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Nov 23, 2011

Libyan tribes protest at new government line-up

TRIPOLI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Some of Libya’s clans said on Wednesday they would not recognise the government, after the unveiling of a new cabinet revived regional rivalries which threaten the country’s stability.

Prime minister designate Abdurrahim El-Keib named a cabinet line-up which aimed to placate Libya’s patchwork of tribes, regional interests and ideological camps which are competing to fill the vacuum left by Muammar Gaddafi’s fall from power.

Nov 23, 2011

Libya can try Gaddafi son if conditions right: ICC

TRIPOLI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Some of Libya’s clans said on Wednesday they would not recognize the government, after the unveiling of a new cabinet revived regional rivalries which threaten the country’s stability.

Prime minister designate Abdurrahim El-Keib named a cabinet line-up which aimed to placate Libya’s patchwork of tribes, regional interests and ideological camps which are competing to fill the vacuum left by Muammar Gaddafi’s fall from power.

Nov 22, 2011

Analysis – Libya government line-up aims to placate rivalries

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Western diplomats were left scratching their heads on Tuesday after Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) jettisoned some of the people they expected to join the government and named relative unknowns instead.

The explanation lies in the tensions buffeting the country’s new leaders as they try to rebuild Libya out of the wreckage of Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule.

Nov 22, 2011

Libya government line-up aims to placate rivalries

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Western diplomats were left scratching their heads on Tuesday after Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) jettisoned some of the people they expected to join the government and named relative unknowns instead.

The explanation lies in the tensions buffeting the country’s new leaders as they try to rebuild Libya out of the wreckage of Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule.

Nov 17, 2011

Algeria names new chief at energy firm Sonatrach

ALGIERS, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Algeria’s state energy
firm Sonatrach named its fourth chief executive in two years on
Thursday, bringing new disruption to a company that supplies a
large share of Europe’s gas but is struggling to get new
exploration projects off the ground.

Nourredine Cherouati, appointed chief executive just 18
months ago in the wake of a corruption scandal, was replaced by
Abdelhamid Zerguine, a one-time vice-president in the firm who
until now ran a Sonatrach affiliate in Switzerland.

Nov 17, 2011

Algeria names new Sonatrach chief executive

ALGIERS, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The chief executive of
Algeria’s Sonatrach state energy firm, Nourredine Cherouati, was
replaced on Thursday after 18 months in the job.

Abdelhamid Zerguine, a former Sonatrach vice-president for
pipelines, was named as the new chief executive.

Nov 17, 2011

Algeria Sonatrach CEO to be replaced – govt sources

ALGIERS, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The chief executive of
Algeria’s Sonatrach state energy firm, Nourredine Cherouati, was
replaced on Thursday after 18 months in the job.

Abdelhamid Zerguine, a former Sonatrach vice-president for
pipelines, was named as the new chief executive.

Nov 14, 2011

Most looted missiles still in Libya: U.S. official

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Most of Libya’s missing stocks of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles are still in the country but they need to be secured before they are smuggled to militants outside Libya, a U.S. official said on Monday.

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had about 20,000 of the missiles. Many of them were looted during the conflict that ended his rule, prompting concern that they could end up in the hands of al Qaeda’s north African branch.

Nov 9, 2011

Algeria counts cost of cool response to Libya revolt

ALGIERS, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Border guards loyal to Libya’s
new rulers were waving travellers through the Ras Jdir crossing
from Tunisia into Libya one day last month, until a man
approached their checkpoint and handed them his Algerian
passport.

“Go back to where you came from,” the border guard told the
owner of the passport, in an exchange witnessed by a Reuters
journalist. “I do not need to waste my time talking to
Algerians.”

Oct 28, 2011

Fresh post-vote clashes in cradle of Tunisia’s revolt

TUNIS (Reuters) – Troops fired into the air on Friday to disperse a crowd trying to attack government offices in the town where the “Arab Spring” uprising began, hours after an Islamist party was declared winner of Tunisia’s first free election.

The Ennahda party, which was banned for decades and its leaders forced to flee abroad, will lead Tunisia’s new government after an election victory likely to set a template for other Middle Eastern states rocked by uprisings this year.