Libyan police forces to be trained in Turkish academies

Turkey has started negotiations with Libya to begin training the country’s police force, which is being rebuilt after Libya’s violent revolution that began in February 2011 and ended the 42-year dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. A delegation from the Turkish General Directorate of Security, headed by Deputy National Police Chief Ahmet Pek, traveled to the Libyan […]

Business in Libya: Don’t rip us off

AS THEY bounce around Tripoli in beat-up cars on potholed roads, past peeling colonial facades and breeze-block houses, Libyans often rue their country’s misspent wealth. “This should be like Dubai,” they say. Owing to decades of quixotic rule under Muammar Qaddafi, it is not. And it won’t be soon, despite the lifting in December of […]

Genel ups stake in Kurdistan block, looks to Libya

Oil firm Genel Energy said it agreed to buy a controlling stake in a Kurdistan oil block for $94 million, upping its exposure to the semi-autonomous region of Iraq, as it also confirmed it was looking to Libya for new opportunities. The company said it struck two deals to raise its stake in the Chia […]

Top Egyptian general to visit Libyan leaders

In his first major trip abroad as acting head of state, Egypt’s top general is scheduled to fly to Libya on Monday for talks with interim leaders there on the cross-border flow of weapons and the return of Egyptian laborers who fled by the thousands during the Libyan revolution. Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi’s expected […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections Tripoli will remain stable although there is a risk of further sporadic clashes involving different militia groups, which maintain a presence in some outlying areas of the city. The process of integrating militia groups into the national army will continue, although it may be some time before an NTC-controlled body is in control of […]

IFC plans $1 billion MENA investments by June-end: Source

 International Finance Corp., a unit of the World Bank, plans to invest close to $1 billion by the end of June in countries including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Libya, its regional director said on Sunday. “We’ve invested so far more than a billion dollar since July 2011 and plan to invest another billion,” Mouayed Makhlouf, […]

The Political Scene in the New Libya

The current political scene in Libya is buzzing with political activities like never before; political parties were banned under the Gaddafi rule, as he claimed power to the people, and his idea of the “state of the masses”. After the successful campaign to oust Gaddafi out of power, the political scene in Libya is being […]

Libyan parties reject draft election law

Twelve moderate Islamist parties in Libya have rejected a proposed election law because it encourages voting along tribal lines and gives undue influence to the wealthy, they said late on Saturday. The draft law, published by the National Transitional Council (NTC) on January 2, will set the rules of a vote for the national assembly […]