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Malta and Libya in Security Talks

The Libyan Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Abdul Razak Al-Grady, was the special guest of the Maltese Chairmanship during the Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC) plenary meeting, at which the illicit trafficking of armaments in the Mediterranean region was discussed. In his statement, Al-Grady thanked Malta for offering Libya the opportunity […]

Libya’s Oil Production Stable At 600,000 BPD

As the government works to end protests at fields and ports that have cut shipments for months, Libya’s oil production has stabilized at around 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) over the last month, according to the National Oil Corp. (NOC). Striking workers, militias and political protests caused a decline in the OPEC member’s oil output to […]

Will Libya’s Security Situation Drive Out Foreign Oil Companies?

By Rim al-Baraki from Al-Hayat, translated for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Some experts have expressed fears that Western oil companies operating in Libya will leave the country due to the growing concern and disappointment at the prevailing security conditions in […]

Weekly Security Update

General The wider regional insecurity resulting from the four day hostage crisis at a gas facility, In Amenas in Algeria that ended 19 January, killing at least 37 foreign hostages has continued to dominate media reporting, in part due to alleged Libyan involvement in the incident, but also in connection with the perceived safety of […]

Weekly Security Update

General This weeks regional reporting was dominated by the hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas facility in south-eastern Algeria, which started on 16 January came to a conclusion on 19 January when Algerian security forces assaulted the facility killing the remaining hostage takers.  While the exact number fatalities remains unconfirmed, the events resulted in […]

Weekly Security Update

Political The walkout by the largest bloc in the General National Congress (GNC), the National Forces Alliance (NFA), was confirmed on 8 January following the continued absence of MPs from the bloc. The NFA has blamed their boycott on excessive delays in establishing the Constituent Assembly charged with drafting the Constitution; unilateral decisions made by […]

Weekly Security Update

Political Interior Minister Ashour Shuwail was sworn into office by the National Assembly on 11 December, with a total of 86 votes in favour out of 114 representatives. The Supreme Court still has to decide on an integrity committee’s ruling against Shuwail.  After being approved, Shuwail told the assembled representatives that his ministry will now […]