Author Archive | Aref Nayed

Lists of Candidates for Presidency Council and PM

UNSMIL announces the lists of candidates for the positions of the three-member Presidency Council and Prime Minister The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced on Friday morning that it has received four lists of candidates for the positions of the three-member Presidency Council and of Prime Minister, which were submitted by the specified […]

Pakistan "must Exploit Huge Potential of Libya"

By John Lee. The Pakistani Ambassador to Libya has reportedly said that his country should exploit the huge potential for reconstruction in Libya. Major General (retired) Rashad Jeved Hilal-i-Imtiaz is quoted as telling Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) that the elections expected on December 24 will usher a new era of reconstruction, with […]

UNSMIL welcomes the 5+5 JMC talks in Sirte

UNSMIL welcomes the 7th round of the 5+5 JMC talks in Sirte UNSMIL welcomes the convening of the 7th round of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) at its Headquarters in Sirte, from 4 to 7 February, to continue the planning for the implementation of the ceasefire agreement signed on 23 October 2020 in Geneva. […]

UNICEF Concerned over Water situation in Libya

Over 4 million people, including 1.5 million children, will face imminent water problems if immediate solutions are not found and implemented. The prolonged crisis has left the sector facing great challenges, leading to a significant decline in services. This is mainly attributed to the lack of required budgets for the purchase of equipment, operational materials […]

Atlantic Council: Preventing Partition in Libya

By Will O'Brien, for The Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Preventing partition: The case against a diplomatic band-aid in Libya As the civil war in Libya approaches the decade mark, many in the international community and certain segments of […]

Day 2 of Geneva LPDF: Presidency Council Vote Inconclusive

On Tuesday, on the second day of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) meeting in Switzerland, which has convened to select a temporary unified executive authority to take Libya to national elections on 24 December 2021, the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum cast their votes for members of the Presidency Council. The voting […]

New Gas-Fired Power Plant for Zliten

By John Lee. The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has reportedly announced plans to build a new gas-fired power plant in Zliten. According to Construction Review Online, the $134-million project will be completed within the next five months, and include the installation of four 41-MW turbines. More here. (Source: Construction Review Online)