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Video: Libya Ceasefire Talks Resume in Geneva

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Talks to establish a lasting ceasefire in Libya have resumed in Geneva. It is the latest attempt to forge a political deal between Libya’s internationally-recognised government and renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar. But as […]

Democrats call on Trump to Sanction Hafter

By Bryant Harris for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Democrats call on Trump to sanction Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter [Haftar] amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration has been too […]

UN Votes To Extend Libya Oil Sanctions

Security Council Extends Measures against Illicit Export of Petroleum from Libya, Adopting Resolution 2509 (2020) The UN Security Council has extended the authorization of measures against the illicit export of crude oil and other petroleum products from Libya until 30 April 2021, continuing to allow Member States to inspect designated vessels on the high seas. Adopting […]

Video: EU Support to Libya in 2019

How did the EU support its Libyan neighbours in 2019? The EU Delegation to Libya has released a video that gives an overview of EU support to Libya in 2019. Through diplomatic action and bilateral support, the European Union (EU) is helping Libya return to peace and resume its political transition towards a stable, secure […]

Video: AU to play More Prominent Role in Libya

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. AU to play more prominent role in resolving Libya conflict Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, says during a two-day African Union summit in Addis Ababa that the AU seeks to play […]

UNSMIL Statement on Geneva Talks

UNSMIL Statement on the first round of Talks of Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Commission in Geneva The first round of talks of the Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC), which had started on Monday 3 February 2020, concluded this afternoon at the Palais des Nations (Geneva) in the presence of the Special Representative of the […]

Algeria vies for Leading Role in Libya Peace Process

By Simon Speakman Cordall for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Algeria battles larger countries to vie for leading role in Libya peace process Algeria is continuing to bring its historic diplomatic weight to bear on international attempts to stabilize Libya. […]

Divide deepens as Eastern Forces Close Oil Ports

By George Mikhail for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan divide deepens as eastern forces shut down oil ports A new weapon is being used as a means of pressure in the Libyan conflict. Namely, Libya’s oil. The Tripoli-based National […]