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Chinese Oil Firms consider Return to Libya

By John Lee. The Chairman of the  Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, has met with the Chinese Ambassador to Libya as well as a number of senior officials from UNIPEC, which is subsidiary of state-owned Sinopec. The meedting discussed the possibility of the firms returning to the oil industry in Libya, and finish […]

Eastern-based NOC pulls out of Oil Agreement

By John Lee. The chairman of the Eastern-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), Naji al-Maghrabi (pictured), has announced that he will not continue with the agreement to unify the rival eastern- and western-based oil organizataions. According to a report last week from the eastern-based LANA news agency, one of he reasons for the decision was the […]

NSG Leader “Wounded” in Tripoli Clashes

By John Lee. Armed groups loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) have with reportedly regained control of the Rixos Hotel complex, which had been used as a base by the alternative National Salvation Government (NSG) led by Islamist ex-premier Khalifa Ghwell. Ghwell was said to have been slightly wounded in the clashes. […]

Tripoli International Airport to Reopen by end of March

The Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) has stated that Tripoli International Airport will to be reopened before the end of March. Recent photographs of the airport indicate that the site will require a significant amount of work and it is somewhat debatable as to whether the airport can return to full operational effectiveness so soon. […]

Mogherini on the Recent Clashes in Tripoli

Statement by HRVP Federica Mogherini on the Recent Clashes in Tripoli: Once again, violent clashes have erupted in Tripoli, while indiscriminate violence against citizens continues to affect a number of areas across Libya. Violence will not resolve any of Libya’s political challenges. What is expected by all parties is that they refrain from unilateral acts […]

Int’l Community ready to Support Libya

Joint Statement by the Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States to Libya (25.02.17): The Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States reiterate our commitment to preserving the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity, and national cohesion of Libya and our support for the Libyan […]

Serraj: Russia a possible Intermediary with Haftar

By John Lee. The head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli said on Sunday he would like Russia to help overcome deadlock in the country. Fayez Serraj told Reuters that Moscow might act as an intermediary between him and the eastern-based Khalifa Haftar, who was recently a guest on the Russian […]

Tripoli International Airport holds Opening Ceremony

On February 16, Tripoli International Airport was officially reopened after over two years of closure following severe damage during heavy clashes in 2014. Despite the presence of some officials closely linked to the Government of National Accord (GNA), the ceremony was very much led by the General National Congress (GNC). GNC leader, Khalifa al-Ghweil, gave […]