Libya

At least 14 killed and 60 injured in Ansar Al Sharia counter offensive in Benghazi

By Moutaz Ahmed, Aimen Amzein and Noora Ibrahim. Benghazi, 22 July 2014: At least 12 people have been killed and 60 injured in the Benghazi’s Buatni district  in…

Japanese diplomats and businessmen leave because of security situation

By Hadi Fornaji. Tripoli, 22 July 2014: The Japanese Embassy in Tripoli yesterday temporarily closed because of the security situation in the capital. The ambassador and diplomats have…

Opinion: House of Reps has one main task: dominate the officially recognized but uncontrolled militias

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 22 July 2014: The official election results for the House of Representatives were successfully announced yesterday by Libya's High National Election Commission (HNEC). Libya awaits the…

Congress plans emergency session on foreign intervention

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli 22 July 2014: The President of Congress, Nuri Abu Sahmain, plans to convene an emergency session today to debate the request by the government…

Awami calls on GNC to speed up power hand over to House of Representatives

  By Moutaz Ali. Tripoli, 22 July 2014: The First Deputy President of Congress Ezzeddin Al-Awami has written to the General National Congress (GNC) President Nuri Abu Sahmain…

ELECTIONS 2014: Final results  for House of Representative elections announced

ELECTIONS 2014: Final results for House of Representative elections announced

By Callum Paton and Seraj Essul. Tripoli, 22 July 2014: There have been few changes to results in elections to the new House of Representatives following a period…

Belhaj’s rendition battle continues in UK courts

Belhaj’s rendition battle continues in UK courts

By Libya Herald staff. London, 21 July 2014: Former revolutionary leader and now Islamist Al-Watan party leader Abdul-Hakim Belhaj is continuing his battle to sue the British government…

Congressman Zubi seized then freed; Janzour Congressman still held

Congressman Zubi seized then freed; Janzour Congressman still held

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 21 July 2014: Respected Benghazi Congressman Sulaiman Zubi and his Janzour colleague Fathi Al-Arabi were seized and detained on Tripoli’s Airport Road yesterday afternoon, reportedly…

Manila orders total evacuation after Filipino worker decapitated in Benghazi

By Callum Paton. Tripoli, 21 July 2014: A Filipino construction worker has been found decapitated in Benghazi six days after he was kidnapped in the city’s Gwarsha district.…

Zintan says airport attackers defeated; airport authorities put aircraft loses at $2 billion

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 21 July 2014: Zintan forces are reportedly claimingto have beaten off the Misrata-led Operation Dawn force that tried to dislodge them from Tripoli International Airport. Meanwhile,…

House of Representatives plans informal meeting on Thursday in Benghazi

By Moutaz Ali. Tripoli, 21 July 2014: Members of the newly-elected House of Representatives plan to meet in Benghazi as early as Thursday for a consultative meeting. It had previously been…

Tripoli Airport clashes leave 47 dead and 120 wounded

Tripoli Airport clashes leave 47 dead and 120 wounded

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 21 July 2014: The Ministry of Health has released figures detailing the casualties over the past week’s deadly airport clashes, up to and including…

Warshefana wants army intervention to end Tripoli airport fighting

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 21 July 2014. The Warshefana Shoura Council has called for the police and army to intervene to put an end to fighting in Tripoli and wants all…

Five killed in airport clashes as fighting spreads

Five killed in airport clashes as fighting spreads

By Ashraf Abdul Wahab. Tripoli, 20 July 2014: Five people were been killed and 20 injured in the worst clashes at Tripoli International Airport since hostilities began there one…

Zuwara Airport preparing to handle international flights

Zuwara Airport preparing to handle international flights

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 20 July 2014: While fighting continues at Tripoli International Airport, the airport at Zuwara is reportedly preparing to take domestic and international flights. Airport…

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Business

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…

Libyan students compete for Dubai internship

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 15 July 2014: Six Libyan business students have been nominated to apply…

UK MOD contracts thebigword as interpreters for Libyan military training

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 14 July 2014: The UK Ministry of Defense (MOD) has hired British…

Only Labraq airport now operating

Only Labraq airport now operating

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 14 July 2014: Labraq Airport near Beida is now the only…

Air Malta halting all Libyan flights for now

Air Malta halting all Libyan flights for now

By Libya Herald Reporters. Tripoli, 14 July 2014: Air Malta has confirmed that because of the closure…

Brega oil terminal blockaded by Petroleum Facilities Guards

By Callum Paton. Tripoli, 12 July 2014: Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) have blockaded Brega oil…

Government determined to give “independent” judiciary pay rise

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 12 July 2014: The Libyan government is determined to go ahead with the…

Libya commits to pilot training with investment in Tunisian centre

Libya commits to pilot training with investment in Tunisian centre

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 11 July 2014: Libya’s has proven its commitment to training a…

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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 on Saturday afternoon. The Zuwara ambulance…

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 alcohol inside the home they…

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 . . .…

Gharian road delegation meets with Prime Minister, asks for help securing Gharian road

By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 12 July 2014: Representatives from Mizdah, Qariyat and a number of other towns have called on the government to . . .…

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, . . .…