A follow-up business visit

This is just an update on my recent visit to Libya. I met the Ministry of Education officials again and received a warm reception.  The Head of Vocational Education colleges asked me to visit six colleges in the Tripoli area so I now have some ideas for him on prioritising recovery work and how it […]

Turkey offers loan to Libya

Turkey’s Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan recently paid a visit to Tripoli to attend the Turkey-Libya Business Forum. Speaking at the opening of the forum, Caglayan said that Turkish Eximbank would offer a grant worth $250 million to Libya, Zaman reported. He stressed that Turkey and entrepreneurs of the country are keen to help Libya and […]

Kuwait offers 54 ambulance, firefighting engines in aid to Libya

Upon instructions from His Highness the Amir of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait offered Sunday medical and relief aid to post-revolution North African Arab nation of Libya. The aid comprised 54 ambulances and firefighting and rescue vehicles. The aid was handed over to Libyan officials Sunday in a ceremony held here after the arrival […]

China looks at Libya post-war reconstruction

A team of Chinese government officials has arrived in Libya to look into post-war reconstruction. China was slow to support the rebels in Libya’s revolution last year. In September, it became the last member of the U.N. Security Council to formally recognize the transitional council as the country’s ruling authority. It did so only after […]

Libya’s Crude Bookings to Rise to 1 Million Bpd Next Week

Nine oil tankers have been booked so far to load about 1 million barrels a day of crude oil in Libya next week, according to data from Poten & Partners Inc. The ships have been chartered to pick up 970,000 metric tons, the equivalent of about 7.1 million barrels, the New York- based shipbroker’s figures […]

Jordan hospitals struggle with Libya patients

Jordan’s hospitals are struggling to cope with thousands of Libyans who were injured during the country’s uprising. Some of the Libyan patients are angry at the National Transitional Council, which is paying their medical bills, accusing them of failing to co-ordinate with the Jordanian authorities regarding their arrival. Many of them have made the long trip to Jordan for […]

Italy and Libya move to re-establish old friendship

The events of the Arab Spring disrupted Italy’s centuries-old relationship with Libya, its neighbour across the Mediterranean, but – now the dust has settled – both sides are keen to restore a spirit of co-operation. The links between Italy and its former North African territory go back not only to the brief 36 years of […]

Libya, UK help OMV Q4 output rise

Output from Libya helped Austrian energy group OMV boost production slightly quarter on quarter despite the absence of supplies from Yemen amid political unrest there. OMV’s fourth-quarter production edged up to 289,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) from 283,000 in the previous quarter, it said in a trading statement on Friday. “Overall production […]