Foreign Ministry Still Recommending Ukrainians Hold Back From Travels To Libya

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is still recommending Ukrainian citizens to hold back from travels to Libya since the unstable socio-political situation in the country, Foreign Affairs Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko wrote on his page in the social network Twitter. “The Foreign Affairs Ministry still officially does not recommend Ukrainians to visit Libya,” he […]

Al Zawiyah Hospital, Korean Company Sign Agreement on Medical Treatment Service

Libya’s Al Zawiyah National Hospital and the Korea Shinhan Engineering and Construction Company have signed an agreement aimed at providing Libyan patients with the volunteering medical treatment services of Korean doctors at Al Zawiyah National Hospital. Shinhan Company, which will be executing a 5,000 housing units project with HIB in Tripoli, along with a similar […]

Sonde seeks partner to develop Zarat

Canadian independent Sonde Resources is looking for a partner to help fund its development of a block off North Africa, either through a joint venture or a stake sale, the company’s chief executive said. Sonde announced on Monday that it had received a one-year extension on the first phase of its exploration efforts in the […]

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 […]