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Egypt keen on joining Reconstruction of Libya

By Rasha Mahmoud for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Looking to make inroads into reconstruction projects in Libya and Iraq, Cairo kicked off its annual Builders of Egypt Forum, one of the country’s biggest events in the construction industry. Egyptian Prime Minister […]

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Libya Ranked Second-Last in Good Country Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked second-last out of 153 countries in this year’s Good Country Index, placing it just ahead of Iraq and behind Yemen. Iran was ranked 138th. The idea of the Good Country Index to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it […]

UK Appoints New Ambassador to Libya

Mr Frank Baker CMG OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya in succession to Mr Peter Millett CMG. Mr Baker will take up his appointment in February 2018. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: “The UK is at the forefront of diplomatic work with the Libyan government and our international partners to help bring stability […]

Libya near Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Libya has been rated joint-eleventh-from-the-bottom of the list in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while […]

New Allegations of Corruption in the Libyan Oil Industry

By John Lee. An investigation by Fairfax Media — publisher of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald newspapers — and The Huffington Post, claims that Monaco-based Unaoil has been involved in widespread bribery and corruption in the oil industry, including in Iraq, Iran and Libya. Following examination of tens of thousands of emails, the report says that Unaoil […]

US Targets Senior ISIL Leader in Libya

The U.S. military conducted an airstrike in Libya on Friday against an Iraqi national who was a longtime al-Qaida operative and the senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader in Libya, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. In a statement, Cook said the strike targeted Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd […]

Libya Again Ranks Second Last …

By John Lee. Libya has again been ranked in second-last place out of 189 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2016 report. Top of the list were Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark, with last place going to Eritrea, just behind Libya and South Sudan. The pace of business regulatory reforms picked up during […]