Weekly Security Review

Projections Tripoli will remain calm, although as elections approach in the coming weeks there will be an increased risk of political demonstration in central areas of the city, and around government buildings and major hotels housing foreign media, who are likely to return in time for the polls. Benghazi will also remain calm overall, but […]

Turkish Food and Agriculture Firms in Libya

Libya is returning to 'normal life' in post-Gadhafi era. Turkish firms showed high interest to 'Libya International Agriculture and Marine Fishery Exhibition' which takes place in capital city of Tripoli. A total of 51 Turkish companies join the fair and started to work on expanding their business contacts. Opening of the exhibition was held by […]

Libya spends JD40m on hotels in Jordan

The Libyan authorities will soon pay the Kingdom’s hotels part of their outstanding dues for accommodating Libyan citizens, Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Omar Abdul Karim said on Monday. In a statement sent to The Jordan Times, Abdul Karim said JD40 million has already been transferred to Jordan and will be allocated to the Kingdom’s hotels. Jordan […]

In muddle of Libya's finances, billions go missing

Months after rebels brought down the extravagant dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi, the disarray in Libya's state finances at the end of last year was so bad the new leadership did not know the size of state assets, how their money was being spent, or what had happened to more than $2 billion transferred from the […]

Libya says 330,000 voters register for June poll

The chief of Libya's election commission said on Sunday that 330,000 people have so far registered as voters to elect the nation's first constituent assembly in June. "The number of voters registered by yesterday (Saturday) evening is 330,000," Nuri al-Abbar told a news conference in Tripoli. Abbar said that the number was a "positive indicator" […]

Libya 5th in Germany's March oil imports

Libya's oil sector sent 469,000 tonnes of crude to Germany in March, down from 779,000 tonnes in February but putting it fifth-highest in Germany's oil imports, economic and foreign trade statistics office BAFA data showed on Monday. The figure was not dissimilar to 496,000 tonnes received in March 2011, shortly after fighting broke out between rebels […]

Looking for investment opportunities in Libya

The fall of Moammar Gadhafi has paved the way for the U.S. business community to invest in Libya as the troubled Middle Eastern nation tries to rebuild itself after a civil war tore the country apart last year. After a trip last month to the new Libya, the U.S.-Libya Business Association says the country would […]