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HoR and State Council agree on subcommittees to resolve issues in Tunis negotiations

HoR and State Council agree on subcommittees to resolve issues in Tunis negotiations

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 20 October 2017: Following the resumption of the UNSMIL-brokered negotiations in Tunis on Thursday between the dialogue committees of the House of Representatives (HoR)…

Beida CBL to issue one dinar coins minted in Russia

Beida CBL to issue one dinar coins minted in Russia

By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 19 October 2017: The Beida-based Central Bank of Libya is understood to have taken delivery today of a consignment of brand-new one dinar…

France gives another $1m to Libya Stabilisation Facility

France gives another $1m to Libya Stabilisation Facility

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 19 October 2017: The French government has given a further $1 million to the Libya Stabilisation Facility to support a number of projects…

Dutch to open full-time Tripoli office but not their embassy

Dutch to open full-time Tripoli office but not their embassy

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 19 October 2017: The Dutch ambassador has denied that his Tripoli embassy is to fully reopened, as had been claimed yesterday by Libyan…

LNA sets up new force in Bani Walid

LNA sets up new force in Bani Walid

By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 19 October 2017: Armed forces commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter has ordered the establishment of a new Libyan National Army (LNA) unit in Bani Walid…

Benghazi university staff mulling strike over pay

Benghazi university staff mulling strike over pay

By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 19 October 2017: Virtually the entire staff on Benghazi university, from lecturers to cleaners and campus guards is poised to go on strike…

Water stops in Tripoli as Qaddafi militants now threaten to blow up gas pipeline

By Libya Herald reporter. Tripoli, 19 October 2017: The water supply in Tripoli and the sounding area has one again stopped after a pro-Qaddafi militia in the south…

Jibril condemns enshrining of militias, accuses HoR and HSC of self interest

Jibril condemns enshrining of militias, accuses HoR and HSC of self interest

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2017: A conference on Libya was held in Brussels yesterday under the banner ‘‘Peacebuilding and State-Building in Libya: What role for the…

Red Cross supplies aid for over 7,000 civilians fleeing Sabratha fighting

By Libya Herald reporter. London, 19 October 2017: The International Committee for the Red Cross ICRC) says that in its emergency response to the violent clashes in Libya’s north-west, it…

Workshop on illegal migration held in Tripoli

Workshop on illegal migration held in Tripoli

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 October 2017: Under the auspices of the GNA Ministry of Local Government and in partnership with the Libyan Expert Forum for Development Cooperation…

Opinion poll show little support in western Libya for new elections or Saif Al-Islam; strong support for new constitution and disbanding militias

Opinion poll show little support in western Libya for new elections or Saif Al-Islam; strong support for new constitution and disbanding militias

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 18 October 2017: Few Libyans in the west of the country believe that new elections will end the country’s current situation, an opinion poll…

“Only a few gaps” in Tunis talks says UNSMIL

“Only a few gaps” in Tunis talks says UNSMIL

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 18 October 2017: UNSMIL has produced a surprisingly bullish summary of today’s resumed Joint Drafting Committee talks in Tunis,  saying there were only…

Italy busts gang smuggling Zawia diesel to Sicily

Italy busts gang smuggling Zawia diesel to Sicily

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 18 October 2017: A year-long covert operation by Italian police has led to the busting of a multinational gang smuggling diesel worth at…

Benghazi gunmen slay Egyptian in restaurant robbery

Benghazi gunmen slay Egyptian in restaurant robbery

By  Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 18 October 2017: Armed men shot dead one man and injured six others as they robbed customers at a Benghazi restaurant. In the…

Benghazi palace may become archaeological museum

Benghazi palace may become archaeological museum

By Maha Ellawati. Benghazi, 18 October 2017: There are plans to turn the former Benghazi palace of King Idris, badly damaged in the recent fighting with militants, into…

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e-payment workshop held in Tripoli in effort to reduce Libya’s need for cash

e-payment workshop held in Tripoli in effort to reduce Libya’s need for cash

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2017: Under the slogan of ‘‘The role of businessmen…

World Bank Libya report: violent political conflict, deficits, inflation, and lack of reform framework stall economy

World Bank Libya report: violent political conflict, deficits, inflation, and lack of reform framework stall economy

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 October 2017: The World Bank Economic Outlook report on Libya…

Fisheries exhibition closes in Tripoli

Fisheries exhibition closes in Tripoli

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 October 2017: A three-day Fisheries trade exhibition came to an…

CBL and Madar launch Sadad mobile e-payment service

CBL and Madar launch Sadad mobile e-payment service

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 October 2017: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) announced today…

World Tourism & Travel report on Libya’s tourism sector forecasts poor growth to 2027

World Tourism & Travel report on Libya’s tourism sector forecasts poor growth to 2027

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 October 2017: The World Tourism and Travel Council 2017 report…

LCC’s Benghazi Hawari cement factory slated for 2018 reopening, but needs ample electricity and gas supplies

LCC’s Benghazi Hawari cement factory slated for 2018 reopening, but needs ample electricity and gas supplies

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 October 2017: Further to news that a delegation of foreign…

Conference on role of investment in rebuilding Benghazi to be held next month

Conference on role of investment in rebuilding Benghazi to be held next month

By Sami Zaptia. London, 11 October 2017: A conference on the ‘‘role of investment in…

NOC lifts force majeure on Sharara after Tuareg unit restores order

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 4 October 2017: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has lifted…

Insurer warns international shipping of dangerous Libyan waters

Insurer warns international shipping of dangerous Libyan waters

By Libya Herald reporters. London, 3 October 217: Extreme caution is necessary for all international…

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