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Reader’s Guide to Libya

By John Lee. Conflict analyst and risk management consultant Frank Talbot has compiled a collection of reports, studies and papers examining issues relating to developments in Libya dating back to 2011. The reader’s guide, which does not include news articles, testimonies, or blog posts, is based on the belief that the community of “Libya watchers” […]

Libya wants to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By John Lee. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeg has reportedly said that Libya wants to develop its economy by joining in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Following a meeting with Wang Qimin, Charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Libya, he stressed the importance of developing Libyan-Chinese relations and working on the return of […]

Libyan Investment Authority sues JPMorgan Chase

By John Lee. The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has reportedly filed a lawsuit in London against JPMorgan Chase and businessman Walid Al-Giahmi for what it says is “commercial fraud”. While the details of the case have not been disclosed, Bloomberg suggests that the case probably relates to transactions with Bear Stearns, which JPMorgan bought in […]

Ribeiro addresses Expert Group on Women, Peace & Security

Briefing Note for the DSRSG/RC/HC, Maria Ribeiro to Security Council’s Informal Experts Group on Women, Peace and Security Friday 13 April 2018   Excellencies Ambassadors of Sweden, Peru, and the UK, Co-Chairs of the Security Council’s Informal Experts Group on Women, Peace and Security; Colleagues, Expert-level representatives of Security Council members, UN Women, OSRSG-Sexual Violence […]

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Salamé addresses Meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers

Address of SRSG for Libya Ghassan Salamé at the Meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 12 April 2018 Thank you, Your Excellency, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and thank you for inviting me to this meeting. I thank the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, I salute […]

Video: Female Activists struggle to bring Change to Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya has long been of the world’s strictest male-dominated societies. Years of conflict and an increase in lawlessness has only marginalised women even more, but female activism is on the rise in some areas. […]

GNA gives $5m to Stabilization Facility for Libya

The Government of National Accord contributes 5 million US$ to the Stabilization Facility for Libya The Minister of Planning, Hon. Dr. Taher E A Jehaimi, and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Libya, Ms. Maria Ribeiro, have signed an agreement at the Ministry […]