Talks with Libya over migration to take time

The EU will be taking its time before engaging in direct talks with the new Libyan authorities to strike a deal on illegal migration. Although the issue is of direct importance to Malta, the European Commission yesterday said negotiations with Libya on this issue will only start once “the conditions in Libya are right”. It […]

Libyan NTC Names Cabinet, Appoints Benyiza as Oil Minister

Libya’s National Transitional Council named a new interim cabinet of 24 ministers, including the appointment of Abdulrahman Benyiza as oil minister, said Acting Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib. Aashur bin Khayal was named foreign minister and Osama Jwaili was appointed as defense minister, el-Keib said in a televised press conference outside Tripoli today. Hassan Ziklam was […]

Weekly Security Review

Tripoli The security situation in Tripoli remains good. In general, the attitude towards Western personnel is positive, however, AKE sources on the ground have highlighted that there are still some people who view Westerners as working for foreign agencies and involved in subversive activities. This is likely to improve as more Westerners come into the […]

Libya's NTC unveils new government line-up

Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) named a new government Tuesday with a line-up that dropped several seasoned officials in favor of appointees who will soothe rivalries between regional factions. The NTC faced the tricky task of forming a government which would reconcile regional and ideological interests whose rivalry threatens to upset the country's fragile stability, […]

AIR MALTA to resume service to Tripoli on Nov 28

Air Malta said today it will resume air services to Libya on Monday November 28 with flights to Tripoli International Airport every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. "This decision was taken following recommendations by Air Malta's Technical Team that audited airports in Libya over the last three weeks. The team comprised experts in the field of […]