Libya
Banned cluster munitions used in Tripoli should be stopped, secured and stock destroyed: HRW

Banned cluster munitions used in Tripoli should be stopped, secured and stock destroyed: HRW

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 February 2020: Banned cluster munitions have been used in Tripoli and this use should be stopped and stocks should be secured and destroyed,…

Flights suspended at Mitiga airport due to shells landing

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 February 2020: Flights have been suspended this lunchtime as Mitiga airport suffered another hit today. No casualties or damage has been reported. The…

UNSMIL welcomes UNSC resolution endorsing Berlin outcomes

UNSMIL welcomes UNSC resolution endorsing Berlin outcomes

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 February 2020: UNSMIL today welcomed yesterday’s United Nations Security Council Resolution (2510/2020) endorsing the Conclusions of the International Conference on Libya held in…

System launch for Libyan passports to be issued abroad in 22 countries

System launch for Libyan passports to be issued abroad in 22 countries

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 February 2020: The internationally recognized Libyan government launched its system on Tuesday to enable Libyan citizens abroad to be able to receive passports…

Libya’s oil blockade losses at US$ 1.4 bn: NOC

Libya’s oil blockade losses at US$ 1.4 bn: NOC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 February 2020: In its latest information bulletin on the oil blockade of ports and pipelines released yesterday, Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC)…

Explanation of U.S. vote on the UN Security Council Resolution on Libya Ceasefire

Explanation of U.S. vote on the UN Security Council Resolution on Libya Ceasefire

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 February 2020: Cherith Norman Chalet, Acting Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN offered a rational for the U.S. vote on the Security…

Libyan economic experts to form commission and meet again in March: UNSMIL

Libyan economic experts to form commission and meet again in March: UNSMIL

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 February 2020: UNSMIL reported today that Libyan economic experts gathered under its facilitation in Cairo over the last two days agreed that the…

Libya’s January oil revenues down to LD 111 million and losses of LD 2.5 bn due to political oil shutdown

Libya’s January oil revenues down to LD 111 million and losses of LD 2.5 bn due to political oil shutdown

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 February 2020: Libya’s January oil revenues were down to LD 111 million and losses of LD 2.5 bn, the Tripoli Central Bank of…

Zawia refinery shutdown causing Libya further financial losses: NOC

Zawia refinery shutdown causing Libya further financial losses: NOC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 February 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed yesterday that it was forced to shut down the Zawia refinery on Saturday, 8…

Ministry of Finance to launch radical Public Finance sector reforms

Ministry of Finance to launch radical Public Finance sector reforms

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 February 2020: Libya’s Tripoli-based Ministry of Finance will launch a comprehensive radical Public Finance reform programme to benefit all Libya and all Libyans,…

U.S. cautions both sides against renewed Libyan military action

U.S. cautions both sides against renewed Libyan military action

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 February 2020: In a statement released on Saturday, the U.S. Embassy said that it noted ‘‘with concern credible reports that significant military actions…

First round of Libya’s Geneva 5+5 Joint Military Talks end with consensus on truce and need to continue negotiations

First round of Libya’s Geneva 5+5 Joint Military Talks end with consensus on truce and need to continue negotiations

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 February 2020: The first round of the UN-brokered talks of the Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) in Geneva, which had started on…

UNSMIL head Salame reports progress in Libya’s inter-military faction talks

UNSMIL head Salame reports progress in Libya’s inter-military faction talks

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 February 2020: Briefing the media today on the 5+5 Libyan Military talks taking part in Geneva between the two opposing military factions, UNSMIL…

UNSMIL condemns destruction of Sufi shrine in Sirte

UNSMIL condemns destruction of Sufi shrine in Sirte

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 February 2020: UNSMIL today condemned yesterday’s destruction of the Zawit Bin Issa, Sufi Islamic shrine in the city of Sirte and the reported arrest of a number…

Beida municipality claims it has received Libya’s first waste recycling plant

Beida municipality claims it has received Libya’s first waste recycling plant

By Sami Zaptia. London, 5 February 2020: The Municipality of Al-Beida claims that it has received Libya’s first waste recycling plant, the eastern-based LANA state news agency reported…

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North Africa Bank announces tender for 500 desktop computers

North Africa Bank announces tender for 500 desktop computers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 February 2020: Libya’s private sector North Africa Bank has announced…

Libya-Tunisia land-based trade eased after two-year restrictions

Libya-Tunisia land-based trade eased after two-year restrictions

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 February 2020: Libyan-Tunisian land-based trade was eased on Tuesday after…

LIA reveals its 2020 reform strategy including best practice, better management and transparency

LIA reveals its 2020 reform strategy including best practice, better management and transparency

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 February 2020: The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) revealed its seven-point…

LISCO signs new contract to complete stalled cold rolling project

LISCO signs new contract to complete stalled cold rolling project

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 February 2020: The Misrata-based Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO)…

Libya’s 2020 tuna export season to be regulated

Libya’s 2020 tuna export season to be regulated

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 February 2020: Libya’s Tripoli based Ministry of Economy discussed organizing…

Libya-Turkey Business Platform to be held 16-17 April in Istanbul

Libya-Turkey Business Platform to be held 16-17 April in Istanbul

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 February 2020: Libya’s General Union of Chambers of Commerce announced…

United Bank announces distribution of 20 percent dividend

United Bank announces distribution of 20 percent dividend

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 February 2020: Libya’s private sector United Bank for Trade and…

Libya’s eastern Ministry of Agriculture and Libyan-Norwegian joint venture Fertilizer Company sign cooperation agreement

Libya’s eastern Ministry of Agriculture and Libyan-Norwegian joint venture Fertilizer Company sign cooperation agreement

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 February 2020: Libya’s eastern-based Ministry of Agriculture signed a cooperation…

Tadawul Real Estate Fund signs agreement with the state Inma Real Estate Fund

Tadawul Real Estate Fund signs agreement with the state Inma Real Estate Fund

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 February 2020: Tadawul Real Estate Fund, a private sector fund,…

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