A court has sentenced 41-year-old Samir Almiri to 34 years in prison for the murder of Victor McKeon. Almiri, originally from Libya, had been extradited to Malta from Morocco, in December 2020, to face a murder charge. Madam justice Natasha Galea Sciberras sentenced the man to imprisonment for 34 years. His victim, pensioner Victor McKeon, died after being hit on the head and suffocated. Almiri was arrested in Casablanca six days later and extradited to Malta.
February 22, 2024 12:35 UTC
A 63-year-old man from Raħal Ġdid has been charged with attempted murder, after allegedly stabbing his sleeping brother-in-law 13 times. Inspector Rizzo told Magistrate Nadine Sant Lia how the Raħal Ġdid police station had received a report of a stabbing on February 20. When asked by the court whether he understood the charges, Frendo replied “Jien naf, kelli inċident,” Defence lawyer Mark Mifsud Cutajar told the court that the defendant understood them. After the lawyer pointed out that journalists were present in the courtroom, the magistrate told the press to only report the official plea, so as not to prejudice the defendant's case. Lawyers Franco Debono, Marion Camilleri and Adriana Zammit are assisting the victim as parte civile.
February 22, 2024 11:45 UTC
The agreement allows it to build processing centres for asylum seekers in the Balkan country. TIRANA: Albania’s parliament today ratified a migration deal with Italy allowing it to build processing centres for migrants in the Balkan country. The agreement was challenged in Albania’s constitutional court by lawmakers from the opposition Democratic Party, who argued it broke the constitution by transferring territory and state power to another country. The constitutional court rejected the claims and gave a green light for the deal last month. Brussels has said that the Italian plans do not breach European Union law.
February 22, 2024 11:21 UTC
The EU is watching Albania's deal to hold asylum seekers for Italy. Rights activists are worriedAlbania has agreed to host two migrant processing centers on its territory that will be run by Italy under a deal that worries human rights activists
February 22, 2024 10:59 UTC
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February 22, 2024 09:20 UTC
Passengers involved in the air hijack in Malta yesterday returned to Tripoli early this morning but the motive behind the plane seizure remains a mystery. The passengers left Malta around 4am today on board an Afriqiyah Airways airline and taken to Tripoli, their original destination. Some news reports claimed the hijackers requested asylum in Malta, others that they demanded the release of Saif Gaddafi. Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said today the hijackers are expected to be arraigned within the next 48 hours. A total of 111 passengers and six crew members were on board the aircraft which landed in Malta at 11.32am.
February 22, 2024 08:40 UTC
Interior minister Imad Trabelsi - part of the internationally recognised government - said after lengthy negotiations a deal had been struck for regular forces to police Tripoli. The deal comes after a series of deadly clashes in the city in recent months. Libya has been battered by many armed groups who emerged after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. He said once they had left the capital other cities would follow, noting there "will be no more checkpoints and no more armed groups" on roads. The groups' visible presence in Tripoli saw them wearing masks and installing checkpoints on roads using armoured vehicles with mounted weapons.
February 22, 2024 05:42 UTC
Embattled Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi is "prepared to leave", emissaries have told France. French foreign minister Alain Juppe told France Info radio today that while the contacts do not constitute negotiation, "everyone (involved in Libya's civil war) has contacts with everyone else". "We receive emissaries who are saying 'Gaddafi is prepared to leave. Yesterday French foreign ministry officials denied reports that France was negotiating with Gaddafi. France is part of the Nato-led operation of airstrikes against Gaddafi's forces and has insisted Gaddafi must give up power.
February 22, 2024 03:44 UTC
Speaking at a press conference in Tripoli today, the Acting Minister of the Interior, Imad Trabelsi, confirmed that the capital, Tripoli, will be evacuated of security and military apparatus ‘‘soon’’. Trabelsi was referring to militias that have been rebranded by the state with various names. He added that this includes evacuating the security checkpoints and centres in the entire western region and handing over these tasks to Security Directorates according to regional jurisdiction. Security Directorates are official state police forces part of the Interior Ministry. The Abu Saleem murdersRegarding the recent unexplained murder of 10 militiamen in the Abu Saleem area, Al-Trabelsi said he had issued instructions to the Tripoli Security Directorate to assign the Criminal Investigation Office to follow up on the case.
February 21, 2024 21:56 UTC
State-owned Oil India Ltd is looking to resume its operations in the block Area 95/96 in Libya in the next financial year, an official source told FE. The company had suspended its operations in the block since May 2014 under force majeure clause, following the civil unrest in the African country. However, with the easing of the situation, Oil India expects to restart its operations in the block soon. The block has been under force majeure due to hostile law and order situation in Libya. The company also sees its annual production of oil growing to 4 million tonne in FY25.
February 21, 2024 20:45 UTC
An armed group has taken control of and shut down Libya’s Al-Zawiya refinery and two oil complexes, demanding unpaid salaries and other benefits, Libya media report. The armed group, the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), said in a Tuesday video statement that the refinery operators have five days to comply with their requests or face more closures from other PFG members at key facilities around Libya. The Mellitah and Misrata oil complexes have also been shut down by the PFG. According to the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC), as of last year, the total capacity of all refineries in Libya is around 380,000 barrels per day. ADVERTISEMENTOn January 3, protesters shut down Libya’s Sharara oilfield, forcing the NOC to declare force majeure on the 300,000-bpd field.
February 21, 2024 18:30 UTC
ARTICLELibya: Libya To Resume Publication Of Trademarks In Its Newly Introduced Official Publication Website, Starting From February 1, 2024To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. As a commitment to modernization and optimization to its approach to intellectual property, and in compliance with the newly introduced executive regulations issued under Ministerial Decision No. 26/2024 on 17 January 2024 (Article 11), the Libyan TM Office has launched the Libyan Trademark Office – Electronic Publication Platform through which all accepted trademarks will be published. Trademarks with filing numbers 22100-28699 are now scheduled for publication shortly. 1 February 2024, the TM Office has published 6270 trademarks.
February 21, 2024 17:57 UTC
Tripoli, Libya – Imad Al-Tarablusi, Minister of Interior appointed to the Interim Government of National Unity, confirmed today that all those proven to be involved in the Abu Salim massacre will face justice. The minister stated that the Tripoli Security Directorate has been instructed to pursue the investigation under his direct supervision. The criminal investigation department is currently inspecting the crime scene, collecting forensic evidence and analyzing ballistic data to identify the perpetrators. Earlier on Sunday, a shooting incident claimed the lives of 10 people near Abushaala Mosque in Abu Salim, Tripoli. “Autopsy and ballistic reports have been ordered to determine the time and exact circumstances surrounding this deadly attack,” said Tripoli Security Chief Khalil Wahibi.
February 21, 2024 16:42 UTC
Environmental risk categoriesThe regulations introduce a three-tier system for environmental permits based on the environmental risk each application poses. Level two refers for medium risk activities, such as backfilling quarries, as this type of permit should be processed up to 120 days after the vetting process. The third level refers to the highest risk activities such as hazardous waste management activities, fuel terminals, petrol stations and aquaculture. The application may then be subject to public consultation if it meets the necessary requirements, after which ERA drafts the permit. The public is encouraged to give its input on the proposed regulations by sending an email to [email protected].
February 21, 2024 14:33 UTC
The continuing tensions in Libya are once again threatening hydrocarbon fields and plants, including those linked to Italy. Workers risk being prevented from entering and exiting the Mellitah oil and gas complex, east of the town of Zuwara. He is not able to oust the governor of the Central Bank, but he can push someone else, like the Americans or the Italians, to intervene,” he adds. Despite the Central Bank governor's concerns about his public image, the current situation is far from favorable. “The use of the Oil Guards to put pressure on rivals is nothing new in the Libyan political landscape.
February 21, 2024 14:30 UTC