23:05 30-07-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Jordan’s Ambassador to Libya kidnapped after gunmen attack his car

Bishkek (AKIpress) - police strip Jordan’s ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver, Asharq Al-Awsat reported referring to a spokesman for Libya’s foreign ministry, Said Laswad.

The driver survived the attack and is in hospital.

The Jordanian foreign ministry believes the incident occurred as Ambassador Fawaz Al-Itan was leaving his house.

Kidnappings have become commonplace in Libya and abductors frequently target foreign officials. Since the start of the year five Egyptian diplomats, a Tunisian official and a South Korean trade official have been abducted.

Libya’s weak government has been unable to disarm former rebels who fought against deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, and parliament has deep internal divisions that further reduce Tripoli’s ability to exert authority. Its prime minister-designate, Abdallah Al-Thinni, resigned on Sunday.


Twitterfacebookprint
17:11 15.04.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:26 Nearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India17:22 Kazakhstan produces 21.1 bln m3 of gas in H1 201417:18 Kyrgyzstani athlete in 10th place at Golden Grand Prix wrestling tournament17:10 Dushanbe and Moscow stand for need to stop bloodshed in Ukraine - Lavrov17:05 Kazakhstan produces 36.7 mn tons of oil in H1 2014: Minister16:59 China to provide $2-million assistance to Uzbekistan for equipping hospitals16:51 Issyk-Kul lake ranks first among 10 summer resorts of post Soviet states for Russians - Forbes Kazakhstan16:40 Indian online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion16:37 Cholpon-Ata to host Astronomy Olympiad among schoolchildren in October16:21 Nazarbayev tasks to hold enlarged Government session on socio-economic development of Kazakhstan16:16 Deputy Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan appointed15:58 Gasoline prices in August to remain unchanged in Kazakhstan: Oil and Gas Minister15:39 Turkmenistan's new cotton spinning mill produces over 18 tons of yarn per night15:19 Trade turnover between Almaty and China reaches $5.5 bln in 2013 - mayor15:04 Uighur group says nearly 100 casualties in China clash14:59 WB to allocate $24 million for commercialization of agriculture in Tajikistan14:38 Dengue fever detected in 5 Kazakhstan tourists returning from Thailand14:14 Number of dengue fever cases in Taiwan on rise, authorities say13:55 Kazakh Foreign Minister to take part in meeting of SCO foreign ministers in Dushanbe13:43 Oil Traders Association asks to increase limit for tank trucks up to 48 tons
Astana
+17° C
Ashgabat
+32° C
Bishkek
+28° C
Dushanbe
+27° C
Tashkent
+30° C
exchange rates
 
69.65
51.80
8.37
1.48
246.63
183.53
29.70
5.15
6.65
4.96
0.80
0.14
3161.09
2332.24
377.32
65.98
3.83
2.85
0.46
0.08

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75