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NOC to Withhold Oil Revenue from Central Bank

By John Lee. Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that oil revenues will not be transferred to the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) "until the Bank has a clear transparency in front of the Libyan people regarding the mechanism of spending the oil  revenues during the last years." The move follows a public disagreement […]

Italy contributes $500k to Libyan Peace Process

Italy contributes to the peace process in Libya by donating euro 450,000 UNDP's Political Dialogue Programme In the presence of Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) held in Tunis under her leadership and facilitated by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the Deputy General Director/Central Director for the Mediterranean […]

UK supports Libyan Peace Process with $400k New Funding

The United Kingdom spurs the peace process in Libya with a new funding contribution of £300,000 to UNDP The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Gerardo Noto, and His Excellency, the United Kingdom (UK) Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Nicholas Hopton, have signed an agreement by which the UK donates 300,000 (US$ 395,656) to […]

UN publishes LPDF Roadmap for Talks

By John Lee. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has published its "Roadmap for the Preparatory Phase of a Comprehensive Solution". It says the document was prepared in response to the popular demands expressed in consultative meetings of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF). Click here to download the full document (Source: UN)

UN's Williams addresses Security Council

Remarks by Acting Special Representative of the Un Secretary-General Stephanie Williams to the Security Council - 19 November 2020: Madam President, Ambassador King (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Excellencies, Since my last briefing on 2 September, we have made substantial progress in the search for peace and stability in Libya. After many years of oppression, […]

Will Biden apply pressure on those intervening in Libya?

By Tim Eaton, for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Will Biden apply pressure on those intervening in Libya? Although the contrast between the Obama and Trump administrations is stark, the contrast between their […]

Algeria "grants itself Power to Intervene in Libya"

By Mohamed Sabry for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Algeria grants itself power to intervene in Libya Although Algeria has long maintained its neutrality on the fighting in neighboring Libya, it has amended its constitution to allow itself to take […]

Libya to hold National Elections, 24 December 2021

Statement by Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Stephanie Williams on the first round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (ASRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL) in Libya Stephanie Williams announced yesterday the conclusion of the first round of the Libyan Political […]