Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Libya

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Libya

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Nov. 24: Prime Minister Shukri Ghanem announced an economic privatization program for state controlled industries such as chemical plants, textile and shoe factories, and state farms. [MEO, 11/24]

A Scottish court ruled that 'Abd el-Basit 'AH Al-Mcgrahi, the Libyan intelligence agent arrested for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2001, must serve at least 27 years in prison before he can be considered for parole. [The Guardian, 11/24]

Nov. 26: The US State Department issued a ban on the use of American passports to Libya; the ban was adopted due to hostile US relations with Libya. [AP, 11/26]

Nov. 30: In a bid to increase oil production, Libya's National oil Company announced that it signed a $100 million oil and gas exploration agreement with an Australian consortium. It was Libya's first business deal with foreign investors since the UN lifted sanctions in September 2003. [FT, 12/1]

Dec. 19: The US and UK announced, after nine months of secret negotiations, that Colonel Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi agreed to give up all of Libya's nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. [NYT, 12/20]

Dec. 27: A UN nuclear inspection team arrived in Tripoli to begin examining Libya's atomic arms program. …

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