World Bulletin / News Desk
A row broke out in the National Congress on Thursday, after one congressman walked out of the handover ceremony because the young woman hosting the event was not wearing a headscarf, Libya Herald reported.
Salah Baadi, an independent congressman from Misrata and prominent Islamist, walked out of the handover ceremony in protest.
Then, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, NTC Chairman, ordered Sarah Elmesallati to leave the stage midway through her presentation.
In what would appear to have been an indirect reference to the event, Jalil used his speech to emphasise the importance of freedom of expression in Libya whilst respecting its Muslim traditions.
The remainder of the ceremony was hosted by a young man, whose presentation passed off without incident.
The nun went on to say that the kidnappers had not asked them to remove their crosses and allowed them to pray "freely and safety."
A statement from public prosecutors named four suspects who had been arrested, saying they had confessed to carrying out the bombing along with others
Abb-Rabbo al-Barassi, self-declared prime minister of the rebel movement, warned against "harming any tanker or sending navy ships into the waters of Cyrenaica," according to a statement.
The quake, which was initially reported as magnitude 6.1, hit 40 miles (64 km) west of Eureka, California
Pro-Russian Sergei Aksyonov, who declared himself provincial leader almost two weeks ago after Russians seized the parliament building said that Crimea would also encourage the use of two languages - Russian and Crimean Tatar
As thousands staged rival rallies in Crimea, street violence flared in Sevastopol, when pro-Russian activists and Cossacks attacked a group of Ukrainians.
The violence is fueling tensions inside the opposition, with moderates scared it could spin further out of control and tarnish the cause of peaceful political change in the future.
About two-thirds of the 227 passengers and 12 crew now presumed to have died aboard the plane were Chinese.
A naval patrol managed to rescue 30 other migrants, the source said, and were taking them to a refugee camp in the town of Mayfaa
Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev says Kiev's action will not affect payment of wages and pensions.
The businessman, an Indian national, resigned his post of managing director of Galfar Engineering and Contracting after his January conviction and sentence
UAE asked all its citizens working with Qatari media outlets to resign from their jobs immediately, while Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Information has issued a decision banning Saudi writers and columnists from writing for Qatari newspapers
Erdogan said Turkey was prepared to help the international contact group given his country's close relationships with Ukraine and Russia
Obama has said a referendum on Crimea would violate international law and the Ukrainian constitution while Putin defends Crimea's decision to hold referendum
"The fact that we are unable to find any debris so far appears to indicate that the aircraft is likely to have disintegrated at around 35,000 feet," said the source
Moussa Abu Marzouq moved to Cairo from Damascus after the popular uprising against Bashar al-Assad.