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International efforts to promote dialogue and consensus grow

International efforts to promote dialogue and consensus grow

Ashraf Abdul-Wahab and Muttaz Ali. Tripoli, 20 April 2014: Tunisia has become the latest country to try and forge a national dialogue among rival groups in Libya.  The…

Grand Mufti condemns diplomats’ kidnappings and embassy attacks

Grand Mufti condemns diplomats’ kidnappings and embassy attacks

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 20 April 2014: The Grand Mufti, Sheikh Sadek Al-Ghairani, has condemned the recent kidnapping of diplomats and attacks on embassies as “abhorrent” and…

Libyan militants whose freedom is sought by kidnappers are “innocent” claims negotiator

By Houda Mzioudet. Tripoli, 20 April 2014: Two Libyan Islamist militants whose freedom from jail in Tunisia is being demanded by the kidnappers of two staff members  at…

Allegations of gas lead during first Hariga terminal loading denied

By Jamel Adel. Tripoli, 20 April 2014: The Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) has denied social media reports that there was an leakage of toxic hydrogen sulfide gas…

Iraq embassy working as normal, staff have not left Libya

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 20 April 2014: The Iraqi embassy in Tripoli is working normally and diplomatic staff have not fled to Tunisia, the embassy said today.…

No incidents mar elections in 16 new municipalities

No incidents mar elections in 16 new municipalities

By Aimen Amzein and Jamal Adel. Tripoli/Benghazi, 20 April 2014: Polling took place  yesterday in  Benghazi and 15 other new municipal councils across the country: Al-Bouanis,  Al-Ghrefa,Al-Qalaa, Ashaqiqa, Ashwerif, Bir Ashab, Brak…

Government denies rumours about Jordanian ambassador’s release

Tripoli, 20 April 2014: The government has denied rumours circulating that the kidnapped Jordanian ambassador to Libya has been released. The Ministry of Interior said that Fawwaz Al-EItan,…

Italian ambassador back in Tripoli – has not quit the country

Italian ambassador back in Tripoli – has not quit the country

By Libya Herald staff Tripoli, 19 April 2014: The Italian Ambassador returned to Tripoli today, said the embassy this evening in terse statement scotching rumours that Rome’s top…

GNC sitting to hear from Prime Ministerial candidates

By Muttaz Ali. Tripoli, 19 April 2014: Seven nominees to replace caretaker Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni will be given just between five to ten minutes each to present…

Clashes in Sirte leave one dead

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 19 April 2104: Sirte was quiet this afternoon after some 18 hours of clashes which left one member of the security forces dead at least eight wounded, two…

Integrity Commision decision overturned – 16 months on

Integrity Commision decision overturned – 16 months on

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 19 April 2014: It has been announced that Almadani Abdullah Almurtada has been reappointed head of the security directorate in Ghat after a successful court appeal…

Second contingent of troops to arrive in Italy for training

Second contingent of troops to arrive in Italy for training

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 19 April 2014: A second batch of Libya soldiers were due to arrive in Italy today as part of a programe that will…

Municipal elections begin in Jalu

Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 19 Arpril 2014: Polls opened for municipal elections in Jalu this morning with polling centre staff reporting reasonable levels of voter turn-out. “Elections began at…

Tunisia slashes Tripoli embassy staff

By Houda Mzioudet. Tripoli, 19 April 2014: The Tunisian embassy in Tripoli has halved its staff since the abduction of embassy advisor Aroussi Gontassi on Thursday. Confirming the…

Mass medical graduation in Benghazi

Mass medical graduation in Benghazi

  By Maha Ellawati. Benghazi, 18 April 2014: There were several thousand smiling faces in Benghazi yesterday when 700 medical students took part in a graduation ceremony attended…

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Confusion surrounds the situation at Zueitina port

By Seraj Essul and Tom Westcott. Tripoli, 20 April 2014: Confusion surrounds the reopening of Zueitina oil…

Second NOC conference on environmental protection to be held in June

By Naom Alkhosi. Tripoli, 20 April 2014: The second international conference on the role of the oil…

Business as usual for Tunisians despite kidnappings says embassy

By Houda Mzioudet, Tripoli, 19 April 2014: Tunisian business in Libya has not been affected by…

Algeria looks to build business links with Misrata

Algeria looks to build business links with Misrata

By Taher Zaroog. Misrata, 18 April 2013: A delegation led by the Algerian Ambassador, Abdel-Hamid Bu Zahra,…

Lufthansa cancels all flights to Libya until October as other carriers fly back

Lufthansa cancels all flights to Libya until October as other carriers fly back

By Taziz Hasairi. Tripoli, 17 April 2014: Lufthansa, Europe's largest airline, has cancelled all scheduled flights to…

Sonatrach makes another gas discovery

Sonatrach makes another gas discovery

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 16 April 2104: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced the discovery of…

Protestors divided over continuing Sharara oilfield blockade

Protestors divided over continuing Sharara oilfield blockade

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 16 April 2014: A split has emerged among demonstrators blockading the Sharara oilfield…

CBL fines Sahara and Gumhouria banks LD 100,000 each for financial irregularities

CBL fines Sahara and Gumhouria banks LD 100,000 each for financial irregularities

By Naom Alkhosi. Tripoli, 16 April 2014: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has fined two…

Oil starts to be loaded from Hariga

By Michel Cousins. Tripoli, 15 April 2014: The first shipment of oil out of the…

Malaysia’s Protasco to bid for new Libya projects

Tripoli, 15 April 2014. Malaysian conglomerate Protasco expects to complete its remaining projects in Libya by…

AGOCO makes new oil and gas discovery in the Sirte Basin

AGOCO makes new oil and gas discovery in the Sirte Basin

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 15 April 2014: National Oil Corporation (NOC) subsidiary the Arab Gulf Oil Company…

Malta’s Thomas Smith extend SDV Logistics representation in Libya

Malta’s Thomas Smith extend SDV Logistics representation in Libya

Tripoli, 15 April 2014: Thomas Smith, agents of SDV Logistics in Malta have now also extended…

Croatia’s Geofizika completes contract ahead of time

Croatia’s Geofizika completes contract ahead of time

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 15 April 2014: Croatian geophysical specialists Geofizika have managed to complete a…

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Local News

Kidnapped Benghazi student freed

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 20 April 2014: Benghazi University student, Mohammed Bin Issa Al-Sharis, who was kidnapped on 8 April has been reunited with his family after a…

Training sessions held in Obari in preparation for municipal elections

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 19 April 2014: Sixty-three election officials in Obari have received training over the past week in preparation for municipal elections to be held on…

Twins born 150 kilometres apart

Twins born 150 kilometres apart

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 17 April 2014: Twins were born this week 150 kilometres apart.  One, a girl, was born in Rebyana. Her infant brother saw light in…

Tripoli University’s Janzour campus orders strict dress code

By Taziz Hasairi. Tripoli, 17 April 2014: The administration at the Janzour branch of Tripoli University have issued a statement setting out a strict dress code for students…

Jalu College starts maintenance programme

Jalu College starts maintenance programme

By Jamel Adel. Tripoli, 17 April 2014: alu College of Science and Arts, a branch of the University of Benghazi, is relocating courses and its administration to other…

Man murdered in Benghazi

By Noura Ibrahim. Benghazi, 16 April 2014: A 62-year old Benghazi resident was shot dead early this morning while walking to his local mosque for dawn prayers.  Ibrahim…

Sebha Local Council employee murdered

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 16 April 2014: An employee at Sebha Local Council shot dead yesterday morning by unknown gunman who fled, but has since been reported as…

Opinion

Opinion: The road forward blocked by a leadership crisis

By Salaheddin Sharif. Benghazi, April 2014: One of the most challenging issues facing the current and future governments . . .…

Opinion: International Women’s Day in Libya – A foreign perspective

Opinion: International Women’s Day in Libya – A foreign perspective

By Adela Suliman. Tripoli, 8 February 2014: Having arrived in Libya over 18 months ago, my overwhelming first impression was how…

Opinion: Constitution making in Libya – what lessons from Tunisia?

By Geoffrey Weichselbaum and Duncan Pickard. March 2014: The Constitution adopted in Tunisia at the end of . . .…