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NOC Lifts Force Majeure at Al Sharara Field

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that it has reached what it describes as an 'honor agreement', under which the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFGs) "abides by ending the entire obstacles that face Al Sharara Field in a way that guarantees there will be no security breaches and in a way that […]

UNSMIL Statement on Resumption of Intra-Libyan Talks

Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Stephanie Williams (pictured) is pleased to announce the resumption of inclusive intra-Libyan talks, based on Security Council resolution 2510 (2020), which endorsed the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya held on January 19, 2020. In view of […]

EU considers Boots on the Ground in Libya

By Jacopo Barigazzi, for Politico. EU draws up options for boots on the ground in Libya EU officials have drawn up plans to deploy European military observers to Libya if a cease-fire takes hold there - a potentially high-risk mission reflecting a drive by foreign policy chief Josep Borrell for the bloc to play a […]

OHCHR holds Dialogue with Fact-Finding Mission on Libya

The Human Rights Council on Monday morning held an enhanced interactive dialogue with the Fact-finding Mission on Libya. It also adopted the Universal Periodic Review outcomes of Guinea-Bissau and Guyana. Speaking in the interactive dialogue with the Fact-finding Mission on Libya were Finland on behalf of a group of countries, Kuwait on behalf of the […]

UN Chief calls for Lasting Ceasefire in Libya

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. UN Chief calls for lasting Ceasefire in Libya The United Nations chief on Monday urged Libya's warring parties and outside states to work toward a lasting cease-fire, warning the war-torn country's "future is […]

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 […]

Williams Opening Remarks at UN Meeting

ASRSG Stephanie Williams Opening Remarks Virtual Press Encounter UN HQ, NY, Monday 5 October 2020 I will start by providing a summary of the high-level ministerial meeting on Libya which was co-chaired by the Secretary-General and the Foreign Minister of Germany. The meeting was attended by Ministers of Foreign Affairs and senior representatives from Member […]

EU removes Libyan Politicians from Sanctions List

EU removes Agila Saleh and Nuri Abu Sahmain from sanctions list The Council of the European Union has decided to remove Agila Saleh, speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, and Nuri Abu Sahmain, former president of the internationally unrecognised General National Congress of Libya, from the list of individuals and entities subject to restrictive […]