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New CMEC Report on Libya’s Migrant Crisis

The UK’s Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) has published a new report on Libya’s migrant crisis. This follows a recent visit by a CMEC delegation to Catania in Sicily to investigate the issues underlying the challenge of the migration crisis facing Southern Europe. The delegation witnessed a migrant landing from a Save the Children search […]

Libyan Technocrats Agree Principles to Protect Oil Sector

Key Libyan institutions and representatives have agreed a set of principles aimed at reinforcing existing legal protections for the National Oil Corporation (NOC). Representatives of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), tribal and municipal representatives, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), major international oil companies, diplomats […]

Int’l Community Rallies Behind Ghassan Salame

By John Lee. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson chaired a meeting about Libya on Thursday with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and their colleagues from Italy, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and France. At a joint press conference after the meeting, Johnson said: “Libya is a front line in our common struggle against terrorism and […]

UK Foreign Secretary meets Haftar

During his visit the Foreign Secretary met Field Marshall Heftar [Haftar, Hiftar], the Head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), as well as members of the House of Representatives representing Benghazi. This was the first visit by a UK government minister to Benghazi since 2011 and the first time that the Foreign Secretary has met […]

UK Firm Wins Deal for Explosive Ordnance Disposal

By John Lee. UK-based ATOM Training has won a contract to supply 16 EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) kits in Tripoli. The contract was granted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and is valued at $483,373. (Source: UN)

Video: Libya, UK ‘work closely’ to investigate Manchester Bombing

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya’s UN-backed government says it is working with British authorities to identify what it describes as terrorist networks behind a bombing in the English city of Manchester. UK officials say the attack was carried […]