Libya
Serraj Ministry of Finance calls for more hard currency for small business to negate black market

Serraj Ministry of Finance calls for more hard currency for small business to negate black market

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 June 2019: In a thinly veiled criticism of the Tripoli Central Bank of Libya (CBL), the Faiez Serraj Ministry of Finance yesterday called…

Serraj meets commanders, adopts new fighting plan and orders all needed reinforcements

Serraj meets commanders, adopts new fighting plan and orders all needed reinforcements

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 June 2019: In his role as Commander-in-Chief of the (western based Libyan Army) forces defending Tripoli in the fighting against the pro Khalifa…

Serraj launches new political initiative to stop Tripoli fighting

Serraj launches new political initiative to stop Tripoli fighting

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 June 2019: Faiez Serraj, head of Libya’s the internationally recognized Presidency Council and Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) launched a new peace initiative…

Shelling causes fire at Airport Road fuel depot: NOC

Shelling causes fire at Airport Road fuel depot: NOC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 June 2019: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported yesterday that shelling caused a fire at its Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) subsidiary…

Tripoli forces claim extended control on several frontlines against Hafter, Serraj talks to Mogherini, Saleh visits Sisi

Tripoli forces claim extended control on several frontlines against Hafter, Serraj talks to Mogherini, Saleh visits Sisi

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 June 2019: Forces aligned with the Faiez Serraj internationally recognized Tripoli government claimed in a media briefing last week that they had achieved…

Health Ministry deplores vicious Tripoli attack on heart specialist

Health Ministry deplores vicious Tripoli attack on heart specialist

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 June 2019: The Tripoli Ministry of Health today strongly deplored the vicious attack on Dr Abubaker al-Ajnif at his clinic yesterday. The attack…

NOC expresses concern over LNA presence inside Ras Lanuf terminal

NOC expresses concern over LNA presence inside Ras Lanuf terminal

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 June 2019: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) expressed concern yesterday over what it called ‘‘an increased military presence’’ at its Ras Lanuf oil…

Stalemate in Tripoli fighting and increased power cuts as WHO reports 653 deaths and 3,547 wounded

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 June 2019: Stalemate seems to be the status in the Tripoli fighting as both sides fail to push forward on the ground. Most…

Sewage contaminated Tripoli beaches unfit for swimming or fishing

Sewage contaminated Tripoli beaches unfit for swimming or fishing

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 June 2019: With temperatures rising and many students already on summer holidays, hastened by the Tripoli fighting, on Sunday Tripoli Central Municipality/Council declared…

Ghat stable as flood water recedes but risk of disease outbreak is still high

Ghat stable as flood water recedes but risk of disease outbreak is still high

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 June 2019: The situation in the municipality of Ghat has stabilized since 7 June as the rains have stopped and flood water levels…

International fact-finding mission to Tripoli is independent and will publish report: organizers

International fact-finding mission to Tripoli is independent and will publish report: organizers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 June 2019: The international fact-finding delegation to Tripoli of NGO’s, politicians, academics and journalists led by the London-based International Centre for Relations and…

UN Security Council unanimously renews measures to implement Libya arms embargo for another year

UN Security Council unanimously renews measures to implement Libya arms embargo for another year

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 June 2019: The UN Security Council voted yesterday to unanimously renew measures designed to implement the Libya arms embargo for another year. The…

Libya’s Presidency Council calls on US to pressure its Arab allies to stop intervening in Libya

Libya’s Presidency Council calls on US to pressure its Arab allies to stop intervening in Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 June 2019: Ahmed Maetig, member of Libya’s Presidency Council, called on the U.S. to pressure its Arab allies to refrain from intervening in…

Serraj Ministry of Health condemns Hafter targeting of field hospital

Serraj Ministry of Health condemns Hafter targeting of field hospital

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 June 2019: The Crises and Emergencies Committee of the pro Faiez Serraj Ministry of Health condemned the targeting yesterday morning of the Swani…

Libya’s Ministry of Governance and UNICEF sign two year agreement to support youth initiatives and vocational training

Libya’s Ministry of Governance and UNICEF sign two year agreement to support youth initiatives and vocational training

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 June 2019: Libya’s Ministry of Local Governance and UNICEF signed a two-year work plan (2019-2020) on 2 June to support youth initiatives in…

Business

Libya Norwegian Fertiliser Company (LifeCo) to restart operations after reaching agreement

Libya Norwegian Fertiliser Company (LifeCo) to restart operations after reaching agreement

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 June 2019: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported on…

Sarir oilfield electric generator fire results in 30,000 bpd production loss

Sarir oilfield electric generator fire results in 30,000 bpd production loss

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 June 2019: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported yesterday that…

Bahr Essalam offshore gas field fix saves US$ 23 million

Bahr Essalam offshore gas field fix saves US$ 23 million

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

New development well adds production capacity: NOC

New development well adds production capacity: NOC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 June 2019: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced yesterday…

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,…

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