Siemens donates to Libya hospital, restores plant

Siemens has donated critically-needed medical equipment to Libya and completed a fast-track programme to restore full capacity at Misrata power plant. This underlines the company’s ongoing commitment to supporting the Libyan people and the country’s reconstruction, a statement from Siemens said. “We believe in being a good corporate partner and a responsible corporate citizen. We give […]

Oil production still unstable in Libya

Post-war Libya is likely to struggle to maintain oil production levels and boost pumping capacity, as funding constraints and security concerns could prevent the country's oil company and foreign oil firms from making necessary investments. Constraints on investments in existing facilities and exploration activity, as well as security concerns, could hamper the work of the […]

UAE team embarks on Libya mission

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is taking part in a project to assess the public health and safety needs of the people of Libya. Dr Ziad Al Najar, senior public health promotion specialist at the DHA, and Dr Mohammad Al Sadiq, senior expert in epidemiology from Al Ain University, have been selected for the assessment […]

Libyan Elections 2012: Underlying Challenges and Prospects

In less than 100 days Libya will witness the first elections since 1964 to elect the National Assembly that will replace the National Transitional Council, NTC, in running the country, and these elections are organised in a country that has experienced an armed conflict following a peaceful popular uprising that resulted in the overthrow of […]

Federalism is unlikely in Libya, however, decentralization is probable

“Eastern Libya declares autonomy.” In spite of international headlines such as this one, talk of the country’s impending disintegration is misleading. Although the participants at the March 6 Barqa Conference (Barqa is the Arabic name for Cyrenaica, or the region of northeastern Libya) claimed the right to speak for their region, the initiative for self-administration […]

Tripoli links with US-Arab Chamber

In a ceremony in Washington, the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce has linked with the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) to create a new body to boost trade between the two countries. The new Libya-US Joint Business Council is, says the NUSACC, designed “to build capacity, promote entrepreneurship and encourage best practice”. It hailed the […]

Libya, Syria turmoil posing problems for economy, Pranab Mukherjee says

India is concerned about the political turmoil in Libya and Syria as unstable situations in there are posing serious problems for the Indian economy, Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday. "We are concerned about what is happening in Libya and Syria," Mukherjee said at a programme organised by industry body Assocham. He said […]

8,000 Libyans enlist to protect borders, oil

The Libyan ministry of defence on Saturday enlisted more than 8,000 former rebels who will be trained in the protection of borders and strategic sites including the nation's vital oil installations. "The 8,000 who joined are from all over Libya," said the deputy defence minister, Sadiq al-Obeidi, at the signing of an agreement to bring […]