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UK Lawmakers push for Urgent Engagement with Haftar

A report by the Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) — an influential body set up to ensure that British Conservative parliamentarians understand the Middle East — has urged the UK to engage with Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan National Army (LNA), and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR). It also says the UK should reconsider its relationship […]

Sanalla Speaks Out on NOC Neutrality

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, has said the country’s oil sector must not be a political bargaining chip, and urged all sides to refrain from conflict over oil infrastructure: “NOC has always stood for the unity of the country, and we will continue to do so. Our […]

NOC Chairman: Oil Production to reach 2.5m bpd by 2020

By Adam Nathan. Mustafa Sanalla, the colourful chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), has revealed ambitious plans to increase Libya’s oil production to 2.5 million barrels of oil a day by 2020. Sanalla, also revealed plans to expand Libya’s refining capacity to 1 million barrels of oil a day and gas production to 1.3 […]

Chaos and Confusion in Tripoli

By John Lee. Chaos and confusion are the order of the day in Tripoli, as claims of an attempted coup by forces loyal to the old Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) / National Salvation are dismissed as a “media hoax” by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Reuters had reported that Khalifa Ghwell, head […]

GNA, CBL agree “Temporary Financial Arrangements”

By John Lee. Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) in Tripoli say they have agreed to work together to tackle urgent economic problems in 2017. The CBL has thus far been reluctant to release public funding until the GNA is endorsed by Libya’s eastern-based parliament, the House […]

Female Parliamentarians agree on Steps to Empowerment, Reconciliation

Libyan Female Parliamentarians agree on concrete steps towards Empowerment and Reconciliation Female members of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) ended a three-day conference with concrete recommendations and agreed steps to advance the role of women in the political life and decision making process in Libya. Gathering under the theme, “Together We Can, Together We […]

LIA Steering Cmte “Threatens to Undermine Litigations”

By Sami Redwan, Economics and Business Commentator, Tripoli. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The LIA “steering committee” threatens to undermine the LIA’s multi-million dollar litigations. It cannot be allowed to do so. Libya is a nation plagued by internal conflict, as […]

China to Invest $36bn in Libyan Infrastructure

By John Lee. The Tobruk-basesd government is to embark on a massive programme of infrastructure works, include the country’s largest deepwater port, an airport, a railway running south along the Egyptian border to Sudan, 10,000 homes, a 300-bed hospital and a university. Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni told Al-Hadath that the $36-billion project will be built […]