UK Reopens Visa Service Centre in Libya

The UK will reopen its full visa service in Libya according to a government announcement on April 5, 2012. The government announced that the UK Visa Application Centre in Tripoli would be back in operation after being closed in February 2011. UK visa applicants from Libya now can apply for visas in Tripoli instead of […]

Libya, U.S. Probe Oil-Company Deals

Authorities in the U.S. and Libya are investigating oil giants such as Italy's Eni SpA and France's Total SA over their past relations with the fallen Libyan regime, potentially casting a cloud on the companies' ambitions to expand their foothold in the country with the largest oil reserves in Africa. Last year, a civil war […]

Libya geopolitical risks challenge STX

STX Group, Korea’s shipping and shipbuilding conglomerate, is seeking to win Libya’s huge energy infrastructure projects, which company officials said could be worth up to $10 billion. STX Group officials said STX Heavy Industries signed a memorandum of understanding on building energy, steel desalination and other facilities in Libya’s northern region of Tobruk early last […]

Tunisia, Libya launch border security partnership

Tunisian interim Interior Minister Ali Laârayedh and his Libyan counterpart Fawzi Abdelali agreed March 30th to increase co-operation in security, stability and development. At their meeting in Tunis, the Libyan minister stressed the importance of security co-ordination between Libya and Tunisia in the upcoming period, especially in terms of securing the joint land borders to […]

International telcos eye Libya opportunities

International firms are keen to enter Libya's telecommunications sector, one of the major business opportunities created by last year's uprisings in the Arab world. But they will only find out how they can do so after the war-torn country's first free elections in June. Foreign investment in the sector is much needed after a fifth […]

SEC Probing Eni, Total Over Libya Operations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent formal requests for information to Italy's Eni SpAand France's Total SA related to the companies' Libyan businesses, the companies disclosed in regulatory filings. The investigation is among the first new probes to be disclosed since the fall of Col. Moammar Gadhafi last year. Eni, the biggest foreign […]