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Briefing on ongoing Advisory Committee Talks

UNSMIL Spokesperson press briefing on ongoing Advisory Committee talks and progress in various dialogue tracks Meeting in Geneva of the LPDF's Advisory Committee, facilitated by Stephanie Williams, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya  As you know much has been accomplished during the meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), which took place […]

EY to audit Libyan Investment Authority (LIA)

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has signed a contract with global accounting firm EY [formerly known as Ernst & Young], launching the preparatory stage of a financial statements audit for the year ending 31 December 2019. According to a statement from the LIA, this is part of the LIA's commitment to enhance governance, transparency and […]

A Grim Assessment of Libya's Prospects

By Steven A. Cook for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The End of Hope in the Middle East Summer always seems to be the cruelest season in the Middle East. The examples include the June 1967 war, Israel's […]

UN urges Libya to Shut Migrant Detention Centres

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. UN chief urges Libya to shut migrant detention centers UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured) renewed his call for Libya's authorities to close migrant detention centers across the country, describing a raft of human […]

NOC warns of Environmental Disaster at Libya's Oil Ports

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has warning that the unsafe storage of chemicals at the country's oil ports risks a potentially worse disaster than last week's explosion in Beirut. In a video, NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla said: "The militarization of oil facilities, the presence of mercenaries as well as the military escalation […]

HRW: Detainees at Risk of Coronavirus Spread

As Libyan authorities confirmed three COVID-19 cases in the country as of March 28, 2020, they need to be prepared to limit the spread of the virus in overcrowded detention facilities and shelters for displaced people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. Libya's health care system, along with other public services, has been battered by […]

Warfare in Libya and the New International Disorder

By Wolfram Lacher for War on the Rocks. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Drones, Deniability, and Disinformation: Warfare in Libya and the New International Disorder Western governments have watched the battle over Libya’s capital, Tripoli, with disinterest, even as it has […]

Programme for Better Access to Services in Libya

Progress of EU-funded programme for better access to services in Libya presented The progress of the EU-funded programme « Recovery, Stability and Socio-economic Development in Libya » was presented yesterday, at the third steering committee meeting, in presence of H.E. Dr Milad, Libyan Minister of Local Governance, who commended the European Union and partners for […]