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EU imposes new Libya-Related Sanctions

By John Lee. The European Council today decided to impose targeted restrictive measures on two persons responsible for human rights abuses in Libya and three entities involved in violating the UN arms embargo in place for Libya: Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Warfalli (Commander of Benghazi-based al Saiqa Brigade); Moussa Diab ("directly engaged in serious human rights […]

Video: Why are Countries Breaking Libya's Arms Embargo?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A draft UN report accuses foreign nations of worsening civil war. The UN says countries are violating arms embargoes on Libya and worsening the eight-year civil war. A draft report names Jordan, Turkey, Chad, […]

Former Lebanese Culture Minister to replace Kobler

By John Lee. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly appointed the former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salamé (pictured) to succeed Martin Kobler as head of UNSMIL. The United States had previously rejected Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for the job because of his nationality. Reuters reports that, following that objection, Russia and other council members […]

New Startup Competition for Libyan Entrepreneurs

By John Lee. Libya's Enjazi Startup Competition website is now live and accepting applications until June 1st, 2017. Informative roadshows promoting the competition will be held in Libya and 25-30  semi-finalist teams will be announced on July 14th. The semi-finalists are expected to attend a one-month training in Libya in August, at the end of […]

Libyan Wings Plans New Routes

Libyan Wings, which began service between Tripoli and Tunis earlier this month, is now looking to launch new routes, according to a report from The National. CEO Edgardo Badiali said the airline, funded by Libyan investors, plans to start flights to Istanbul from Libya next month. It will also launch services to Khartoum in the next […]

Cabinet OKs Airport Maintenance Contracts

Libya Herald reports that the cabinet has approved the Civil Aviation Authority's proposals for major maintenance work at Tripoli International Airport and Sebha Airport. The work will be carried out by Tripoli's Africa Engineering Company and by Brazilian contractor Odebrecht. Odebrecht originally won the project at the capital’s airport in 2007 as part of a […]

Lebanon's Byblos Bank Targets Libyan Opportunities

Lebanon's Byblos Bank is to enter the Libyan market, as it contends with a flagging domestic economy. The bank's general manager, Sami Haddad, told Reuters: "Business in Lebanon is slow ... We can cope with business being slow, but it is affecting our profitability and is enticing us to diversify geographically even more." Haddad will […]