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Leon holds talks in Malta with Thinni and Libyan delegation

Leon holds talks in Malta with Thinni and Libyan delegation

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 October 2014: According to UN Special Representative of the Secretary General Bernardino Leon, speaking after meeting in Malta with Prime Minister Abdullah…

At least five killed in clashes as violence continues in Benghazi

At least five killed in clashes as violence continues in Benghazi

By Adam Ali. Benghazi, 23 October 2014: The bodies of five members of pro-government forces battling Benghazi Revolutionaries Shoura Council (BRSC) were taken to Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC) as fighting…

Derna militants kill 2 men from Shahat in failed prisoner exchange

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 October 2014: Two men from the Cyrenaican town of Shahat died at the hands of Islamic extremists in Derna on Wednesday, according to…

Kikla said to be “holding out”

By Libya Herald staff. 23 October 2014: Despite claims by Zintani forces connected to the Libya National Army to have taken Kikla, the mountain town has not fallen,…

Two security guards at Benghazi’s Man-Made River headquarters killed

By Jamal Adel. Benghazi, 23 October 2014: Unknown gunmen killed two security guards at the Man-Made River (MMR) headquarters in Benghazi Tuesday night, MMR Benghazi safety office director…

Masoud Erhuma appointed as Defence Minister

Masoud Erhuma appointed as Defence Minister

By Ajnadin Mustafa, 23 October 2014: The Prime Minister has has appointed Brigadier-General Masoud Erhuma as Libya’s new Defence Minister. The post was left unfilled when the new cabinet…

Thinni’s Liberation Day message: olive branch and stick

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 23 October 2014: Today is the third anniversary of Libya’s declaration of its “liberation” in 2011 after its eight month so-called Arab Spring uprising…

Four Tripoli kidnappings and Egyptian embassy sacked

Four Tripoli kidnappings and Egyptian embassy sacked

By Ajnadin Mustafa. Tripoli, 22 October 2014: Tripoli was gripped by disorder today as armed gangs seized four people and the unoccupied Egyptian embassy on the Corniche, attacked…

Fighting continues in Obari

By Jamal Adel. Kufra, 22 October 2014: Sporadic fighting has continued today in Obari between Tebus and Tuaregs, with local residents from both communities still fleeing to safety…

Murdered, seized and beaten – campaign launched for journalists in Libya

Murdered, seized and beaten – campaign launched for journalists in Libya

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 22 October 2014: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a hard-hitting advertising campaign Not seeing news from Libya anymore? on the third anniversary of the…

Libyan schools in Tunisia teach refugee family children

By Ajnadin Mustafa. Tunis, 22 October 2014: For displaced Libyans families  living in Tunisia as the school year began last month, there have been many viable options for schooling…

Operation Dignity takes control of Gwarsha gate as fighting goes into seventh day

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 22 October 2014: Pro-government forces have pushed Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shura Council (BRSC) from one of its most prominent Benghazi positions over the course of…

Ansar Al-Sharia tightens hold in Derna and formally establishes Islamic Court

Ansar Al-Sharia tightens hold in Derna and formally establishes Islamic Court

By Libya Herald staff. 22 October 2014: Following its declaration of allegiance to the Islamic State (or Daesh), Derna’s Shoura Council of Islamic Youth (SCIY), part of the…

Ansar Al-Sharia leader Mohammed Al-Zahawi almost certainly dead

Ansar Al-Sharia leader Mohammed Al-Zahawi almost certainly dead

By Libya Herald staff. Benghazi, 22 October 2014: There is now increasing certainty that Mohammed Al-Zahawi, the leader of Ansar Al-Sharia in Libya, has died of wounds sustained in an…

Tomorrow “Liberation Day” public holiday in Libya

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 22 October 2014: As per (NTC) Law No. 5 regarding public holidays, tomorrow 23 October will be a public holiday in Libya to…

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Western Libyan airspace reopened for overfly

Western Libyan airspace reopened for overfly

By Tom Westcott. International flights can now overfly Western airspace (Photo: Tom Westcott) International flights can now…

No Tobruk flights but Mitiga looking promising, says Air Malta

By Tom Westcott. 23 October 2014: Air Malta has denied it has any plans to start flying…

HoR approves government budget

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 October 2015: The Libyan 2014 budget was finally approved by the…

Zuwara OK for international flights even as doubts rise over Libyan airspace

Zuwara OK for international flights even as doubts rise over Libyan airspace

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 20 October 2014: The Libya Civil Aviation Authority has cleared Zuwara airport…

The legitimate government controls Libya’s oil revenues – PM Thinni

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 18 October 2014: Asked as to who is in control of Libya's oil…

I want to restart construction projects – PM Thinni

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 18 October 2014: Speaking in an in-depth interview on the re-launched Al-Wataniya state…

NOC will not negotiate with protesters at Abu Tifl

NOC will not negotiate with protesters at Abu Tifl

By Jamal Adel. Kufra, 17 October 2014: Protesters from Jalu who broke into the long-dormant Abu Tifl…

Turkish Airlines to again fly daily to Misrata

Turkish Airlines to again fly daily to Misrata

By Libya Herald reporters. Turkish Airlines to land in Misrata Tripoli, 17 October 2014: Turkish Airlines is to…

Government orders CAA to Beida: not clear it will go

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 15 October 2014: The Libya Civil Aviation Authority may be about to…

Fortnightly cargo flights start from Belgium to Mitiga

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 15 October. European air cargo company, Global Aviation is due resume flights…

Workshop on resurrecting Libyan aviation sector

Workshop on resurrecting Libyan aviation sector

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 14 October 2014: A workshop was held in Tripoli's Corinthia hotel today entitled…

Third Libya Oil & Gas Forum to be held in February

Third Libya Oil & Gas Forum to be held in February

By Libya Herald staff. Libya-Forum4 Tripoli, 14 October 2014: The third Libya Forum – Oil, Gas and Sustainable…

Discussions on passenger ferry to Malta progressing – Tripoli Council

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 13 October 2014: Discussions with Maltese authorities on the establishment of…

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Thieves grab half million dinars from Sebha bank truck

By Jamal Adel. Kufra, 23 October 2014: Armed men got away with half a million Libyan dinars on Wednesday morning after attacking a bank delivery truck on the…

Solar panels along MMR stolen

Solar panels along MMR stolen

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 17 October 2014: Unidentified thieves have stolen solar panels along the Man-Made River (MMR) pipeline in Jalu. According to MMR . . .…

Provisional municipal election results for Ghat released

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 1 October 2014: Provisional results for the municipal elections in the southwestern oasis town of Ghat have been . . .…

Retired security officer murdered in Benghazi

By Farah Waleed. Benghazi, 30 September 2014: A retired external security officer was shot dead yesterday in Benghazi as he was leaving a . . .…

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 . . .…

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, . . .…