the detention and possible torture of three journalists working for the British Broadcasting Corporation by Libyan security forces, stressi

UN launch humanitarian aid appeal for Libya crisis

The United Nations and its partners today launched a $160 million appeal to address humanitarian needs arising from the crisis in Libya, where the Government’s violent crackdown against protesters d

Gas prices soar as Libya descends into civil war

U.S. gasoline prices increased nearly 33 cents in two weeks, the second-biggest two-week jump in the history of the gasoline market, according to a new survey of filling stations.

Libya suspended from UN Human Rights Council

New York - The General Assembly today suspended Libyan membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council because of President Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s violent repression of peaceful protesters deman