Libya
Serraj government condemns air strike on Rixos seat of breakaway parliament

Serraj government condemns air strike on Rixos seat of breakaway parliament

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 May 2019: The Faiez Serra-led Presidency Council and Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) has condemned the airstrike on the Rixos complex in Tripoli…

US ambassador Bodde’s farewell message calls for ceasefire and return to UNSMIL-led Libyan political dialogue

US ambassador Bodde’s farewell message calls for ceasefire and return to UNSMIL-led Libyan political dialogue

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 May 2019: In his leaving statement published last night, outgoing US ambassador to Libya, Peter Bodde, urged the conflicting Libyan parties to a…

Hafter rejects Macron call for unconditional ceasefire

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 May 2019: Libyan National Army (LNA) commander, Khalifa Haftar, rejected calls for a ceasefire in the Tripoli fighting during his talks with French…

20 deaths and 69 injured civilians in Libya from February to end of March: UN report

20 deaths and 69 injured civilians in Libya from February to end of March: UN report

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 May 2019: From 1 February to 31 March 2019, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented civilian casualties – 20 deaths…

Security and money-laundering agreements signed heralding Libyan-French rapprochement?

Security and money-laundering agreements signed heralding Libyan-French rapprochement?

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 May 2019: France’s ambassador to Libya, Béatrice le Fraper du Hellen met with Libya’s Government of National Accord Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha, in…

‘‘Cynical joke’’ Libya could descend into a Hobbesian civil war and partition: Salame to UNSC

‘‘Cynical joke’’ Libya could descend into a Hobbesian civil war and partition: Salame to UNSC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 May 2019: In his latest remarks on Libya to the UN Security Council today, UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame said that Libya could descend…

Freed Filipino hostages arrive in Manila via Abu Dhabi

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 May 2019: The three freed Filipino hostages arrived in Manila on Saturday. The three engineers, who had been working on a desalination plant,…

Security vacuum and lawlessness threaten NOC operations

Security vacuum and lawlessness threaten NOC operations

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 May 2019: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said today that it is increasingly concerned about the state of lawlessness in Libya and its…

Reporters Without Borders ask Haftar to shed light on fate of two missing Libya Al-Ahrar journalists

Reporters Without Borders ask Haftar to shed light on fate of two missing Libya Al-Ahrar journalists

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 May 2019: The international NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) yesterday called on Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), to shed…

Rising oil prices increase Libya’s April oil revenues by 22 percent

Rising oil prices increase Libya’s April oil revenues by 22 percent

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 May 2019: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) recorded an April oil income of US$ 1.87 billion which is a monthly increase of approximately…

A week of status quo in Tripoli conflict dynamics but humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate

A week of status quo in Tripoli conflict dynamics but humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 May 2019: The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate as a direct result of the armed conflict in and around Tripoli, the latest UN…

HoR designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization

HoR designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 May 2019: Libya’s internationally recognized parliament based in Tobruk, the House of Representatives (HoR) designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization in its…

Serraj Libyan Army says it is succeeding in repelling Hafter’s forces, Hafter’s forces say they are approaching Tripoli

Serraj Libyan Army says it is succeeding in repelling Hafter’s forces, Hafter’s forces say they are approaching Tripoli

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 May 2019: Forces aligned to the internationally recognized Faiez Serraj Presidency Council and Government of National Accord claim that they are repelling Hafter’s…

EU claims it has a united policy on Libya

EU claims it has a united policy on Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 May 2019: Speaking yesterday at the end of the meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels and after having met with…

LNA military attack on Tripoli is a threat to international peace and security and threatens the stability of Libya: EU Council

LNA military attack on Tripoli is a threat to international peace and security and threatens the stability of Libya: EU Council

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 May 2019: The EU Council said that the attack on Tripoli by the forces aligned to Khalifa Hafter and his Libyan National Army…

Business

NOC holds workshop on developing North Hamada oilfield

NOC holds workshop on developing North Hamada oilfield

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 May 2019: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) held a technical…

Libya’s Sirte Oil Company development drilling increases production

Libya’s Sirte Oil Company development drilling increases production

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 May 2019: Sirte Oil Company (SOC), a wholly owned subsidiary…

Libya’s NOC and Schlumberger agree timetable on new projects in Murzuq and Sirte

Libya’s NOC and Schlumberger agree timetable on new projects in Murzuq and Sirte

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 May 2019: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairmam, Mustafa Sanalla,…

NOC’s five-year strategy of 56 major projects include drilling 108 test and development wells: Sanalla

NOC’s five-year strategy of 56 major projects include drilling 108 test and development wells: Sanalla

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 May 2019: The Tripoli assault and ongoing hostilities are a…

Sanalla holds Houston meetings in US$ 60-billion procurement drive to increase Libya’s oil production to 2.1 mbpd by 2023

Sanalla holds Houston meetings in US$ 60-billion procurement drive to increase Libya’s oil production to 2.1 mbpd by 2023

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 May 2019: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Mustafa Sanalla,…

Benghazi Chamber holding workshop on private sector tomorrow

Benghazi Chamber holding workshop on private sector tomorrow

By Sami Zaptia. London, 1 May 2019: The Benghazi Chamber of Commerce and Industry is…

Foundation stone laid for Tripoli multi-storey car park project

Foundation stone laid for Tripoli multi-storey car park project

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli Council Mayor Abdelrauf Beitelmal lays the foundation stone for the multi-storey…

NOC and Eni establish steering committee for Sabrata gas project

NOC and Eni establish steering committee for Sabrata gas project

By Sami Zaptia. (Logo: NOC). London, 1 April 2019: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) and…

NOC announces promising results from AGOCO’s Y3-51 well in Sirte basin following appraisal testing

NOC announces promising results from AGOCO’s Y3-51 well in Sirte basin following appraisal testing

By Sami Zaptia. (Logo: NOC). London, 1 April 2019: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and…

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