Libya
Thinni stays in Tobruk as angry HoR members reject his government plans

Thinni stays in Tobruk as angry HoR members reject his government plans

By Libya Herald reporter. Tobruk, 21 September 2014: There were heated scenes in the Torbuk-based House of Representatives this evening as members rejected Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni’s latest list of…

Zahra hospital shelled and evacuated as fierce Warshefana fighting continues

Zahra hospital shelled and evacuated as fierce Warshefana fighting continues

By Ajnadin Mustafa. Libya Dawn attacks on Warshefana continued today (photo: social media) Libya Dawn attacks on Warshefana continued today (photo: social media) Tripoli, 21 September 2014: Patients and staff were evacuated…

Head of Libyan Council of Elders resigns

By Jamal Adel, Kufra, 21 September 2014: Mohammed Al-Mubasher, the chairman of the Libya’s Council of Elders and of the National Reconciliation Committee, has resigned over the continuing…

Ansar gunman killed by crowd in Benghazi

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 21 September 2014: A gunman who shot an army colonel in Benghazi’s Majuri district yesterday was himself shot and killed by an angry crowd…

Red Crescent flies medicines from Tripoli to Zintan

Red Crescent flies medicines from Tripoli to Zintan

Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 21 September 2014: The Libyan Red Crescent yesterday used a helicopter to take medical supplies from Tripoli to Zintan. The consignment was handed over…

Western towns meet over Western Mountain region security

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 21 September 2014: An outline deal to secure Western Mountain region of Libya has been agreed by five western towns. Delegates from Huwamid, Nalut,…

Uneasy calm in Obari after mediation on prisoner exchange

By Jamal Adel. Kufra, 21 September 2014: Obari was reported relatively quiet this morning following four days of intermittent fighting between Tebus and Tuaregs in which at least…

Egypt opens consulate in Tobruk

By Libya Herald reporter. Tobruk, 21 September 2014: A year and a half after Egypt and Libya agreed to open consulates in Tobruk and Mersa Matruh, the Egyptian…

Thinni and Saleh to attend UN General Assembly in New York

Thinni and Saleh to attend UN General Assembly in New York

By Libya herald reporter. Tobruk, 21 September, 2014: Libya Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni, and the President of the House of Representatives, Ageela Saleh, accompanied by three members of…

Benghazi mourns as yet another high-profile activist is slain in the city

Benghazi mourns as yet another high-profile activist is slain in the city

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 20 September 2014: Benghazi has been in mourning today following the killing of prominent  18-year-old blogger and activist Tawfiq Bensaud and his 17-year-old friend,…

Benghazi’s bloody Friday – ten targeted murders in 24 hours

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 20 September 2014: In an unprecedented wave of killings across Benghazi assassins have slain ten of the 13 individuals they targeted  in the past 24…

New lounge at Mitiga airport

New lounge at Mitiga airport

By Ajnadin Mustafa. Tripoli, 18 September 2014: A new passenger lounge has been opened at Mitiga airport, Tripoli’s only functioning air link since Tripoli International was destroyed last…

Thinni’s new cabinet two more than HoR wanted: may not all be new faces

Thinni’s new cabinet two more than HoR wanted: may not all be new faces

By Libya Herald Reporters. Thinni to unveil new cabinet to HoR tomorrow night Thinni to unveil new cabinet to HoR tomorrow night (File photo) Tripoli, 20 September 2014: Prime Minister Abdullah…

Tunisian journalists abducted near Ajdabiya

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 19 September 2014: Reporters Without Borders has demanded the immediate release of two Tunisian journalists who went missing near Ajdabiya earlier . . .…

Ambassador’s wife on life for Libyan exiles in Egypt

By Libya Herald staff. Cairo, 19 September 2014: Arwa Mohammed Al-Magarief, wife of the Libyan Ambassador to Egypt, recently spoke to the Libya Herald about the current state of Libyans…

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Clarks Shoe shop to open in Tripoli

Clarks Shoe shop to open in Tripoli

By Libya Herald reporter. Tripoli, 19 September 2014: It might be considered a brave step at the…

Rocket hits Zawia storage tank, national oil production expected to slump

Rocket hits Zawia storage tank, national oil production expected to slump

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 18 September 2014: A rocket has hit a storage tank at the…

Security fears and insurance hikes see Libyan imports plummet

Security fears and insurance hikes see Libyan imports plummet

By Tom Westcott. London, 18 September 2014: A combination of security fears, increases in insurance premiums and…

GECOL fighting to bring power back

GECOL fighting to bring power back

By Jamal Adel. Kufra, 17 September 2014: Libya’s main power provider, the General Electricity Company of Libya…

Oil production “to reach 1 million b/d by month end” says NOC

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 13 September 2014: Libyan oil production should hit a million barrels a…

Libyan student completes Dubai internship

Libyan student completes Dubai internship

By Libya Herald staff. Oday Zentani at Modhesh World in Dubai (Photo: DSS Programme) Oday Zentani at…

Air Malta adds additional weekly Malta-Djerba flight

Air Malta adds additional weekly Malta-Djerba flight

By Libya Herald staff. image003 Tunis, 11 August 2014: Air Malta announced today that it is adding a…

Still no dates for Turkish Airlines resuming Libya flights

Still no dates for Turkish Airlines resuming Libya flights

By Libya Herald reporter. Tripoli, 10 September 2014: Despite rumours on social media that Turkish…

Domestic gas filling line back in action at Tripoli’s war damaged fuel depot

Domestic gas filling line back in action at Tripoli’s war damaged fuel depot

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 10 September 2014: The domestic gas-filling section of Tripoli's Fuel Depot in Airport…

CBL denies delay in payment of HoR salaries

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 5 September 2014: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has flatly denied…

CBL warns Libyan assets could be frozen again by international community

CBL warns Libyan assets could be frozen again by international community

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 4 September 2014: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) issued a statement Monday…

Aman bank ceases accepting cash deposits due to Tripoli’s lack of security

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 4 September 2014: Aman bank, one the leading privately owned banks in Libya,…

Oil production increases to 725,000

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 4 September 2014: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported yesterday that…

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Local News

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 . . .…

Police officer murdered in Benghazi

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 26 August 2014: A police officer working for Benghazi Security Directorate was shot and killed in . . .…

Desperate father drives wounded son from Benghazi to Cairo for treatment

By Libya Herald staff. Cairo, 15 August 2014: When doctors at a clinic in Benghazi told Khamis Abu Mohammed and his wife that . . .…

Benghazi hospital employees protest poor management and unpaid salaries

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 14 August 2014: Employees of Al-Hawari Hospital in Benghazi took to the streets yesterday morning, protesting poor management and unpaid . . .…

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, . . .…