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US Africom conducts airstrike in Libya killing one

US Africom conducts airstrike in Libya killing one

By Sami Zaptia. London, 16 June 2018:  The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced Thursday that it had carried out an airstrike 50 miles southeast of Bani Walid last…

NOC declares force majeure at Ras Lanuf and Sidre port terminals

NOC declares force majeure at Ras Lanuf and Sidre port terminals

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 June 2018: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced force majeure on crude oil loadings from its Ras Lanuf and Es Sider port terminals…

NOC evacuates Sidra and Ras Lanuf after fighting erupts in area

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 June 2018: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that it has today evacuated all staff from both Sidra and Ras Lanuf oil…

HSC expresses grave concern over British attempt to use Libyan frozen assets for IRA victim compensation

HSC expresses grave concern over British attempt to use Libyan frozen assets for IRA victim compensation

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 June 2018: Libya’s High State Council (HSC) expressed its ‘‘grave concern’’ over Britain’s plan to use frozen Libyan assets in the UK to…

China delivers US$ 6 million of medical aid and anticipates increased cooperation

China delivers US$ 6 million of medical aid and anticipates increased cooperation

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 June 2018: China delivered US$ 6 million of medical aid to Libya and anticipated increased cooperation with Libya. The revelation was made by…

Three LNA airstrikes on ”terrorist” targets south of Sirte

Three LNA airstrikes on ”terrorist” targets south of Sirte

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 June 2018: The Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA) Air Force revealed yesterday that it had carried out three airstrikes against ‘‘Al-Qaeda terrorist gangs…

UN fears human rights abuses will increase in Derna as LNA takes full control

UN fears human rights abuses will increase in Derna as LNA takes full control

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 June 2018: The UN has renewed its call for humanitarian access into the city of Derna where the Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA)…

PC rejects British possible use of frozen Libyan assets for IRA compensation

PC rejects British possible use of frozen Libyan assets for IRA compensation

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 June 2018: The Faiez Serraj Presidency Council/Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) has strongly rejected the plan by the British House of Commons to…

Two LNA deaths and three injuries in latest Derna fighting

Two LNA deaths and three injuries in latest Derna fighting

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 June 2018: The Hafter-led Libyan National Army (LNA) has confirmed the death of two of its soldiers and the injury of three others…

UN extends Libya arms embargo for another year

UN extends Libya arms embargo for another year

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 June 2018: The UN Security Council has passed a resolution (2420) extending the Libya arms embargo for another year. In a statement released…

CBL sets framework for economic reform agreed at Tunis meeting

CBL sets framework for economic reform agreed at Tunis meeting

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 June 2018: The Tripoli Central Bank of Libya (CBL) announced that a three-tracked framework for the reform of the Libyan economy has been…

NOC welcomes unprecedented UN sanctions against human traffickers

NOC welcomes unprecedented UN sanctions against human traffickers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 June 2018: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has welcomed the unprecedented UN sanctions imposed last week against human traffickers and smugglers through Libya.…

UN imposes unprecedented sanctions on six Libya human traffickers

UN imposes unprecedented sanctions on six Libya human traffickers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 June 2018: The UN Security Council imposed unprecedented sanctions yesterday on six leaders of human trafficking and smuggling networks operating from Libya, the…

State Council head Mishri ready to visit HoR with 30-strong delegation

State Council head Mishri ready to visit HoR with 30-strong delegation

Sami Zaptia. London, 7 June 2018: The head of the High State Council (HSC) Khaled Mishri has announced his readiness to meet the House of Representatives (HoR) in…

UN Security Council backs Libya 2018 elections

UN Security Council backs Libya 2018 elections

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 June 2018: In its latest statement on Libya yesterday, the Security Council backed the agreement reached by the conflicting Libyan parties in Paris…

Business

LIA renews MEDCO Energy oil exploration agreement

LIA renews MEDCO Energy oil exploration agreement

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 June 2018: The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has announced that,…

AGOCO to raise oil production up to 220,000 by next Friday

AGOCO to raise oil production up to 220,000 by next Friday

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 May 2018: Libya’s Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) announced today…

CBL warns that dealing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin are illegal in Libya

CBL warns that dealing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin are illegal in Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 May 2018: The Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has…

NOC completes maintenance work on Baher-Essalam / Sabratha offshore gasfield

NOC completes maintenance work on Baher-Essalam / Sabratha offshore gasfield

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 May 2018: The second phase of the processing and linkage…

CBL meets World Bank team in Tunis to discuss reform of the Libyan financial sector

CBL meets World Bank team in Tunis to discuss reform of the Libyan financial sector

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 May 2018: The Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL) reports…

Libyan-Tunisian trade set to increase in 2018 : General Union of Libyan Chambers

Libyan-Tunisian trade set to increase in 2018 : General Union of Libyan Chambers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 10 May 2018: The head of the General Union of Libyan…

NOC holds launch event for Benghazi oil conference in October

NOC holds launch event for Benghazi oil conference in October

By Sami Zaptia. London, 2 May 2018: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) held an official…

NOC says it is yet to approve Total purchase of Marathon’s share in Waha concession

NOC says it is yet to approve Total purchase of Marathon’s share in Waha concession

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 April 2018: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has stated that…

The Italian-Libyan Business Development Association is launched in Tripoli

The Italian-Libyan Business Development Association is launched in Tripoli

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 April 2018: The Italian-Libyan Business Development Association was launched at…

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