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Libya: Have we Failed a Failing State?

On Monday 20th January, the UK’s Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) hosted a roundtable discussion on Libya with Peter Millett (former UK Ambassador to Libya), Tim Eaton (Chatham House) and Tarek Megerisi (European Council on Foreign Relations – ECFR). You can listen to the discussion here. (Source: CMEC)

Libya Improves Ranking in Corruption Perceptions Index

By John Lee. Transparency International has said that Libya’s ranking has risen slightly in its global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). From a total of 180 countries, Libya came in at number 168; last year’s position was 170 out of 180 countries. This result puts it on equal ranking with Haiti, the Democratic Republic of the […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

55 Points Agreed at Berlin Conference

Joint Statement by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the High Representative/Vice-President, Josep Borrell Fontelles The Berlin Conference on Libya brought together the most influential regional and international partners at this critical moment in the Libyan crisis. 55 points were agreed today by the attending countries and organisations. The participants […]

Libya protagonists pledge to Halt Weapon Transfers

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Key states have agreed to support a full ceasefire to end Libya’s civil conflict and uphold a United Nations arms embargo at a summit in Germany. But Libya’s warring leaders renegade military commander Khalifa […]

NOC declares Force Majeure after LNA Blockades Exports

NOC declares force majeure after LNA blockades oil exports from Brega, Ras Lanuf, Hariga, Zueitina and Sidra ports The LNA General Command and the Petroleum Facilities Guard of the Central and Eastern Regions  have instructed the managements of Sirte Oil Company, Harouge Oil Operations, Waha Oil Company, Zueitina Oil Company and Arab Gulf Oil Company […]

Into the Libya Vortex

From the Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In an interview, Jalel Harchaoui, research fellow in the Conflict Research Unit of the Clingendael Institute based in The Hague, discusses the regional repercussions of the proxy war in North […]