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Turkey Reopens Libyan Embassy

By John Lee. Turkey has reopened its embassy in Tripoli, two-and-a-half years after closing it due to the security situation in the country. It is the second country to reopen its diplomatic mission in the country, following Italy earlier this month. Turkey’s ambassador, Ahmet Aydın Doğan, had been based in Tunisia during the embassy’s closure, while […]

Pictures of Planned New NOC HQ in Benghazi

Istanbul-based architectural practice 3XKO were appointed to design a headquarters campus for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Benghazi. The client was Taca Insaat. The 150,000 m² scheme consists of 7 buildings of which 4 are part of phase 1 of the development. The aim was to create an energy efficient, passive and sustainable design which resulted in an aerodynamic and solar […]

New Ferry Service to Istanbul and Genoa

By John Lee. Libya’s Mithaq Marine has begun freight and passenger services between Tripoli, Istanbul (pictured) and Genoa, according to Libya Herald. Its roll-on-roll-off vessel Ammari arrived in Istanbul on Saturday on its first voyage from Tripoli. Company boss Osama Al-Alem told the Libya Herald that the ship will make three return trips a month to […]

International Community Reaffirms Support for GNA

Ministerial Meeting for Libya Joint Communique, Vienna 16 May 2016 We welcome the presence of Prime Minister al-Sarraj and commend his leadership in guiding Libya’s institutions through seating the government in Tripoli, a turning point in the Libyan political process. We express our strong support for the Libyan people in maintaining the unity of Libya. […]

Companies Investigated for Violating Libya Arms Embargo

By John Lee. The Wall Street Journal reports that a new UN report on the violations of the Libya arms embargo was submitted to the UN Security Council in January. UN investigators claim that two US-based companies broke the embargo in 2011. It also claims that the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Turkey shipped military equipment in […]

NOC Holds Meetings with Int’l Partners

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has called for meetings with its international partners to discuss the challenging circumstances facing the industry in Libya at the present time. On Monday 11th January NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla and members of his management team met with representatives of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation, and with the Canadian company Suncor […]

Libya Discussed by EU Foreign Ministers

Libya, counter-terrorism and Eastern partnership discussed by EU Foreign Ministers The developments in Libya, counter terrorism initiatives, and the EU’s partnership with Eastern countries were discussed when EU foreign Ministers held their last meeting of 2015 in Brussels on Monday 14 December. Ministers discussed Sunday’s Rome conference on Libya and held talks with the UN […]