Libya’s Belhadj quits military post for politics

Libyan Islamist commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj has resigned his military post in a bid to enter politics. Mr Belhadj, a key brigade leader in the 2011 toppling of Col Gaddafi, plans to run in elections next month. He is a former member of an Islamist insurgent group which sought to overthrow Gaddafi in the 1990s. […]

Election candidate murdered in south Libya

A candidate in the upcoming poll for a constituent assembly was murdered in Libya’s southern desert on Sunday shortly after submitting his registration, a security official said. “Khaled Abu Saleh was murdered 30 kilometres (22 miles) from Ubari,” in the south of Libya, Mohammed Saleh, deputy chairman of the High Security Commission, told AFP. “An […]

Azerbaijan Offers to Build Refinery, Filling Stations in Libya

Azerbaijan has proposed building an oil refinery and gasoline filling stations in Libya, the Azeri Foreign Ministry said in an e-mailed statement today. Azerbaijan could build the refinery on its own or with Libya, Azeri Ambassador Agasalim Shukurov said at a meeting with Abdulrahman Ben Yezza, Libya’s oil and gas minister, according to the statement. […]

Russia’s Tatneft unsure of return to Libya

Russian oil producer Tatneft said on Monday it was not sure whether it would be able to resume operations in Libya, more than a year after it left the country following the outbreak of a violent uprising, the company said in a statement. “The group has no confidence in whether it will be able to […]

Azeri firm plans refinery, petrol stations in Libya

Azeri state energy company SOCAR plans to build an oil refinery and a chain of petrol stations in Libya under its own brand, the Azeri Foreign Ministry said. Azerbaijan’s ambassador handed SOCAR’s proposals to the Libyan oil and gas minister at a recent meeting in Tripoli, the ministry said in a news release on Monday. […]

Libya extends voter registration amid boycott call

Libya has extended the deadline for voters to register for national elections by a week to spur more participation amid calls for a boycott by a self-styled autonomous council in the east and threats of similar action by Tripoli civic activists. The free election, set to be take place on June 19, will be a […]

Libya Business Briefing

The Libyan British Business Council and MEC International are jointly holding a Libya Briefing on Tuesday 29th May. The event is to be held at One Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH. Registration will be from 10.00 with proceedings from 10.30. There will be a number of expert presentations with questions and answers closing at about […]