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Top Egyptian general to visit Libyan leaders

In his first major trip abroad as acting head of state, Egypt’s top general is scheduled to fly to Libya on Monday for talks with interim leaders there on the cross-border flow of weapons and the return of Egyptian laborers who fled by the thousands during the Libyan revolution. Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi’s expected […]

Libya Offers Legal Contracts to Egyptian Local Workforce

Libya’s Ministry of Labor says it wishes to hire foreign labor, including Egyptians and has set a two-month deadline for illegal expatriate workers residing in Libyan lands to send their applications. “This will offer a window of opportunity to foreign laborers working in Libya illegally to adjust their status,” the ministry said in a press […]

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Arab Spring is “unique opportunity” for tourism

The revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya have created a “unique opportunity” for tourism said Taleb Rifai, secretary general, UN World Tourism Organisation. Rifai told a seminar at World Travel Market on The Future of Tourism in the Middle East that the new political climate would create a stronger environment for tourism to blossom. “We […]

EgyptAir to double flights to Libya

EgyptAir announced Monday it will increase its number of flights to Libyan cities, starting on 7 December. The airline will offer 21 flights per week instead of 11. Hussein Massoud, head of EgyptAir Holding Company, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the company will operate two flights daily to Tripoli and one to Benghazi. In November, EgyptAir […]

Etihad’s Tripoli flights to start in January

Etihad Airways announced today that it will begin flying to Tripoli on 17 January. The three return flights a week will be operated by an Airbus A320 with 162 Coral Economy seats. The flights will depart from Abu Dhabi at 8 am. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays with the return service leaving Tripoli at 4.15 […]

Libya imposes visa requirement on Egyptians-agency

Libya has told Egyptians they will need visas to enter the country, Egypt’s state news agency said on Wednesday, after Egypt imposed travel restrictions on Libyans during the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. Egypt toughened its entry requirements after the rebellion broke out in eastern Libya in February and some Libyans tried to cross the border […]

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Egypt Air to Resume Flights to Tripoli Nov. 17

Egypt’s national airline, Egypt Air, is to follow the examples of Turkish Airlines and Italian carrier Alitalia’s example and resume flights to the Libyan capital Tripoli next week, marking a step toward normalcy after Libya’s eight-month civil war. Egypt Air, that has been running four flights per week to the eastern city of Benghazi since […]

Arab Spring may turn page in Egypt-Libya economic relations

Can revolutions succeed where decades-old dictatorial systems failed, and usher in stable, mutually beneficial economic relations between Egypt and Libya? The coming months may bring the answer.  Last month’s visit to Cairo by the chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, came just days after he declared his country liberated, and opened what […]