LISCO Misurata Resumes Production of Reinforced Steel and Iron

The Libyan Iron and Steel company, LISCO, has announced that all production of reinforced steel and iron has resumed and is now available. The company, one of the largest in Libya, with an annual capacity of 1,324,000 tons of liquid steel, is situated near the coastal city of Misurata, about 210km east of Tripoli, and […]

Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has been operating in Libya since mid 2011.   Overview The last seven days have seen the majority of reported activity focused on the Benghazi area, including assassination attacks against former regime members, attacks against […]

Jordan- Libyan patients all but gone, hospitals, hotels still await payment

Although most of the thousands of Libyans who crowded the Kingdom’s hospitals and hotels over the past year have left, representatives of these sectors say they are still waiting on the Libyan government to pay their bills. Fawzi Hammouri, head of Private Hospitals Association (PHA), said the Libyan authorities still owe Jordanian hospitals around JD55 […]

Libya leases jumbos to transport Umrah pilgrims

 Two aircraft, each with a capacity of 500 passengers, are being leased by Afriqiyah Aviation Holding Company to meet the surge in demand from Libyan pilgrims wanting to perform Umrah during Ramadan. Afriqiyah Aviation is the parent company of Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways. Both are scheduled to be merged shortly. According to the undersecretary […]

Opera usage surges to 200 million users a month

Norwegian company Opera has released a report today which suggests the number of mobile phone users who use Opera to browse the web has topped the 200 million per month mark. In its latest State of the Mobile Web report, the company says that the landmark number was passed in June — and is up […]

Libya, Tunisia and Egypt consider cancelling travel visas for citizens

Egypt, Tunisia and Libya will consider whether to allow citizens to travel among the three countries without the need for a visa. Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi is investigating the suggestion. This comes after Egyptian, Tunisian and Libyan foreign ministers issued what they call the “Cairo Declaration” on Sunday from Egypt’s foreign affairs ministry. The declaration […]

Libya asks Egypt for academics

The Libyan government has asked Egypt to provide Libyan universities with tutors in various disciplines. It is estimated that Libya’s universities require more than 1,000 extra teaching staff for the upcoming academic year. The request has been made within the framework of cooperation between the two countries. The academics would operate under the collective supervision […]

All parties and groups in Libya must come together

As Libya looks at the next step after the recent elections, it is critical that all parties and groups aim at reaching the same goal. Regardless of affiliations or leanings, the interest of building a nation that is transparent and democratic should not be compromised. And this can only be achieved if all parties involved […]