Middle East

Morning Glory escapade brings downfall of Libyan PM

Cairo: Rare is the day that a single ship can bring down a government, but a North Korean flagged vessel did just that yesterday. Libya's parliament dismissed prime minister Ali Zeidan after the Morning Glory tanker laden with oil from a rebel-held port reportedly broke through a naval blockade.

Defence Minister Abdullah al-Thinni was named interim prime minister.

Earlier, Libyan officials had said they had "complete control" of the tanker as it tried to leave the port of Sidra.

The Morning Glory was the first vessel to have loaded oil from a rebel-held port since the separatist revolt against the central government in Tripoli erupted in July.  [12/03/14]




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