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LNA Launches Offensive to Recapture Ras Lanuf

By John Lee. The Tobruk-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a military offensive this morning to recapture the oil port of Ras Lanuf. The port, along with the port of Es Sider, was recently taken over by the Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB). Libya analyst Mary Fitzgerald describes the BDB as “comprised of a number of […]

Work may resume on Sirte-Benghazi Railway

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that Russia and Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) have agreed to set up a “Libyan Russian Business Council” to restart stalled Russian projects, including the 554-kilometre Sirte-Benghazi railway. The announcement came following a meeting in Moscow between GNA President Fayez Serraj and Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, […]

LBBC calls for dedicated British Trade Envoy to Libya

By Adam Nathan. Sir Vincent Fean (pictured on right), Chairman of the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC), has called for the creation of a dedicated Trade Envoy to Libya. Britain currently has Sir Jeffrey Donaldson as UK Trade Envoy to Egypt and Dr Andrew Murrison as UK Trade Envoy to Morocco and Tunisia, but no […]

More Airstrikes Against IS in Sirte

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following target was struck by U.S. forces: Nov. 18: One enemy fighting position Nov. 19: One enemy fighting position One enemy fighting position One […]

LIA Steering Cmte “Threatens to Undermine Litigations”

By Sami Redwan, Economics and Business Commentator, Tripoli. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The LIA “steering committee” threatens to undermine the LIA’s multi-million dollar litigations. It cannot be allowed to do so. Libya is a nation plagued by internal conflict, as […]

Libya Experts Forum vows to support GNA

The Libya Experts Development Cooperation Forum vows to support the Government of National Accord providing policy advice The fourth meeting of the Libya Experts Development Cooperation Forum was held recently, bringing together Libyan academics, policy makers, prominent experts, entrepreneurs and the international community. The meeting – which was opened by Dr. Jaffar Hussain Syed (United […]

Airstrikes Continue Against IS Positions

At the request of, and in coordination with, the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted precision air strikes against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya. As a result, the following targets were struck by U.S. forces: Sept. 23: Enemy fighting positions One enemy fighting position One enemy fighting position One Daesh resupply point […]