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The following news headlines are selected breaking news stories about Libya and the Libyan business arena, which are collected daily from a variety of sources.

If you click on "Read More" for a headline marked "External Article" you will be taken to the source of that story. For all other articles, which can be read on the LBBC website, we welcome your comments and opinions.

A weakened Khalifa Haftar means more instability for Libya [Al Jazeera]

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18th Apr 18: After a week of speculations, claims and counter-claims, it looks like General Khalifa Haftar may have survived a serious illness and is currently recovering in a French military hospital. Initial rumours that he was dead went viral on social media and spread alarm and confusion among his supporters.

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New opportunity from Export opportunities: Libya - Marine agency services [DIT]

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16th Apr 18: A company needs marine agency services for clearance of marine vessels and handling and transportation services.

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Export Opportunities , Libya - Engineering consultancy services Libya [DIT]

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16th Apr 18:

A company needs engineering consultancy services in order to enhance the existing Hamada electrical power system.

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British Ambassador to Libya says Libyans are fed up with the current situation [Libya Observer

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12th Apr 18: The British Ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, said Libya's current situation is unsustainable and all Libyans must work together to make progress in the country.

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Libyan military chief Khalifa Haftar severely ill after stroke – reports [Guardian]

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12th Apr 18:

But presidential hopeful’s Libyan National Army dismisses claims as fake news put out by worried opponents

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New opportunity from Export opportunities: Libya - Oil Wells [UK DIT]

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11th Apr 18: A tender has been issued for the construction of low pressure oil wells

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Khaled Mishri appointed new head of High State Council

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8th Apr 18: Khaled Mishri has today won the election to become the new head of the High State Council (HSC). He represents the Islamist Justice and Construction Party.

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Libya’s National Oil Corp signs deal with Artelia for new Benghazi offices [Gulf News]

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5th Apr 18: Tripoli: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Wednesday it had signed a deal with French building and engineering group Artelia to manage the development of its offices in the eastern city of Benghazi.

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7 ambassadors present their credentials to Libya Tripoli's government [Libya Observer]

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26th Mar 18: Seven ambassadors have presented their credentials to the Presidential Council government in Tripoli in the presence of the Head of the PC, Fayez Al-Sirraj as well as the Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala.

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EU hails launch of youth project to revive Benghazi economy [Libya Observer]

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25th Mar 18: The ambassador of the European Union to Libya, Bettina Muscheidt, has saluted the launching of TEC2020 project by Tatweer Research, a Benghazi youth initiative, which aims to revive economic and business innovation in the city.

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Gaddafi's son Saif 'to run for Libyan president' in 2018 elections [The Telegraph]

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20th Mar 18: The son of the late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is to run as a candidate in the country’s presidential elections this year, according to local media reports.

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Going Local in Libya [Atlantic Council]

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19th Mar 18: The political situation in Libya has slowly reached one of apparent paralysis while the military situation is continually evolving with frequent clashes across the country. 

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Libya migrants: Smuggling network arrest warrants issued [BBC News]

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15th Mar 18:

Libya has issued 205 arrest warrants for Libyans and foreigners suspected of being involved in a smuggling network for migrants heading to Europe.

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Profile: Al-Nayed may be Libya’s first presidential candidate [Egypt Today]

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12th Mar 18:

CAIRO –  Libya is expected to witness in 2018 the first-ever presidential election in the history of the republic, according to the UN Envoy to Libya. Former Libyan Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Aref Ali Al-Nayed has officially announced his candidacy for the historic 2018 presidential bid. 

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UN Libya Experts report says Libyan political solution out of reach in near future [Libya Herald]

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9th Mar 18:

In the summary to the UN Libya Experts Panel (the Panel) report which covers the period up to 15 December, the panel says that ‘‘A political solution in Libya remains out of reach in the near future, despite UNSMIL’s efforts to overcome the current stalemate."

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Oil Rises as Libya's Biggest Field Briefly Halts on Pipe Closure [Bloomberg]

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5th Mar 18: Oil rose after its steepest weekly loss in a month as Libya was said to halt production briefly at its biggest field.

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Oil major Total expands in Libya, buys Marathon's Waha stake for $450 million [Reuters]

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2nd Mar 18: rench energy company Total (TOTF.PA) substantially raised its presence in Libya with the purchase of a 16.33 percent stake in Libya’s Waha concessions from U.S. Marathon Oil (MRO.N) for $450 million on Friday.

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