Libyan Rivals meet for Conference in Palermo

By John Lee. A conference on the future of Libya opened on Monday in Palermo, Italy. Italy’s premier Giuseppe Conte hosted a meeting of Libya’s rival leaders on Tuesday on the sidelines of a conference. Other leaders attending include French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. (Sources: AP, Italian Foreign Ministry)

Refinery to be Relocated from Switzerland to Southern Libya

Within the framework of ongoing efforts by the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to address the southern fuel crisis, and the creation of projects to bring new employment opportunities and economic benefit to the region, NOC and Zalaf Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Co, have reviewed studies relating to the relocation of the Collombey refinery […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

Video: Haftar joins Libya Conference in Palermo

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Renegade General Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Palermo, Italy for an international conference – attended by Libya’s leaders and foreign powers – exploring a new United Nations peace plan for Libya. The summit aims […]

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: International Consultant (Field Operations Experts – Elections), UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Creative Associates International Grants Manager, Creative Associates International (Sources: UN, EU) (Picture: Finger pressing a new career start button from Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock)

How to bring Peace to Libya

The UN’s plan offers the best hope of ending Libya’s chaos, but Italy and France are making things worse, according to a report from The Economist: “It is by far the preferred jumping-off point for migrants hoping to reach Europe. Jihadists use its ungoverned spaces to train and plot attacks at home and abroad. “In […]

Six New Grants for Young Libyan Entrepreneurs

The European Union, UNDP and Tatweer Research will announce six grants for young Libyan entrepreneurs As part of Tatweer Entrepreneurship Campus (TEC) initiative, the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Tatweer Research will announce the six young Libyan entrepreneurs, who under Impact Fund programme will be granted financial support to expand […]

How France and Italy’s Rivalry Is Hurting Libya

By Federica Saini Fasanotti and Ben Fishman. Since the 2011 revolution against Muammar al-Qaddafi, Libyans have often blamed outside actors for their continuing woes. Too frequently, this grievance has been overstated and used as an excuse to minimize the hard compromises that Libyans themselves need to undertake to achieve a durable peace. Over the last year, […]