Tag Archives | United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Video: Have UN-led Talks been Compromised?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. For the past year and a half, rival militias loyal to rival goverments in Libya, have been fighting what has been described as a low-level civil war.And the UN's envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, […]

Video: Leon Denies Bias in Peace Talks

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The UN is backing its outgoing special envoy to Libya amid allegations of a conflict of interest. Bernadino Leon will move to a new role in the United Arab Emirates, which is seen as […]

Leon Lands Job with Emirates Diplomatic Academy

The Emirates Diplomatic Academy announced on Wednesday the appointment of Bernardino León as the first Director General of the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s leading centre of excellence in diplomatic studies. Mr. Leon, will take up his position in December, 2015. A career diplomat with rich international experience spanning more than 25 years, Mr. Leon’s […]

Libya Again Ranks Second Last ...

By John Lee. Libya has again been ranked in second-last place out of 189 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2016 report. Top of the list were Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark, with last place going to Eritrea, just behind Libya and South Sudan. The pace of business regulatory reforms picked up during […]

Afriqiyah Airways Suspends European Operations

Afriqiyah Airways has suspended its services to Europe, just a week after announcing that it was resuming them. The suspension follows a decision by UAE-based AeroVista, which had wet-leased two jets to the Libyans for use on flights to Europe, to quit the country for security reasons. ch-aviation reports that Air Libya also had a […]

Libyan Interior Minister Visits UAE

Omar al-Sinki, the interior minister of Libya's internationally recognized government in Tobruk, met his counterpart in the United Arab Emirates, Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Monday to seek continued support in the battle against Islamist-allied militias. He told Associated Press that he wants greater technical, logistical and political support from Arab and international allies, but […]

Unidentified Jet Strikes Tripoli Airport

At least one unidentified jet has carried out an air strike on Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport on Monday Reuters quotes witnesses and local television as saying that the extent of damage was not clear. The airport controlled by the Libya Dawn militia group, which is aligned with the islamist General National Congress in Tripoli, and […]