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Afriqiyah Airlines Tripoli office refutes claims by its Benghazi office that it is transporting Turkish-supplied fighters into western Libya

Afriqiyah Airlines Tripoli office refutes claims by its Benghazi office that it is transporting Turkish-supplied fighters into western Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 January 2020: The Afriqiyah Airlines Tripoli office (the headquarters) refutes claims by its Benghazi office that it is transporting Turkish-supplied fighters into western…

NOC confirms oil closures resulting in loss 1.2 million b/d and daily financial losses of US$ 77 million

NOC confirms oil closures resulting in loss 1.2 million b/d and daily financial losses of US$ 77 million

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 January 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed yesterday a virtual total oil production shutdown resulting in a loss of crude oil…

The Berlin Conference on Libya: CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS

The Berlin Conference on Libya: CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 January 2020: The Conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya that have just been released provide such a wide remit to please all…

Faltering international steps in Berlin towards peace in Libya

Faltering international steps in Berlin towards peace in Libya

By LH writer.  Berlin, 19 January 2020: Leaders of the main countries involved in Libya today agreed in Berlin to take steps to turn the fragile truce around…

NOC declares force majeure at Brega, Ras Lanuf, Hariga, Zueitina and Sidra ports

NOC declares force majeure at Brega, Ras Lanuf, Hariga, Zueitina and Sidra ports

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 January 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) today declared force majeure at five of its eastern oil ports of Brega, Ras Lanuf,…

Tens of thousands of Libyan children at risk amidst violence and chaos of unrelenting conflict

Tens of thousands of Libyan children at risk amidst violence and chaos of unrelenting conflict

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 January 2020: Tens of thousands of Libyan children are at risk amidst the violence and chaos of the unrelenting conflict in Libya, UNICEF…

NOC condemns calls to blockade eastern oil facilities by local tribes ahead of Sunday’s Berlin conference on Libya

NOC condemns calls to blockade eastern oil facilities by local tribes ahead of Sunday’s Berlin conference on Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 January 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) today strongly condemned calls to blockade oil ports ahead of Sunday’s Berlin Conference on Libya.…

Six months on, UNSMIL condemns continued abduction and disappearance of HoR member Sergewa, demands her immediate release

Six months on, UNSMIL condemns continued abduction and disappearance of HoR member Sergewa, demands her immediate release

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 January 2020: UNSMIL has today condemned the continued abduction and disappearance of HoR member Siham Sergewa. Six months on from her disappearance in…

Hafter will attend 19 January Berlin Libya conference and continue to respect ceasefire: German Foreign Minister

Hafter will attend 19 January Berlin Libya conference and continue to respect ceasefire: German Foreign Minister

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 January 2020: Germany has confirmed that Khalifa Hafter, leader of the Libyan National Army forces attacking Tripoli, will attend the 19 January international…

Serraj and Hafter invited by Germany to 19 January Berlin conference on Libya

Serraj and Hafter invited by Germany to 19 January Berlin conference on Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 January 2020: Germany has confirmed that the head of the internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tripoli, Faiez Serraj, and the head of…

Serraj signs but Hafter leaves Moscow without signing proposed Libya peace deal

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 January 2020: Khalifa Hafter, leader of the forces attacking the Libyan capital Tripoli, left Moscow today without signing the a long term peace…

Both sides accuse the other of violating Tripoli ceasefire – but ceasefire deemed to be holding overall

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 January 2020: Both sides in the conflict have accused the other of violating Tripoli’s ceasefire within its very first twenty-four hours. However, sample…

Mitiga airport reopened – first sign of Tripoli ceasefire holding

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 January 2020: The Ministry of Transport aligned to the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli announced the reopening of Mitiga airport yesterday. The…

Tripoli midnight ceasefire holding

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 January 2020: Early reports suggest that Tripoli’s midnight ceasefire is holding. A straw poll through telephone calls this morning by Libya Herald suggests…

Putin and Erdogan call for Libya ceasefire as of midnight 12 January amidst increased Libya diplomatic activity

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 January 2020: Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan and Russia’s counterpart Vladimir Putin called for a ceasefire in Libya’s fighting as of midnight 12 January.…

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Libya’s total 2019 state revenues up on budget estimates

Libya’s total 2019 state revenues up on budget estimates

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 January 2020: Libya’s 2019 state revenues were up on budget…

Libya’s 2019 oil revenues down 8.4 percent on 2018: NOC

Libya’s 2019 oil revenues down 8.4 percent on 2018: NOC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 January 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported today…

Sharara petrol stations and Tadawul Technology activate first phase of e-payments services

Sharara petrol stations and Tadawul Technology activate first phase of e-payments services

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 January 2020: Sharara Oil Services company, one of the five…

Franco-Libyan Energy Forum 2020 – Paris, 6-7 February

Franco-Libyan Energy Forum 2020 – Paris, 6-7 February

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 January 2020: The Franco-Libyan Energy Forum 2020 will be held…

Libya’s oil revenues up to November 2019 over US$ 20 bn, on track to hit production increase and revenue generation targets: NOC

Libya’s oil revenues up to November 2019 over US$ 20 bn, on track to hit production increase and revenue generation targets: NOC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 7 January 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported yesterday…

National Payments Council discusses ways to develop e-payments services, subsidies for e-payments

National Payments Council discusses ways to develop e-payments services, subsidies for e-payments

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 December 2019: Libya’s National Payments Council met last Thursday to…

GNMTC announces its 2020-2023 modernization plan, ship auction

GNMTC announces its 2020-2023 modernization plan, ship auction

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 December 2019: Libya’s state sea transport company, the General National…

Algerian-Libyan Economic Forum to be held in Algiers from 12-14 January 2020

Algerian-Libyan Economic Forum to be held in Algiers from 12-14 January 2020

By Sami Zaptia. London, 29 December 2019: The Algerian-Libyan Economic Forum will be held in…

AGOCO increases production capacity at Nafoura and Hamada oil fields

AGOCO increases production capacity at Nafoura and Hamada oil fields

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 December 2019: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported that…

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