China provides $6m Medical Aid to Libya

By John Lee. China is to provide up to $6 million in medical aid to Libya. According to a report from Xinhua, the agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Tripoli’s Ministry of Health, following a meeting between the Chinese Charge d’Affaires in Libya Wang Qimin and the Libyan UN-backed government’s Health Minister Omar […]

UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF Priorities in Libya, 2019-2020

UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF present their programme priorities in Libya for 2019-2020 UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF held a consultative workshop today with key stakeholders and members of the international community around their Country Programmes for 2019 and 2020 in Libya. Following consultations with the Government of Libya and relevant line ministries during the first half […]

NOC appoints Interim Head of Int’l Marketing

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has reportedly appointed Imad Ben Rajab as the interim head of its International Marketing department. According to Reuters, Ben Rajab has already been serving as a senior official in the the department. He replaces Ahmed Shawki who has held the post for the past seven years, and […]

US, UN Sanction Human Traffickers in Libya

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrently with the United Nations, has sanctioned six individuals for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through their involvement in the smuggling of migrants. Migrant smuggling has become a lucrative business in Libya and fuels instability by providing funding for rogue […]

Tunisia to Resume Flights to Libya “Very Soon”

By John Lee. Tunisia is to resume flights to Libya “very soon.” According to a report from Xinhua, Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jahnawi confirmed on Monday that Tunisair will very soon resume operations in Libya, which had been suspended since 2014 due to security concerns. He made the remarks during a meeting with Tripoli-based Prime […]

New Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Replacement of Three Desalters and Three Oil Heaters at Nafoora, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Extension of control room at GC-4 Sarir field, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Construction of roads to airport and inside field at Messla field, Arabian Gulf Oil Company […]

Video: Fighting Escalates in Derna

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Sixteen fighters have been killed and 11 others wounded in the eastern Libyan city of Derna. Fighting has intensified between forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar and local militias. Haftar’s forces say they […]

Civilians under Siege in Derna

Libya Protect Civilians under Siege in Derna Amid reports of an escalating humanitarian crisis in the besieged Libyan city of Derna, Amnesty International is calling on the leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Khalifa Haftar, and all parties involved in the fighting to urgently open humanitarian corridors to give impartial assistance and save […]