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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 Guwarsha 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…

HoR spokesman denies reports that Operation Dignity is leading pro-government forces

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 22 October 2014: The spokesman for the House of Representatives has firmly denied reports that he claimed Operation Dignity was directing pro-government forces in Benghazi. “Parliament…

Malta seizure of suspected plunder from Tripoli mosques

Malta seizure of suspected plunder from Tripoli mosques

By Libya Herald Reporters. Tripoli, 22 October 2014: Ancient Qurans and other religious manuscripts thought to belong to historic Tripoli mosques attacked this month have just been intercepted…

Government says removal of divisive Grand Mufti in Libya’s best interest

Government says removal of divisive Grand Mufti in Libya’s best interest

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 22 October 2014: The Libyan government has called on the House of Representatives to remove Grand Mufti Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani and hold him accountable for…

EU Foreign Affairs Council ready to implement UN sanctions

EU Foreign Affairs Council ready to implement UN sanctions

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 21 October 2014: The EU has said that it is ready to implement UN sanctions “in order to address threats to Libya’s peace and…

Operation Dignity expects Benghazi battles to end in a week as further reinforcements arrive

Operation Dignity expects Benghazi battles to end in a week as further reinforcements arrive

By Noora Ibrahim and Farah Waleed. Benghazi, 21 October 2014:  Operation Dignity leaders expect to take complete control of Benghazi within a week despite almost continuous fighting in the…

Gharian blockaded says Libya National Army; we are moving towards Zawia

By Libya Herald staff. 21 October 2014: Libya National Army forces in the west of the country claim to be on the move again – towards Zawia and from there…

Muslim Brotherhood in Libya does not have a military arm, claims leader

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 20 October 2014: The official head of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, Bashir Kubti, has rejected the assertion by the Prime Minister that Libya Dawn is…

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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 Turkish Airlines to re-land in Misrata Tripoli, 17…

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…

Misrata Airport officials looking to resumption of Europe-bound flights

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 9 October 2014: Misrata Airport officials reported that a delegation from Dublin-based…

Large energy subsidies stunting development – World Bank

Large energy subsidies stunting development – World Bank

Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 9 October 2014: The economic outlook for the Middle East .…

Buraq Air to resume flights on Sunday

Buraq  Air to resume flights on Sunday

By Libya Herald staff. Photo: Buraq Air website Photo: Buraq Air website Tripoli, 8 October 2014: Buraq Air announced…

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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 . . .…

Benghazi bank manager kidnapped

By Noora Ibrahim, Benghazi, 9 September 2014: A Gumhouriya Bank manager was kidnapped last night in eastern Benghazi. His . . .…

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, . . .…