French contribution to UN Electoral Initiative reaches $1m

H.E. French Ambassador to Libya, Ms. Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed a new agreement today to increase France’s contribution to the UN electoral project “Promoting Elections for the People of Libya (PEPOL)” by €650,000. This extra support comes in addition to the […]

NOC, UAE discuss Cooperation on Libya

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Eng. Mustafa Sanalla met with His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, United Arab Emirates Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in London last week. The two parties discussed mutual cooperation and the international community’s approach to Libya, including the protection of […]

Sirte Oil Company resumes Gas Field Development

Sirte Oil Company (SOC), responsible for the exploration and production of oil and gas, has resumed development drilling activity in the Sahl field at well No. O23-6, following a four-year hiatus as a result of the local security situation during this period. SOC deployed the ‘APHRON’ drilling technique on this well, under the supervision of […]

NOC warns of Lack of Security at Zawiya Refinery

The National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) board of directors has alerted the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) and competent authorities regarding the recent lack of protection and security at the Zawiya refinery. The NOC board warned that any continuation or failure to address this situation, to ensure staff and site protection and increase security, will affect ongoing […]

Reports of Russian Troops in Libya Spark Controversy

By Maxim A. Suchkov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russia is believed to have been deploying dozens of troops to Libya over the last few days. The story, first reported by The Sun, sheds light on what the British media […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

New Career Opportunities in Libya

By John Lee. The following career opportunities in Libya have been recently advertised: MHPSS Specialist, International Medical Corps (IMC) Individual Consultancy for Development of adolescents and youth vulnerability assessment, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Access Advisor, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) Country Security Manager, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) EU Delegation to […]

EU’s Mogherini meets with UN Libya Rep Salamé

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, met with the Special Representative for Libya of the UN Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé recently in Brussels, to discuss the situation in Libya. The meeting followed on from the briefing given by Special Representative Salamé to the informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on 24 September in the margins of the UN […]