Libya

Sri Lanka stops sending workers to Libya, citing instability

Tripoli, 24 April 2014: Sri Lanka has decided to stop sending workers to Libya and is making plans to repatriate labourers who are already here. The decision had…

Six Libyan officer cadets chosen for UK training

Tripoli, 24 April 2014: Six Libyan officer cadets have been selected to attend a two-year training course in the UK, after excelling in a rigorous selection process which…

US reinforces commitment to Libya

Tripoli, 24 April 2014: US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns today reinforced America’s commitment to supporting Libya with its efforts to rebuild security institutions. Speaking at…

Six gold medals for Libya in Junior weightlifting championship

Tripoli, 24 April 2014: Libya has come away with 25 medals, including six golds, from the Youth and Junior African Weightlifting Championships. The Under-17 and Under-20 teams won…

Six children among immigrants found in truck full of scrap metal

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli, 24 April 2014: Six children were among 126 illegal immigrants discovered by police who searched a suspicious-looking lorry carrying scrap metal on the…

Voter registration for vacant Constitutional Assembly seats reopens

By Naam Alkhosi. Tripoli, 24 April 2014: Voter registration for seats left vacant in the Constitutional Assembly restarted today following an announcement by the Higher National Elections Commission…

GNC announces cuts as it reviews one third of the 2014 budget

By Seraj Essul. Tripoli, 23 April 2013: The Head of the General National Congress (GNC) Budget Committee has said that cuts to infrastructure development and government salaries are…

Shakespeare’s birthday stirs Libyan English-language enthusiasts

Tripoli, 23 April 2014: The British Council Libya reports that it Facebook has been bombarded over the last 24 hours – for good reasons. “We posted some fun…

US Deputy Secretary of State in Tripoli

Tripoli, 23 April 2014: American Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns is in Tripoli to meet with senior Libyan officials, including acting Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni and…

Correction: Libyan football federation fines players after they refuse to attend training in Portugal

By Muttaz Ali. Tripoli, 23 April 2014: The Libyan Football Federation has imposed fines on players in the national team who refused to go on a pre-arranged training…

US embassy denies rumours of attack

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 April 2014: The US embassy in Libya has denied rumours that it has been subject to any sort of attack. “The embassy…

HNEC begins registering voters for new legislative elections

By Naam Alkhosi. Tripoli, 22 April: The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) has announced the beginning of voter registration for elections to the House of Representatives. Speaking at…

Jordanian Foreign Ministry confirms ambassador still held

Tripoli, 23 April 2014: The Jordanian Foreign Ministry confirmed today that kidnapped ambassador Fawwaz Al-Eitan had not been released, and called upon the media to exercise caution when reporting…

Militants kick doctors out of Mizdah hospital

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 April 2014: Militant Islamists in Mizdah have thrown out two male doctors working in the gynaecology and obstetrics department of the local…

Crackdown on Benghazi drugs and weapon trade continues

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 22 April 2014: The seizure of illegal weapons, drugs, alcohol and ammunition destined to be sold on the streets of Benghazi continued yesterday as…

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Business

450 companies confirmed for Libya Build exhibition

450 companies confirmed for Libya Build exhibition

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 23 April 2014: Four hundred and fifty companies from 22 countries have…

The LIA and its $11-billion investment outsourcing

The LIA and its $11-billion investment outsourcing

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 23 April 2014: The struggle continues to control and manage Libya’s accumulated…

Oil production now at 220,000 barrels per day

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 22 April 2014: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that the…

Small business brings new flavours to Libyan market

Small business brings new flavours to Libyan market

By Taziz Hasairi. Tripoli, 22 April 2014: A new Libyan food production company which launched last month…

Government insists Zueitina is being brought under state control

Tripoli, 21 April 2014: Zueitina oil export terminal is being brought back under state control, Justice…

NOC sets agenda for Libya Oil and Gas Forum in May

NOC sets agenda for Libya Oil and Gas Forum in May

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 21 April 2014: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has set its agenda…

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…

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Local News

Benghazi hospital flooded again

By Jamal Adel. Tripoli, 24 April 2014: Benghazi’s Hawari hospital flooded yesterday, for the second time this month, leaving a number of departments unable to function properly. “The…

Smuggled shotgun cartridges seized at Benghazi port

Smuggled shotgun cartridges seized at Benghazi port

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli, 22 April 2014: Two shipping containers carrying large quantities of shotgun cartridges have been seized by Customs officials at Benghazi Port. According to…

Kidnapped Benghazi businessman released

By Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 22 April 2014: A Benghazi businessman has been released by his kidnappers after being held for 20 days. The man was released yesterday and…

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…

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 . . .…