The Middle East Association’s trade mission to Tripoli, originally scheduled for 16th to 20th September, has been postponed. According to a statement on its website, the MEA is hoping to take the mission out in October and dates will announced soon. It is also planning on taking a mission to Libya in January.
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to tighten the deployment of Filipino workers to Libya, particularly those in construction sites owing to fresh attacks on Western targets that led to the deaths of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Apprximately 9,000 Filipino workers, including engineers in oil companies […]
Air traffic controllers at Tripoli airport in Libya staged a strike over pay on Sunday that affected flights in the capital and other cities, the airport director said. The strike hit airports in Tripoli and Benghazi, where certain flights take directions from air traffic controllers in the Libyan capital. (Source: Ahram Online)
Thirteen Maltese companies were assisted by Malta Enterprise to participate in the Libya Healthcare Exhibition at the Tripoli International Fair between September 11 and 13. 150 international exhibitors and thousands of visitors were there to establish direct communication with Libyan decision-makers in the healthcare sector. Libyan Health Minister Fatima Hamroush and Malta’s Ambassador in Libya Victor […]
Libyan authorities have arrested some 50 people in connection with last week’s deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, the president of Libya’s interim assembly says. US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other US consulate staff were killed. (Source: BBC)
Libya’s General National Congress announced on Wednesday the election of Dr. Mustafa Abushagur (pictured) as Libya’s new Prime Minister. According to a report from ie Consultancy, it is currently expected that Dr. Abushagur will have a period of two weeks to select his cabinet, after which a further period of two weeks will be allocated […]
Members of Libya’s national assembly have elected technocrat Mustafa Abu Shagour as the country’s new prime minister. Shagour, previously deputy prime minister, won 96 votes, beating the liberal candidate Mahmoud Jibril by just two votes to take control of Libya’s transitional administration for the next 18 months. Abu Shagour is an optical engineer and returned from the United […]
Oil traded above $97 a barrel Thursday in Asia after the attach which killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sparking new worries about the security situation in the Middle East. Benchmark crude was up 6 cents at $97.07 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract […]