Employees Protest for Sharia Banking

A number of employees at a branch of Sahara Bank in Benghazi have held a demonstration outside the bank to protest against its use of interest. They demanded that the bank start using Sharia-compliant banking methods. According to the Libya Herald, none of Libya’s major banks are Sharia-compliant, but the Governor of the Central Bank, […]

UN Secretary-General Alarmed at Fighting in Bani Walid

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, is alarmed by the fighting in and around the Libyan city of Bani Walid, and in particular the reports indicating growing civilian casualties due to indiscriminate shelling. The Secretary-General reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law and calls on all the Libyan authorities and those in […]

Video: Protests over Bani Walid Gunfight

Protesters in the Libyan capital Tripoli accuse the government of killing civilians, as at least 30 people have been killed in the town of Bani Walid. Government-backed forces say they are are battling soldiers who are still loyal to the former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The fighting has been going on for nearly a week. Al […]

Zueitina Pre-Qual for Runway Marking and Services

Zueitina Oil Company intends to issue the below tender and wishes to invite for pre-qualification interested, experienced and reputable Companies specialized in providing similar services stated below to submit all requirements for inclusion in the bidders list to be invited to participate in the following tender. Brief Description of Project: Design the Runway Marking and […]

Newsflash: Rixos Hotel Under Attack

Libya Business News sources in Tripoli report that the Rixos al Nasr Hotel (pictured) in the city is under attack from militia who are trying to target the General National Council. The attack comes following the deaths of at least 22 people in the town of Bani Walid, a stronghold of the former leader Muammar […]

Gaddafi Spokesman Moussa Ibrahim ‘Captured in Libya’

Libya’s state news agency said on Saturday says Moussa Ibrahim, the spokesman for late leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been captured by the forces of the interim Libyan government at a checkpoint in the town of Tarhouna. Other Libyan officials say they are sceptical, as such reports have proved false in the past, and the prime […]

UNDP Tender for NCSA Strategy

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has issued a tender to review, assess, finalize, edit and translate into Arabic the Draft Libya National Capacity Self Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA) Strategy and Action Plan. Proposals may be submitted on or before Wednesday, November 07, 2012 and via email, courier mail or fax to the address in […]

UN Special Representative Takes Up Post

The new Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Mr. Tarek Mitri, has taken up his post in Tripoli to lead United Nations efforts to assist Libya in its democratic transition. “I shall be delighted to be a witness of the historic changes in Libya and committed to accompany them in solidarity with the Libyan […]