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Tobruk Govt bans Bangladeshi Workers

Tobruk Govt bans Bangladeshi Workers

Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tobruk has banned the entry of Bangladeshi labourers. Anadolu Agency reports that the decree was made “in pursuit of public interest,” adding that it did not address the status of the Bangladeshi workforce currently in the country. (Source: Anadolu Agency) (Bangladesh image via Shutterstock)

IS makes $millions from Migrants’ Misery

IS makes $millions from Migrants’ Misery

The Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) is reportedly making millions out of taxing gangs who are smuggling people out of Libya and into Europe. The terror group is said to be demanding a fifty-percent share of the profit from migrant vessels crossing from Libya, often earning “up to £60,000 per boat,” according to the Daily […]

UN Warns of Criminal Liability for Abductions

UN Warns of Criminal Liability for Abductions

Armed groups across Libya are responsible for abductions of civilians including minors on account of their actual or perceived origin, opinion, family and political affiliation, the United Nations mission in the country said. “Hostage-taking, torture and murder are war crimes,” said the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in a briefing note. “Those responsible for […]

NOC “Opens Books” to Oil Firms

NOC “Opens Books” to Oil Firms

Reuters reports that the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has opened its books to international oil firms to reassure them that payments for exported oil were not being used to fuel hostilities between rival factions. Among the companies that the NOC met last month were ConocoPhillips, Occidental Petroleum, Total, OMV, Eni and Statoil. The Tripoli-based company […]

Tobruk Govt bans Bangladeshi Workers

Tobruk Govt bans Bangladeshi Workers

21 May 2015

Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tobruk has banned the entry of Bangladeshi labourers. Anadolu Agency reports that the decree was made “in pursuit of public interest,” adding that it did not address the status of the Bangladeshi workforce currently in the country. (Source: Anadolu Agency) (Bangladesh image via Shutterstock)

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IS makes $millions from Migrants’ Misery

IS makes $millions from Migrants’ Misery

21 May 2015

The Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) is reportedly making millions out of taxing gangs who are smuggling people out of Libya and into Europe. The terror group is said to be demanding a fifty-percent share of the profit from migrant vessels crossing from Libya, often earning “up to £60,000 per boat,” according to the Daily […]

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UN Warns of Criminal Liability for Abductions

UN Warns of Criminal Liability for Abductions

21 May 2015

Armed groups across Libya are responsible for abductions of civilians including minors on account of their actual or perceived origin, opinion, family and political affiliation, the United Nations mission in the country said. “Hostage-taking, torture and murder are war crimes,” said the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) in a briefing note. “Those responsible for […]

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NOC “Opens Books” to Oil Firms

NOC “Opens Books” to Oil Firms

20 May 2015

Reuters reports that the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has opened its books to international oil firms to reassure them that payments for exported oil were not being used to fuel hostilities between rival factions. Among the companies that the NOC met last month were ConocoPhillips, Occidental Petroleum, Total, OMV, Eni and Statoil. The Tripoli-based company […]

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Aggreko says Conditions remain Difficult

Aggreko says Conditions remain Difficult

20 May 2015

Temporary power supplier Aggreko has announced that, while year to date order intake is solid and it is making progress on key contract extensions, external market conditions remain difficult in a number of markets, in particular the security challenges in Libya and Yemen. Aggreko currently has 120MW in Libya. It uses a local contractor to […]

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Libyan Soldiers Jailed for Sex Crimes in UK

Libyan Soldiers Jailed for Sex Crimes in UK

20 May 2015

Five Libyan soldiers have been jailed for sex crimes they committed while stationed in the UK. Moktar Ali Saad Mahmoud (33) and Ibrahim Abugtila (23) were jailed for 12 years for raping a man in Cambridge, in what police described as “a truly horrendous crime.” Ibrahim El Maarfi (21), Mohammed Abdalsalam (27), and Khaled El […]

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Weekly Security Update by SNE Special Projects 19 May 2015

Weekly Security Update by SNE Special Projects 19 May 2015

19 May 2015

SNE Special Projects have operated within Libya since the revolution of 2011 and are a fully licensed security provider working with our Libyan partner company. We have kept our permanent British & Libyan Country Management Team in Tripoli throughout the last few difficult months, supporting our clients staff and critical infrastructure and offering up to date, regular and […]

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Oil Production over 400k bpd

Oil Production over 400k bpd

19 May 2015

The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, has said Libya is currently producing around 436,000 barrels of oil per day. According to a report from Reuters, he added that he hopes to increase that by 200,000 bpd over the coming two months, by repairing damaged fields and keeping an open dialogue with […]

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EU Naval Force to Combat Traffickers

EU Naval Force to Combat Traffickers

19 May 2015

The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council has announced the establishment of an EU naval operation to disrupt the business model of human smugglers in the Mediterranean. The new operation, called EUNAVFOR Med, is one element of the comprehensive EU response to the migration challenge. EUNAVFOR Med will be conducted in sequential phases and in accordance […]

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OMV Not Expecting Prod’n this Year

OMV Not Expecting Prod’n this Year

19 May 2015

Austrian energy group OMV said on Monday it that its performance was weighed down by the substantial decrease in oil prices and the ongoing security issues in Libya and Yemen. Jaap Huijskes, head of exploration and production, told analysts on a conference call that OMV did not expect production in Libya to resume this year. […]

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Libya ‘in Talks’ to Build Refineries

Libya ‘in Talks’ to Build Refineries

14 May 2015

Libya’s internationally-recognised government is reported to be in talks to build two small refineries, one in the east and the other in the south of the country. The refineries would each have a production capacity of 6,000 barrels per day (bpd), a government spokesman said. Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni [Al-Thani, al-Thanay] (pictured) met officials of the […]

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HRW calls to Amend Counter-Terrorism Law

HRW calls to Amend Counter-Terrorism Law

14 May 2015

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that Libya’s House of Representatives should urgently amend provisions of a counterterrorism law that could be used to curtail free speech and rights to peaceful assembly and movement. The law runs afoul of Libya’s obligations under international law and human rights treaties it has ratified. The House of Representatives, […]

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