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Foreign Firms in process of Renewing Libya Licences

By John Lee. A number of foreign firms have reportedly started work on renewing their licences to operate in Libya. According to Reuters, the Economy Ministry suspended 40 foreign firms in May on the grounds that their licenses had expired, before granting a grace period of three months to seek new ones. Tripoli-based economy minister […]

Video: Pompeo asked to clarify Policy on Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US Congress members are asking the White House to clarify its position on Libya. They say the confusion over the Trump administration’s stance on renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar is being used by armed […]

US Ambassador’s Farewell Message to Libya

Today marks my last day serving as the Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassy Libya.  As I return to retirement, I am struck and saddened by the deepening divide that is undermining prospects of a better future for all Libyans.  The ongoing fighting in Tripoli is damaging essential civilian infrastructure, jeopardizing U.S.-Libya counterterrorism efforts and […]

2020 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) is a nine-month fellowship for English teachers or those who are in English as a Second Language teaching training programs. Participants teach Arabic in American colleges, universities, or select high schools, and they may take graduate-level English and American studies courses. The program provides future teachers with the […]

Prime Policy Group to work for GNA

By John Lee. Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) is to receive pro-bono lobbying services from the Washington DC-based Prime Policy Group. Prime Policy Group is a subsidiary of Burson Cohn & Wolfe, a WPP-owned company. The group will provide services to Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq, and there is no formal written contract. The […]

GNA presses US to block Gulf support for Haftar

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan government presses US to block Gulf support for Tripoli offensive Libya’s besieged UN-backed government has launched a full-fledged effort to get the Donald Trump administration to abandon strongman Khalifa Hifter and […]

New NOC Houston Office for $60bn Procurement Drive

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has inaugurated its first international headquarters in Houston, an office mandated to lead a 60 billion USD procurement drive to upgrade Libya’s oil and gas sector and increase production capacity to 2.1 million barrels per day by 2023. NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla, addressing an audience of top […]

NOC talks with Caterpillar, DeGolyer & MacNaughton

By John Lee. National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla has held a series of meetings in the US city of Houston as part of NOC’s 60-billion USD procurement drive. The NOC chairman is meeting with US counterparts to discuss the technology and expertise needed to achieve the corporation’s stated production target of 2.1 million […]