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US Denounces Military Offensive by Haftar

Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Situation in Libya The United States is deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli. We have made clear that we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces and urge the immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital. Forces should return to status quo ante positions. All involved parties […]

Video: Haftar and the battle for Libya’s Oil Wealth

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Almost eight years after the fall of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the country is deeply divided between east and west. A war economy has enriched armed groups and a battle to control the country’s […]

New UK Ambassador to Libya

By John Lee. Mr Martin Reynolds CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya in succession to Mr Frank Baker CMG OBE who will be leaving the Diplomatic Service. He will take up his appointment in April 2019. For the past four years, Mr Reynolds has held the post of Principal Private Secretary to […]

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

Libya’s Looming Contest for the Central Bank

By Tarek Megerisi, for War on the Rocks. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Earlier this year, the armed coalition led by eastern-Libyan-based commander Khalifa Haftar took most of his country’s southwest, an oil-rich desert expanse three times as large as […]

General Haftar “has been Taking Over Libya”

By Tarek Megerisi, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. While You Weren’t Looking, General Haftar Has Been Taking Over Libya In Libya since the fall of Muammar al-Qaddafi, years often pass without much change as political deadlock continues […]

Could the Afghan model rescue Libya?

By Dr Mustafa Fetouri, for Middle East Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Finally, the United Nations’ special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame announced the dates and venue for his long-awaited Libyan National Conference (LNC). It is now scheduled to […]

Video: Libya Quartet meets in Tunis

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A group that calls itself the Libya Quartet met on the sidelines of the Arab League summit in Tunis. Though it failed to make any breakthrough, the group has pledged to continue working to […]

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