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Discrimination against Libyan Women married to Foreigners

New report: Libyan laws discriminate against Libyan women married to foreign nationals A detailed report on the risks facing Libyan women married to foreign nationals was issued today by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The report illustrates the Libyan legislation’s arbitrary restrictions placed on this type of marriage, depriving husbands and children of the right […]

Ghassan Salamé addresses United Nations Security Council

Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya Mr. President [Ambassador Joseph Singer, Dominican Republic], Allow me to congratulate the Dominican Republic for its Presidency of the Security Council. Mr President, Members of the Council, The South remains Libya’s vulnerable heart, encompassing almost 1 million square kilometers […]

The need for a Sustainable Security Infrastructure in Libya

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Libya Thank you very much Mr President. Thank you for scheduling this briefing. Very good to hear from the SRSG so thank you, Ghassan for everything you’ve said. I wanted to start by thanking you also for restructuring […]

EU Statement on the Resumed Fighting in Tripoli

Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumed fighting in Tripoli The resumed fighting in Tripoli is a worrying breach of the ceasefire brokered by the UN in September and of the subsequent security arrangements. We extend condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We call on everyone […]

Libya: the Battle for Peace in a Failing State

From the Financial Times: As international attention intensifies on Libya amid longstanding concerns about the flow of migrants to Europe and the risk that Isis fighters being forced out of Syria will seek to exploit the chaos, the UN is leading a fresh drive to bring stability to the Opec member. It has set an […]

Glencore “Loses Exclusive Rights” to Sarir & Messla Oil

By John Lee. Glencore has reportedly lost its exclusive marketing rights for the Sarir and Messla oil export grades. Sources told Reuters that since the end of 2018 anyone can buy these grades, and that both Shell and BP have taken some. The Switzerland-based commodities giant originally won the rights to in late 2015, when […]

Additional Capacity Added at Faregh Oilfield

By John Lee. Waha Oil Company (WOC), a subsidiary of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), has completed preparations on another horizontal well in the Faregh oil field ahead of the planned start of second-phase experimental gas production by the end of the first quarter of 2019. Initial tests indicate that the B B-14-59 well is […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]