Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

US media reacts to ebola scare

Read more

DEBATE

How to Stop Ebola: Center for Disease Control Confirms First Case of Virus in US (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

How to Stop Ebola: Center for Disease Control Confirms First Case of Virus in US

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

I will support Hillary Clinton, will.i.am tells France 24

Read more

FOCUS

Germany: Spread of radical Islam propaganda sparks concerns

Read more

ENCORE!

Corrie Nielsen: Up and Coming Talent at Paris Fashion Week

Read more

FACE-OFF

French Senate election: A new blow for Hollande

Read more

ENCORE!

Encore's Film Show: Julie Gayet, Denzel Washington, and cartoon madness

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Turkey's strategy towards the Islamic State group

Read more

France

France expels Libyan diplomats loyal to Gaddafi

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-05-06

France has expelled 14 "former diplomats" who served under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi at the Libyan embassy in Paris, giving them up to 48 hours to leave the country.

AP - France’s foreign ministry says the government has ordered 14 diplomats loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to leave the country within 48 hours.

A foreign ministry spokesman says the fourteen "ex-diplomats" worked for Libya’s embassy before it was shut about a month ago. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with the official protocol.

The foreign ministry said in a statement Friday that the 14 have been deemed "persona non grata," and that they have between 24 to 48 hours to leave France.

France has recognized Libya’s opposition movement and has been a major backer of a NATO-led military mission aimed to protect civilians from an onslaught by Gadhafi’s forces.
 

Date created : 2011-05-06

  • FRANCE

    'Not our objective to kill Gaddafi’, French foreign minister insists

    Read more

  • LIBYA

    Libya contact group agrees to fund rebels in Rome

    Read more

  • LIBYA

    Britain expels Libyan envoy over Tripoli embassy attacks

    Read more

COMMENT(S)