Home > News > World
Wednesday July 30, 2014 MYT 6:55:04 PM
Wednesday July 30, 2014 MYT 6:56:02 PM
PARIS (Reuters) - France temporarily closed its embassy in Libya on Wednesday and is evacuating its nationals there due to the worsening security situation, the French Foreign Ministry said.
"We have taken all necessary measures to allow those French nationals who so wish to leave the country temporarily," the ministry said in a statement, not detailing the number of nationals involved.
The French embassy in Tripoli has temporarily closed, it said, adding that diplomatic activities would continue to be conducted from Paris for now.
France had on Sunday already called on all French nationals to leave Libya, which in the last two weeks has descended into its deadliest violence since the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.
(Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Editing by Mark John and James Regan)
Russia, Ukraine fail to reach deal on Kiev debt to Moscow, talks to continue
U.S. commander says U.S. must exercise freedom of navigation in Asia-Pacific
Student charged with killing one, wounding three at Arizona university
New U.S.-Russia military talks seen on Syria air safety
Saudi Arabia protests over Czech 'Satanic Verses' 27 years after uproar
Twitter planning layoffs: report
Revving it up in Rawang
Maxis and Digi reveal iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus pricing in Malaysia (Update 2)
Melbourne to host 2019 Presidents Cup - Finchem
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)