Libya
U.S. lists Salah Badi on its sanctions list

U.S. lists Salah Badi on its sanctions list

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 November 2018: The U.S. Treasury Department has today officially listed Salah Badi, the Libya Dawn and Somoud militia commander, on its sanctions list.…

Serraj visits colonial era graves of exiled Libyans in Italy

Serraj visits colonial era graves of exiled Libyans in Italy

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 November 2018: The head of Libya’s Presidential Council, Faiez Serraj, yesterday visited the graves of Libyans exiled to the small Italian island of…

Palermo Libya conference makes no major breakthrough, postpones elections, reaffirms LPA and Action Plan

Palermo Libya conference makes no major breakthrough, postpones elections, reaffirms LPA and Action Plan

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 November 2018: The international conference on Libya held by Italy in its Sicilian city of Palermo came to an end yesterday without any…

LIA aware of interest being moved out of Belgium, but assures assets still frozen

LIA aware of interest being moved out of Belgium, but assures assets still frozen

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 November 2018: The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has stated that it has been aware that interest and dividend payments on its assets based…

40 HoR members denounce Salame for his criticism at UNSC

40 HoR members denounce Salame for his criticism at UNSC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 November 2018: Forty members of Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) denounced Ghassan Salame’s brief to the UN Security Council last Thursday (8 November)…

Salame slams HoR and HSC as sterile and time-wasting

Salame slams HoR and HSC as sterile and time-wasting

By Sami Zaptia. London, 9 November 2018: In his latest brief on Libya to the UN Security Council yesterday, SRSG and UNSMIL head, Ghassan Salame, officially abandoned any…

Belgium confirms release of interest on UN-frozen Libyan funds – based on EU law

Belgium confirms release of interest on UN-frozen Libyan funds – based on EU law

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 November 2018: There has been some progress on information on the matter of missing Libyan funds in Belgium frozen by the UN Security…

Six young Libyan entrepreneurs win grants to develop their business ideas

Six young Libyan entrepreneurs win grants to develop their business ideas

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 November 2018: Six young Libyan startups, two of them run by women, today won grants totalling LD 400,000 to support their projects. The…

CBL Governors meet in Tunis to agree international audit process

CBL Governors meet in Tunis to agree international audit process

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 November 2018: The Governors of the Tripoli and Beida-based Central Banks of Libya (CBL) held a meeting in Tunis yesterday. The meeting was…

Serraj welcomes UNSC’s preparedness to review its Libya arms embargo

Serraj welcomes UNSC’s preparedness to review its Libya arms embargo

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 November 2018: Security Council Libya Sanctions extension Mohamed El-Sallak, the official spokesperson for Faiez Serraj, the head of Libya’s internationally-recognized Presidency Council and…

Political parties condemn their exclusion from Palermo conference

Political parties condemn their exclusion from Palermo conference

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 November 2018: A group of 10 Libyan political parties and movements have condemned the fact that they have not been invited to next…

UNSMIL condemns attacks on medical facilities, banks and Sabratha

UNSMIL condemns attacks on medical facilities, banks and Sabratha

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 November 2018: The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned the attacks on Libya’s medical facilities, banks and on Sabratha conducted…

UN Security Council extends Libya sanctions until 2020

UN Security Council extends Libya sanctions until 2020

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 November 2018: The UN Security Council yesterday extended its sanctions on Libya until 2020. The resolution was not unanimous with 13 states out…

98 HoR members set their agenda for Palermo

98 HoR members set their agenda for Palermo

By Sami Zaptia. London, 5 November 2018: Ninety-eight members of the House of Representatives (HoR) signed a letter setting out their agenda for next week’s Palermo conference on…

Saleh, Maetig and Mishri visit Rome ahead of Palermo Libya conference

Saleh, Maetig and Mishri visit Rome ahead of Palermo Libya conference

By Sami Zaptia. London, 2 November 2018: Libya’s main political figures visited the Italian capital Rome this week ahead of the international conference on Libya organized by Italy…

Business

Libya’s September oil revenues up 5.6 % to US$ 1.66 billion on August figures

Libya’s September oil revenues up 5.6 % to US$ 1.66 billion on August figures

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 November 2018: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced today…

Wafa field gas compressor to increase production

Wafa field gas compressor to increase production

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 October 2018: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported that it…

Production at stalled Wafa oilfields restored through EOR techniques

Production at stalled Wafa oilfields restored through EOR techniques

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 October 2018: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced that Mellitah…

Libya’s August oil revenues down $ 450 m due to security issues

Libya’s August oil revenues down $ 450 m due to security issues

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 October 2018: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) revealed that monthly…

Libya’s future dependent on oil sector unity: NOC chairman Sanalla

Libya’s future dependent on oil sector unity: NOC chairman Sanalla

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 October 2018 Libya’s future is dependent on the unity of…

LBBC signs agreement with NOC

LBBC signs agreement with NOC

By Sami Zaptia. London 24 October 2018: The Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) hosted a…

Italian company signs contract to maintain infrastructure of Tripoli University Hospital

Italian company signs contract to maintain infrastructure of Tripoli University Hospital

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LD 250 m private sector real estate investment fund launched

LD 250 m private sector real estate investment fund launched

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LBC re-elects Abdalla Fellah as its head

LBC re-elects Abdalla Fellah as its head

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 October 2018: The Libyan Business Council (LBC), the only legally…

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