Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Central Bank of Libya announces new ‘plastic banknote’ in Tripoli

  • 18 February 2019 - 21:35
Central Bank of Libya announces new ‘plastic banknote’ in Tripoli

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) yesterday announced the new version of the cash currency Category 1 Dinar, coinciding with the 8th anniversary of February 17 revolution. It was during a ceremony held by the bank at its headquarters in the capital Tripoli, during which the Governor of CBL,...

Al-Sarraj discusses amendments to draft decision to improve medical staff salaries

  • 18 February 2019 - 19:36
Al-Sarraj discusses amendments to draft decision to improve medical staff salaries

  The President of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, met Monday at the council's headquarters in Tripoli, with representatives of the Committee formed by a decision of the Presidential Council to study the salaries of medical and paramedical...

UN mission puts Libya crisis at the top of key issues at Munich Security Conference

  • 17 February 2019 - 19:17
UN mission puts Libya crisis at the top of key issues at Munich Security Conference

The UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salamé met with German state Secretary Walter Lindner on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. He briefed him on developments in the political situation in Libya, where Salamé...

EU blacklists Libya for money laundering and terrorism financing

  • 14 February 2019 - 16:33
EU blacklists Libya for money laundering and terrorism financing

The European Commission has placed Libya on a list of countries which have “strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks." The commission unveiled a list of 23 countries that also included Nigeria, Panama and Saudi Arabia, uam, Samoa, The...

Joint Libya-US forces strike Al-Qaeda site in Ubari

  • 14 February 2019 - 16:10
Joint Libya-US forces strike Al-Qaeda site in Ubari

Joint US-Libyan forces raided an al-Qaeda site in Ubari on Wednesday, according to a statement by a Libyan Tripoli-based official. The spokesperson for Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Presidency Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord of Libya, said in a statement late on...

150 migrants in distress returned to Libya’s Al-Khoms port

  • 13 February 2019 - 13:31
150 migrants in distress returned to Libya’s Al-Khoms port

A migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya's coast was in distress with an estimated 150 people on board, activists said on Monday. On Tuesday the migrants on the boat were picked up by a merchant ship and taken back to Al-Khoms in Libya, dpa reports. The migrants on board were...

Three Jordanians detained in Libya will be soon released, says Foreign Ministry

  • 13 February 2019 - 12:01
Three Jordanians detained in Libya will be soon released, says Foreign Ministry

Jordan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that it had been following up on the issue of three Jordanians kidnapped in Libya since last August.   "After the wife of one of the missing Jordanians told the ministry in August that she had lost contact with her husband and his...

Libya’s HoR Speaker calls for lifting force majeure at Sharara oilfield

  • 12 February 2019 - 20:18
Libya’s HoR Speaker calls for lifting force majeure at Sharara oilfield

The House of Representatives (HoR) Speaker Aquila Saleh has demanded that the Chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, lift the force majeure declared in December at Sharara oilfield - the country's largest oilfield. The HoR's spokesperson Abdullah Bleheeq said Saleh said so...

African Union calls for Libya elections on next October

  • 12 February 2019 - 14:00
African Union calls for Libya elections on next October

The African Union (AU) has requested the AU Commission to make effort to organize presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya in October, the AU said in a communique, released on Tuesday, following the two-day 32nd AU Summit, which was held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. The...

Libya’s biggest oilfield is now under control of Haftar’s forces

  • 12 February 2019 - 13:28
Libya’s biggest oilfield is now under control of Haftar’s forces

Eastern forces loyal to Libya’s self-styled army under the command of Khalifa Haftar have taken control of the country’s biggest oilfield - Sharara - and say it is secure and ready to resume production. Haftar’s self-styled army fanned out in the southwestern Sharara field, people with...