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UN appoints Jan Kubis as Special Envoy on Libya

Secretary-General appoints Mr. Ján Kubiš of Slovakia as his Special Envoy on Libya and Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ján Kubiš of Slovakia as his Special Envoy on Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).  This position is […]

EUBAM Libya: New Head of Mission Appointed

Natalina Cea has been appointed Head of Mission of the EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) in Libya. She will take up her duties on 1 February 2021 succeeding Vincenzo Tagliaferri, who has been Head of Mission since 1 September 2016. Natalina Cea is an Italian civil servant who has worked at a senior level for […]

UK Libya Sanctions Guidance

Libya (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), part of HM Treasury, is responsible for improving the understanding, implementation and enforcement of financial sanctions in the United Kingdom. OFSI publishes a list of individuals and organisations subject to financial sanctions as well as general guidance to promote compliance. Click here […]

Renewed Support for Joint Military Commission and Ceasefire

UNSMIL and Security Working Group for Libya reiterate full support to the Joint Military Commission and the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement The co-chairs of the Security Working Group (SWG) for  Libya, represented by the African Union, France, Italy, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) held […]

LPDF continues meetings of Advisory and Legal Cmte's

LPDF continues in parallel meetings of Advisory and Legal Committees Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General (ASRSG) Stephanie Williams was pleased to convene today the first virtual meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum's Advisory Committee (AC), composed of 18 LPDF members, to discuss the mandate of the committee, its tasks, expected outcomes, and the […]

Joint Statement on Support for LPDF

U.S. joins statement with France, Germany, Italy and UK on Support for LPDF The Ambassadors of Germany, Italy and the United States and the Charge d'Affaires of France and the United Kingdom, joined by UNSMIL, met virtually with Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on December 30 to reiterate full support for the success of the UN-facilitated […]

Mitigating the Impact of Media Reporting of Terrorism: Libya case study

By Mary Fitzgerald (@MaryFitzger), for the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague (ICCT). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Mitigating the Impact of Media Reporting of Terrorism: Libya case study This research paper shows that Libyan media outlets - particularly […]

Malta intercepts Cocaine bound for Libya

The largest drug haul ever made in Malta's history has taken place at the Freeport thanks to the Malta Customs Department. 612 kg of cocaine were discovered concealed within pallets that were carrying cooking oil. The cargo left Ecuador and transited through Colombia before being intercepted by Customs in Malta en-route to Libya. Discrepancies in […]