Libya says could finalize port-opening deal with rebels in 2-3 days

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's government could finalize within two to three days an agreement with rebels in the east of the country to reopen several seized oil export ports, a spokesman said on Wednesday. "Negotiations are still ongoing but we expect an agreement to open the ports," a spokesman for interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said, in the first official comments since rebel leader …


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Libya Rebels See Progress in Talks With Government on Oil Ports

Rebels seeking self-rule in eastern Libya see a possibility of an agreement with the government to restore the nations crude exports to full capacity in one month. Ali Al-Hasy, a spokesman for the self-declared Executive Office for Barqa, said a deal hinges on the central government dropping a threat to attack oil ports under rebel control since July. The mood is positive, we can see a settlement in a months time, he said, speaking on the phone from eastern Libya. If the government withdraws its threat, all will become easy. The government issued an ultimatum on March 12, warning it would attack the rebels if they didnt surrender the ports within two weeks. Authorities in the capital Tripoli didnt specify exactly when the deadline expires and parliament members last week said the government has no intention of following up on its threat. To contact the reporter on this story: Maher Chmaytelli in Dubai at mchmaytelli@bloomberg.net To contact the editors responsible for this story: Alaric Nightingale at anightingal1@bloomberg.net Bruce Stanley, John Deane


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Israel's Peres expresses 'deep regret' over death of Jordanian judge

JERUSALEM Israel’s president has issued an unusual televised statement to Jordanians to express “deep regret” over the shooting of a Jordanian judge. Shimon Peres offered “deepest condolences” on behalf of Israel. The Monday statement was aimed at easing tensions over last week’s shooting. Israel’s military says troops killed the judge after he tried to grab a rifle from a soldier at the border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan. The death caused uproar in Jordan, triggering street protests and calls to annul the 1994 peace agreement with Israel. Jordan is one of just two Arab nations to make peace with Israel. Israel has agreed to a Jordanian request for a joint investigation.


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PM Netanyahu signs a cooperation agreement with the California Governor Jerry Brown – Video




PM Netanyahu signs a cooperation agreement with the California Governor Jerry Brown PM Benjamin Netanyahu signs a co-operation agreement with the Governor of California, Jerry Brown. Video: GPO. By: IsraeliPM

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Ellomay Capital Announces Appointment of Market Maker in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

TASE: ELOM) ("Ellomay" or the "Company"), announced today that it entered into a market making agreement with Stock Exchange and Investment Services in Israel I.B.I Ltd. ("I.B.I"), for the purpose of market making in the Company's ordinary shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Ltd. ("TASE"). Pursuant to the market making agreement, I.B.I will make a market for the Company's ordinary shares in …


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Israel wants to annex 4th West Bank settlement bloc: Radio

Published on Jan 19, 2014 8:46 PM JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told United States Secretary of State John Kerry that he wants to annex a fourth bloc of West Bank settlements, army radio reported on Sunday. Until now, Israel has always spoken of its intention to annex three blocs of settlements in any future agreement with the Palestinians: the Etzion bloc in the south; Maaleh Adumim to the east of Jerusalem; and the Ariel bloc in the north. The report said Mr Netanyahu was proposing that Israel also keep hold of a group of settlements deep in the West Bank – Beit El, Ofra and Psagot – which lie to the north and east of Ramallah, the radio said. A settlement bloc is an area where clusters of settlements have been established in relatively close proximity to one another, in which the majority of the West Bank’s 367,000 settlers currently live.


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Bank deal boon for women entrepreneurs

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with a Palestinian bank to support smaller firms, especially those owned by women, drive economic development. IFC will help Bank of Palestine scale up its banking operations for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the West Bank and Gaza. IFC will also help the bank develop new products and services that cater to the financial …


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Libya’s oil output restored in 10 days

Libya hopes to restore full oil output ‘in 10 days’, its oil minister says, after unrest led to the country’s production being slashed. ‘In 10 days if everything goes right, hopefully we’ll go back to 1.5′ million barrels per day, Abdelbari al-Arusi told reporters on Tuesday gathered for OPEC’s oil output meeting in Vienna. ‘Things change… that (is) why I said hopefully, I’m not sure because things are not in my hands,’ he added when asked if he was being overly optimistic. Previously, Arusi wrongly predicted a rapid return to full production. Libya’s output has plunged to about 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) amid deadly fighting between radical Islamist fighters and the army that erupted earlier this year. Arusi added that the lost production had cost the north African nation ‘around $US9.0 ($A9.88) billion’ in lost revenues. He said that fellow OPEC members who have been pumping additional oil to compensate for Libya’s loss should make way for a return of full output. ‘Somebody took our share in the market and we should go back,’ Arusi said, noting that he was in agreement with Libya’s OPEC peers that the cartel should maintain its production ceiling at 30 million bpd when it meets on Wednesday.


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CrossTalk: Iran Blame Game – Video




CrossTalk: Iran Blame Game What explains the difficulties of getting an agreement with Iran? What role do Israel, Saudi Arabia, and France play in the negotiations? Is Tehran going to … By: RT

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Palestine's Abbas warns UN of 'last chance' for peace

Published on Sep 27, 2013 6:19 AM Palestine’s authority president Mahmud Abbas listens to a speech by French President following their meeting on Sept 12, 2013, at the Elysee palace in Paris. Mr Abbas warned the United Nations on Thursday that United States-brokered peace talks offered the “last chance” as he demanded an agreement with Israel that permanently resolves all disputes


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Spaniard Clemente set to coach Libya

Libya have reached agreement with former Spain boss Javier Clemente to take over as national team coach. The Spaniard is in talks with the Libyan Football Federation (LFF), who released a picture on Monday of Clemente arriving at Tripoli airport


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Libya: UN will only request military support for aid mission 'as last resort'

Ban Ki-moon calls for ceasefire and increased aid to Misrata, but UN officials express caution over EU and Nato assistance The United Nations has signed an agreement with Libya for a “humanitarian presence” in the country but it is still unclear how this will help the besieged western city of Misrata, the focus of mounting international concern. Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, repeated …


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Jewish fund, Germany agree on aid for Nazi victims

BERLIN (AP) — A fund for Jewish victims of Nazi crimes says it has reached an agreement with the German government for Berlin to provide some $1 billion in homecare for victims. A spokeswoman for the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said Tuesday that about 56,000 survivors in about 46 different countries will receive financial support under the agreement for a four-year-period from 2014-2017


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Libya to look into refiner management contract after protest

TRIPOLI, April 2 (Reuters) – Libya will look into demands to review a management contract with an Emirati partner at its Ras Lanuf refining complex following a workers protest, the North African country’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Tuesday. In a statement on its website, the NOC said demonstrators gathered outside its Tripoli office on Monday calling for the government to reject a 20-month extension on an existing agreement with Libyan Emirates Oil Refining Company (Lerco) and for management to be handed over to Libyans


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‘Israel staged false flag 1994 terror attack to blame Iran’ – Video




'Israel staged false flag 1994 terror attack to blame Iran' An analyst says Iran being invited by Argentina to help investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish Center attests to Iran's innocence and possible Israeli false flag. In the background of this Argentina's Senate has approved an agreement with Iran to set up an international commission to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, which was blames on Iran by the Israelis without any evidence presented.

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US blames Iran for Persian Gulf cyber attacks (Second Coming Watch Update #253) – Video




US blames Iran for Persian Gulf cyber attacks (Second Coming Watch Update #253) US blames Iran for Persian Gulf cyberattacks. According to The Associated Press, a former US government official says American authorities firmly believe that Iranian hackers, likely supported by the Tehran government, were responsible for recent cyberattacks against oil and gas companies in the Persian Gulf and that they appeared to be in retaliation for the latest round of US sanctions against the country. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in a speech to business leaders in New York City, became the first US official to publicly acknowledge the computer-based assaults

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Report: Iran spying on Israel via Syria, Golan

Iran is spying on Israel via signals intelligence stations in northern Syria and the Golan Heights in cooperation with Hezbollah, according to a new report. Irans Ministry of Intelligence and Security: A Profile, a joint report by the Department of Defense and Congress, says the two stations have been in operation since 2006. The technology at the two established SIGNIT stations indicates that Irans capabilities are still limited, with little scope for high-level strategic intelligence gathering, according to the report, which adds that the intelligence stations appear to concentrate on supplying information to Hezbollah in Lebanon.


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eNCA | ANC Abandons "Shoot the Boer" Appeal – Video




eNCA | ANC Abandons “Shoot the Boer” Appeal For more stories visit www.enca.com Johannesburg, November 1 — The African National Congress and its expelled Youth League president Julius Malema have signed an agreement with AfriForum and the Transvaal Agriculture Union of South Africa that will end singing of lyrics that are deemed hurtful. The agreement comes on the eve of a Supreme Court of Appeal hearing where the ANC was to appeal a 2011 High Court ruling, preventing the party and Malema from singing “shoot the boer” as these words constituted hate speech.From:enewschannelViews:1 0ratingsTime:01:55More inNews Politics

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Israel settlers begin to quit unauthorized outpost

BEIT EL, West Bank (Reuters) – Settlers on Tuesday began moving out of apartment blocs that Israel's Supreme Court ruled had been built illegally on Palestinian-owned land, after reaching an agreement with the government to go quietly. A promise by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to build 851 new homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank, including 300 near the unauthorized …


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Palestine News & Info Agency – WAFA – UNDP Grants al-Azhar University €175,000 to Build Research Unit

GAZA, April 1, 2012 (WAFA) – President of Al-Azhar University in the Gaza Strip Abdul Khaliq al-Farra signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which will grant the university €175,000 to build a Water and Environmental Research Unit, Sunday said a statement by Al-Azhar.


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Connecticut Condo Mezuzah Ban Draws Scrutiny

A Connecticut condominium association has drawn queries from the Anti-Defamation League and a religious rights law office for allowing the display of items on doors but not doorposts. The associations agreement with its residents effectively bans the display of mezuzahs but not crucifixes and Christmas wreaths


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Condo ban on mezuzahs draws queries

March 22, 2012 WASHINGTON (JTA) –A Connecticut condominium association has drawn queries from the Anti-Defamation League and a religious rights law office for allowing the display of items on doors but not doorposts.


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Iran signs Afghanistan oil product export agreement | Energy, Oil …

Iran has signed an agreement with Afghanistan to export one million tonnes per year of gasoil, gasoline and jet fuel to the neighbouring country starting next year, IRNA has reported. “Between 60%…


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UN, Iraq agree on Camp Ashraf resettlement plan | Washington …

The United Nations says it has signed an agreement with the Iraqi government to move a group of Iranian exiles living in a camp in northeastern Iraq . In a statement late Sunday, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq …


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Berlin – Germany Doubles Payment To Country's Jews — VosIzNeias …

BAHLO. Berlin – A Jewish group in Germany says it has reached an agreement with the government that will see Berlin double its funding to the nation's Jewish community to euro10 million (about $13 million) starting in 2012.


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