#AceWorldNews – TRIPOLI – April 14 – (ALJ) – Libya’s interim prime minister has refused to form a new cabinet but said he will remain in his post as head of the caretaker government.
In a letter on Sunday, Abdullah al-Thinni said he did not want to be responsible for further bloodshed and violence in the country, saying that he and his family were attacked in a residential area on Saturday, and that people’s lives were put at risk.
Excusing himself from forming a new cabinet as requested by parliament last Tuesday, Thinni said he and his caretaker ministers will continue working in their capacity.
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#AceWorldNews – TRIPOLI – April 13 – Libya’s interim Prime Minister, Abdullah al-Thanay, has handed in his resignation, citing threats and intimidation as making it too dangerous to continue. Al-Thanay was appointed to the post just over a month ago on March 11, after having served as defence minister.
#AceBreakingNews – March 21 -Libyan authorities decided to close the international airport in Tripoli after a mortar attack. The Libyan news agency LANA reported two rockets landed and exploded on the runway.
It’s not clear how strong the damage has been. However, none of the employees of the airport was injured.
“We suspended the air service and cancelled departures for safety reasons”, said the representative of the Airport.
“We hope that in a few hours the situation stabilizes”, he added.
So far, none of the rebel group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
After winning the so-called revolution on February 17 and end the civil war that led to the overthrow and murder of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s new government, despite all attempts, still cannot restore order in the country.
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#AceWorldNews says that dozens of protesters have stormed Libya’s interim parliament building, the General National Congress, demanding the dissolution of the country’s highest political authority.
The protesters rallied against the “kidnapping” overnight of demonstrators from a sit-in outside the parliament.
They said some of the demonstrators were detained by gunmen who broke up the sit-in on Saturday. Demonstrators claimed the gunmen belonged to the Operations Cell of Libyan Revolutionaries, a former rebel group which operates under the GNC’s command.
The justice ministry denounced the abduction “of youths who were expressing their views.”