Libya

Saiqa forced to abandon Benghazi headquarters to Ansar

By Noora Ibrahim and Moutaz Ahmed. Benghazi, 29 July 2014: In a major blow to its power and position, Benghazi’s Saiqa Special Forces Brigade has been forced to…

Abushagur reported kidnapped

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: Former Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur has been kidnapped according to reports, although it has not been confirmed. Abushagur, who was…

Brega fire still blazing

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab and Moutaz Ali. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: Despite attempts to organise a ceasefire so that the fire at Brega Oil and Gas Company’s fuel depot…

Tripoli “quiet” amid fears of fresh fighting ahead

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab and Hadi Fornaji. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: Tripoli was like a ghost town for much of today. Even taking into account that it was the…

Spain “not closing embassy”, but Canada and Portugal do

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: Contrary to reportes, Spain has not followed example of the Germans, Austrians and some other European states and closed its…

Maltese oil worker freed

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: Maltese oil services worker Martin Galea, who was seized in Tripoli 12 days ago, has been released. He was freed…

US, European leaders discuss Libya crisis

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 29 July 2014: In a teleconference yesterday the leaders of four European nations and the United States discussed the current crisis in Libya,…

Fighting continues in Benghazi despite Eid

By Ayman Amzein and Moutaz Ahmed. Tripoli, 28 July 2014: Fighting has continued in Buatni and Leithi districts today, the first day of Eid, and although it has been…

UN representative warns armed groups that “retribution is coming”

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli, 28 July 2014: Libya’s UN representative, Ibrahim Al-Dabashi, has added his voice to warnings that the armed groups involved in clashes both in Tripoli and…

Second tank at Tripoli’s Airport Road fuel depot set on fire in new missile attack

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli, 28 July 2014: Despite calls from the government for an end to rocket attacks around the Brega Oil and Gas Company’s depot on Tripoli’s…

Government requests international help to extinguish Brega oil depot fire and tells resident to leave

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli, 28 July 2014: The Libyan government has called for local and foreign assistance to control a massive blaze at the Brega Oil and Gas Company’s…

Eid starts tomorrow

By Hadi Fornaji. Tripoli, 27 July 2014: Tomorrow, Monday, will be the first day Eid Al-Fitr, the Dar al Ifta has announced. It and . . .…

Western governments tell nationals to leave Libya; Germans and Dutch closing embassies

By Hadi Fornji. Tripoli, 27 July 2014: The governments of France, Germany, The Netherlands, the UK and the USA have told their citizens . . .…

Members of House of Representatives signal plans to suppress LROR

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 27 July 2014: Members of the new House of Representatives, at an informal meeting yesterday in Tobruk, have said . . .…

Special Envoys for Libya call for immediate ceasefire

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 27 July 2014: The Special Envoys for Libya of the Arab League, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, . . .…

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First Libyan student chosen for prestigious Dubai internship

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: American University of Libya student Oday Zentani has been…

Buraq Air announces resumption of some flights “soon”

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 24 July 2014: Buraq Air has announced that it plans to resume flights…

CBL makes secret ultra secure cash deliveries to banks

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 24 July 2014: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) revealed today…

Afriqiyah puts Misrata-EU flights plans on hold

Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: Afriqiyah Airways’ attempts to resume flying today to the EU…

Ongoing flight suspensions by Turkish Airlines and BA

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: Turkish Airlines has suspended all its Libya services, including…

Sirte Oil restarts pumping after Brega terminal deal

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 July 2014: Pumping from Sirte Oil Compay’s Zelten and Marada fields…

Afriqiyah hoping to resume EU flights

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli, 22 July 2014: Afriqiyah Airways is struggling to resume its flights to…

Sharp increase in cost of goods in Tripoli as fuel crisis deepens

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli 19 July 2014: The cost of every items has increased in Tripoli…

USLBA provides input on Audit Bureau Strategic Plan

USLBA provides input on Audit Bureau Strategic Plan

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 19 July 2014: In response to the Libyan Audit Bureau’s request for…

Foster Wheeler awarded FEED contract for onshore oilfield development in Ghadames Basin

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 18 July 2014: Multinational engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier…

Airport workers brave missiles to save planes

Airport workers brave missiles to save planes

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 16 July 2014: Amidst the fighting at and around the airport on…

Desaliantion development continues with tender announcement

By Naom Alkhosi. Tripoli, 16 June 2014: Following last week's opening of the new desalination plant in…

National oil production increases to 550,000 b/d

National oil production increases to 550,000 b/d

By Callum Paton. Tripoli, 16 July 2014: The political situation may appear grave but there is better…

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Local News

Tripoli petrol thieves arrested

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli 23 July 2014: Despite the serious security situation in the capital, security forces yesterday managed to score a small victory for . . .…

Gunmen ambush ambulance and murder patient en route to Zawia

Gunmen ambush ambulance and murder patient en route to Zawia

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 21 July 2014: A Zuwara Hospital ambulance was attacked while transporting a patient from Sabratha Hospital to Zawia Hospital . . .…

Chinese nationals arrested for manufacturing alcohol

Chinese nationals arrested for manufacturing alcohol

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 21 July 2014. Three Chinese nationals—two men and one woman—were arrested in Tripoli over the weekend for illegally manufacturing . . .…

Fuel miseries continue in Tripoli, but Sirte “celebrates” the opening a new fuel station

By Hadi Fornaji. Tripoli, 20 July 2014: It is not normally the case that the opening of a new petrol station hits the . . .…

Explosion damages police station in Sousa

Explosion damages police station in Sousa

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 17 July 2014. An unidentified group tried to blow up a . . .…

Aman Bank closes Tripoli branches on Monday

Aman Bank closes Tripoli branches on Monday

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 14 July 2014: The Aman Bank is giving its Tripoli branches the day off on today because of . . .…

New mayors elected for seven municipalities

By Seraj Essul. Tripoli, 13 July 2014: Seven more municipal councils were sworn in yesterday and then elected new mayors for each municipality. Otman . . .…

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, . . .…