Libya
First group of UN monitors to support ceasefire monitoring mechanism arrived yesterday: UN’s Dicarlo

First group of UN monitors to support ceasefire monitoring mechanism arrived yesterday: UN’s Dicarlo

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 22 October 2021: Speaking on behalf of the UN Secretary General at yesterday’s Libya Stabilisation Initiative Conference, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rosemary…

Libya Stabilisation conference’s concluding nine-point statement reiterates 24 December election date

Libya Stabilisation conference’s concluding nine-point statement reiterates 24 December election date

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 21 October 2021: The Libya Stabilisation Conference’s concluding nine-point statement delivered today  by Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush reiterated the need for elections to be…

On the eve of the Libya Stabilisation Initiative Tripoli conference tomorrow, delegations have started to arrive in the capital

On the eve of the Libya Stabilisation Initiative Tripoli conference tomorrow, delegations have started to arrive in the capital

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 20 October 2021: On the eve of the Libya Stabilisation Initiative Tripoli conference to be held tomorrow, foreign delegations have started to arrive in…

NCDC to make vaccines compulsory, to introduce app for certification

NCDC to make vaccines compulsory, to introduce app for certification

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2021: Speaking to Libyan media during a press conference yesterday, the head of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Hayder Al-Sayeh,…

Aldabaiba demands compulsory binding vaccination plan from NCDC

Aldabaiba demands compulsory binding vaccination plan from NCDC

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2021: Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, demanded yesterday that the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) submit a mandatory plan for vaccination…

UNDP and Japanese embassy review Benghazi projects

UNDP and Japanese embassy review Benghazi projects

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2021: The Chargé Affaires at the Embassy of Japan to Libya, Masaki Amadera and the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative for Libya, Christopher…

NOC condemns kidnapping of two of its employees – demands their immediate release

NOC condemns kidnapping of two of its employees – demands their immediate release

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2021: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed yesterday the disappearance of two of its employees on Sunday in what it called ‘‘mysterious…

Oil Minister Aoun suspends NOC Chairman Sanalla from his post and refers him for investigation for a second time

Oil Minister Aoun suspends NOC Chairman Sanalla from his post and refers him for investigation for a second time

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2021: Libya’s Oil Ministry yesterday confirmed the circulating rumour, ignited by a leaked document, that Oil Minister Mohamed Aoun has indeed suspended…

Op-Ed: The Aldabaiba government should think hard before returning to price fixing

Op-Ed: The Aldabaiba government should think hard before returning to price fixing

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 October 2021: Last Thursday the Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohamed Hwej, held a meeting at his Ministry that included the (Libyan) Union…

Libya receives 3 million Sinopharm vaccines

Libya receives 3 million Sinopharm vaccines

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 October 2021: A shipment of three million Chinese Sinopharm anti-Coronavirus vaccines arrived in Libya Sunday at Mitiga airport.…

FM Mangoush meets Turkish counterpart Cavusoglu to advance process of stabilising Libya

FM Mangoush meets Turkish counterpart Cavusoglu to advance process of stabilising Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 16 October 2021: Commenting Friday on her private social media account, Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush said her meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut…

HoR members consider Tarhuna mass graves as crimes against humanity, call for perpetrators to be brought to  justice and national and international condemnation

HoR members consider Tarhuna mass graves as crimes against humanity, call for perpetrators to be brought to  justice and national and international condemnation

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 October 2021: Fifty-six members of the House of Representatives (HoR) consider the mass graves discovered in Tarhuna as crimes against humanity. The sentiment…

Libya’s Internal Security Service reveals capture of IS member involved in Corinthia hotel terror attack

Libya’s Internal Security Service reveals capture of IS member involved in Corinthia hotel terror attack

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 October 2021: Libya’s Internal Security Service revealed yesterday that it had captured a Tunisian national IS member involved in the 2015 Corinthia hotel…

Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Foreign Media Department head Mohamed Attawil reveals he has been sacked

Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Foreign Media Department head Mohamed Attawil reveals he has been sacked

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 October 2021: Mohamed Attawil, the head of the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Foreign Media Department (FMD) revealed Wednesday that he had been…

Travellers into Tunisia no longer need PCR test if they have had their jabs

Travellers into Tunisia no longer need PCR test if they have had their jabs

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 October 2021: The Tunisian Heath Ministry announced yesterday that travellers into Tunisia no longer need to have a 72-hour negative PCR test before…

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PIB meets Germany’s BMS with aim of localising industrial knowhow and technology

PIB meets Germany’s BMS with aim of localising industrial knowhow and technology

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 21 October 2021: Libya’s Privatization and Investment Board (PIB) held a…

NOC September oil revenues reach record levels driven by surge in world crude prices

NOC September oil revenues reach record levels driven by surge in world crude prices

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 20 October 2021: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced that…

Turkish airline inspection team visits Tripoli’s Mitiga airport to assess suitability for resumption of flights

Turkish airline inspection team visits Tripoli’s Mitiga airport to assess suitability for resumption of flights

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 20 October 2021: A Turkish Airlines inspection team visited Mitiga Airport…

Over 100 European tourists drive into Libya for the first time in a decade

Over 100 European tourists drive into Libya for the first time in a decade

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2021: A group of over 100 tourists of different…

Benghazi international Trade Fair opened

Benghazi international Trade Fair opened

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 October 2021: The Benghazi International Trade Fair (17-21 October), organized…

Ministry of Economy is examining impact of genetically modified grains on consumer health

Ministry of Economy is examining impact of genetically modified grains on consumer health

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 October 2021: The Ministry of Economy and Trade is examining…

Ministry of Economy discusses state-imposed pricelists for private sector health services

Ministry of Economy discusses state-imposed pricelists for private sector health services

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 October 2021: The Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohamed Al-Hwej,…

Libya reviews healthcare debts to Turkey

Libya reviews healthcare debts to Turkey

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 October 2021: Libya is reviewing its healthcare debts with Turkey.…

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