Libya: Over a 100 Surgeons to Hone Skills

More than 100 surgeons will enhance their skills treating gunshot- and blast-wounded patients in a seminar that will be held at the Abu Salim Hospital in Tripoli December 12 to 14. The training is being co-organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Libya’s Ministry of Health. Aziz El Bakush, the director […]

NTC representative describes road ahead

With Libya’s new interim government less than a month old, challenges are adding up for the National Transitional Council (NTC). From disarmament and reconstruction to building state institutions, the nation’s aspiring democrats have an enormous task ahead. Magharebia sat down with NTC representative Intissar al-Akili in Benghazi to ask her what the government plans to […]

Turkish Airlines to launch flights to third destination in Libya

Turkish national flag carrier will launch flights to a third destination in Libya in a week. Turkish Airlines (THY) will start operating flights to Misurata, following Tripoli and Benghazi, on December 15. It will fly to Misurata four times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and will raise its flights to Misurata seven days […]

Notes on Visit to Tripoli

Travel Arrangements I had booked return flights from London to Tunis and from Tunis to Tripoli (Mitiga) with Tunisair.  When I tried to check in for the flight from Tunis to Tripoli, I found that there had been an incident involving the Tunisair flight at Mitiga on the previous day.  Tunisair suspended its flights to […]

Indian firms keen to buy stakes in Africa’s energy assets

State-run Indian Oil Corporation, Gas Authority of India Ltd and Petronet LNG are looking at buying equity stakes in energy firms and projects in Africa, senior ministers said Friday. Addressing the 3rd India-Africa Hydrocarbons Conference here, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Indian companies were interested in buying equity stakes in oil and gas assets in […]

Involvement in Operation in Libya Cost Britain £212m

British defence secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed that military operations in Libya during the eight-month long conflict had cost Britain £212m, and praised the operation in Libya that led to the overthrow of Muammar Al Qathafi. He said the operation had been legal and necessary to avoid a “festering rogue state on Europe’s borders”. Mr […]

Libya’s oil industry improving rapidly after war

Libya’s oil industry is recovering from this year’s war at a much faster rate than many people had hoped. The revenue earned from the energy sector will ultimately pay for the reconstruction of this war-damaged nation. Before the conflict, it was producing 1.6 million barrels of oil a day. The fighting pretty much shut down […]

Italy’s ENI resumes 70% of its Libya oil output

Italian oil giant ENI, the top producer of Libyan crude, has resumed production of about 70 percent of its pre-conflict output from the North African country, its chief Paolo Scaroni said Thursday. “We are close to 200,000 barrels a day” of oil equivalent including gas, Scaroni said at the World Petroleum Congress in Doha. Current […]