Germany calls for end of Tripoli offensive

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged conflict parties in Libya to end fighting and return to peace negotiations, her office said on Monday. Merkel has spoken with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in a telephone call that…

HNEC: Libya’s constitution referendum next February

The chairman of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) said Thursday that the referendum on a new constitution will be held before the end of next February. The announcement by HNEC's chairman Emad Al-Sayeh signals a small…

UNHCR: 133 refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in coordination with Libyan authorities, evacuated 133 refugees from Libya to Niger today after hosting them at a Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli which opened on Tuesday. Most evacuees,…

Benghazi in a standstill de to heavy rain water

Several eastern Libyan oil ports including Es Sider and Ras Lanuf have closed due to bad weather, a port engineer said on Wednesday. A tanker had been trying to dock at the Es Sider terminal, but was unable to load, the engineer…

New 5000 HIV cases reported in Libya since January 2018

The Libyan Health Ministry's Center for Disease Control said on Monday that about 5000 HIV cases have been reported since the start of 2018. According to the director of the Center for Disease Control Badr Al-Deen Al-Najjar, some…

Qatar to pull out of OPEC by next January

Qatar announced on Monday it would withdraw from OPEC, mixing its aspirations to increase production outside of the cartel’s constraints with the politics of slighting the Saudi-dominated group amid the kingdom’s boycott of Doha. The…

Angry protesters storm Libyan government’s headquarters

Angry protesters from the families of martyrs and the injured fighters have stormed into the headquarters of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, calling for payment of their salaries that have been suspended since 2014.…

UN and the West cherish a warlord in Libya

Now as never before, democracy and freedom in Libya seem a bit far-fitched as they both have a had a pretty much rough road post-Gaddafi's death. Since 2012, every political move Libyans were making was accompanied by a military…

Libya’s oil output falls by 150.000 bpd, NOC says

The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Friday that operations at four oil terminals in the country had been temporarily halted due to bad weather conditions. “Ras Lanuf, Zueitina, Zawiya and Es Sider terminals have all been…

Libya’s oil exports to China doubled since last year

Libya’s oil exports to China this year, totalling $3.5 billion so far, are already more than double last year’s, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Thursday. NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanallah said during a meeting with…

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