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Parliament Announces Alliance with Haftar

Parliament Announces Alliance with Haftar

Reuters reports that Libya’s elected parliament, the House of Representatives, has declared a formal alliance with renegade former general Khalifa Haftar (pictured), whose his ‘Operation Dignity’ forces last week launched a new offensive against Islamist militias in Benghazi. The Tobruk-based, internationally-recognised parliament has now endorsed Haftar’s militia, giving him an official role. Parliament spokesman Farraj […]

EU Urges for a Political Solution

EU Urges for a Political Solution

EU Foreign Ministers, meeting today in Luxembourg for a Foreign Affairs Council, expressed their concern at the situation in Libya and its impact on the civilian population, strongly condemned the ongoing violence and human rights abuses and urged all parties to urgently observe an unconditional ceasefire. “Only a political solution can provide a sustainable way […]

Video: Western Powers Condemn Violence

Video: Western Powers Condemn Violence

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. France, Italy, Germany, the UK and the US have condemned the ongoing violence in Libya. They have joined the UN in calling for hostilities to stop immediately. Forces loyal to retired general Khalifa Haftar […]

Islamic State Expands in Libya

Islamic State Expands in Libya

By FC, translated for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Islamic State (IS) has threatened the Maghreb repeatedly, especially after many members of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) affiliated themselves with the terrorist group. The recent events in Libya, particularly […]

Parliament Announces Alliance with Haftar

Parliament Announces Alliance with Haftar

21 October 2014

Reuters reports that Libya’s elected parliament, the House of Representatives, has declared a formal alliance with renegade former general Khalifa Haftar (pictured), whose his ‘Operation Dignity’ forces last week launched a new offensive against Islamist militias in Benghazi. The Tobruk-based, internationally-recognised parliament has now endorsed Haftar’s militia, giving him an official role. Parliament spokesman Farraj […]

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EU Urges for a Political Solution

EU Urges for a Political Solution

21 October 2014

EU Foreign Ministers, meeting today in Luxembourg for a Foreign Affairs Council, expressed their concern at the situation in Libya and its impact on the civilian population, strongly condemned the ongoing violence and human rights abuses and urged all parties to urgently observe an unconditional ceasefire. “Only a political solution can provide a sustainable way […]

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Video: Western Powers Condemn Violence

Video: Western Powers Condemn Violence

21 October 2014

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. France, Italy, Germany, the UK and the US have condemned the ongoing violence in Libya. They have joined the UN in calling for hostilities to stop immediately. Forces loyal to retired general Khalifa Haftar […]

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Islamic State Expands in Libya

Islamic State Expands in Libya

21 October 2014

By FC, translated for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Islamic State (IS) has threatened the Maghreb repeatedly, especially after many members of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) affiliated themselves with the terrorist group. The recent events in Libya, particularly […]

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Weekly Security Report by SNE 21 October 2014

Weekly Security Report by SNE 21 October 2014

21 October 2014

The governments of France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States have agreed that there can be no military solution to the Libyan crisis and have said that they are “dismayed” that parties have not respected the calls for a ceasefire following the recent meetings in Ghadames and Tripoli. SNE sources in Benghazi have claimed that […]

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Roiss to Quit OMV Early

Roiss to Quit OMV Early

19 October 2014

The Supervisory Board of OMV and Gerhard Roiss (pictured) have agreed that Gerhard Roiss will resign from his position as Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO as of June 30, 2015. As we reported over the summer, the company was forced to compensate for the vastly reduced output from Libya with increased production from […]

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Libya “Still Extremely Dangerous for Journalists”

Libya “Still Extremely Dangerous for Journalists”

19 October 2014

From Reporters Without Borders. Libya’s journalists are still among the leading victims of the political turmoil and violence that have been a constant ever since Col. Gaddafi’s overthrow in the 2011 revolution. Armed clashes are continuing despite an attempt by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to broker a ceasefire and talks between […]

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UN Rights Chief Condemns Attacks In Libya

UN Rights Chief Condemns Attacks In Libya

19 October 2014

Human rights defenders, political activists, bloggers and media professionals have been under increasing attack from armed groups in Libya since mid-May, when fighting between rival factions intensified in and around Benghazi and later erupted in Tripoli, United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (pictured) warned recently. High Commissioner Zeid said United Nations human […]

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Video: Libya accuses Egypt of Bombing

Video: Libya accuses Egypt of Bombing

19 October 2014

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. More allegations have emerged from a Libyan politician in Tripoli, that Egypt’s air force has bombed targets in Benghazi. But the Egyptian Government continues to deny any involvement in the battle for Libya’s second-largest […]

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Initiative for Cessation of Military Ops in Kikla-Qala

Initiative for Cessation of Military Ops in Kikla-Qala

19 October 2014

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has proposed a cessation of military operations in the areas of Kikla and Qala in western Libya for at least four days, effective at 00:00 on 18 October 2014, to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance. Letters detailing the initiative, which is supported by the Government of […]

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Joint Statement by Govts on Libya

Joint Statement by Govts on Libya

19 October 2014

The governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States have issued a joint statement strongly condemning the ongoing violence in Libya, and calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities: We condemn the crimes of Ansar al-Sharia entities, and the ongoing violence in communities across Libya, including Tripoli and its environs. Libya’s […]

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Weekly Security Summary by SNE 14 October 2014

Weekly Security Summary by SNE 14 October 2014

14 October 2014

In the last few days the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon made a surprise visit to Tripoli on Saturday urging all parties to end fighting and engage meaningfully in building an “inclusive” Libya. Ban flew into the Libyan capital before moving onto Cairo to attend an aid conference with donors to fund the multibillion dollar reconstruction […]

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