Libya's ruling council decides to keep current cabinet in place

   Apr 30, 3:50 pm

Tripoli, Apr 30 (ANI): The head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has said that the interim government would stay in place to ensure the success of the June elections for a constituent assembly.

"Because of concerns about stability and building the state during this delicate stage... and to guarantee the success of the election... the council has decided to keep on the interim government," NTC chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil said.

The fate the interim government was decided at a high level meeting less than two months before the first national elections to be held following the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

According to News24, Abdel Jalil said the government should 'focus its efforts on several points during this difficult period.'

He listed areas such as decentralisation of power, restoring security and the authority of the state, collecting weapons and boosting border security.

Several NTC members had publicly attacked interim Prime Minister Abdel Rahim al-Kib and threatened a no confidence vote, particularly criticising his government for carrying out slow reforms.

According to the report, Abdel Jalil's statement smashed widespread expectations that there would be a cabinet reshuffle or even a government change after days of public barbs between the two branches of government. (ANI)

China - looking through the 'spy'glass Jul 28, 3:21 pm
China's involvement in the world's largest naval exercise, the US-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) held from 26 June to 1 August 2014 that boasted 22 nations, was a landmark event. Auguring a new era of naval cooperation between the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and US Navy (USN), China dispatched four naval vessels to Hawaii.
Full Story
Nepalese and Afghan professionals get trained in India in Information Technology Jul 28, 2:48 pm
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Many Nepalese and Afghan professional and government employees are undergoing training in Information Technology under the ITEC Fellowship programme here.
Full Story
Netanyahu: Country's security more important than world opinion against Israel Jul 28, 2:43 pm
Johannesburg, July 28 (ANI): Defending Israel's position on the Gaza crisis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly said that he realizes that with every Palestine civilian felling to death by an Israeli bullet, the world opinion on Israel is shifting away from his side but the erosion of trust and reputation cannot supersede the country's security concerns.
Full Story
'Wrecked' Costa Concordia is finally home after two years Jul 28, 1:20 pm
London, July 28 (ANI): After being raised from the sea bed earlier this month, the wrecked Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, has finally been towed to Genoa for scrapping.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY