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UNSMIL’s Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) participant list receiving criticism

UNSMIL’s Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) participant list receiving criticism

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 October 2020: The list of 75 people selected by UNSMIL to participate in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum has come in for some…

Libyan anti French sentiment grows because of perceived insult to Islam and prophet Mohamed

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 October 2020: Anti-French sentiment is growing in Libya, in line with a worldwide trend in other Islamic states, because of perceived insult to…

NOC lifts force majeure at El-Feel and announces end of all of Libya’s oil blockades

NOC lifts force majeure at El-Feel and announces end of all of Libya’s oil blockades

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 October 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced today the lifting of force majeure on its Al Feel (The Elephant) Field and…

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum kicks off, list of 75 members released

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum kicks off, list of 75 members released

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 October 2020: The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum process begins virtually today, and the live meeting will begin on November 09 in Tunis, UNSMIL…

Tunisia approves reopening of Libya land border to passengers

Tunisia approves reopening of Libya land border to passengers

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 October 2020: Tunisian Prime Minister, Hichem Michichi, announced that he had granted permission to his country’s authorities to open the Ras Jedir border…

First Afriqiyah commercial flight from Tripoli to Benghazi’s Benina airport materializes today

First Afriqiyah commercial flight from Tripoli to Benghazi’s Benina airport materializes today

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 October 2020: The first commercial flight from Tripoli’s Mitiga airport arrived at Benghazi’s Benina airport this morning. The flight follows on from the…

Immediate and permanent ceasefire agreement throughout Libya signed in Geneva

Immediate and permanent ceasefire agreement throughout Libya signed in Geneva

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 October 2020: The United Nations Support Mission in Libya today announced that during the 5 + 5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks…

Five Libyan illegal migrants missing at sea, 13 others rescued to Lampedusa

Five Libyan illegal migrants missing at sea, 13 others rescued to Lampedusa

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 October 2020: Two Libyan men, two women and a child are missing at sea after failing to illegally cross the Mediterranean, Mediterraneocronaca.it reported…

Audit Bureau reveals embezzlement at Rome and Vatican Libyan embassies

Audit Bureau reveals embezzlement at Rome and Vatican Libyan embassies

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 October 2020: The Tripoli-based Libyan Audit Bureau announced Wednesday that it had discovered embezzlement and appropriation of public funds in the Libyan embassies…

IRINI inspects vessel from Turkey to Libya as part of UN arms embargo

IRINI inspects vessel from Turkey to Libya as part of UN arms embargo

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 October 2020: Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini reported yesterday that it had boarded and inspected on Tuesday the Merchant Vessel (MV) MEDKON SINOP in…

Libya-Tunisia agreement on unified health protocol to pave way for opening borders

Libya-Tunisia agreement on unified health protocol to pave way for opening borders

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 October 2020: Libya and Tunisia agreed yesterday on an initial agreement to formulate an urgent unified health protocol to pave way for the…

UNSMIL deplores unlawful arrest of Serraj media head Baiyu

UNSMIL deplores unlawful arrest of Serraj media head Baiyu

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 October 2020: UNSMIL today deplored what it called the ‘‘unlawful arrest’’ of the Head of the Libyan Media Corporation, Mohamed Omar Baiyu. It…

Agreement reached on several important issues at Libyan 5+5 Geneva Joint Military Talks

Agreement reached on several important issues at Libyan 5+5 Geneva Joint Military Talks

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 October 2020: Acting UNSMIL head, Stephanie Williams today reported early agreement on important issues by the two sides at the ongoing Libyan Geneva…

Serraj’s head of Media Institute Baiyu kidnapped by state recognized Tripoli militia

Serraj’s head of Media Institute Baiyu kidnapped by state recognized Tripoli militia

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 October 2020: The head of the Libyan Media Institute, Mohamed Baiyu, was kidnapped yesterday by the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, a Tripoli-based militia recognized by the…

27-member Moderate Bloc calls for an immediate and full HoR meeting at neutral venue

27-member Moderate Bloc calls for an immediate and full HoR meeting at neutral venue

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 October 2020: The 27-member Moderate Bloc of Libya’s internationally recognized parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR) (Tayar Al-Wasat), yesterday called for a full…

Business

Zawia refinery second refining unit goes into operation

Zawia refinery second refining unit goes into operation

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 October 2020: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced that on…

NOC lifts force majeure at Sidra and Ras Lanuf ports

NOC lifts force majeure at Sidra and Ras Lanuf ports

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 October 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced today…

3,000 tonnes of fruit exported by sea freight from Tunisia to Libya in October

3,000 tonnes of fruit exported by sea freight from Tunisia to Libya in October

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 October 2020: Tunisia exported nearly three thousand tonnes of fruit…

Busleem Municipality installs 18 solar road lights as part of a larger experiment

Busleem Municipality installs 18 solar road lights as part of a larger experiment

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2020: The Municipality of Busleem has announced that it…

Public Property Authority announces tender for tourism investment project

Public Property Authority announces tender for tourism investment project

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2020: Libya’s Public Property Authority has announced a public…

Italian subsidiary General Work Libya starts work on Tobruk airport terminal

Italian subsidiary General Work Libya starts work on Tobruk airport terminal

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 October 2020: General Work Libya, a subsidiary of the Italian…

Agreement to increase bilateral trade signed at Libya-Turkey Business Platform

Agreement to increase bilateral trade signed at Libya-Turkey Business Platform

By Sami Zaptia. London, 16 October 2020: An agreement to increase bilateral trade was signed…

Women in Business Mentoring and Networking Programme launched

Women in Business Mentoring and Networking Programme launched

By Sami Zaptia. London, 16 October 2020: The German aid implementation agency GIZ announced today…

Libya Business Council and Sahel-Sahara bank discuss cooperation and investments in Africa

Libya Business Council and Sahel-Sahara bank discuss cooperation and investments in Africa

By Sami Zaptia. London, 16 October 2020: The Libya Business Council (LBC), Libya’s only legally…

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