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Video: Pompeo asked to clarify Policy on Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US Congress members are asking the White House to clarify its position on Libya. They say the confusion over the Trump administration’s stance on renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar is being used by armed […]

GNA presses US to block Gulf support for Haftar

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan government presses US to block Gulf support for Tripoli offensive Libya’s besieged UN-backed government has launched a full-fledged effort to get the Donald Trump administration to abandon strongman Khalifa Hifter and […]

Trumpian storm clouds over Tripoli

By Jeffrey Feltman. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In a late-night statement on April 7, Secretary of State Pompeo, discussing the escalation of fighting around Tripoli, said: “We have made clear we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces […]

Trump Speaks on Phone with Haftar

By John Lee. The White House has confirmed that US President Donald Trump spoke on Monday with Gen. Khalifa Haftar [Hiftar]. It said in a statement on Friday: “President Donald J. Trump spoke on April 15, 2019, with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar to discuss ongoing counterterrorism efforts and the need to achieve peace and stability […]

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 […]

Italy’s Conte planning Conference on Libya

By John Lee. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he is organising a conference to look for ways to stabilise Libya. At a press conference following his meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, Conte said: “Many of the migration routes from African countries concentrate in the Libyan area. But it’s […]

Libya and Oil: Common Sense Prevails

By Sir Vincent Fean, The Ambassador Partnership LLP. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Sir Vincent Fean’s 39 years of diplomatic experience include serving as Consul-General in Jerusalem, Ambassador to Libya (2006-10), and High Commissioner to Malta.  An Arabist, he has engaged […]

Blackwater Founder to Solve Libyan Migrant Crisis?

By John Lee. The Guardian reports that Erik Prince (pictured), the founder of private military contractor Blackwater, is pushing a plan to intervene in the migrant crisis in Libya with a proposal involving a privately trained police force. He claims his proposal would be a more humanitarian option for the European Union than the current […]