Libya

Labraq and Tobruk airports to remain open during the coming week

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 25 July 2014: The Civil Aviation Authority has announced the closure of Libyan airspace over western Libya, beginning 28 July, and lasting until the…

Defence Ministry demands end to “senseless fighting”

By Naam Alkhosi. Tripoli, 25 July 2014: The Ministry of Defence released a statement condemning the ongoing hostilities taking place in both Benghazi and Tripoli and requesting that…

Prime Minister prevented from flying from Matiga

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 25 July 2014: Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni and a group of ministers were prevented from flying out of Mitiga Air Base yesterday. According to…

Maltese oil worker seized

By Hadi Fornaji.  Tripoli, 25 July 2014: It has been disclosed that a Maltese oil worker was abducted last week on the outskirts of Tripoli while on his…

ICC backs Libyan trial for Senussi but still wants Saif

By Hadi Fornaji. Tripoli, 24 July 2014: The International Criminal Court has thrown out an appeal by Abdullah Senussi that he should be tried in the Hague rather…

Libyan Airlines Airbus hit again and “written off” at Tripoli airport

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 24 July 2014: An Airbus 330 belonging to Libyan Airlines was hit for a second time yesterday in a missile attack on Tripoli International Airport…

Turkey tells its nationals to leave Libya immediately

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 24 July 2014: The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly advised all its citizens still remaining in Libya to leave the country.…

Eight killed and 19 injured as bombs and rockets fall across Benghazi

By Noora Ibrahim and Moutaz Ahmed. Benghazi, 24 July 2014: Eight people have been killed and 19 injured, six of them critically, in missile and bomb attacks in Benghazi yesterday.…

GNC sets House of Representatives handover date as 4 August

By Naom Alkhoshi and Moutaz Ali. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: The General National Congress has said it will begin . . .…

Bukhamada calls for reinforcements, wages war against Ansar Al-Sharia

By Moutaz Ali. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: Saiqa Special Forces Commander, Wanis Bukhamada, has demanded that reinforcements be sent to Benghazi to help . . .…

IATA denies issuing statement about armed groups at airport

Tripoli, 23 July 2014: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has denied rumours that it had instructed Libya to rid Tripoli International . . .…

Analysis: The price of freedom – Libyans are not getting value for money from their militias

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: Under the shadow of militias clashing in various parts of Tripoli, last Monday (21 July) the final results for the House of Representatives'…

Government and civil society orgainsations move to aid residents of Gasr Bin Gahsir

By Seraj Essul. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: The government has set up a crisis committee to deal with residents from . . .…

Three killed and three in critical condition following Benghazi double suicide bombing

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 23 July 2014: Three members of Saiqa Special Forces were killed in Benghazi yesterday evening and . . .…

Tripoli’s Airport Road fuel depot attacked

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 23 July 2013: A Grad missile hit one of the petrol tanks at the Brega Oil and Gas Marketing . . .…

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Business

First Libyan student chosen for prestigious Dubai internship

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: American University of Libya student Oday Zentani has been…

Buraq Air announces resumption of some flights “soon”

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 24 July 2014: Buraq Air has announced that it plans to resume flights…

CBL makes secret ultra secure cash deliveries to banks

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 24 July 2014: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) revealed today…

Afriqiyah puts Misrata-EU flights plans on hold

Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: Afriqiyah Airways’ attempts to resume flying today to the EU…

Ongoing flight suspensions by Turkish Airlines and BA

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: Turkish Airlines has suspended all its Libya services, including…

Sirte Oil restarts pumping after Brega terminal deal

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: Pumping from Sirte Oil Compay’s Zelten and Marada fields…

Afriqiyah hoping to resume EU flights

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli, 22 July 2014: Afriqiyah Airways is struggling to resume its flights to…

Sharp increase in cost of goods in Tripoli as fuel crisis deepens

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli 19 July 2014: The cost of every items has increased in Tripoli…

USLBA provides input on Audit Bureau Strategic Plan

USLBA provides input on Audit Bureau Strategic Plan

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 19 July 2014: In response to the Libyan Audit Bureau’s request for…

Foster Wheeler awarded FEED contract for onshore oilfield development in Ghadames Basin

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 18 July 2014: Multinational engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier…

Airport workers brave missiles to save planes

Airport workers brave missiles to save planes

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 16 July 2014: Amidst the fighting at and around the airport on…

Desaliantion development continues with tender announcement

By Naom Alkhosi. Tripoli, 16 June 2014: Following last week's opening of the new desalination plant in…

National oil production increases to 550,000 b/d

National oil production increases to 550,000 b/d

By Callum Paton. Tripoli, 16 July 2014: The political situation may appear grave but there is better…

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Local News

Tripoli petrol thieves arrested

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli 23 July 2014: Despite the serious security situation in the capital, security forces yesterday managed to score a small victory for . . .…

Gunmen ambush ambulance and murder patient en route to Zawia

Gunmen ambush ambulance and murder patient en route to Zawia

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 21 July 2014: A Zuwara Hospital ambulance was attacked while transporting a patient from Sabratha Hospital to Zawia Hospital . . .…

Chinese nationals arrested for manufacturing alcohol

Chinese nationals arrested for manufacturing alcohol

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 21 July 2014. Three Chinese nationals—two men and one woman—were arrested in Tripoli over the weekend for illegally manufacturing . . .…

Fuel miseries continue in Tripoli, but Sirte “celebrates” the opening a new fuel station

By Hadi Fornaji. Tripoli, 20 July 2014: It is not normally the case that the opening of a new petrol station hits the . . .…

Explosion damages police station in Sousa

Explosion damages police station in Sousa

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 17 July 2014. An unidentified group tried to blow up a . . .…

Aman Bank closes Tripoli branches on Monday

Aman Bank closes Tripoli branches on Monday

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 14 July 2014: The Aman Bank is giving its Tripoli branches the day off on today because of . . .…

New mayors elected for seven municipalities

By Seraj Essul. Tripoli, 13 July 2014: Seven more municipal councils were sworn in yesterday and then elected new mayors for each municipality. Otman . . .…

Opinion

Opinion: “I had a good time and Libya will always remain part of me”

By Michel Deelen. Tripoli, 5 July 2014: I came to Libya in September 2012, not knowing what to expect. Sometime before…

Opinion: The assassination of Salwa Bugaighis in Benghazi – a blow to Human Rights in Libya

By David Hammond, UK Counsel to the Libyan National Council for . . .…

Opinion: Don’t rush too quickly to label Libya a failed state

Opinion: Don’t rush too quickly to label Libya a failed state

By Husni Bey, member of Libya First. Tripoli, . . .…