Tag Archives | Ali Zeidan

Video: Zeidan Flees the Country

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. He lost a vote of confidence, and despite a travel ban, still managed to flee the country. Ali Zeidan, the former Prime Minister of Libya, is currently in Europe after managing to board a […]

Zeidan Sacked as Oil Tanker Escapes

Libya's General National Congress (GNC) has dismissed Ali Zeidan [Zidan] after a North Korean tanker laden with oil from the rebel-held port of Sidra reportedly broke through a naval blockade. Libyan officials had said they had "complete control" of the tanker as it tried to leave the port of Sidra, but rebel leader Ibrahim Jathran […]

Zeidan Calls for Foreign Help on Militancy

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has called on Western powers to help stop the spread of militancy in his country. "The movement of these weapons endangers neighbouring countries too, so there must be international co-operation to stop it," Mr Zeidan said. "Weapons are being smuggled out of and into Libya by groups which are trying […]


PM Nominates new Interior Minister

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan (pictured) has nominated Mohamed Khalifa Sheikh to the position of Interior Minister, and asked the General National Congress (GNC) to swear him into office as soon as possible, probably on Sunday. Sheikh replaces Ashour Shuail [Shuwail], who resigned following the passing of the Political Isolation Law. Shuail, who has a PhD […]

PM Zeidan's Comments in United States

The following is the full text of the press conference with Prime Minister Zeidan [Zidan] and US Secretary of State John Kerry: SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everyone. I want to offer a very warm welcome to Prime Minister Zeidan of Libya. This is the first visit to Washington of the Prime Minister as prime minister, […]

Libya's New Govt Sworn In

By Ibrahim El Mayet, of ie. consultancy. Following the swearing in of Libya’s new government at the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli this afternoon, Zidan’s new cabinet are now ready to take office. Sunday will be their first day on the job as tomorrow is a public holiday for the Islamic New Year. Five […]

Iran "Ready to Share Experiences with Libya"

The Iranian First Vice-President, Mohammad Reza Rahimi (pictured), in a congratulation message to newly elected Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan [Zidan], has voiced Tehran's readiness to share experiences with Tripoli to reconstruct the country. Also in late December 2011, Rahimi, in a message to the head of the Libyan transitional government, renewed Tehran's offer to […]