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UN Special Representative Warmly Welcomed in Tripoli

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, arrived in Tripoli today and met with President Faiez al-Sarraj, Presidency Council (PC) members and the Head of the High Council of State, Abdulrahman al-Sweihli. In a joint press conference after the meeting, President Sarraj […]

First Landing in Tripoli Int’l Airport since 2014

By John Lee. Libya Observer reports that a Libyan Airlines plane has landed in Tripoli International Airport (TIA) for the first time since the airport was damaged by fighting in 2014. The jet was carrying President Fayez Al-Serraj and his accompanying delegation returning from Ethiopia. The airport was officially reopened in February. (Source: The Libya Observer)

Libya Unity forces take Control of Tripoli Airport

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government take control of Tripoli International Airport, which was largely destroyed in 2014, after the withdrawal of rival militias from the site:

EU to Enhance Support to Libya on Health, Education

The European Union and the Libyan government agreed concrete steps to enhance cooperation on two priority sectors for the Libyan people, health and higher education, at a Libya-EU Interministerial Meeting on 5-6 April in Tunis. The meeting, co-chaired by EU Head of Delegation to Libya Bettina Muscheidt and Director for International Cooperation at the Libyan […]

Enav to build Control Tower at Mitiga Airport

Italy’s Enav has been awarded by the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) a contract for the construction and set up of the control tower and technical building of the Mitiga airport in Libya. The new facilities will be equipped to guarantee the capability to provide all air navigation services and ensure the full operation and […]

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. […]