Libya
Hafter spat in the UN’s face by attacking Tripoli on the eve of the peace conference: Salame

Hafter spat in the UN’s face by attacking Tripoli on the eve of the peace conference: Salame

By Sami Zaptia. London, 2 July 2020: Speaking ‘‘On Failures of the International Community to Stop Wars’’ for the Mediator’s Studio programme as part of the Oslo Forum…

NOC clarifies type of deal under discussion to end oil blockade – discounts numerous reports

NOC clarifies type of deal under discussion to end oil blockade – discounts numerous reports

By Sami Zaptia. London, 1 July 2020: Following intense and varied speculation yesterday about potential ‘‘wealth redistribution’’ deals of Libya’s oil revenues in return for the unblocking of…

Weeks of domestic and international ‘‘ongoing negotiations to lift oil blockade’’, leaks of potential Libya oil revenue distribution agreement

Weeks of domestic and international ‘‘ongoing negotiations to lift oil blockade’’, leaks of potential Libya oil revenue distribution agreement

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 June 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced yesterday that it is hopeful that Libya’s oil blockade will be lifted soon. It…

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Libya

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 June 2020: Libya’s Coronavirus cases have continued to rise over the last four days from 698 to 802 positive cases, according to figures…

US resumes discussions with west and east Libya on militia demobilization

US resumes discussions with west and east Libya on militia demobilization

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 June 2020: The US State Department reported Friday that it had held discussions last Wednesday with Libya’s internationally recognized government based in Tripoli…

As it reopens its air, land and sea borders, Tunisia announces its categorization plans – Libyans watch eagerly

As it reopens its air, land and sea borders, Tunisia announces its categorization plans – Libyans watch eagerly

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 June 2020: With a close eye by many Libyans on its reopening of its air, land and sea borders today, last Wednesday, Tunisia…

130 wells sabotaged as Man-made River calls for provision of security

130 wells sabotaged as Man-made River calls for provision of security

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 June 2020: As Libya’s stifling summer heat hits residents, amidst acute power cuts and Coronavirus curfews, Libya’s Man-made River (MMR) authority calls for…

NOC expresses deep concern at ‘‘Russian mercenary’’ presence at Sharara oilfield

NOC expresses deep concern at ‘‘Russian mercenary’’ presence at Sharara oilfield

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 June 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) yesterday expressed its deep concern at ‘‘the presence of Russian and other foreign mercenaries inside…

As cases rise to 698, Tripoli extends Coronavirus curfew until 7 July

As cases rise to 698, Tripoli extends Coronavirus curfew until 7 July

By Sami Zaptia. London, 26 June 2020: With the country’s Coronavirus cases still increasing, Libya’s Tripoli-based government extended the country’s (west and south) 8pm to 6am curfew for…

US Libya aim is to reduce arms flow from Turks, Russians and anyone: Pompeo

US Libya aim is to reduce arms flow from Turks, Russians and anyone: Pompeo

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 June 2020: Speaking at a press briefing in Washington DC yesterday and in answer to the question: ‘‘On Libya, are you willing to…

Libya’s Coronavirus cases continue to rise – up to 639 and 17 deaths

Libya’s Coronavirus cases continue to rise – up to 639 and 17 deaths

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 June 2020: Libya’s Coronavirus cases have continued to rise despite curfews and inter-city travel bans. Yesterday, Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)…

UNSMIL welcomes establishment of Fact-finding Mission to Libya

UNSMIL welcomes establishment of Fact-finding Mission to Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 June 2020: The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) yesterday welcomed the establishment of an international Fact-Finding Mission to Libya (FFML), pursuant…

Salame blames international community for Libya failure

Salame blames international community for Libya failure

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 June 2020: Speaking during a webinar today organized by the Rome 2020 Med Dialogues / ISPI, former UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame blamed the…

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights Working Group on Libya launched

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights Working Group on Libya launched

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 June 2020: UNSMIL announced yesterday the launch of the  and Human Rights Working Group on Libya. The launch comes as part of the…

Third International Follow-up Committee meeting on Libya Berlin conference outcomes expressed alarm on military escalation and renews calls for immediate de-escalation

Third International Follow-up Committee meeting on Libya Berlin conference outcomes expressed alarm on military escalation and renews calls for immediate de-escalation

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 June 2020: UNSMIL reported yesterday that the Third International Follow-up Committee (IFCL) meeting on the Libya Berlin conference outcomes expressed alarm on the…

Business

Tripoli fish market reopens

Tripoli fish market reopens

By Sami Zaptia. London, 2 July 2020: Tripoli’s popular retail fish market located at the…

Tadawul Tech to launch locally created Electronic Payment Platform and increased products for partners

Tadawul Tech to launch locally created Electronic Payment Platform and increased products for partners

By Sami Zaptia. London, 2 July 2020: Tadawul Tech, one of Libya’s leading private sector…

North Africa Bank launches new Visa Card services through its portal

North Africa Bank launches new Visa Card services through its portal

By Sami Zaptia. London, 1 July 2020: Libya’s private sector North Africa bank announced Monday…

Interest-free Aman bank loans to buy Eid rams

Interest-free Aman bank loans to buy Eid rams

By Sami Zaptia. London, 1 July 2020: Private sector Aman bank announced on Monday (29…

ESDF considering US$ 5 m investment loan to its Enmaa Engineering Industries subsidiary

ESDF considering US$ 5 m investment loan to its Enmaa Engineering Industries subsidiary

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 June 2020: The ESDF revealed Thursday that it is considering…

Serraj and Conti discuss return of Italian companies to Libya

Serraj and Conti discuss return of Italian companies to Libya

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ESDF to restart cement production at its Sug Il Khamis Ahlia factory

ESDF to restart cement production at its Sug Il Khamis Ahlia factory

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Collection of the state’s Tuna fishing revenues discussed

Collection of the state’s Tuna fishing revenues discussed

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 June 2020: Libya’s Tripoli-based Administrative Control Authority (ACA) reported yesterday…

Zawia Refinery’s auto engine oil plant resumes production after nearly three-year stop

Zawia Refinery’s auto engine oil plant resumes production after nearly three-year stop

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 June 2020: Zawia Oil Refinery’s auto engine oil mixing and…

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