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Russia sends signal on Libya by hosting Hifter

By Kirill Semenov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. On  Nov. 7, the chief commander of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Hifter [Haftar], who also represents the government in Tobruk, visited Moscow for a meeting with Russian Defense Minister […]

LFJL calls for surrender of Gaddafi, Al-Werfalli, Al-Tuhamy to ICC

From Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL): On 2 November 2018, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) stated that efforts to hold Saif Gaddafi (Gaddafi), Mahmoud Al-Werfalli (Al-Werfalli) and Al-Tuhamy Khaled (Al-Tuhamy) to account will be “rendered ineffective” unless the international community takes “all necessary steps to effect the arrest and surrender of […]

Libyan National Conference Process – Final Report

The Libyan National Conference Process has issued its Final Report: Executive Summary On 20 September 2017 the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Libya, Dr. Ghassan Salamé, announced an Action Plan for Libya at a High-Level Event on Libya on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. A key stage in this Action Plan […]

Remarks by Ghassan Salamé to the UN Security Council

Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya Mr. President, Members of the Council, Allow me to congratulate the People’s Republic of China for its Presidency of the Security Council this month. I am grateful for this opportunity to brief you on our work in Libya. Mr. […]

Libyan Rivals meet for Conference in Palermo

By John Lee. A conference on the future of Libya opened on Monday in Palermo, Italy. Italy’s premier Giuseppe Conte hosted a meeting of Libya’s rival leaders on Tuesday on the sidelines of a conference. Other leaders attending include French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. (Sources: AP, Italian Foreign Ministry)

Video: Haftar joins Libya Conference in Palermo

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Renegade General Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Palermo, Italy for an international conference – attended by Libya’s leaders and foreign powers – exploring a new United Nations peace plan for Libya. The summit aims […]

How France and Italy’s Rivalry Is Hurting Libya

By Federica Saini Fasanotti and Ben Fishman. Since the 2011 revolution against Muammar al-Qaddafi, Libyans have often blamed outside actors for their continuing woes. Too frequently, this grievance has been overstated and used as an excuse to minimize the hard compromises that Libyans themselves need to undertake to achieve a durable peace. Over the last year, […]

Tripoli Govt Replaces Intelligence Chief

By John Lee. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly appointed Abdullah Masoud al-Darsi as intelligence chief, replacing Abdul Qader al-Tuhami. According to Anadolu Agency, al-Darsi said he would “take action” to unify the national intelligence apparatus. (Source: Anadolu Agency) (Picture credit: Hakeem Gadi)