Tunisia eyes reconstruction opportunities in Libya

Tunisia eyes reconstruction opportunities in Libya

Posted - 12th April 2021 Tunisia aims for a share of Libya's new government's plans to spend on development projects as the country moves towards peace and stability. "Investment fields in Libya are wide and there are great opportunities to contribute to the...

Tunis Air to resume flights to Tripoli in last week of April

Tunis Air to resume flights to Tripoli in last week of April

Posted - 12th April 2021 Tunis Air flights to Libya will resume in the last week of April, Tunisian Transport and Logistics Minister Moez Chakchouk has been quoted as saying by Tunisian media. Minister Chakchouk had been speaking on Monday to the Committee on the...

Biden sets new US strategy in Libya

Biden sets new US strategy in Libya

Posted - 9th April 2021 US President Joe Biden's administration is set to formulate a new strategy in Libya that differs from the one implemented by former President Donald Trump. Biden hopes to revise the vague and ambiguous discourse adopted by Trump regarding the...

Libyan PM says he can unify country

Libyan PM says he can unify country

Posted - 8th April 2021 ROME: Libya’s prime minister has said he is confident that he can unify his war-torn country. “Before (the) 2011 (revolution), Libya was a united country. I am convinced that it will go back to being united again,” Abdul Hamid Dbeibah told...

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Libya’s interim prime minister

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Libya’s interim prime minister

Posted - 8th April 2021 Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah called for closer co-operation with the UAE during his visit to Abu Dhabi. Mr Dbeibah was received at Qasr Al Hosn on Wednesday by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy...

Libya, Spain discuss cooperation in transportation

Libya, Spain discuss cooperation in transportation

Posted - 8th April 2021 The Libyan Deputy Minister of Transportation and Aviation, Hisham Abu Shakiwat, discussed Wednesday with the ambassador of Spain to Libya, Francisco Javier, facilitating the procedures required of Libyan commercial aviation students once they...

Menfi, Draghi review ways to activate Libya-Italy friendship treaty

Menfi, Draghi review ways to activate Libya-Italy friendship treaty

Posted - 7th April 2021 The Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammad Menfi, discussed on Tuesday, with the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, ways to activate the work of the joint committee, especially the Libyan-Italian Friendship Treaty signed in 2008. During...

Greece Calls on Libya to Scrap Maritime Deal with Turkey

Greece Calls on Libya to Scrap Maritime Deal with Turkey

Posted - 7th April 2021 The Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, called on Libya to scrap the illegal 2019 maritime boundaries agreement with Turkey during his first visit to the country on Tuesday. Mitsotakis said in a joint press briefing with Libyan Prime...

Italy, Greece PMs join influx of visitors to Libya in transition

Italy, Greece PMs join influx of visitors to Libya in transition

Posted - 7th April 2021 The prime ministers of Italy and Greece on Tuesday joined a growing number of foreign leaders visiting Libya as it seeks to emerge from a decade of post-revolution chaos under a UN-sponsored peace process. Italy's Mario Draghi, whose country...

Libya: The Turkish Problem

Libya: The Turkish Problem

Posted - 7th April 2021 It’s been two months since the two rival Libyan governments agreed on a merger, and Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh was selected by the GNA (UN created Government of National Accord) and HoR (the last elected government that disagreed with the formation of...

Europe should not delude itself on Libya

Europe should not delude itself on Libya

Posted - 7th April 2021 Visiting Libya with his German and Italian counterparts, Jean-Yves Le Drian, French minister of foreign affairs, stressed that Europeans were pleased to see "efforts bear(ing) fruit… meetings in Paris and Palermo, and a conference in Berlin…...

EU’s Michel in Libya to bolster interim government

EU’s Michel in Libya to bolster interim government

Posted - 6th April 2021 European Council President Charles Michel arrived in Tripoli Sunday, as Libya seeks to build a unity government and end a decade of chaos following a NATO-backed 2011 revolt. No details have been released of Michel’s visit, which comes as...

The Most Anticipated Licensing Round Of 2021

The Most Anticipated Licensing Round Of 2021

Posted - 6th April 2021 The energy markets have seen several major upsets during the 21st century yet one can state fairly confidently that the market slump of 2020-2021 has triggered the most damage of them all. This is also true for international licensing where...

Libya: Prime Minister Dabaiba cleans up Investment Authority

Libya: Prime Minister Dabaiba cleans up Investment Authority

Posted - 5th April 2021 Libya’s Prime Minister Abdulhamid al-Dabaiba wants to clean up the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), the country's government-managed sovereign wealth fund. According to sources, he is preparing to dismiss Ali Mahmoud Hassan, its chairman....

Libyan government’s weekly press conference summary

Libyan government’s weekly press conference summary

Posted - 5th April 2021 At its now regular weekly Thursday press conference, the new unified Libyan government Spokesperson, Mohamed Hamuda said: All decisions/decrees issued by the outgoing Tripoli based Faiez Serraj administration and the eastern based Abdalla...

Libya and China discuss telecommunications sector development

Libya and China discuss telecommunications sector development

Posted - 5th April 2021 The development and improvement of Libya’s telecommunications and technology sector was the subject of discussion between Faisel Gergab, Chairman of the Libyan Post Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC), and...

Libyan government signals budget support for NOC

Libyan government signals budget support for NOC

Posted - 02nd April 2021 Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) held a meeting with the new government on March 31 to discuss the importance of funding the company. NOC was represented by chairman Mustafa Sanalla, who met Vice President Ramadan Ahmed Boujnah and Minister of...

Sanallah discusses return of Chinese energy companies

Sanallah discusses return of Chinese energy companies

Posted - 02nd April 2021 Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, has discussed with the Chinese ambassador to Libya Wang Qimin the return of Chinese companies operating in the fields of oil, gas, energy and construction, and their...

Rush to re-open diplomatic representations at Libya’s door

Rush to re-open diplomatic representations at Libya’s door

Posted - 01st April 2021 As the new Libyan Government of National Unity is endeavoring to unify State institutions and pacify the country, queues are being formed for the opening of diplomatic representations in the North African country. So, after France reopened its...

Libya’s Oil Production Set To Stabilize In 2021

Libya’s Oil Production Set To Stabilize In 2021

Posted - 01st April 2021 Libya may be able to maintain its current level of oil production of around 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) until the end of the year as the oil sector is finally receiving enough funding for field maintenance and development, Libya’s Oil...

Libya’s Oil Sector Finally Getting Enough Funding, Minister Says

Libya’s Oil Sector Finally Getting Enough Funding, Minister Says

Posted - 01st April 2021 Libya’s energy industry is on track to get enough money from the government for the OPEC member to sustain its crude production throughout the year, according to the new oil and gas minister. The country, which has been in civil war for about...

Dbeibah: 80% of Libyan institutions have been unified

Dbeibah: 80% of Libyan institutions have been unified

Posted - 01st April 2021 The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, said 80% of the Libyan institutions had been unified in less than a month, adding to Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, that Libya will be always unified. Dbeibah added that the government,...

China considering reopening embassy in Libyan capital

China considering reopening embassy in Libyan capital

Posted - 31st March 2021 The Chinese ambassador to Libya, Li Zhiguo, said his country wants to reopen its embassy in Tripoli as soon as possible to start working from inside the country so that there can be more cooperation. The remarks came in a meeting with the...

Ministry of Planning, UNDP discuss cooperation

Ministry of Planning, UNDP discuss cooperation

Posted - 31st March 2021 The Minister of Planning, Fakher Boufrana, has held discussions with the resident representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Gerardo Noto, within the framework of joint cooperation between the Ministry and the UNDP....

Mitsotakis to visit Libya next week

Mitsotakis to visit Libya next week

Posted - 31st March 2021 Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is planning a visit to Libya next week as Athens appears to be ready to fully restore its relations with the North African country. Greece appears to be ready to claim a role in the future of the country for...

Libya: Di Maio says Italy will open consulate in Benghazi

Libya: Di Maio says Italy will open consulate in Benghazi

Posted - 30th March 2021 (ANSA) - ROME, 30 MAR - Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, speaking to TG2 Post, said Italy plans to open a consulate in Benghazi, Libya. "Allow me to say that a year ago, at the Berlin conference, no one believed in that peace process....

Italy to consider reopening airspace to Libya

Italy to consider reopening airspace to Libya

Posted - 30th March 2021 Italian Ambassador states that his government will take the possibility of reopening EU airspace to Libya under advisement In a meeting between Libya’s new transport minister Mohamed Shahubi and Italy’s ambassador to Libya Buccino Grimaldi,...

MERCENARIES AND MONEY LAUNDERING IN LIBYA

MERCENARIES AND MONEY LAUNDERING IN LIBYA

Posted - 30th March 2021 What a UN report on Libya reveals about the nexus of private security operators and illicit financial flows. he allegations made in a United Nations (UN) report released in March had the makings of a bad action movie: in the summer of 2019,...

Third German-Libyan Economic Experts Forum started in Tripoli today

Third German-Libyan Economic Experts Forum started in Tripoli today

Posted - 30th March 2021 London, 29 March 2021: This morning, the Third German-Libyan Economic Experts Forum, organized by the General Union of Libyan Chambers of Commerce, started at the Radisson Blu Mahary Hotel in Tripoli. The forum will witness the presence of the...

The United States to expand on investments in Libya

The United States to expand on investments in Libya

Posted - 29th March 2021 As a part of its effort to support Libya’s new Government of National Unity (GNU), the US intends to expand on its investments in the north African nation according to the American Chamber of Commerce in Libya and American Ambassador to Libya,...

Muhasasa, militias and meddling foreign actors

Muhasasa, militias and meddling foreign actors

Posted - 27th March 2021 On 10 March 2021, Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU), led by Prime Minister Abd al-Hamid Dabaiba, won a parliamentary vote of confidence with a sweeping majority. This is the country’s first new government since 2015, when the interim...

Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and Italy visit Tripoli

Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and Italy visit Tripoli

Posted - 27th March 2021 The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the new Libyan Government of National Unity, Najla al-Mangoush, held a joint press conference yesterday with the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and Italy during their joint visit to Tripoli. In her...

Critical projects must be completed: Minister of Transport

Critical projects must be completed: Minister of Transport

Posted - 27th March 2021 Libya’s Transport Minister, Mohamed Shahubi said that development projects are one of his government’s top priorities and that projects that directly affect the lives of citizens in the field of transportation and the treatment of bottlenecks...

EU lifts sanctions on Libyan politicians

EU lifts sanctions on Libyan politicians

Posted - 26th March 2021 ANKARA - The European Council on Friday lifted sanctions on former prime minister of the internationally unrecognized General National Congress of Libya. The council said in a statement that Khalifa Ghwell was on the list of individuals and...

Libya NOC completes first development drilling well in Erawn field

Libya NOC completes first development drilling well in Erawn field

Posted - 26th March 2021 Libya NOC has completed the first development well E04 in the Erawn field, which is operated by Zelaf Oil and Gas Company (ZLOG). The well was put through a production test after drilling and completion, using zero gas flaring to avoid any...

Libya, UK discuss economic cooperation

Libya, UK discuss economic cooperation

Posted - 25th March 2021 Minister of Economy and Trade Muhammad Al-Hawaij discussed Tuesday with the British Ambassador to Libya Nicholas Hopton, bilateral relations, as well as providing technical and advisory support in economic reforms and economic diversity...

US reviews increasing its investments in Libya

US reviews increasing its investments in Libya

Posted - 25th March 2021 The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah held discussions on Wednesday with American companies at a virtual event, hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Libya. The US ambassador, Richard Norland...

LIA officially receives block “C” of Abulaila Tower

LIA officially receives block “C” of Abulaila Tower

Posted - 24th March 2021 The Libyan Investment Authority has received the "C" block from the Abulaila Tower in the capital, Tripoli after completing all the necessary steps in the process with Al-Tadamun Real Estate Investment Company, the LIA confirmed on Monday. The...

Libyan Parliament prepares to debate general budget

Libyan Parliament prepares to debate general budget

Posted - 24th March 2021 CAIRO - 22 March 2020: In the upcoming days, the Libyan Parliament will discuss the draft approval of the unified general budget of the state, to facilitate the tasks of the current government and support it in implementing the projects...

France to reopen embassy in Libya’s Tripoli on Monday

France to reopen embassy in Libya’s Tripoli on Monday

Posted - 24th March 2021 France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli next Monday. French President Emmanuel Macron revealed this when he received the new President and Vice President of the Libyan Presidential Council at the Elysée Palace on Tuesday....

Libya’s Reconstruction to cost $450 Billion

Libya’s Reconstruction to cost $450 Billion

Posted - 23rd March 2021 Head of the Libyan Contractors Union, Abdel-Majid Kosher confirmed that Libya needs an estimated $450 billion US dollars for reconstruction over the upcoming five years. Kosher said in a press statement to Masrawy news website that the...

LIBYA’S PROMISE OF PEACE BRINGS NEW HOPE FOR BUSINESS

LIBYA’S PROMISE OF PEACE BRINGS NEW HOPE FOR BUSINESS

Posted - 23rd March 2021 A country that has undergone immeasurable hardships in recent years, Libya’s fortunes are at last showing signs of changing. A decade after the fall of the Gaddafi regime, Salim Abukhzaam, Head of Libya at British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB),...

Di Maio: Italy wants strategic partnership with Libya

Di Maio: Italy wants strategic partnership with Libya

Posted - 22nd March 2021 The Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi di Maio, said his country wanted to develop relations with Libya to reach a strategic partnership. Di Maio arrived Sunday in Tripoli on an unannounced visit and met with the Prime Minister of the Government...

Maltese ambassador says embassy in Tripoli to open in few days

Maltese ambassador says embassy in Tripoli to open in few days

Posted - 22nd March 2021 The Maltese ambassador to Libya, Charles Slaiba, reaffirmed Sunday that his country's embassy will open in Tripoli in few days to facilitate visa processing for Libyans. The ambassador's remarks came in a meeting with the Head of the...

Libico olive oil exported to Italy

Libico olive oil exported to Italy

Posted - 22nd March 2021 Libyan olive oil ‘‘Libico’’ brand has been exported for the first time to Italy, the Libyan Tunisian Business Council reports. The olive oil is produced in the Western/Nefusa Mountain city of Gharian by Mishkat company. The company has been...

Zallaf’s first development Erawin field completed: NOC

Zallaf’s first development Erawin field completed: NOC

Posted - 22nd March 2021 Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announce on Friday the first development well (E04) in the Erawin field operated by Zallaf Libya Oil and Gas was put on production test after the drilling and completion operations were completed....

GNU submits 96 billion dinar budget for approval by parliament

GNU submits 96 billion dinar budget for approval by parliament

Posted - 22nd March 2021 The near 100 billion dinar budget faces controversy in the face of the GNU's brief time in office and the country's long history of corruption within the government Libya’s newly confirmed Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Debaiba has revealed the...

Turkey Reportedly Informed Mercenaries to Prepare for Leaving Libya

Turkey Reportedly Informed Mercenaries to Prepare for Leaving Libya

Posted - 21st March 2021 Turkish-backed Syrian fighters in Libya have been informed to prepare themselves to return to Syria, at orders of the Turkish government, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The Observatory reported that about 9,000...

Libya to recruit 3000 Tunisian teachers

Libya to recruit 3000 Tunisian teachers

Posted - 21st March 2021 Libya is seeking to recruit 3000 Tunisian teachers through international cooperation, said the head of the Supreme Council of Tunisian and Libyan Businessmen, Abdulhafid Al-Sakroufi. Al-Sakroufi, said in statements to Tunisian Radio "Shams" FM...

Sisi, Johnson discuss developments in GERD dispute, Libya

Sisi, Johnson discuss developments in GERD dispute, Libya

Posted - 21st March 2021 The Egyptian president reaffirmed Cairo’s adherence to its water rights by reaching a legally binding agreement that guarantees clear rules for the filling and operating of the GERD Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and British Prime...

Mercenaries used Bridgeporth cover for Libya helicopter deliveries

Mercenaries used Bridgeporth cover for Libya helicopter deliveries

Posted - 19th March 2021 Mercenaries in Libya used Milton Keynes-based geosciences specialist Bridgeporth as cover for their movements, a United Nations report has said. Private military contractors used a document purporting to be from AustinBridgeporth to move...

Tripoli invites Turkish firms to build Libya’s new trade port

Tripoli invites Turkish firms to build Libya’s new trade port

Posted - 18th March 2021 Turkish companies will help build a commercial port in war-torn Libya if a deal is agreed. The country’s United Nations-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) has already discussed the issue with Turkish officials and invited local...

Tunisian President arrives in Tripoli

Tunisian President arrives in Tripoli

Posted - 18th March 2021 Tunisian President Kais Saied arrived this morning in Tripoli accompanied by a high-level delegation. Upon arrival at Maitiga International Airport, President Saied was welcomed by the new Presidential Council head, Mohammad Menfi, and other...

In Libya,Washington wades into the political mess it helped to make

In Libya,Washington wades into the political mess it helped to make

Posted - 18th March 2021 The reality is that throughout the conflict in Libya, the U.S. has not had a clear vision over what it wants to achieve, or how it wants to achieve it. The NATO intervention in 2011 was primarily rooted in a perception that something needed to...

Bashagha says ready for investigation into any violations

Bashagha says ready for investigation into any violations

Posted - 17th March 2021 The ex-Minister of Interior in Libya's Government of National Accord, Fathi Bashagha, said he was ready for investigation into any kind of violations, adding on Twitter Tuesday that he had now handed over power to the new incumbent, Khalid...

Top 7 countries with the most valuable currencies in Africa 2021

Top 7 countries with the most valuable currencies in Africa 2021

Posted - 16th March 2021 Many people are familiar with some African currencies, but not everyone knows the worth of these notes 1. Libyan Dinar - (1 USD – 1.43 LYD). 2. Tunisian Dinar - (1USD – 2.90 TND). 3. Ghanaian Cedi - (1USD – 5.75 CEDI) 4.  Moroccan Dirham - (1...

Libya forms new oil ministry as NOC eyes releasing revenues

Libya forms new oil ministry as NOC eyes releasing revenues

Posted - 15th March 2021 New York — Libya's state-run National Oil Corporation is poised to release oil revenues to the central bank after the interim Government of Unity (GNU) was sworn in on March 15, creating a new oil ministry. Last year, NOC started using the...

Ministry of Finance launches salary data app for public employees

Ministry of Finance launches salary data app for public employees

Posted - 15th March 2021 The Ministry of Finance Monday launched a new application to help public employees assertion their monthly salary movements and link them directly with the committee for rationalizing the salaries. The new app named 260 "Libya salaries" is now...

New Libyan premier, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, sworn in

New Libyan premier, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, sworn in

Posted - 15th March 2021 Dbeibah’s swearing-in comes after parliament last week approved his cabinet, in a move hailed by key leaders and foreign powers as “historic.” TOBRUK--Libya’s new Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah was sworn in Monday to lead the war-torn...

Here’s What Libya’s New Government Means for the Oil World

Here’s What Libya’s New Government Means for the Oil World

Posted - 15th March 2021 (Bloomberg) -- Libya’s back in the oil game after years of false starts and setbacks. Energy facilities shut or damaged during its civil war were reopened last year and the OPEC member has managed to keep its production above 1 million barrels...

Egypt, Libya sign agreement to facilitate entry of Egyptian workers

Egypt, Libya sign agreement to facilitate entry of Egyptian workers

Posted - 14th March 2021 The Libyan Embassy in Cairo announced an agreement with Egypt to facilitate the entry of Egyptian workers into Libya. This follows a meeting between both sides to implement a bilateral memorandum of cooperation signed in 2013 regarding “the...

GNU freezes spending of state investment funds and companies

GNU freezes spending of state investment funds and companies

Posted - 14th March 2021 In its first decree (1/2021) since physically moving into the Tripoli Prime Minister’s Office, the incoming Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) of Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba today froze all financial activities of all state investment funds...

Libya’s next parliament session to be held Monday in Tobruk

Libya’s next parliament session to be held Monday in Tobruk

Posted - 14th March 2021 The coming session of the Libyan House of Representatives will be held in Tobruk on Monday,  instead of Benghazi for logistical reasons, the parliament's spokesman, Abdullah Belhaq was quoted by the Afrigate News as saying on Friday. Members...

GECOL board of directors members inspect Tripoli power plant project

GECOL board of directors members inspect Tripoli power plant project

Posted - 13th March 2021 The Chairman of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), accompanied by the members of the Board of Directors and the General Manager of the company, paid an inspection visit to the west Tripoli gas power plant project, which is being...

Libyan-Tunisian agreement to discuss reconstruction projects

Libyan-Tunisian agreement to discuss reconstruction projects

Posted - 13th March 2021 The Director General of the Housing and Utilities Projects Implementation Authority, Ahmed Bouderbala, has agreed with the Tunisian Minister of Equipment Kamal Doukh to organize a work visit to Tripoli soon. The visit aims to follow up on the...

Strengthening Economic Cooperation with British Oil Companies

Strengthening Economic Cooperation with British Oil Companies

Posted - 13th March 2021 The most important subject in the meeting of NOC Chairman with His Excellency the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Libya On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eng. Mustafa Sanalla, received his Excellency the...

LIST OF GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY (GNU)

LIST OF GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY (GNU)

Posted - 12th March 2021   Deputy Prime Minister - Hussein Atiya Abdul Hafeez Al-Qatrani (east). Deputy Prime Minister - Ramadan Ahmed Boujenah (south). Minister of Agriculture - Hamad Abdul-Razzaq Taher Al-Marimi Minister of Financial Resources - Tariq Abdel...

Egypt seeks to turn into regional hub for electricity supply

Egypt seeks to turn into regional hub for electricity supply

Posted - 11th March 2021 As part of plans to turn into a major regional hub for electricity and since Egypt has a surplus of power, the Ministry of Electricity announced plans to increase the capacity of an interconnection line between Egypt and Libya. Egypt's...

Libya: Al-Sarraj ready to hand over power to new gov’t

Libya: Al-Sarraj ready to hand over power to new gov’t

Posted - 11th March 2021 Libya’s Presidential Council head Fayez al-Sarraj said Wednesday that he is ready to step down and pass his tasks and responsibilities to the new government to consolidate the principle of peaceful transition of power. Al-Sarraj’s remarks came...

Libyan lawmakers approve gov’t of PM-designate Dbeibah

Libyan lawmakers approve gov’t of PM-designate Dbeibah

Posted - 10th March 2021 Libya’s parliament approves cabinet of PM Abdelhamid Dbeibah after two days of intense deliberations. Libya’s parliament has voted to approve an interim unity government to lead the war-ravaged nation to December elections, a key step towards...

Libya Selects HID Global to Launch First ePassport Program

Libya Selects HID Global to Launch First ePassport Program

Posted - 10th March 2021 HID provided Libya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) with HID Integrale™, a secure end-to-end solution that expedites the application and issuance processes and manages the entire ePassport lifecycle. For improved security, the redesigned...

Tunisia to resume flights to Libya in April

Tunisia to resume flights to Libya in April

Posted - 10th March 2021 The Tunisian Minister of Transport, Moez Chakchouk, announced a new schedule in resumption of flights with Libya, beginning from next April. In a hearing with the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Tunisian Parliament, Chakchouk drew attention...

Libya targets 1.45mn b/d oil output by year-end

Libya targets 1.45mn b/d oil output by year-end

Posted - 10th March 2021 Libya aims to increase its oil output to 1.45mn b/d by the end of the year, a level not achieved since 2012. The target is conditional on the domestic security situation and a sufficient budget for state-owned oil firm NOC to carry out its...

Libya: Peace In Our Time

Libya: Peace In Our Time

Posted - 10th March 2021 The new GNU (Government of National Unity) is a month old and while Abdul Dbeibeh, the GNU prime minister is making progress with appointing 26 new government ministers and moving the GNU capital to Sirte, the nature of the GNU security forces...

Maltese Ambassador resumes work from Tripoli

Maltese Ambassador resumes work from Tripoli

Posted - 10th March 2021 The Maltese Ambassador, Charles Saliba, arrived in Libya on Saturday (6 March) to open the Maltese Consulate in Tripoli and begin carrying out his diplomatic duties, the Tripoli Foreign Ministry confirmed yesterday. The Ministry reminded that...

Libyan parliament postpones gov’t approval to Wednesday

Libyan parliament postpones gov’t approval to Wednesday

Posted - 10th March 2021 Libya's parliament has postponed to Wednesday its vote of confidence on a new interim government. "The parliament decided to suspend [postpone] the session until tomorrow, Wednesday," Muhammad Al-Raeed, a member of the House of Representatives...

Can Libya Put Itself Back Together Again?

Can Libya Put Itself Back Together Again?

Posted - 09th March 2021 Few countries exemplify the tragedy of the Arab Spring like Libya. The fall of the 42-year dictatorship of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafibrought a decade of anarchy as competing governments, militias and foreign powers struggled to seize control of...

Mitig: Financial division in Libya has ended

Mitig: Financial division in Libya has ended

Posted - 09th March 2021 The deputy head of the Government of National Accord's Presidential Council, Ahmed Mitig, welcomed Sunday the "end of financial division between the Ministry of Finance at the GNA and east-based Interim Government after the GNA's Ministry had...

Egypt backs deal for withdrawal of foreign troops from Libya

Egypt backs deal for withdrawal of foreign troops from Libya

Posted - 09th March 2021 Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry yesterday discussed in Cairo the latest developments in Libya with UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for Libya Jan Kubis. The spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Ahmed Hafez, said on Twitter...

A new connection to Libya

A new connection to Libya

Posted - 08th March 2021 It was in April 1975 when the vessel "Vento di Ponente" started its first voyage to Tripoli and Bengasi carrying 175 containers. Since then, Tarros Group has ensured an ongoing service between both markets. Now the group is adding new...

Libya unity govt to restore its oil and gas ministry

Libya unity govt to restore its oil and gas ministry

Posted - 08th March 2021 The new Libyan unity government will restore an oil and gas portfolio as one of 27 ministries to administer the war-ravaged Opec member until December elections, according to the office of the prime minister-designate. A representative of...

Tobruk Corniche construction project making visible progress

Tobruk Corniche construction project making visible progress

Posted - 06th March 2021 The Tobruk Corniche construction project is making good progress, the implementing company, Al-Amira Construction company reports. The seafront had been neglected for years if not decades, receiving little attention or investment over the last...

Libya PM Dbeibah presents new govt proposal to parliament

Libya PM Dbeibah presents new govt proposal to parliament

Posted - 05th March 2021 Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Thursday submitted his proposal for the new government for parliament approval in an effort to unite the country’s divided institutions, the prime minister's office said. "In accordance...

Libyan Recycling Plant Exports Tyre Crumb

Libyan Recycling Plant Exports Tyre Crumb

Posted - 05th March 2021 The Shiban Tyre Recycling factory in Libya is forging ahead with production of crumb rubber. The factory has received much praise locally and won the 2020 SME Expo award for best SME project. The factory uses 100 per cent local labour and...

UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

UN advance team arrives in Libya to monitor ceasefire

Posted - 03rd March 2021 The advance team of a UN observer mission has arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December, informed sources said Wednesday. The group of about 10 United Nations staff flew into the capital...

Libya’s interim PM elected through bribery, UN inquiry says

Libya’s interim PM elected through bribery, UN inquiry says

Posted - 03rd March 2021 Abdul Hamid Dbeibah chosen at forum where delegates were reportedly offered up to $500,000 The legitimacy of Libya’s new interim prime minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, has been thrown into doubt by a UN inquiry finding that he allegedly gained...

Libya parliament to discuss new unity gov’t lineup on March 8

Libya parliament to discuss new unity gov’t lineup on March 8

Posted - 02nd March 2021 The speaker of Libya’s eastern-based parliament has announced that the chamber will hold a special session on March 8 to discuss holding a vote of confidence on a new unity government. Aguila Saleh, speaker of the House of Representatives...

Audit Bureau follows up preparations for summer peak power demand

Audit Bureau follows up preparations for summer peak power demand

Posted - 02nd March 2021 The Libyan Audit Bureau requested the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to provide a list of pressing maintenance projects for the power stations, no later than next Monday, which should be ready before the next summer peak usage...

Libya buys two new oil tankers

Libya buys two new oil tankers

Posted - 01st March 2021 Libya’s state General National Maritime Transport Company (GNMTC) announced on Friday (26 February) the acquisition of two newly manufactured oil tankers. It said this comes within the framework of implementing its 2020-2023 plan to modernize...

NOC wins arbitration case against Emirati LERCO

NOC wins arbitration case against Emirati LERCO

Posted - 01st March 2021 Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced yesterday that it had won a decision from the Paris Court of Appeal in relation to an arbitral award in an arbitration between NOC and the Libyan Emirates Oil Refining Company (LERCO)...

UAE Steps Back From Wars as Biden Reasserts Mideast Role

UAE Steps Back From Wars as Biden Reasserts Mideast Role

Posted - 01st March 2021 The United Arab Emirates is scaling back its role in foreign conflicts, accelerating a shift from policies it pursued after the 2011 Arab Spring, with the new administration in the U.S. a key factor. The oil-rich nation has significantly...

NOC reveals record US$ 1.4 billion January oil revenues

NOC reveals record US$ 1.4 billion January oil revenues

Posted - 01st March 2021 Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced record January 2021 oil revenues of 1,409,093,619.13 U.S. dollars deposited in its Libyan Foreign Bank (LFB) account in line with the country’s current financial arrangements. These...

Cautious pessimism for UN plan for Libyan stability

Cautious pessimism for UN plan for Libyan stability

Posted - 27th February 2021 On the eve of the Arab Spring’s 10th anniversary, the atmosphere in Libya's Tripoli was completely different from the mood in Tunisia or Egypt. In the city's Martyrs' Square, Libyan youth waving flags gathered to honor the historic day. The...

Libyan PM-designate proposes unity government plan

Libyan PM-designate proposes unity government plan

Posted - 27th February 2021 TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s designated prime minister, chosen via a U.N.-facilitated process last month, said on Thursday he had proposed a governing plan to the country’s divided parliament as part of a peace process. The new interim...

Siemens begins maintenance of Ruais power station

Siemens begins maintenance of Ruais power station

Posted - 27th February 2021 The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) announced the onset of maintenance work in the first turbine of Ruwais gas-fired power station. GECOL said that a convoy of trucks set off from Tripoli seaport packed with equipment and new...

Why Is Egypt Planning To Reopen Its Embassy In Libya Now? – OpEd

Why Is Egypt Planning To Reopen Its Embassy In Libya Now? – OpEd

Posted - 26th February 2021 Egypt is planning to open its embassy in Libya’s capital for the first time in six years, to mark a shift to a more conciliatory approach to western Libya-based factions. According to reports, the visiting Egyptian delegation discussed the...

GSO demands increase in salaries, warns to halt oil production

GSO demands increase in salaries, warns to halt oil production

Posted - 25th February 2021 The General Syndicate of Oil (GSO) has demanded the relevant authorities to implement the decision to increase the salaries in the oil sector, threatening to take further measures if their demands are not met. In a statement Wednesday, the...

US senators reintroduce bill to support stability in Libya

US senators reintroduce bill to support stability in Libya

Posted - 25th February 2021 Four members of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, namely, Chris Murphy, Chris Coons, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio, have reintroduced the Libya Stabilization Act aimed at providing a peaceful diplomatic solution to the...

After Dbeibah’s statement, Malta denies any problems with Libya

After Dbeibah’s statement, Malta denies any problems with Libya

Posted - 24th February 2021 Malta has denied having any problems with Libya in response to the comments made by the newly elected Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah who said he wouldn't meet with Maltese counterpart, Robert Abela until Malta respects Libyans. The...

Menfi and Dbeibah discuss critical steps to unify the army

Menfi and Dbeibah discuss critical steps to unify the army

Posted - 24th February 2021 The new Head of the Presidential Council (PC), Mohammed Menfi, held discussions with the Prime Minister-elect, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, along with the 5+5 Military Committee, on the issue of unifying the military institutions The meeting, which...

UN: Lots of work to do before sending ceasefire monitors to Libya

UN: Lots of work to do before sending ceasefire monitors to Libya

Posted - 24th February 2021 The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix said Tuesday that the office of military affairs and police of the UN have expressed readiness to monitor the Libyan ceasefire implementation on the...

A billion dinars spent to rebuild Benghazi

A billion dinars spent to rebuild Benghazi

Posted - 23rd February 2021 Libya's second most populated city has so far spent a billion dinars rebuilding its streets and neighbors after the destruction of the country's civil conflict The Stability Committee reported that Libya’s second most populated city of...

Libyan state firm NOC prepares for emergency response at Gallo field

Libyan state firm NOC prepares for emergency response at Gallo field

Posted - 22nd February 2021 Libya’s NOC is raising the level of readiness to respond to potential emergency situations and to that end the Emergency Committee in the Western and Southern Region carried out a working visit for the purpose of evaluating the oil well...

New Libyan PM seeks to develop ties with Italy

New Libyan PM seeks to develop ties with Italy

Posted - 22nd February 2021 ROME: Libya’s new Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has expressed his wish to develop ties with Italy, including increasing cooperation in managing migration in the Mediterranean. “We intend to develop our privileged relationship with...

Dbeibeh Sets Conditions for Libya Govt, Meets UN Envoy

Dbeibeh Sets Conditions for Libya Govt, Meets UN Envoy

Posted - 21st February 2021 Libya’s Prime Minister-designate Abdulhamid Dbeibeh reiterated his pledge to form a national unity government, saying he will set certain conditions to ensure fair representation in the cabinet. Meanwhile, new United Nations envoy, Jan...

Menfi discusses with Italian ambassador bilateral relations

Menfi discusses with Italian ambassador bilateral relations

Posted - 21st February 2021 The newly elected Head of the Presidential Council (PC), Mohammed Menfi, held discussions with the Italian ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino, on bilateral relations and the ways and means of cooperation in various fields between both...

CBL responds to Global Witness report on LC corruption

CBL responds to Global Witness report on LC corruption

Posted - 21st February 2021 The Tripoli Central Bank of Libya (CBL) today responded to the Global Witness report covered by Libya Herald yesterday. The report by the international NGO, said Libya appears to be losing millions of dollars a year through fraudulent use...

HIB prepares report on 17,000 housing units for PPP investment

HIB prepares report on 17,000 housing units for PPP investment

Posted - 21st February 2021 The Housing and Infrastructure Board (HIB), one of the Libyan state’s housing implementation arms, has prepared a report on freeing up 17,000 stalled housing projects for possible Public Private Partnership (PPP) investment. The incomplete...

NOC reopens pharmaceutical facility at Oil Clinic Tripoli

NOC reopens pharmaceutical facility at Oil Clinic Tripoli

Posted - 20th February 2021 The Oil Clinic Tripoli of the National Oil Cooperation (NOC) reopened Thursday its pharmaceutical service building in the presence of the NOC's head Mustafa Sanalla and director of the "Mist Group" company, executing the development project...

UN envoy meets Haftar in revived Libya peace process

UN envoy meets Haftar in revived Libya peace process

Posted - 20th February 2021 UN peace envoy Jan Kubis met with Libyan military commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar in the eastern city of Benghazi on Friday in a renewed drive to bring peace to the war-ravaged North African oil exporter. Mr Kubis called for the...

Libyan officials call on West to assist in ousting Russian forces

Libyan officials call on West to assist in ousting Russian forces

Posted - 20th February 2021 The Libyan government has called on the United States and its Western allies to assist in ousting all Russian forces, including Wagner group mercenaries deployed in the war-torn country. In exclusive comments made for a recently published...

Sisi Says Egypt Ready to Help Libya Back on Right Path

Sisi Says Egypt Ready to Help Libya Back on Right Path

Posted - 19th February 2021 Libyan’s Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Dbeibeh chose Cairo as the destination of his second visit abroad amid reports that his first took him to Turkey. In Cairo, he met with President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi during a meeting that was...

Will China Become More Active in Libya?

Will China Become More Active in Libya?

Posted - 19th February 2021 China’s response to the recent changes in Libya has been cautious, but positive. But will it herald a more substantive shift in its own relationship with the country? For now, the answer seems to be no. Instead, what seems more likely is...

The Biden administration may have hit the reset button in Libya

The Biden administration may have hit the reset button in Libya

Posted - 19th February 2021 The Libyan people’s hopes have been raised and lowered by a succession of events so often in the past decade that it seems foolish to get on a roller coaster of emotions again. A fact-based and precise analysis cannot be anything but...

Libya organizes non-oil exports conference – Tripoli, 16-17 March

Libya organizes non-oil exports conference – Tripoli, 16-17 March

Posted - 18th February 2021 Sponsored by Libya’s Tripoli Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Libyan Export Promotion Centre (LEPC) is organizing the Second Scientific conference on Non-oil Exports under the slogan ‘‘Libyan non-oil exports – reality and future...

UN chief calls for all foreign forces to leave Libya

UN chief calls for all foreign forces to leave Libya

Posted - 18th February 2021 UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for all foreign troops and mercenaries to leave war-torn Libya during a meeting with the country newly appointed leader Tuesday, his spokesman said. Guterres "spoke...

Libyan newly elected Presidential Council convenes in Tripoli

Libyan newly elected Presidential Council convenes in Tripoli

Posted - 18th February 2021 The new Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, met with his two deputies, Abdullah Al-Lafi and Mossa Al-Kouni (online) and discussed the measures leading to holding general elections next December. The meeting in Tripoli saw the...

Libya wins lawsuit at an Italian court

Libya wins lawsuit at an Italian court

Posted - 17th February 2021 The spokesman for the Libyan Foreign Ministry, Mohammed Al-Giblawi, said Venice Court of Appeals ruled for Libyan consulate in Milan and rejected a lawsuit from Italian firm, SCT, that called for 7 million dollars in compensation....

Williams calls for addressing dilapidated electrical infrastructure

Williams calls for addressing dilapidated electrical infrastructure

Posted - 17th February 2021 The acting special representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Stephanie Williams, said that unless steps are taken to address the dilapidated electrical infrastructure in Libya, it will collapse by the summer, as the country suffers...

After a Decade of Chaos, Can a Splintered Libya Be Made Whole?

After a Decade of Chaos, Can a Splintered Libya Be Made Whole?

Posted - 17th February 2021 An interim government promises peace, unity and democratic elections. Skeptical Libyans say they’ve heard this promise before. CAIRO — Fluttering flags and ornamental lights in red, white and green went up on buildings and lampposts around...

Berniq Airways receives AOC from Libyan Civil Aviation Authority

Berniq Airways receives AOC from Libyan Civil Aviation Authority

Posted - 17th February 2021 Berniq Airways via its official Facebook and Instagram accounts, announced (11-Feb-2021) it received air operator certification from Libya's Civil Aviation Authority. As previously reported by CAPA, the airline plans to use Benghazi Benina...

Al-Sarraj is receiving treatment in Italy after an operation

Al-Sarraj is receiving treatment in Italy after an operation

Posted - 16th February 2021 The Head of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj, is receiving treatment in an Italian hospital in Rome after undergoing an operation that took hours, according to the Italian Nova news agency. Al-Sarraj assigned on Sunday his...

Libyan Airlines to resume flights to Egypt

Libyan Airlines to resume flights to Egypt

Posted - 16th February 2021 Flights scheduled to land at Alexandria’s Burj al-Arab airport Libyan Airlines announced Monday that it will resume flights from Tripoli to Alexandria, Egypt after a roughly one-year hiatus.  "The first flights of Libyan Airlines will...

Libya clutches at new hope 10 years after its revolution

Libya clutches at new hope 10 years after its revolution

Posted - 15th February 2021 The North African nation has been split since a revolution unseated dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. But a truce has held, and hopes are high for a new unity government. Over the past few years, the way that Libyans have celebrated the...

Egypt to reopen its embassy in Libya

Egypt to reopen its embassy in Libya

Posted - 15th February 2021 Egyptian delegation’s official visit to be second to Tripoli since 2014 TRIPOLI, Libya A high-level diplomatic delegation from Egypt will visit Libya’s capital to reopen its embassy, a Libyan official said Sunday. In a statement to Anadolu...

Norland confirms US support for new executive authority

Norland confirms US support for new executive authority

Posted - 13th February 2021 In a phone call between Menfi and Norland, the US Ambassador confirmed his country's support for the new executive authority and the progressing political process in Libya - The US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland confirmed his...

Libya seeks power plant project consultants

Libya seeks power plant project consultants

Posted - 13th February 2021 General Electricity Company of Libya (Gecol) has invited firms to bid by 15 March for the advisory services contract for two power plant projects in Janzour and Sirte. The selected firm will evaluate the West Tripoli Steam power plant...

US president extends national emergency for Libya

US president extends national emergency for Libya

Posted - 12th February 2021 Situation in Libya continues to pose unusual, extraordinary threat to national security, says Joe Biden WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden on Thursday extended the national emergency with respect to Libya by one year, according to the White...

How the Russia-Turkey geopolitical binary continues in Libya

How the Russia-Turkey geopolitical binary continues in Libya

Posted - 11th February 2021 Turkey’s intervention in the Libyan conflict proved decisive in tipping the balance of military force towards Ankara’s allies in the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord. Similar support for Azerbaijan in clashes with Armenia over...

Cash-Tight Libya Oil Firm to Get Part of $2 Billion Package

Cash-Tight Libya Oil Firm to Get Part of $2 Billion Package

Posted - 11th February 2021 Libya’s cash-strapped National Oil Corp. will receive part of 9 billion dinars ($2 billion) of stopgap funding that the government will provide to state institutions to cover wage bills and medicine, according to people familiar with the...

Russia seeks to outplay the US in Libya

Russia seeks to outplay the US in Libya

Posted - 11th February 2021 While Russia's preferred candidates lost in last week's vote for interim leadership in Libya, Moscow still has a strategy for reinforcing its influence in the country. On Feb. 5, members of the UN-led Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF)...

Va Tech Wabag secures multiple orders worth Euro 100 mn

Va Tech Wabag secures multiple orders worth Euro 100 mn

Posted - 11th February 2021 In Switzerland, Tunisia and Libya Va Tech Wabag has secured multiple orders worth about 100 Million Euros in Switzerland, Tunisia and Libya. WABAG Swiss received its biggest ever order towards design and build of Lake Water Treatment Plant...

Russia ready for constructive work with Libya’s new leaders

Russia ready for constructive work with Libya’s new leaders

Posted - 09th February 2021 Russia is prepared for "constructive" work with Libya's newly elected interim leaders, the country's foreign ministry stated Monday. In a statement, Moscow said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a phone call with Abdul Hamid...

NOC looks fwd to Investment from UK Energy Firms

NOC looks fwd to Investment from UK Energy Firms

Posted - 09th February 2021 On 4th February the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, received the United Kingdom Ambassador to Libya, Nicholas Hopton, and his delegation at the NOC headquarters in Tripoli. According to a statement from the...

Agree to Disagree: Libya’s New Unity Government

Agree to Disagree: Libya’s New Unity Government

Posted - 09th February 2021 The new executive authority is unlikely to transcend Libya’s institutional divisions, nor break with well-established patterns of intense factional competition within the government. The seventy-four members of the UN-led Libyan Political...

Jan Kubis resumes his role as UNSMIL head

Jan Kubis resumes his role as UNSMIL head

Posted - 08th February 2021 Jan Kubis officially began his duties today as the UN Secretary-General’s envoy to Libya and head of UNSMIL. Yesterday, he spoke first to outgoing Presidency Council head and prime minister, Faiez Serraj, and then to Serraj’s Foreign...

Libya’s new interim government has chance to restart economy

Libya’s new interim government has chance to restart economy

Posted - 08th February 2021 Libya’s parallel eastern administration welcomed Friday’s announcement of a new interim government to unite the country, but added it would only cede power if the eastern-based parliament approved. Saturday’s qualified statement of support...

As New Libyan Authority Takes Shape, Challenges to Peace Remain

As New Libyan Authority Takes Shape, Challenges to Peace Remain

Posted - 08th February 2021 The head of Libya’s new presidency council is due soon in the capital to begin work on a transitional government amid cautious hopes a decade of fighting that’s divided the OPEC nation may be coming to an end. Mohammad Younes Menfi and...

Greece to re-open embassy in Libya

Greece to re-open embassy in Libya

Posted - 07th February 2021 The Greek Foreign Ministry on Saturday announced its plan to reopen the Greek Embassy in Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, and the opening of a Consulate General in Benghazi, a major seaport and the second-most populous city in the Arabic...

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah: Who is Libya’s new prime minister?

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah: Who is Libya’s new prime minister?

Posted - 07th February 2021 Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, a businessman-turned-politician, has been chosen as Libya’s new interim prime minister following lengthy United Nations-sponsored talks aimed at ending a decade of conflict in the North African country. Dbeibah, along...

Spoiler alert: How Europe can save diplomacy in Libya

Spoiler alert: How Europe can save diplomacy in Libya

Re-Posted - 06th February 2021 SUMMARY Key European states need to make Libya a shared foreign policy priority, and to overcome their competing approaches to the country. Europeans must reinvigorate the UN political track and use it to reinforce a unified national...

Abdel Hamid Dabaiba elected transitional PM in Libya

Abdel Hamid Dabaiba elected transitional PM in Libya

Posted - 06th February 2021 TRIPOLI, Libya Abdel Hamid Muhammad Dabaiba was unexpectedly elected as the transitional prime minister in Libya by the participants in the dialogue between the Libyan parties in Switzerland under the auspices of the United Nations, in...

Profile of Libya’s new executive authority heads

Profile of Libya’s new executive authority heads

Posted - 06th February 2021 TRIPOLI, Libya Members of The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum cast votes Friday in Geneva to select the heads of the Libyan executive authority that will lead the North African nation before elections in December. Four lists included...

Libya crisis: Vote to unite splintered nation

Libya crisis: Vote to unite splintered nation

Posted - 05th February 2021 A Libyan interim unity government has been chosen to replace the war-torn country's rival administrations and oversee elections in December. Delegates at a UN-led forum voted for a three-member presidential council and a prime minister at...

UNSMIL welcomes 7th round of 5+5 JMC talks in Sirte

UNSMIL welcomes 7th round of 5+5 JMC talks in Sirte

Posted - 05th February 2021 UNSMIL today welcomed the convening of the 7th round of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) at its Headquarters in Sirte, from 4 to 7 February, to continue the planning for the implementation of the ceasefire agreement signed on 23...

UN approves advance team for Libya for cease-fire monitoring

UN approves advance team for Libya for cease-fire monitoring

Posted - 05th February 2021 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council requested the secretary-general on Thursday to swiftly deploy an advance team to Libya as a first step to sending monitors to observe an October cease-fire between the country’s warring...

Libya’s currency adjustment helps ease liquidity crisis

Libya’s currency adjustment helps ease liquidity crisis

Posted - 04th February 2021 Assistant general manager at Jumhouria Bank says liquidity is very satisfactory and now there is cash flow in market, but continued scarcity of cash dollars means black market still thrives. TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI - Libya's currency adjustment...

Zawia Commercial Port study launched

Zawia Commercial Port study launched

Posted - 04th February 2021 At a signing ceremony in Zawia, the launch of the marine and economic study for the construction of the Zawia Commercial Port was agreed on Sunday. After the signing ceremony, the delegation made up of Libya and local government, business...

Libya: Negotiate Or Die

Libya: Negotiate Or Die

Posted - 04th February 2021 Efforts to form a unified government are taking place in Switzerland where the LPDF (Libyan Political Dialogue Forum) is meeting to vote and form a unified government. So far there is deadlock, but participants are willing to try and...

Key vote on Libya transitional government goes to second round

Key vote on Libya transitional government goes to second round

Posted - 03rd February 2021 Libyan delegates at UN-backed talks on Tuesday held the first round of voting for a three-member presidency council, part of a new transitional executive to govern the country until December elections. It is part of a complex process hoped...

IRINI ready to monitor Libya ceasefire?

IRINI ready to monitor Libya ceasefire?

Posted - 02nd February 2021 The commander of the European Operation IRINI, Admiral Fabio Agostini, confirmed IRINI’s readiness to play a role in monitoring the current ceasefireagreement in Libya. Operation IRINI was launched by the EU in 2020 to monitor the UN Arms...

Libya seeks Italian cooperation to boost agriculture in the south

Libya seeks Italian cooperation to boost agriculture in the south

Posted - 02nd February 2021 Member of the Presidential Council (PC) Ahmed Hamzah Monday discussed with the Italian Ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Puccini, supporting agriculture in the southern region. Several specialized experts participated in the meeting through the...

The Arab Spring 10 Years On

The Arab Spring 10 Years On

Posted - 02nd February 2021 When reflecting on the past 10 years, it’s clear to see that the Arab Spring is far from over. The popular uprisings in Sudan, Algeria, Iraq and Lebanon over the last couple of years, coupled with ongoing political and socio-economic...

GECOL to construct new gas-fired power plant in Zliten, Libya

GECOL to construct new gas-fired power plant in Zliten, Libya

Posted - 02nd February 2021 On the 26th day of January 2021, General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL)announced that plans are underway for the construction of a new gas-fired power plant in Zliten. This, the Libyan electricity company responsible for the...

Benghazi’s Benina airport BOT project to be completed by year end

Benghazi’s Benina airport BOT project to be completed by year end

Posted - 02nd February 2021 Benghazi’s Benina airport terminal should be ready by the end of the year, its administration reported Thursday (28 January). The project will be implemented on a BOT basis financed by the Bank of Commerce and Development (BCD). The...

Biden Administration Rediscovers US Interests in Libya

Biden Administration Rediscovers US Interests in Libya

Posted - 02nd February 2021 The United States has called for the immediate withdrawal of Russian and Turkish forces from Libya. The request – which marks a turnaround with respect to the previous administration – was formulated by the head of the US mission to the...

Al Namroush Hopes For Expanding Military Cooperation With UK

Al Namroush Hopes For Expanding Military Cooperation With UK

Posted - 01st February 2021 Tripoli, 1 February 2021(Lana) GNA Defence Minister Salahu Eddin Al Namroush Has Expressed Hope That The UK Expand Military Cooperation Particularly One Related To Training Of Special Forces And Terrorism Fighting Forces, As Well As Support...

Libya: EU Ambassador continues consultations with Libyan leaders

Libya: EU Ambassador continues consultations with Libyan leaders

Posted - 01st February 2021 After a series of meetings in Benghazi, EU Ambassador José Sabadell and his team continued consultations in Tripoli on the economic situation in Libya. He met Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala, reassuring the Minister of the European Union's...

Egypt plans new African link road through Libya

Egypt plans new African link road through Libya

Posted - 01st February 2021 Further to earlier news that Egypt is planning a rail link to Benghazi, it has now emerged that it is also planning a new African link road through Libya, the eastern based official state news agency LANA reports today. The revelation was...

Libyan delegation heads to Geneva to pick interim prime minister

Libyan delegation heads to Geneva to pick interim prime minister

Posted - 31st January 2021 About 70 Libyans are travelling to Geneva in an effort to end their country’s political divisions by picking a new interim prime minister and a three-person presidency council. The process, overseen by the UN, is being held amid rumours of...

Libyan Companies Invited To Economic Forum In Kiev.

Libyan Companies Invited To Economic Forum In Kiev.

Posted - 31st January 2021 Tripoli, 31 January 2021(Lana) Libyan Embassy In Ukraine Has Received An Invitation From The Ukrainian- Arab Businessmen And Investors League FOR Libyan Companies To Take Part In The International Economic Forum Which Kiev Is Hosting From...

Libya evaluates oil project bids

Libya evaluates oil project bids

Posted - 31st January 2021 Zallaf Oil Company is developing an early production facility with a capacity of 10,000 barrels a day Libya’s state-owned Zallaf Oil Company is evaluating bids for an upstream early production facility (EPF) project estimated to be worth...

UAE Says Will Cooperate With UN, US On Libya Conflict

UAE Says Will Cooperate With UN, US On Libya Conflict

Posted - 30th January 2021 The United Arab Emirates, accused this week by the United States of military intervention in Libya's protracted civil war, issued a statement Friday stating its readiness to work "closely" with the new US administration for a peaceful...

Algeria intensifies efforts to resume role in Libya

Algeria intensifies efforts to resume role in Libya

Posted - 30th January 2021 Sabri Boukadoum met in Tripoli with GNA President Fayez al-Sarraj and other Libyan officials. ALGIERS--Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum ended a visit to Libya during which he met with officials of the Tripoli-based Government of...

National elections as the path to a stable Libya

National elections as the path to a stable Libya

Posted - 30th January 2021 Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen at the Security Council briefing on Libya UK underscores “there is no place for foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya”, and calls for urgent adherence to ceasefire UK affirms support for the Libyan...

Libya shows interest in Russian passenger jets and helicopters

Libya shows interest in Russian passenger jets and helicopters

Posted - 30th January 2021 Libya is interested in Russian aircraft, including SSJ 100 and MC-21 passenger jets and helicopters, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade says on Friday after the meeting between Minister Denis Manturov and Deputy Chairman of the...

Siala Meets In Tripoli With The Ambassador Of The Republic Of Malta.

Siala Meets In Tripoli With The Ambassador Of The Republic Of Malta.

Posted - 30th January 2021 Tripoli, January 29, 2021 - Foreign Minister Muhammad Siala met yesterday, Thursday, in Tripoli, with the Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to Libya Charles Saliba.   The two sides discussed the importance of joint cooperation in order to...

Libya Prepares To Ramp Up Oil Production

Libya Prepares To Ramp Up Oil Production

Posted - 29th January 2021 After years of turbulence, Libya’s oil industry is finally starting to bounce back, with the production increase that started in December showing no signs of stopping.  Ever since the end of the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, Libya’s oil sector...

EU Ambassador Sabadell visits Benghazi

EU Ambassador Sabadell visits Benghazi

Posted - 29th January 2021 EU Ambassador Jose Sabadell held talks in Benghazi this week with the National Forces for Peace, the organisation for marginalised cities, and the head of the Supreme Council for Al-Zwiya Tribes, Sheikh al-Senussi al-Haleeg. The EU reported...

US urges Russia and Turkey to leave war-ravaged Libya

US urges Russia and Turkey to leave war-ravaged Libya

Posted - 29th January 2021 Biden administration takes tough line on foreign meddling in Libya All foreign forces and mercenaries must leave war-torn Libya in support of the country's fragile peace process, a top US official said on Thursday – the first such statement...

Libyan court cancels maritime border deal with Turkey, report says

Libyan court cancels maritime border deal with Turkey, report says

Posted - 28th January 2021 The Libyan parliament announced that an appeals court in the east of the country cancelled the border demarcation and security cooperation agreements between the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Turkey, according to English language...

NOC aims to increase oil production to 2.1 million barrels per day

NOC aims to increase oil production to 2.1 million barrels per day

Posted - 28th January 2021 The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, said that the NOC wishes to increase oil production to 2.1 million barrels per day. In an interview with the British newspaper ‘The Times’,...

THE LIBYAN ARAB ARMED FORCES: A HYBRID ARMED ACTOR?

THE LIBYAN ARAB ARMED FORCES: A HYBRID ARMED ACTOR?

Posted - 28th January 2021 What exactly is Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF)? Is it simply the country’s army — a state force — as its supporters contend? Or is it no more than an alliance of militias or a family enterprise, as its...

El-Gamaty: Libya rejected Aguila Salah for President

El-Gamaty: Libya rejected Aguila Salah for President

Posted - 28th January 2021 Libyan politician and academic dismisses possibility of Saleh becoming president and says that Haftar has no control over foreign troops in the country Head of Taghyeer Party in Libya and Special Envoy of GNA head to Maghreb Countries, Guma...

Libyan strife: from armed conflict to political battle

Libyan strife: from armed conflict to political battle

Posted - 28th January 2021 The heat of the armed conflict in Libya between Faiz Sarraj's Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and the Libyan National Army (LNA) of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar was extinguished by the ceasefire agreement which was reached by...

Tripoli Looks for Ways to Enhance Trade and Cooperation with Berlin

Tripoli Looks for Ways to Enhance Trade and Cooperation with Berlin

Posted - 28th January 2021 Libya has witnessed major developments in recent weeks, as members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) voted on a mechanism to select the executive authority. Simultaneously Ahmed Maiteeq was conducting his shuttle rounds between...

Libya’s NOC to open London office – report

Libya’s NOC to open London office – report

Posted - 28th January 2021 Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) is in the process of opening an office in London, which will play a key role in the North African’s state production increases. Talking to The Times, NOC’s chairman Mustafa Sanalla said the London office...

Building peace through subnational governance: The case of Libya

Building peace through subnational governance: The case of Libya

Posted - 27th January 2021 Amidst the pandemic and an unprecedented economic downturn, millions of people continue to face the compounding effects of violent conflict. Disputes over control of territory and resources play an oversized role in many of these conflicts —...

Libya Begins Construction of 164MW Gas-Fired Power Plant

Libya Begins Construction of 164MW Gas-Fired Power Plant

Posted - 27th January 2021 Libya’s state-owned power company – General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) – has kick-started construction of a new 164MW gas-fired power plant. Located in Zliten, the plant will comprise four, 41MW turbines. Construction is estimated...

Mellitah to boost Abu Tifl production to 1500 bpd

Mellitah to boost Abu Tifl production to 1500 bpd

Posted - 27th January 2021 Mellitah Oil and Gas Company plans to raise the daily production rates in the Abu Tifl oil field to 1500 barrels per day, chairman of the management committee at Mellitah, Mohamed Bin Shatwan, said on Monday. Bin Shatwan said the ability to...

Libya rejects attempts to seize some of its UN frozen assets

Libya rejects attempts to seize some of its UN frozen assets

Posted - 27th January 2021 Libya categorically rejects attempts by some countries to seize some of its frozen funds, the Tripoli based official state news agency LANA reported yesterday. LANA reports that the objection was made by the representative of the...

Maiteeq welcomes reopening of South Korean embassy in Tripoli

Maiteeq welcomes reopening of South Korean embassy in Tripoli

Posted - 27th January 2021 The Vice President of the Presidential Council (PC), Ahmed Maiteeq, during a meeting with the Ambassador of South Korea to Libya on Monday, Lee Sang-soo, welcomed the forthcoming resumption of work by the Korean embassy in Tripoli. The...

Moscow to be among first capitals to be visited by UN envoy on Libya

Moscow to be among first capitals to be visited by UN envoy on Libya

Posted - 26th January 2021 MOSCOW, January 25. /TASS/. Moscow will be among the first world capitals United Nations Secretary General’s new Special Envoy on Libya Jan Kubis plans to visit, Russian President’s Special Envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy...

Strike action threatens loadings at three Libyan ports

Strike action threatens loadings at three Libyan ports

Posted - 26th January 2021 The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) have made calls to prospectively halt loading operations at Libya's eastern Es Sider, Ras Lanuf and Marsa el-Hariga terminals amid strike action over unpaid wages, according to Libyan and shipping...

The Proxy War of Libya: Unravelling the Complexities

The Proxy War of Libya: Unravelling the Complexities

Posted - 26th January 2021 The African continent has been infamous for its desolate conditions and impoverished lifestyle for years. The violence has not spared the region either since the extremely unstable Middle-East has set the vendetta throughout the region,...

Detailed Guide to Registering a Company in Libya

Detailed Guide to Registering a Company in Libya

Posted - 25th January 2021 Libya's new eRegulations website has published a detailed, step-by-step guide to registering a local company in Libya. The project is part of UNCTAD's business facilitation program. Full details can be found here. LIBYA BUSINESS NEWS - John...

HNEC President Receives Deputy Head Of British Diplomatic Mission.

HNEC President Receives Deputy Head Of British Diplomatic Mission.

Posted - 25th January 2021 Tripoli, 24 January 2021 - The President Of The High National Election Commission Emad Al Sayeh Met On Sunday Fleur Willson Deputy Head Of British Diplomatic Mission In Tripoli.  The meeting which was attended by the Commission Member Abdul...

Pay dispute halts oil exports at Libya’s Hariga port

Pay dispute halts oil exports at Libya’s Hariga port

Posted - 25th January 2021 Libya's Petroleum Facilities Guard on Sunday ordered a suspension of oil exports at Al-Hariga port in the eastern city of Tobruk over a pay dispute. The private Al-Ahrar TV tweeted that the paramilitary force, which is affiliated with...

IFCL Economic Working Group addresses urgent economic issues

IFCL Economic Working Group addresses urgent economic issues

Posted - 25th January 2021 UNSMIL announced yesterday that on 21 January, the co-chairs of the International Follow-Up Committee on Libya’s Economic Working Group (EWG), including Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Stephanie Williams and...

Andersen Global enters Libyan market

Andersen Global enters Libyan market

Posted - 25th January 2021 Andersen Global continues to reinforce its competitive edge in the African region through a Collaboration Agreement with full-service tax firm Kashadah & Co. in Libya. Kashadah & Co., founded in 1974 by Office Managing Partner...

Libya Restarts Oil Pipeline to Biggest Port After Repairs

Libya Restarts Oil Pipeline to Biggest Port After Repairs

Posted - 24th January 2021 (Bloomberg) -- Libya restarted a pipeline that carries crude oil to its biggest export terminal, after a halt that caused the OPEC member’s production to drop to the lowest level in two months. The 32-inch link has been repaired and pumping...

Libya keen on developing ties with Iran

Libya keen on developing ties with Iran

Posted - 24th January 2021 FM Taher Siala said that Libya wants deep, historical, brotherly and Islamic relations with Iran. Libyan Foreign Ministry in a statement announced that Sheibani underscored the importance of developing bilateral relations, cooperation with...

What Erdogan Really Wants in the Eastern Mediterranean

What Erdogan Really Wants in the Eastern Mediterranean

Posted - 24th January 2021 Turkey’s adventures abroad are about more than hydrocarbons. They’re a bold and expensive attempt at geopolitical revisionism. In an episode that has tediously repeated itself several times since July, Turkey’s seismic-survey ships and navy...

Libya nurtures a fragile peace

Libya nurtures a fragile peace

Posted - 24th January 2021 The ceasefire has held since October, but will it hold until elections on 24 December? Hopes for an end to the decade-long post-Muammar Gaddafi conflict are higher now than they have been for a long time. A ceasefire has held since October...

Libya: UNSMIL opens process for presentation of candidates

Libya: UNSMIL opens process for presentation of candidates

Posted - 23rd January 2021 TUNIS - Following the decision of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) to adopt a selection mechanism for nominating top officials of the unified executive authority, which will lead Libya to elections on 24 December 2021, the United...

EWG Meets to address Urgent Economic Issues

EWG Meets to address Urgent Economic Issues

Posted - 23rd January 2021 On 21 January, the co-chairs of the International Follow-Up Committee on Libya's Economic Working Group (EWG), including Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Stephanie Williams and representatives of Egypt, the...

Libyans agree on most criteria for sovereign positions

Libyans agree on most criteria for sovereign positions

Posted - 23rd January 2021 First session of fifth round of Libyan political dialogue takes place in Morocco BOUZNIKA, Morocco Libyan rivals agreed Friday on most criteria to select heads of sovereign positions, according to an official. Earlier Friday, the fifth round...

Turkey hails Libya compromise on temporary gov’t

Turkey hails Libya compromise on temporary gov’t

Posted - 22nd January 2021 Ankara welcomes decision on mechanism, timetable to appoint temporary executive authority ahead of December elections Turkey on Friday welcomed a recent compromise between the warring sides in Libya on a mechanism to appoint a temporary...

Libya: CNN says Russian mercenaries digging giant trench

Libya: CNN says Russian mercenaries digging giant trench

Posted - 22nd January 2021 ROME, JANUARY 22 - Khalifa Haftar's forces "are digging an enormous trench from Sirte to the Jufra air base, and Russian mercenaries from the Wagner group are operative in the area", US intelligence sources told CNN. A UN-led road map...

ANALYSIS – New balances in Libya crisis

ANALYSIS – New balances in Libya crisis

Posted - 22nd January 2021 At this point, key players are increasingly willing to engage in political solutions and have expressed such a desire ISTANBUL  Entering its tenth year, the conflict in Libya continues but developments in the last year highlight changes and...

Libya lost 92% of oil, gas revenues in 2020

Libya lost 92% of oil, gas revenues in 2020

Posted - 22nd January 2021 Official statistics have shown that Libya's oil and gas revenues decreased by 92 per cent last year, as the blockade imposed for months on oil facilities caused the suspension of most export operations. The Central Bank of Libya announced...

Libya Wants Foreign Oil Firms to Fund Infrastructure Repairs

Libya Wants Foreign Oil Firms to Fund Infrastructure Repairs

Posted - 22nd January 2021 Libya is seeking funding from foreign oil companies to fix its ailing infrastructure after years of war and neglect, the nation’s top energy official said. The state-owned National Oil Corp. was forced to shut down a leaking pipeline on...

Libya, Niger and Zimbabwe Pay Up to Recover UN Voting Rights

Libya, Niger and Zimbabwe Pay Up to Recover UN Voting Rights

Posted - 21st January 2021 Libya, Niger and Zimbabwe have recovered their right to vote at the United Nations General Assembly after paying off part of their debts to the organization, a UN official said Wednesday. After their right to vote was suspended last week,...

Tunisia, Libya discuss strengthening oil sector cooperation

Tunisia, Libya discuss strengthening oil sector cooperation

Posted - 21st January 2021 Tunisia's Ambassador to Tripoli Assaad Ajili met with Head of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla to discuss strengthening cooperation in the oil sector between the two countries. This came during Ajili's visit on...

Libya dialogue forum approves mechanism to select gov’t

Libya dialogue forum approves mechanism to select gov’t

Posted - 21st January 2021 TRIPOLI, Libya The warring sides in Libya on Tuesday agreed on a mechanism to appoint a temporary executive authority in the country. On the second day of voting in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), 51 members of the body, or 73%,...

Tripoli militia coalition rejects LPDF selection mechanism outcomes

Tripoli militia coalition rejects LPDF selection mechanism outcomes

Posted - 21st January 2021 The Tripoli Protection Force (TPF), the city’s coalition of its main militias, recognized by the internationally recognized Libyan government based in the country’s capital, announced yesterday that it rejects the outputs and the method of...

Saudi Arabia looks for political solutions in Yemen, Syria, Libya

Saudi Arabia looks for political solutions in Yemen, Syria, Libya

Posted - 21st January 2021 The Saudi government announced on Tuesday that it is looking to achieve security and stability in the region, as well as supporting political solutions in Yemen, Syria and Libya. In a ministerial council meeting, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz...

Libya: UN chief urges foreign fighters to leave by Saturday

Libya: UN chief urges foreign fighters to leave by Saturday

Posted - 20th January 2021 Arab League also presses for a solution to threat posed by armed groups and militias as Libya strives for peace. The UN chief urged the departure of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya by Saturday as called for in the October 23...

‘Kleptocrats’ will try to block Libya elections, says UN envoy

‘Kleptocrats’ will try to block Libya elections, says UN envoy

Posted - 20th January 2021 Outgoing acting envoy Stephanie Williams also urges foreign powers to withdraw troops and mercenaries from country A political class stretching across Libya’s east-west conflict lines is determined to maintain the status quo and privileged...

Forging ahead – one year after the Berlin Libya Conference

Forging ahead – one year after the Berlin Libya Conference

Posted - 20th January 2021 What was the conference about? Having long simmered, the civil war broke out again in April 2019. The parties to the conflict received substantial external support in the form of military equipment and personnel. An end to the escalation was...

Egypt may extend high-speed electric train to Libya

Egypt may extend high-speed electric train to Libya

Posted - 20th January 2021 Chairman of Libyan-Egyptian Chamber of Commerce Ibrahim al-Garary told Sky News Arabia that both countries contemplate extending Egypt's high-speed electric train - to be accomplished in two years - to Libya. The railway stretches between...

French interests hang in balance as Paris faces impasse in Libya

French interests hang in balance as Paris faces impasse in Libya

Posted - 20th January 2021 Paris now hopes for the arrival of a new friendly authority that may help it achieve part of its economic ambitions in Libya. TUNIS – The ceasefire in Libya has managed to dispel some of France’s concerns. In all cases, the continuation of...

Egypt to Host Libyan Constitutional Committee Talks

Egypt to Host Libyan Constitutional Committee Talks

Posted - 19th January 2021 The Egyptian coastal city of Hurghada is set to host the three-day Libyan Constitutional Committee talks, which are to be attended by members of the Libyan Parliament and the High Council of State (HCS), under the auspices of the United...

The Biden administration inherits a rapidly deteriorating Libya

The Biden administration inherits a rapidly deteriorating Libya

Posted - 19th January 2021 Ten years after the 2011 revolution that overthrew Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s civil war has not been resolved. The October 2020 ceasefire between the two main warring parties — Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on the one hand (who leads the armed...

Libyan Forum Agrees on Way to Select Transitional Government

Libyan Forum Agrees on Way to Select Transitional Government

Posted - 19th January 2021 Bloomberg) -- Libyan factions approved a method of selecting a new transitional government, a potential watershed for the OPEC member roiled by years of conflict and division. Some 73% of representatives voting at United Nations-convened...

Pipeline Woes Hit Libya Oil Production

Pipeline Woes Hit Libya Oil Production

Posted - 19th January 2021 A leak that forced the shutdown of an oil pipeline in Libya has reduced its recovering oil production by as much as 200,000 bpd, Bloomberg reports, noting the challenges the country faces in ramping up its oil output. The pipeline carries...

The Biden Administration’s Impulse to US-EU Cooperation on Libya

The Biden Administration’s Impulse to US-EU Cooperation on Libya

Posted - 18th January 2021 The US has maintained a relatively passive approach to Libya under President Donald Trump, whose administration largely left the Libyan dossier to Egypt, several Arab Gulf states, Turkey, Europeans, and Russia. In 2021, however, America’s...

Libya’s Oil Output Drops as Pipelines Creak From War and Neglect

Libya’s Oil Output Drops as Pipelines Creak From War and Neglect

Posted - 18th January 2021 Libya’s oil output has dropped by about 200,000 barrels a day after the closure of a leaking pipeline, underscoring how difficult it is for the country to maintain its production following almost a decade of civil war. The OPEC member’s...

Erdogan’s charm offensive hints at imminent Turkish shift

Erdogan’s charm offensive hints at imminent Turkish shift

Posted - 18th January 2021 After several daring initiatives, Turkey is slowly becoming aware that the time has come to make policy adjustments in many areas. In terms of domestic policy, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has solemnly announced that important reforms will...

Conflict-Ravaged Libya Inches Closer to New Unity Government

Conflict-Ravaged Libya Inches Closer to New Unity Government

Posted - 17th January 2021 (Bloomberg) -- Libyan representatives proposed a method to select a new transitional government, the approval of which could help put the OPEC member on a path to stability after a decade of conflict. The recommendation was presented by an...

Libya talks make progress towards new temporary government, UN says

Libya talks make progress towards new temporary government, UN says

Posted - 17th January 2021 Participants at talks in Geneva agreed on a mechanism for choosing the new government, whose formation has been the subject of wrangling among the main factions in a country that is a major oil producerA Libyan political dialogue arranged by...

Italian Natalina Cea appointed head of EUBAM in Libya

Italian Natalina Cea appointed head of EUBAM in Libya

Posted - 16th January 2021 The European Union (EU) announced on Thursday the appointment of Italian born Natalina Cea as head of the EU Border Mission in Libya (EUBAM) to assist in the management of Libyan borders. Cea is set to succeed Vincenzo Tagliaferri, who held...

Jan Kubis approved as new UN Libya envoy

Jan Kubis approved as new UN Libya envoy

Posted - 16th January 2021 NEW YORK--The United Nations Security Council approved on Friday the appointment of veteran diplomat Jan Kubis as the UN Libya envoy, diplomats said, nearly a year after the last mediator stepped down. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

HoR holds Libyan-African Gathering in Tripoli

HoR holds Libyan-African Gathering in Tripoli

Posted - 16th January 2021 Libyan-African Gathering convened Thursday in Tripoli in the presence of ambassadors, diplomats and the Turkish ambassador as an honorary guest. The gathering was an invitation by the House of Representatives and its Foreign Affairs and...

NOC Chairman discusses return of Italian firms to Libya

NOC Chairman discusses return of Italian firms to Libya

Posted - 15th January 2021 Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla met on Tuesday with the Italian Ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Buccino to discuss horizontal cooperation with Italian companies. The meeting which took place at the NOC's HQ...

Shipowners warned over new cocaine smuggling route through Libya

Shipowners warned over new cocaine smuggling route through Libya

Posted - 15th January 2021 Two recent seizures indicate traffickers are switching attention away from usual West African gateway to Europe Drugs traffickers are increasingly looking to North Africa as a transhipment point for cocaine, shipowners have been warned. Two...

NATO ready to support Libya: NATO chief

NATO ready to support Libya: NATO chief

Posted - 15th January 2021 Military alliance will help security building in Libya when conditions permit BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday the alliance is ready to contribute to security building in Libya once conditions allow. The NATO...

PM Sarraj, HoR discuss formation of GoNU

PM Sarraj, HoR discuss formation of GoNU

Posted - 14th January 2021 Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj on Tuesday convened a meeting with members of the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tripoli to discuss the establishment of a government of national unity (GoNU) aimed at creating an appropriate environment for...

UN calls for ‘Libyan-made’ solution to drawn-out war

UN calls for ‘Libyan-made’ solution to drawn-out war

Posted - 14th January 2021 Negotiations in Geneva this week aim to establish a voting mechanism for nationwide elections The UN said on Thursday it will not play any role in the formation of Libya’s next government as peace talks began in Geneva. Libya’s warring sides...

Slovak Jan Kubis candidate to succeed Salame as new UNSMIL head

Slovak Jan Kubis candidate to succeed Salame as new UNSMIL head

Posted - 14th January 2021 Sources in the UN Security Council announced that the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, is considering nominating the Slovak Jan Kubis (Kubiš) to succeed Ghassan Salame as UNSMIL head. The news was reported by the...

AP interview: Libyan minister hopes for support from Biden

AP interview: Libyan minister hopes for support from Biden

Posted - 14th January 2021 TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The powerful interior minister of Libya’s U.N.-backed government, seen as a contender for the post of prime minister, has expressed hopes that bringing stability to his war-torn country would become a top priority for...

Proposals for 2021 elections to be presented by LPDF committee

Proposals for 2021 elections to be presented by LPDF committee

Posted - 12th January 2021 The newly formed legal committee by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) held a virtual session to present their proposals regarding the basis of the national elections set to take place on 24 December 2021. During the virtual meeting,...

Libya’s Marine Transport Company buys new oil tanker

Libya’s Marine Transport Company buys new oil tanker

Posted - 12th January 2021 London, 12 January 2021: Libya’s state General National Maritime Transport Company (GNMTC) announced today the acquisition of a new crude oil tanker named, Ebn Hawkel – 2021. The tanker joined its fleet yesterday. The GNMTC said the...

Libya´s rival governments discuss unifying 2021 budget

Libya´s rival governments discuss unifying 2021 budget

Posted - 12th January 2021 CAIRO (AP) - Officials from Libya´s rival governments met Tuesday in the strategic eastern oil town of Brega for talks aimed at unifying the national budget, officials said, another step forward in efforts to end the yearslong conflict in...

Aqila Saleh meets French officials in Paris

Aqila Saleh meets French officials in Paris

Posted - 12th January 2021 The head of Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), Aqila Saleh, arrived on Monday in Paris to meet with French officials. Tobruk-based parliament spokesman Abdullah Belhaq said that Saleh arrived in Paris at the official invitation of...

PROFITEERS, VULTURES, AND THE DEFEAT OF THE U.N. EMBARGO ON LIBYA

PROFITEERS, VULTURES, AND THE DEFEAT OF THE U.N. EMBARGO ON LIBYA

Posted - 12th January 2021 There is a U.N. embargo prohibiting arms shipments to Libya, but it is an abject failure. Its decade-long prohibitions have been openly flouted by various countries, to include states who are members in good standing of the so-called...

Italy, Qatar and Turkey in Libya

Italy, Qatar and Turkey in Libya

Posted - 11th January 2021 On Friday, January 8th the GNA leader Fayez al-Sarraj met with an Italian government delegation led by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio; the official meeting took place in Palazzo Chigi. Italy keeps siding...

LPDF legal committee to continue meetings this week

LPDF legal committee to continue meetings this week

Posted - 11th January 2021 Members of the Political Dialogue Forum's (LPDF) Legal Committee have agreed to hold intensive sessions during this week to reach consensus around the constitutional basis for holding national elections in December of this year. According to...

Millions of Libyan historical documents at risk

Millions of Libyan historical documents at risk

Posted - 11th January 2021 National Libyan Archives at risk as Libyan Studies Centre is granted just days to vacate the premises The Libyan Studies Centre has been given three days to vacate the premises and hand over its headquarters by the General Authority of...

Libya minister: ‘Hopes greatly lifted’ by Biden’s victory

Libya minister: ‘Hopes greatly lifted’ by Biden’s victory

Posted - 10th January 2021 Libya’s powerful interior minister says he is relieved by Joe Biden’s US election victory; ready to work with president-elect. The powerful interior minister of Libya’s United Nations-recognised government, seen as a contender for the post...

UN says foresees deployment of Libya truce monitors

UN says foresees deployment of Libya truce monitors

Posted - 10th January 2021 UN Support Mission in Libya says deployment of international monitors aims to ensure implementation of cease-fire in Libya TRIPOLI, Libya Thu UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Saturday it foresees the deployment of a limited number...

PM al-Sarraj meets Italian counterpart in Rome

PM al-Sarraj meets Italian counterpart in Rome

Posted - 09th January 2021 Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has welcomed the efforts made in the UN-led Libyan political process after announcing an agreement on legislative and presidential elections. Conte emphasized during his meeting with the Presidential...

Can the EU ever have boots on the ground in Libya?

Can the EU ever have boots on the ground in Libya?

Posted - 09th January 2021 Russia has been doing well in Libya — and it likes the fact that few seem to notice it. When describing the relationship between eastern Libyan-based commander Khalifa Haftar and the Kremlin, press articles have been littered with phrases...

NOC and GECOL to increase the use of renewable energy

NOC and GECOL to increase the use of renewable energy

Posted - 09th January 2021 Essential state owned energy institutions to work together on eliminating the power deficits and using more renewable energy sources Head of the national oil cooperation Mustafa Sanalla met with the head of General Electricity Company of...

Recalibrating German Security Policy three years after Libya

Recalibrating German Security Policy three years after Libya

Posted - 08th January 2021 The ideas behind the headlines from the Munich Security Conference had been ripening for years: Germany is ready to play a greater role in international crisis management. To make this policy viable, says Ekkehard Brose, a broad debate is...

UNSMIL continues to support Libyan Economic Dialogue

UNSMIL continues to support Libyan Economic Dialogue

Posted - 08th January 2021 The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has reiterated its commitment to continue supporting the Libyan Economic Dialogue to reinforce Libyan progress in consolidating the budget and improve the transparent management of oil revenues....

Turkey’s ENKA, Siemens to build 2 power plants in Libya

Turkey’s ENKA, Siemens to build 2 power plants in Libya

Posted - 08th January 2021 ENKA, one of Turkey's largest construction and energy companies, will partner with Munich-based engineering giant Siemens to build two power plants in civil war-torn Libya to meet the country’s growing electricity needs, the Turkish firm...

The Current Situation in Libya – A USIP Fact Sheet

The Current Situation in Libya – A USIP Fact Sheet

Posted - 08th January 2021 Download document (PDF | 1.31 MB) https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/the-current-situation-in-libya_0.pdf  Nine years after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, Libya continues to struggle to end its violent conflict and build...

Presidential council approves public sector salary increase

Presidential council approves public sector salary increase

Posted - 06th January 2021 Just days after new exchange rate went into effect, 20% salary increase for public sector receives approvalThe head of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Serraj issued a statement approving earlier decision to increase the...

Priority access to cement for south Tripoli’s war damaged

Priority access to cement for south Tripoli’s war damaged

Posted - 06th January 2021 London, 6 January 2021: The Interior Ministry of the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli announced yesterday that residents of southern Tripoli that had suffered property damage during Khalifa Hafter’s war on Tripoli will...

Egypt works to alter Turkey’s Libya road map, and for personal use

Egypt works to alter Turkey’s Libya road map, and for personal use

Posted - 06th January 2021 The first official visit from Egypt to Libya's internationally recognized Tripoli government aims to prevent a possible military push against strategic Sirte under the control of the rival group. Turkey has been insisting on a Libya strategy...

Cairo and Tripoli reconnect

Cairo and Tripoli reconnect

Posted - 05th January 2021 Kamel Abdallah reviews the outcome of the first visit to Tripoli by a delegation of senior Egyptian officials since 2014 On 27 December a delegation of the Egyptian National Committee on Libya arrived in Tripoli. Delegation members met with...

Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya’s frail ceasefire

Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya’s frail ceasefire

Posted - 05th January 2021 UNITED NATIONS: Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called Monday for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle ceasefire to be adopted as soon as possible. "We hope that it will be adopted...

Mahjoub denies objections to the deployment of ceasefire monitors

Mahjoub denies objections to the deployment of ceasefire monitors

Posted - 05th January 2021 Haftar Representative contradicts earlier claims of objections to UN proposal to deploy ceasefire monitors in Libya In a contradictory statement, Director of Haftar’s Moral Guidance Department General Khaled al-Mahjoub denies that Haftar’s...

Yara sells Libyan business to NOC

Yara sells Libyan business to NOC

Posted - 04th January 2021 Norway’s Yara has agreed to sell its entire stake in the Libyan Norwegian Fertiliser Co. (LIFECO) to the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and the National Oil Corp. (NOC). The deal has an effective date of December 31, 2020. The transaction...

Libya’s NOC eyes 1.2 million oil bpd in 2021, Chairman says

Libya’s NOC eyes 1.2 million oil bpd in 2021, Chairman says

Posted - 04th January 2021 The Chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah has said they are aiming to reach 1.2 million oil barrels per day (bpd) in 2021, adding that this aim is part of the NOC plan for the new year. Sanallah added on...

Libyans begin using new currency rate after years of division

Libyans begin using new currency rate after years of division

Posted - 03rd January 2021 Unifying the exchange rate was a condition agreed in a deal between Libya's rival powers Libyans on Sunday began using a new unified currency rate aimed at ending discrepancies between the rates used in the country's divided west and east...

LPDF members call for an end to all foreign intervention in Libya

LPDF members call for an end to all foreign intervention in Libya

Posted - 03rd January 2021 Members called for the removal of Turkish Military bases demand the UN expel foreign forces from Libya A total of 36 members from the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum called on the United Nations Security Council to expel any and all foreign...

NOC agrees to a deal to drill ten water wells in southern towns

NOC agrees to a deal to drill ten water wells in southern towns

Posted - 03rd January 2021 The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has signed a contract to drill ten water wells in Ubari, Al-Ghuraifa, and Bint Bayyah municipalities in the southern region in efforts to end the problem of water shortage in these areas. The NOC expressed...

Conte and Biden discuss future developments in Libya

Conte and Biden discuss future developments in Libya

Posted - 03rd January 2021 Italian Prime Minister affirms Italy's investment in the Libyan crisis in a phone call with US president electItaly’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte held a telephone meeting with the United States president-elect Joe Biden to discuss...

Al-Reaid: Libyan businessmen delegation to visit Cairo in February

Al-Reaid: Libyan businessmen delegation to visit Cairo in February

Posted - 03rd January 2021 The Head of the General Union of the Libyan Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture Chambers, Mohammad Al-Reaid, said Friday a delegation of Libyan businessmen will visit Cairo next February to discuss investment and trade cooperation in...

Misrata airport resumes flights

Misrata airport resumes flights

Posted - 02nd January 2021 Misrata International Airport announced the resumption of flights on Friday, one of which was a flight by the Libyan Wings to Tunis Carthage Airport. Libyan Wings announced that it is due to operate scheduled flights from the airport at the...

Passports Authority contracts IBM to develop electronic visa system

Passports Authority contracts IBM to develop electronic visa system

Posted - 02nd January 2021 The Passports Authority signed on Thursday a contract with  the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), an American multinational technology and consulting company , to develop the electronic visa system. This came within the...

Opec+ meeting to allocate February crude quotas

Opec+ meeting to allocate February crude quotas

Posted - 02nd January 2021 The Opec+ alliance will meet on 4 January tasked with deciding whether and how to adjust crude production quotas for February, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to muddy the market outlook. The gathering will see the Opec+ group, which...

Conte urges Biden to pay more attention to Libya’s status quo

Conte urges Biden to pay more attention to Libya’s status quo

Posted - 01st January 2021 The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he spoke to the US President-elect Joe Biden and discussed the situation in Libya, reminding him of the need for more US attention to the Libyan crisis. In a press conference in Rome,...

Russia’s Geopolitical Ambitions in Africa

Russia’s Geopolitical Ambitions in Africa

Posted - 01st January 2021 Just over a year ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin, appearing against a blaze of national flags representing 40 African countries, addressed a large audience of heads of states and government officials in Sochi, Russia. He was presiding...

Viewpoint: Libyan recovery key to Med crude complex

Viewpoint: Libyan recovery key to Med crude complex

Posted - 31st December 2020 The outlook for the Mediterranean crude market next year is heavily dependent on the stability of recently restored Libyan exports. Blockades imposed by the Libyan National Army (LNA) halted much of the north African country's crude output...

Biden Needs To Repudiate Obama’s Policy Legacy: The Case of Libya

Biden Needs To Repudiate Obama’s Policy Legacy: The Case of Libya

Posted - 31st December 2020 If Joe Biden wants to produce a constructive record in foreign policy, he needs to repudiate much of the Obama-Biden administration’s foreign policy legacy. In particular, he must demonstrate that the United States is out of the forcible...

UN chief seeks dispatching of truce monitors to Libya

UN chief seeks dispatching of truce monitors to Libya

Posted - 31st December 2020 Guterres wants to set up a monitoring group that would include civilians and retired soldiers from regional groups such as the African Union, European Union and Arab League. UN, NEW YORK- UN chief Antonio Guterres has proposed the...

UN asks Libya’s Dialogue Forum to convene Wednesday

UN asks Libya’s Dialogue Forum to convene Wednesday

Posted - 30th December 2020 TRIPOLI, Libya The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has called on the Libyan Dialogue Forum to convene on Wednesday to discuss developments in the war-torn country. UNSMIL sent invitations to the Forum members late Monday to...

After seven envoys in nine years, is the UN failing Libya?

After seven envoys in nine years, is the UN failing Libya?

Posted - 30th December 2020 A change in the UN’s approach and strategy is needed, not its personnel. The sixth UN special envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, resigned in his role early March this year, after nearly three years in the post. Salame was appointed Head of the...

Libya Optimistic about Developing Ties with Egypt

Libya Optimistic about Developing Ties with Egypt

Posted - 30th December 2020 Egypt has remained silent on an optimism expressed by Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), as a high-ranking delegation concluded a first visit by Egyptian officials to Tripoli since 2014. Deputy Prime Minister of the GNA Ahmed Omar...

Greece opposes continued Turkish intervention in Libya

Greece opposes continued Turkish intervention in Libya

Posted - 28th December 2020 Greek says that Turkey cannot hope to join the EU if it continues to violate human rights and laws The Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias expressed his country’s concern with the Turkish plans to establish a base on the coast of Libya...

Cairo opens up to western Libya in bid to counter Turkish influence

Cairo opens up to western Libya in bid to counter Turkish influence

Posted - 28th December 2020 Visit by senior Egyptian intelligence official and diplomats to Tripoli could be the prelude to other steps. TRIPOLI – Egypt has decided to be more open to the Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, a move that...

Egyptian delegation visits Tripoli for Libya talks

Egyptian delegation visits Tripoli for Libya talks

Posted - 27th December 2020 Visit to Tripoli is the first by an official Egyptian delegation since 2014 TRIPOLI, Libya  An Egyptian delegation arrived in Tripoli on Sunday to meet with Libyan officials, marking the first visit by an official Egyptian delegation to the...

Turkey’s defence minister flies to Libya: Media report

Turkey’s defence minister flies to Libya: Media report

Posted - 27th December 2020 Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar travelled to Libya on Saturday flanked by top military officers to inspect Turkish units in the war-torn country, the official Anadolu news agency reported. The unscheduled visit comes after Libyan...

Yearender 2020: War and peace in Libya

Yearender 2020: War and peace in Libya

Posted - 27th December 2020 A final settlement remains out of reach to the Libyan conflict despite a year of negotiations between the country’s warring factions under the auspices of the UN This year was another year of major political, military, and economic ups and...

Ghadames 127 HoR members meet virtually

Ghadames 127 HoR members meet virtually

Posted - 25th December 2020 The 127 bloc of House of Representatives members held a virtual session on Monday and Tuesday (21-22 December), after they were unable to hold their meeting in the city of Ghadames as planned, the Moderate (HoR) Parliamentary Bloc reported....

Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa’s Maghreb

Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa’s Maghreb

Posted - 25th December 2020 Turkey is boosting its influence across North Africa, analysts say, intervening militarily in war-torn Libya and using “soft power”, trade and investment in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. While Turkish-made drones have won battles in Libya,...

Libyan government approves a 20% increase in public salaries

Libyan government approves a 20% increase in public salaries

Posted - 24th December 2020 TRIPOLI: Libya's internationally recognised government on Tuesday approved a 20% raise in public sector wages, a spokesman said, boosting a key source of income for many Libyans that has been eroded by inflation. Public salaries account for...

Cause for quiet optimism in the East Med

Cause for quiet optimism in the East Med

Posted - 23rd December 2020 Political stability and multilateral collaboration are essential to fulfilling the region’s economic potential The geopolitical scene in the Eastern Mediterranean is being reshaped by oil and gas discoveries. Alliances are constantly...

Reviving Libya’s Economy

Reviving Libya’s Economy

Posted - 23rd December 2020 In an interview with the French newspaper "Le Figaro", the Vice President of Libya’s Presidency Council, Ahmed Maiteeq, discussed several important questions and topics related to the future of Libya in many fields. Ahmed Maiteeq spoke in...

Bulgarian diplomat won’t take up UN’s Libya envoy job

Bulgarian diplomat won’t take up UN’s Libya envoy job

Posted - 23rd December 2020 The Bulgarian diplomat Nickolay Mladenov has told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres he will be unable to take up the role as United Nations Libya envoy next year due to "personal and family reasons," the UN spokesman said on Tuesday....

China’s Libya Policy and the BRI: Sights Set on the Future

China’s Libya Policy and the BRI: Sights Set on the Future

Posted - 22nd December 2020 This essay is part of the series “All About China”—a journey into the history and diverse culture of China through essays that shed light on the lasting imprint of China’s past encounters with the Islamic world as well as an exploration of...

Turkish parliament approves Libya troops motion

Turkish parliament approves Libya troops motion

Posted - 22nd December 2020 Lawmakers extend deployment of Turkish troops in war-torn country for another 18 months The Turkish parliament on Tuesday approved a motion calling for an extension in troop deployment in Libya for another 18 months. While the ruling...

US Embassy confirms commitment to building opportunities in Libya

US Embassy confirms commitment to building opportunities in Libya

Posted - 22nd December 2020 The US Embassy in Libya has reaffirmed its commitment to building opportunities in Libya by improving the business climate for innovation, new businesses, and foreign investment. ‎”Libya's next generation of entrepreneurs and business...

Libya in uneasy peace as oil revenue remains frozen

Libya in uneasy peace as oil revenue remains frozen

Posted - 22nd December 2020 The recent peace talks in Geneva under the aegis of the United Nations have led to guarded optimism about a restart for the Libyan economy. But the fraught question of dividing up oil revenue among factions continues to dog progress. The UN...

Thousands of Libyans reject UN solutions

Thousands of Libyans reject UN solutions

Posted - 21st December 2020 A petition signed by thousands of Libyans stating that the peace process in Libya cannot include individuals who have contributed to the destabilisation and destruction of the country was sent to the UN, European Union and the United...

Libya and Italy agree to begin works on coastal road

Libya and Italy agree to begin works on coastal road

Posted - 20th December 2020 The Joint Libyan-Italian Technical Committee for Economic Cooperation has agreed to begin works related to the construction of a coastal motorway, linking the east and west of Libya, due to start in the spring of 2021. This came during a...

Libyan Investment Authority Reclaims Control of U.K. Assets

Libyan Investment Authority Reclaims Control of U.K. Assets

Posted - 20th December 2020 Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), had some success in London Commercial Court. The LIA is bringing an end to three receiverships first established by the English Courts in 2015 and conclusively affirming...

Russia company TATNEFT to resume oil exploration in Libya, Syria

Russia company TATNEFT to resume oil exploration in Libya, Syria

Posted - 20th December 2020 TATNEFT Company suspended its operations in Libya following the revolution of 17 February, 2011 – NOC A Russian oil company intends to resume production and exploration operations in a number of sites in Syria and Libya, after its...

Peace hopes growing to end long-running civil war

Peace hopes growing to end long-running civil war

Posted - 19th December 2020 The UN is continuing attempts to broker peace to end Libya’s deadly civil war and a preliminary deal was agreed in early September. But, with so many factions involved, and major countries backing both sides, no-one can predict what will...

How Joe Biden must view Libya

How Joe Biden must view Libya

Posted - 19th December 2020 How should the new administration of Joe Biden think about Libya? That country has tried for a decade to create some semblance of stability in the aftermath of the fall of Muammar Gaddafi almost a decade ago. There has been some positive...

Flights between Tripoli and Sfax resume after 10-year stoppage

Flights between Tripoli and Sfax resume after 10-year stoppage

Posted - 18th December 2020 Tripoli, Dec. 16, 2020 Flights from Libya’s Tripoli-Maatiga International Airport to the Tunisian city of Sfax resumed on Tuesday after a stoppage that lasted nearly 10 years, a source close to the management of the airport in the Tunisian...

Libya, Bosnia discuss cooperation

Libya, Bosnia discuss cooperation

Posted - 18th December 2020 The Director General of the Libyan Foreign Investment Company discussed on Monday with the President of the Bosnian Chamber of Foreign Trade the activation of the joint Libyan-Bosnian Business Council. They discussed establishing a...

The Arab Spring a Decade Later: A Balance Sheet

The Arab Spring a Decade Later: A Balance Sheet

Posted - 17th December 2020 Ten years ago - on December 17, 2010 - a small-town Tunisian street vendor set himself ablaze in frustration at official neglect and indifference, sparking the biggest and most consequential uprisings in the Arab world in 75 years. Rulers...

NOC unfazed in the face of blackmail attempts and bomb threats

NOC unfazed in the face of blackmail attempts and bomb threats

Posted - 17th December 2020 In a statement, the National Oil Cooperation condemned the attempts of an armed group, under the cover of legitimacy to intervene in the official business and technical responsibilities of Brega Petroleum Marketing Company. The statement...

Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

Posted - 17th December 2020 Eighteen fishermen including eight Sicilians who were held in Libya for more than three months have been freed, Italy's prime minister and foreign minister said Thursday after visiting Benghazi to secure their release. "Our fishermen are...

Libya, Italy discuss activation of military cooperation agreements

Libya, Italy discuss activation of military cooperation agreements

Posted - 17th December 2020 The Minister of Defense of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Salah Al-Din Al-Namroush, discussed with the Italian ambassador to Libyan, Guiseppe Buccino, the measures which need to be taken to activate the joint military-technical...

GECOL briefs HoR on achievements, stalled projects

GECOL briefs HoR on achievements, stalled projects

Posted - 17th December 2020 The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Wiam al-Abdali, and the Director-General of the Company, Ibrahim al-Falah, gave a briefing on Tuesday, before the Tripoli-based House of...

Russian Influence in the Mediterranean

Russian Influence in the Mediterranean

Posted - 15th December 2020 Earlier this month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in comments at the MED Dialogue, accused the United States of playing political games in the Mediterranean and stalling the appointment of a new UN Special Representative of...

Malta offers Libya the ‘best weapon’ – education

Malta offers Libya the ‘best weapon’ – education

Posted - 15th December 2020 Malta has offered Libya assistance in the education sector, in what Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo equated as offering the North African country the best possible weapon. Bartolo and Education Minister Justyne Caruana visited Tripoli on...

UN chief proposes new envoys to mediate Libya and Middle East

UN chief proposes new envoys to mediate Libya and Middle East

Posted - 15th December 2020 United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed new envoys to mediate conflicts in Libya and the Middle East, who could be given the greenlight by the UN Security Council on Tuesday after months of delay, diplomats said. Mr...

Pakistan offers to help train Libyan Army

Pakistan offers to help train Libyan Army

Posted - 15th December 2020 The Libyan Defense Minister Salah Al-Namroush met Monday with the Pakistani military attaché Atef Talha and discussed boosting cooperation between the two countries' Defense Ministries. Libya's Defense Ministry said on Facebook that the...

Libyan economic talks kick off in Geneva

Libyan economic talks kick off in Geneva

Posted - 15th December 2020 The technical meeting on critical reform to the Libyan economy kicked off yesterday in Geneva to discuss currency reform, the banking crisis, the unification of the national budget, including a time table to implement these reforms. In a...

Namroush manoeuvres as Ankara’s man in Libya

Namroush manoeuvres as Ankara’s man in Libya

Posted - 14th December 2020 Turkey views the proposal of a Saleh-Bashagha tandem as a threat to its maritime border demarcation agreement with the GNA that has angered Paris and Athens. TRIPOLI – The successive statements issued by the Minister of Defence in the...

Massive cocaine shipment stopped on the way to Libya

Massive cocaine shipment stopped on the way to Libya

Posted - 13th December 2020 Discovery of a record-breaking amount of cocaine was made at the Freeport with the illicit drug being smuggled within pallets carrying cooking oil. The 612kg worth of cocaine was intercepted by Maltese customs on their way to Libya from...

Libya 4WD road warriors on bumpy ride to revive tourism

Libya 4WD road warriors on bumpy ride to revive tourism

Posted - 13th December 2020 Foreigners are still staying clear of the country after a decade of war -- but some 1,000 Libyans recently set off in a pioneering convoy of 300 all-terrain vehicles through the sandy wilderness. Hopeful that the October truce will hold,...

Libya: New natural gas well joins line of production

Libya: New natural gas well joins line of production

Posted - 13th December 2020 Sirte Oil and Gas Company said Saturday it had starting production in a new natural gas well that had been linked to gas factory at Al-Istiklal field. The company added in a statement that the well would produce 6 million square feet of...

Interior Ministry signs MoU to with Swiss-based DCAF

Interior Ministry signs MoU to with Swiss-based DCAF

Posted - 13th December 2020 The Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha signed on Friday a memorandum of understanding with the Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) to strengthen security sector governance in Libya. According to the Interior Ministry, the...

Turkey – Presidency sends Libya troops motion to parliament

Turkey – Presidency sends Libya troops motion to parliament

Posted - 12th December 2020 Turkey's presidency on Dec. 12 submitted a motion to parliament to extend troop deployment in Libya for 18 months. "The risks and threats are coming from Libya to Turkey and the whole region. In the case of restart of the so-called Libyan...

Libyan Women Seek Greater Participation in Peace Talks

Libyan Women Seek Greater Participation in Peace Talks

Posted - 12th December 2020 Libyan women played an influential role in the country's popular protests that led to the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi's regime in October 2011.    Nine years later, as Libya's warring parties discuss a road map to end a civil war and hold...

€927 million in cars, cash, boats breaching Libya sanctions seized

€927 million in cars, cash, boats breaching Libya sanctions seized

Posted - 12th December 2020 The merchandise, including stolen cars, was seized between 2018 and 2020 A total of €927,294,000 worth of goods headed to Libya, including stolen cars, have been seized by Customs between 2018 and 2020.  Malta Customs said on Friday that...

Libya economic talks set for Geneva next week – U.N.

Libya economic talks set for Geneva next week – U.N.

Posted - 12th December 2020 GENEVA — The U.N. acting envoy on Libya Stephanie Williams will host an economic working group from Dec. 14-15 in Geneva, to discuss policy reforms, a U.N. spokeswoman said on Friday. The talks, co-chaired by Egypt, the European Union and...

Libyan oil exports to jump to 1.24 mil b/d in Dec: sources

Libyan oil exports to jump to 1.24 mil b/d in Dec: sources

Posted - 11th December 2020 London — Libyan crude and condensate exports are poised to jump to a 13-month high of 1.24 million b/d this month, according to S&P Global Platts estimates compiled using data from shipping and trading sources. his comes as Libya's oil...

Algeria’s View of Libya’s Crisis

Algeria’s View of Libya’s Crisis

Posted - 11th December 2020 Giorgio Cafiero says the Neighbouring North African country’s non-interference stance is informed by Algeria’s own experiences under French colonial rule. Following NATO’s intervention in Libya in 2011, the oil-rich North African country...

Libya Frees Two Russians Held On Suspicion of Election Meddling

Libya Frees Two Russians Held On Suspicion of Election Meddling

Posted - 11th December 2020 (Bloomberg) -- Libya released two Russians held for the past 18 months on suspicion of election meddling, removing a key source of tension between the internationally recognized government in Tripoli and the Kremlin. Maxim Shugaley and...

Libya talks digital transformation with KPMG, meets UK officials

Libya talks digital transformation with KPMG, meets UK officials

Posted - 10th December 2020 National Oil Corp. (NOC) and KPMG Tunisia have reached a deal on new financial and administration systems. The Libyan company said it aimed to mechanise its works and introduce digital technology across its operations. NOC will use the new...

GECOL to resume work at Ubari power plant project

GECOL to resume work at Ubari power plant project

Posted - 10th December 2020 The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) discussed on Wednesday the completion of the Ubari gas power station project, in order to operate the first and second turbines, with a capacity of 640 megawatts. GECOL’s meeting dealt with...

UN to Cooperate with African Union Over Libya

UN to Cooperate with African Union Over Libya

Posted - 09th December 2020 The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, stated that he is looking forward to cooperating with the African Union in order to hold a Libyan national reconciliation conference. He stressed that the partnership between...

Can Biden’s “America is back” pledge bring stability to Libya?

Can Biden’s “America is back” pledge bring stability to Libya?

Posted - 09th December 2020 If Biden could rein in the likes of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, experts say he may pressure such leaders to reduce their involvement in Libya. Soon after winning the United States presidential...

The National Oil Corporation and KPMG Tunisia sign a contract….

The National Oil Corporation and KPMG Tunisia sign a contract….

Posted - 09th December 2020 The National Oil Corporation and KPMG Tunisia sign a contract to use an advisory office for the project of developing a comprehensive system of financial and administrative systems, international marketing, and following-up production and...

WHY TURKEY INTERVENED IN LIBYA

WHY TURKEY INTERVENED IN LIBYA

Posted - 07th December 2020 Through a historical analysis of Turkey’s military intervention in Libya, this essay identifies the various motivations, reasonings, and threat perceptions underlying Ankara’s current Libya strategy. On January 2, 2020, the Turkish...

Libya’s November oil revenue exceeds $700 million

Libya’s November oil revenue exceeds $700 million

Posted - 07th December 2020 The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced that exports of crude oil, gas and condensate, petroleum products and petrochemicals for the month of November 2020 have amounted to over $700 million with an increase of %204 from last...

Belgian companies circumvent arms embargo to Turkey

Belgian companies circumvent arms embargo to Turkey

Posted - 07th December 2020 A loophole in export legislation is allowing Flemish companies to export parts for aircraft involved in conflict in Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh, De Morgen reports. In October last year, Turkey took sides in the conflict in Syria, backing...

UK ambassador to Libya says ready to help in demining efforts

UK ambassador to Libya says ready to help in demining efforts

Posted - 07th December 2020 The ambassador of the United Kingdom (UK) Nicholas Hopton said Britain was ready to assist Libya in clearing mines and DNA tests to identify the victims of the war on Tripoli, a statement by the Defense Ministry said. Hopton and Libyan...

Why 20,000 foreign fighters are not Libya’s biggest problem

Why 20,000 foreign fighters are not Libya’s biggest problem

Posted - 06th December 2020 Could talks that recently resulted in a cease-fire and set a date for an election finally help push dangerous international players out of Libya? During the latest round of talks on Libya's future, the acting UN special representative...

OPEC exempts Libya from oil production cut

OPEC exempts Libya from oil production cut

Posted - 06th December 2020 Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced on Friday that the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had exempted it from production cuts because of difficult conditions facing the country. A statement issued by the NOC...

Cost of War in Libya surpasses USD576b

Cost of War in Libya surpasses USD576b

Posted - 05th December 2020 (MENAFN) The cost of the clash in Libya since its outburst in 2011 has surpassed USD576 billion, a new study published on Wednesday, December 2, by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) revealed. Named...

Libya’s NOC and Total plan Mabruk oil field rehabilitation

Libya’s NOC and Total plan Mabruk oil field rehabilitation

Posted - 05th December 2020 Executives of Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) and French firm Total met in on Dec 1 to discuss current preparations to rehabilitate the Mabruk Oil Field which was damaged during a 2015 attack. The rehabilitation is to be fast-tracked and...

Libya, Italy ink military cooperation deal

Libya, Italy ink military cooperation deal

Posted - 05th December 2020 ISTANBUL Libya and Italy signed an agreement on military cooperation on Friday. “We agreed with Italy to cooperate in the fields of military training, experience sharing, support, development, maintenance and consultancy,” Libya’s Defense...

Libyans cast votes on mechanism to select top officials

Libyans cast votes on mechanism to select top officials

Posted - 05th December 2020 TRIPOLI, Libya The participants in the Libyan political dialogue forum started on Thursday to vote on the proposals and suggestions over the mechanisms to select Libyan top officials. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, a member of the dialogue...

Libya Moves Closer To Resolving Quarrel Over Oil Revenues

Libya Moves Closer To Resolving Quarrel Over Oil Revenues

Posted - 04th December 2020 Libya’s UN-recognized government said on Wednesday that an urgent meeting of all stakeholders involved had agreed to work toward unfreezing Libya’s oil revenues, an essential part of the OPEC member’s budget income. A meeting earlier this...

Continued disagreement over naming of UN Libya envoy

Continued disagreement over naming of UN Libya envoy

Posted - 03rd December 2020 The pending issue is naming a replacement for Nickolay Mladenov, UN coordinator for the Middle East peace process. New York--Disagreement continues in the corridors of the United Nations over the appointment of a new UN envoy to Libya to...

Libya: Follow The Money, Militias and Mercs

Libya: Follow The Money, Militias and Mercs

Posted - 03rd December 2020 In Morocco the GNA (Government of National Accord) and HoR (House of Representatives) are holding another round of UN-sponsored negotiations. This follows November 1 talks in Ghadames (465 kilometers south of Tripoli, where the Tunisian,...

Libya, Italy sign MoU to support education

Libya, Italy sign MoU to support education

Posted - 02nd December 2020 The Acting Minister of Education, Mohammed Amari Zayed, signed on Wednesday with the Chargé d'Affairs of the Italian Embassy in Libya, Walter De Martino, a memorandum of understanding to support and consolidate cooperation in the field of...

Aguila Saleh seen as ‘biggest loser’ from Libya settlement

Aguila Saleh seen as ‘biggest loser’ from Libya settlement

Posted - 02nd December 2020 Sarraj is likely to stay at the helm of the presidential council while a new speaker is elected. BEGHAZI - Speculation is mounting about the future of Libyan Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh, who seems to have been the “biggest loser” from...

Greek firm to Re-Start Work at Tobruk Power Plant

Greek firm to Re-Start Work at Tobruk Power Plant

Posted - 01st December 2020 Greek industrial company Mytilineos has announced that after three years of delay due to the internal situation in Libya, is relaunching the construction works for the power generation plant in Tobruk, as "the necessary funding lines that...

Libya MPs Chose Benghazi as Constitutional Base for Parliament

Libya MPs Chose Benghazi as Constitutional Base for Parliament

Posted - 01st December 2020 Libyan lawmakers meeting in Morocco on Saturday announced that they had reached an agreement that sees the eastern city of Benghazi become the constitutional base for their country’s parliament. A hundred MPs concluded their consultative...

Marine survey to begin in the ports of Tripoli and Zuwara

Marine survey to begin in the ports of Tripoli and Zuwara

Posted - 01st December 2020 The Libyan Ports Company announced on Sunday the arrival of the marine survey ship ‘Al-Irada 4’ to the port of Tripoli in order to carry out marine survey work in the port. The Company added in a statement on its official Facebook page that...

Libya: lights and shadows of the peace process

Libya: lights and shadows of the peace process

Posted - 01st December 2020 Commentary: The parties involved in the Tunis talks were willing to respect the truce but little inclined to make political concessions to their counterparts. Uncertainty hangs over the Libyan peace process in which the role of the national...

Pentagon Says UAE Funding Russia’s Shadowy Mercenaries in Libya

Pentagon Says UAE Funding Russia’s Shadowy Mercenaries in Libya

Posted - 01st December 2020 The Defense Department’s inspector general found that the United Arab Emirates is financing Russian Wagner Group mercenaries—just as Trump aims to sell the UAE billions of dollars worth of arms. The United Arab Emirates is apparently...

Haithem Al-Tajourii denied entry to Tunis

Haithem Al-Tajourii denied entry to Tunis

Posted - 30th November 2020 A source inside the Libyan embassy in Tunis reported that the Tunisian authorities prevented the former Tripoli rebel commander Haithem Al-Tajourii from entering its lands. The source, who preferred not to be identified, told Ean Libya that...

GECOL discusses the Tobruk power plant project

GECOL discusses the Tobruk power plant project

Posted - 30th November 2020 The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) held a meeting with the Tobruk Municipal Council to follow up the implementation of the Tobruk gas power plant project, in order to solve the obstacles and difficulties that hinder the...

Russia Now Has A Position In Libya: What Next? – Analysis

Russia Now Has A Position In Libya: What Next? – Analysis

Posted - 29th November 2020 The Russian state-affiliated private military company known as the Wagner Group has proven adept at leveraging instability or weak institutions to further Russian influence abroad. Throughout 2020, the Russian Federation and Wagner have...

Libya, Morocco Aim to Extend Economic Relations As Peace Beckons

Libya, Morocco Aim to Extend Economic Relations As Peace Beckons

Posted - 29th November 2020 Talks in Tangiers on Friday aimed to accelerate the development of economic ties between the two North African countries. abat – A meeting between industry officials in Tangiers on Friday crowns a year of deliberations to strengthen...

GECOL operates second turbine of khums power station

GECOL operates second turbine of khums power station

Posted 28th November 2020 The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has announced that the second turbine of Khums power station is connected to the public grid, with a capacity of 260 megawatts, after a hiatus of more than two years. GECOL said in a statement...

Tracking Website Shows Turkish Air Bridge to Western Libya

Tracking Website Shows Turkish Air Bridge to Western Libya

Posted 28th November 2020 Itamilradar, a website on military aircraft tracking in Italy and the Mediterranean, has disclosed movements for Turkish military transport aircraft above the center and east of the Mediterranean towards Libya. he website noted that it...

Libya rivals begin second round of talks on interim government

Libya rivals begin second round of talks on interim government

Posted 25th November 2020 Libya’s rivals have begun a second round of talks on a mechanism to choose a transitional government that would lead the conflict-stricken country to elections in December next year, according to the United Nations. UN acting envoy for Libya,...

Italy contributes $500k to Libyan Peace Process

Italy contributes $500k to Libyan Peace Process

Posted 24th November 2020 In the presence of Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) held in Tunis under her leadership and facilitated by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the Deputy General Director/Central Director...

Five Key Questions on Biden’s Middle East Policy

Five Key Questions on Biden’s Middle East Policy

Posted 24th November 2020 Examining key issues for the new US administration such as the Iran nuclear deal, Iraq crisis, chaos in Libya and Syria, and Israeli-Palestinian relations. 1. How is a Biden victory perceived across both sides of the Gulf? Dr Sanam Vakil Iran...

Libya’s NOC under pressure as oil revenue feud heats up

Libya’s NOC under pressure as oil revenue feud heats up

Posted 24th November 2020 London — An armed group attempted to break into the Tripoli headquarters of Libya's National Oil Corporation on Nov. 23 as the state-owned company finds itself in a dispute over oil revenues with the country's central bank. The incident comes...

Germany accuses Turkey of obstructing Libya peace

Germany accuses Turkey of obstructing Libya peace

Posted 24th November 2020 Germany on Monday accused Turkey of obstructing peace in Libya after it prevented German forces belonging to a European Union military mission carrying out a full search of a Turkish cargo ship that they suspected of taking weapons to Libya....

GECOL reviews plans to reconnect east-west public grid

GECOL reviews plans to reconnect east-west public grid

Posted 24th November 2020 The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) is planning to carry out essential maintenance and upgrading work for the power lines running between the east and west wings of the national public grid. The repair work is part of the...

Italy supports Libyan Dialogue forum with half a million dollars

Italy supports Libyan Dialogue forum with half a million dollars

Posted 23rd November 2020 A statement released by United Nations Development program showed that Italy provided a contribution of 450,000 Euros (About 526,000 dollars) to the Libyan Political Dialogue forum that was held in Tunisia between the 9th and 15th of...

NOC: Revenues will not be transferred to the Central Bank of Libya

NOC: Revenues will not be transferred to the Central Bank of Libya

Posted 23rd November 2020 In a press release, the National Oil Corporation confirmed that it will not be transferring revenue funds to the Central Bank of Libya due to a lack of trust and transparency in the bank. “Revenues will not be transferred to the Central Bank...

Camco signs up with Weatherford for Libya logging

Camco signs up with Weatherford for Libya logging

Posted 23rd November 2020 Camco Oilfield Services has signed a strategic services agreement with Weatherford, under which it aims to increase its market share in Libya. Camco announced the agreement on November 22. Working together, the two companies will provide...

Libya – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses

Libya – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses

Posted 23rd November 2020 Much of the telecom infrastructure was destroyed or stolen following the 2011 disturbances, including about a quarter of the country’s mobile tower sites. Reconstruction efforts continue to be stymied by political and military disturbances...

Libyan Tobruk-based HoR members given permission to fly to Morocco

Libyan Tobruk-based HoR members given permission to fly to Morocco

Posted 23rd November 2020 The members of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) in eastern region (Tobruk city) have been allowed to fly to Tangier, Morocco ahead of a Monday deliberations session with their Tripoli-based colleagues who have already arrived in the...

France places Marseille Port at the disposal of Operation IRINI

France places Marseille Port at the disposal of Operation IRINI

Posted 22nd November 2020 The High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (EU), Josep Borrell, said that France had placed the port of Marseille at the full disposal of Operation IRINI. Borrell added in a press statement that the port is...

Libyan Interior ministry orders 10 helicopters from Airbus

Libyan Interior ministry orders 10 helicopters from Airbus

Posted 22nd November 2020 Libyan Interior Minister of the Government of National Accord, Fathi Bachagha, has announced the order of 10 modern helicopters from European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, to reinforce the ministry’s capacity. “We will soon receive 10 modern...

Libyan Businessmen Council inks MoU with Turkish MUSIAD

Libyan Businessmen Council inks MoU with Turkish MUSIAD

Posted 22nd November 2020 The Libyan Businessmen Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Turkish Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association (MUSIAD). The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the "MUSIAD Expo Trade Fair" currently taking...

Libya: Peace Talks Advance, But Will Need Local Support

Libya: Peace Talks Advance, But Will Need Local Support

Posted 21st November 2020 A nascent peace process will require dialogues at the grass roots to build its legitimacy among Libyans. Libyans have taken an uncertain step toward ending nearly a decade of civil war, agreeing in U.N.-mediated talks to hold national...

Renewed faith in the Libyan Investment Authority

Renewed faith in the Libyan Investment Authority

Posted 21st November 2020 A meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), was held yesterday, Wednesday, in the capital Tripoli.  A source tells Libyan Express that the meeting consisted of GNA head, Fayez al-Sarraj, and members from the...

Italy and Spain top buyers of Libyan crude

Italy and Spain top buyers of Libyan crude

Posted 20th November 2020 Libyan crude exports recovered to almost half pre-blockade levels last month, with Spain and Italy the biggest buyers. Argus tracking shows Libya shipped 489,000 b/d of crude in October, more than triple the amount exported in September but...

Libya rivals yet to start withdrawing forces: UN envoy

Libya rivals yet to start withdrawing forces: UN envoy

Posted 20th November 2020 Rival forces in Libya have failed to begin withdrawing as required under an October ceasefire agreement aimed at ending years of conflict following Moamer Kadhafi's 2011 killing, a UN envoy said Thursday. Last month's ceasefire formally ended...