Libya

Libya marks Martyr’s day public holiday

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 16 September 2014: Today, the 16th of September, is a fixed and annual public holiday in Libya, celebrating Martyr’s Day.…

At least 19 killed in fierce Benghazi clashes

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 15 September 2014: At least 19 members of both Operation Dignity and Ansar Al-Sharia have been killed in more than 24 hours of fierce…

Warplane destroys Ghariyan ammo dump

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 15 September 2014: A warplane carried out an air strike today on a militia base near Ghariyan destroying an ammunition dump. The attack…

Relatives of Libyan ambassador kidnapped in Tripoli: report

Relatives of Libyan ambassador kidnapped in Tripoli: report

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 15 September 2014: There are unconfirmed reports this evening that armed men have abducted two young relatives of Libya’s ambassador to the UK…

House of Representatives head to visit Washington

House of Representatives head to visit Washington

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 15 September 2014: Head of the House of Representatives Ageela Issa is to visit Washington this week. The HoR leader will spend several days in…

EU response to migrant crisis “shameful”: Amnesty International

EU response to migrant crisis “shameful”: Amnesty International

By Libya Herald. Tripoli, 15 September 2014: In response to the latest shipwreck found off the Libyan coast, Amnesty International has called on European leaders to do more…

Bodies of missing militiamen discovered on Benghazi beach

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 15 September 2014: Two bodies, both believed to be members of a Benghazi unit allied with 17 February Brigade have been found on a…

Member of Libyan Army assassinated in Benghazi

By Libya Herald staff. Benghazi, 15 September 2014: A member of the Libyan Army was assassinated by unidentified gunmen in the Al-Thama area of Benghazi on Sunday evening.…

Nearly 200 bodies of illegal migrants found off Tripoli coast, 36 rescued

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 15 September 2014: The Libyan Coast Guard has found another capsized vessel off the coast east of Tripoli on Sunday, surrounded by the…

Psychiatrist survives stabbing in Benghazi

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 15 September 2014: A prominent Benghazi psychiatrist was stabbed during a kidnapping attempt yesterday evening. Dr Ali Ruwai, who heads the psychiatric hospital…

Beached whale rescued at Marsa El-Brega

Beached whale rescued at Marsa El-Brega

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 15 September 2014: Volunteers in Marsa El-Brega helped a beached whale find its way back into deeper waters recently. Photos showing up on…

Ali Zeidan arrives in Tobruk with the German Ambassador

Ali Zeidan arrives in Tobruk with the German Ambassador

By Libya Herald reporter. Tobruk, 14 September 2014: Former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has arrived in Tobruk from Tunis alongside the German Ambassador to Libya, Christian Much. …

“No negotiations” with Libya Dawn says Thinni, threatens to break relation with Sudan and Qatar

“No negotiations” with Libya Dawn says Thinni, threatens to break relation with Sudan and Qatar

By Libya Herald staff. Benghazi, 14 September 2014: The Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni has ruled out any negotiations with Libya Dawn accusing it of murder, theft and destruction. In…

Diplomatic delegation from neighbouring states meets in Tobruk

Diplomatic delegation from neighbouring states meets in Tobruk

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 14 September 2014: Representatives from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Chad, Niger and Sudan have arrived in Tobruk where they met with officials from the…

Ghariani sacking “imminent”: HoR spokesman

Ghariani sacking “imminent”: HoR spokesman

By Libya Herald reporter, Tobruk, 12 September 2014: The spokesman for the House of Representatives, Faraj Hashim, has said that Sheikh Sadek Al-Ghariani will be dismissed as Grand Mufti…

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Oil production “to reach 1 million b/d by month end” says NOC

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 13 September 2014: Libyan oil production should hit a million barrels a…

Libyan student completes Dubai internship

Libyan student completes Dubai internship

By Libya Herald staff. Oday Zentani at Modhesh World in Dubai (Photo: DSS Programme) Oday Zentani at…

Air Malta adds additional weekly Malta-Djerba flight

Air Malta adds additional weekly Malta-Djerba flight

By Libya Herald staff. image003 Tunis, 11 August 2014: Air Malta announced today that it is adding a…

Still no dates for Turkish Airlines resuming Libya flights

Still no dates for Turkish Airlines resuming Libya flights

By Libya Herald reporter. Tripoli, 10 September 2014: Despite rumours on social media that Turkish…

Domestic gas filling line back in action at Tripoli’s war damaged fuel depot

Domestic gas filling line back in action at Tripoli’s war damaged fuel depot

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 10 September 2014: The domestic gas-filling section of Tripoli's Fuel Depot in Airport…

CBL denies delay in payment of HoR salaries

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 5 September 2014: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has flatly denied…

CBL warns Libyan assets could be frozen again by international community

CBL warns Libyan assets could be frozen again by international community

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 4 September 2014: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) issued a statement Monday…

Aman bank ceases accepting cash deposits due to Tripoli’s lack of security

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 4 September 2014: Aman bank, one the leading privately owned banks in Libya,…

Oil production increases to 725,000

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 4 September 2014: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported yesterday that…

No change at Central Bank

By Libya Herald staff. Tobruk, 3 September 2014: Reports that House of Representatives has dismissed Saddek Elkaber…

Libya’s oil production up further, to 665,000 bpd

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 29 August 2014: The NOC said on Thursday that oil production…

Libya’s oil production increases to 650,000 bpd

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 26 August 2014: The spokesperson for the NOC said yesterday that…

Brand-new turbine breaks down at Sirte’s power station

Brand-new turbine breaks down at Sirte’s power station

By Libya Herald staff. Sirte's Gulf Power Station, still a work in progress Sirte's Gulf Power Station,…

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Vandals loot Sahabi Project outside of Jalu

By Libya Herald staff. 12 September 2014: Thieves have broken into the site of the Sahabi Project west of Jalu and stolen cable  belonging to . . .…

Sirte leaders hold emergency meeting to address drinking water shortage

By Libya Herald staff. 12 September 2014: Local leaders in Sirte held an emergency meeting on Thursday to address the growing shortage of . . .…

Mayor elected for Hay Al-Andalous

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 9 September 2014: The seven new councillors on Hay Al-Andalous Muncipal Council were sworn into office today by . . .…

Benghazi bank manager kidnapped

By Noora Ibrahim, Benghazi, 9 September 2014: A Gumhouriya Bank manager was kidnapped last night in eastern Benghazi. His . . .…

Police officer murdered in Benghazi

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 26 August 2014: A police officer working for Benghazi Security Directorate was shot and killed in . . .…

Desperate father drives wounded son from Benghazi to Cairo for treatment

By Libya Herald staff. Cairo, 15 August 2014: When doctors at a clinic in Benghazi told Khamis Abu Mohammed and his wife that . . .…

Benghazi hospital employees protest poor management and unpaid salaries

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 14 August 2014: Employees of Al-Hawari Hospital in Benghazi took to the streets yesterday morning, protesting poor management and unpaid . . .…

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, . . .…