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Video: Coptic Christian Dies in Libyan Prison

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Earlier this month 55 Egyptian Christians being held for allegedly trying to convert Muslims were released from prison in Libya. However a further four men detained on the same charge were not freed […]

Obama Names New Libyan Ambassador

US President Barack Obama has nominated Deborah K. Jones for the post of Ambassador to Libya. Jones, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is Scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC. Previously, she was Senior Faculty Advisor for National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College.  From […]

PM Zeidan's Comments in United States

The following is the full text of the press conference with Prime Minister Zeidan [Zidan] and US Secretary of State John Kerry: SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everyone. I want to offer a very warm welcome to Prime Minister Zeidan of Libya. This is the first visit to Washington of the Prime Minister as prime minister, […]

Japan Contributes to Libyan Mine Clearance

Japan is contributing US$1.8 million to the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to facilitate the clearance of explosive remnants of war, coordinated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). The 2011 conflict in Libya exacerbated the threat of explosive remnants of war […]

Imagine a Libyan Economy Twice the Size

It has been a week of contrasts in Libya. On the security front, Libya's parliament temporarily suspended its main activities due to security concerns, following an incident in which armed protesters stormed the assembly and General National Congress (GNC) President Mohammed al-Magariaf's car came under fire; a crossing on the Tunisian border was closed due […]

Austria to Continue to Support Libya

Austrian Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger (pictured) met for discussions with the Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdul Aziz. The issues discussed were the latest developments in Libya and the region, bilateral relations and also the possibilities that are open to Austria and the European Union for supporting the Libyan transformation process. Also on the […]

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Tunisia Closes Libyan Border Post

A Tunisian soldier was killed on Sunday night during a clash with armed smugglers near the border crossing between Dahiba [Dehiba, Dhiba] and Wazin [Wazen, Wazn, Wazzen, Wazzin] (pictured), and Tunisia has closed the boarder crossing with Libya as a result of the incident. According to Reuters, two Tunisians and a Libyan - all civilians […]