Libya

Operation Dignity jet crashes during Tobruk flyover

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 2 September 2014: An Operation Dignity jet has crashed, killing its pilot and others, during a flyover at Tobruk Air Base. In a cruel…

British Ambassador and UK Special Envoy in Tobruk

British Ambassador and UK Special Envoy in Tobruk

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 2 September 2014: British Ambassador Michael Aron and Britain’s Special Envoy to Libya Jonathan Powell have arrived in Tobruk to meet with senior…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs attacks Turkish President’s ‘blatant interference’

Ministry of Foreign Affairs attacks Turkish President’s ‘blatant interference’

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 1 September 2014: The Foreign Ministry has attacked Turkish President Recep Erdogan following statements he allegedly made calling the meeting of the House…

Fighting in south east Benghazi as Ansar renews Benina attacks

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 1 September 2014: There were Massive missile attacks and explosions overnight  in and around the Benghazi district of Buatni as Ansar Al-Sharia launched a fresh assault…

HoR summons Grand Mufti and Central Bank Governor for questioning

HoR summons Grand Mufti and Central Bank Governor for questioning

By Farah Waleed. Benghazi, 1 September 2014: The House of Representatives has summonsed the Grand Mufti, Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani, together with the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Saddek…

HoR asks Thinni to lead new thinned-down government

HoR asks Thinni to lead new thinned-down government

By Farah Waleed. Benghazi, Monday 1 September 2014: The House of Representatives, at its meeting in Tobruk today, asked acting Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni to form a new…

If security fails in Libya, the whole world will suffer – HoR member Abubaker Baera

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 1 September 2014: Speaking in an extended interview on Libya Awalan TV Saturday night, House of Representatives (HoR) member Abubaker Baera said that "the General National…

US Embassy residential complex being “safeguarded” by Libya Dawn militia members

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 1 September 2014: Reports circulating on social media today claimed that the United States Embassy in Libya had . . .…

Ottoman palace in Benghazi collapses

Ottoman palace in Benghazi collapses

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 31 August 2014: The Al-Berka Palace in Benghazi has partially collapsed apparently as a result of . . .…

Libya Dawn fractures and supports the House of Representatives

Libya Dawn fractures and supports the House of Representatives

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli Shura Council of Revolutionaries announces its creation yesterday (Photo: Social Media) Tripoli Shura Council of Revolutionaries announces its creation yesterday (Photo: Social Media) Tripoli, 31 August…

Tawerghan refugee camp a ghost town in wake of attack

Tawerghan refugee camp a ghost town in wake of attack

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 31 August 2014: Yesterday’s attack on Tripoli’s Al Falah Tawerghan camp by Libya Central Shield forces has forced . . .…

More casualties as Ansar Al-Sharia continues Benina assault

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 31 August: At least ten people have been killed in Benghazi and others injured in heavy clashes between Ansar Al-Sharia and Operation Dignity on the approach…

Tunisian Coastguard finds 42 bodies from Libyan wreck

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 31 August 2014: The Tunisian Coastguard has recovered 42 bodies from the shoreline and the waters near Ben Guerdane over . . .…

BREAKING NEWS: US embassy compound invaded

BREAKING NEWS: US embassy compound invaded

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 31 August 2014. Armed militias have this afternoon taken over the US embassy compound in Tripoli. Videos posted . . .…

Egypt’s FM seeks cooperation on European tour

Egypt’s FM seeks cooperation on European tour

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 31 August 2014: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri left on a five-day European tour today, in an effort to . . .…

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Business

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,…

Italian companies in Libya face collapse, ask for guarantee fund

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 22 August 2014: The fate of the 200 or so Italian companies…

First oil exports leave from Sidra oil terminal in a year

First oil exports leave from Sidra oil terminal in a year

By Seraj Essul. Tripoli, 20 August 2014: The first oil exports are to leave the…

Goldman Sachs backs down in LIA’s $1.2 billion case

Goldman Sachs backs down in LIA’s $1.2 billion case

By Hadi Fornaji Tripoli, 20 August 2014: The US investment bank Goldman Sachs has given up trying…

Eni spuds new exploration offshore well

Eni spuds new exploration offshore well

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 18 August 2014: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced today that ENI North…

CBL to temporarily restart electronic cheque clearing from Wednesday

CBL to temporarily restart electronic cheque clearing from Wednesday

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 17 August 2014: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) announced today that it…

Libyan Institute of Architects joins international professional body

Libyan Institute of Architects joins international professional body

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 14 August 2014: The Libyan Institute of Architects (LIA), the professional body…

OMV resumes Libyan oil production

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 13 August 2014: The NOC reported yesterday the first shipment of…

Petrol distribution in Tripoli now averaging more than one million litres per day

By Moutaz Ali. Istanbul, 14 August 2014: Brega Oil and Gas Company announced that 1,820,000 litres of…

Arab Banking Corporation sees 22% rise in first half profits

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 12 August 2014: Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corporation (ABC), which is 59% owned…

Toyota Libya has not shut down: management

By Hadi Fornaji. Tripoli, 12 August 2014: Claims that Toyota’s Libyan operations have been suspended at their…

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Local News

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 . . .…

Four Benghazi children killed in mortar explosion

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 2 August 2014: Four children, aged between 10 and 13 years of age, were killed yesterday when an ordinance . . .…

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 . . .…

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, . . .…