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Italian PM meets with Gen Haftar

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met on Sunday evening with the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar. The meeting in question followed the talks held in Rome last Friday with the head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al Serraj. Gen Haftar has confirmed his participation in the conference […]

Reports of Russian Troops in Libya Spark Controversy

By Maxim A. Suchkov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russia is believed to have been deploying dozens of troops to Libya over the last few days. The story, first reported by The Sun, sheds light on what the British media […]

Italian Foreign Minister meets with Haftar in Benghazi

The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi and Marshal Khalifa Haftar had a long and cordial conversation in Benghazi on Sunday, relaunching Libya’s close relationship with Italy in a climate of consolidated trust. The two leaders showed a broad convergence of views in order to foster close cooperation and a […]

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 […]

Libya announces Reopening of Oil Terminals

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced the lifting of force majeure at the ports of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Hariga (pictured) and Zuetina after the facilities were handed over to the corporation this morning, July 11, 2018. In a statement, the NOC said: “Production and export operations will return to normal levels within the […]

NOC Declares Force Majeure at 2 more Terminals

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings at Hariga (pictured) and Zuetina oil terminals at 1100 on Monday 2 July, 2018. This suspension of obligations is in addition to the state of force majeure at the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals. Despite warning from NOC of the consequences […]

Oil Ports Handed to an Eastern-Based NOC

By John Lee. The Libyan National Army (LNA), under the command of Khalifa Haftar, has reportedly handed control of the oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf to an eastern-based National Oil Corporation (NOC). Last week, the LNA captured the terminals from rival fighters led by Ibrahim Jadhran. On Monday, the internationally recognized NOC in […]

Video: Haftar Retakes key Oil Terminals

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. In Libya, forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have captured two of the country’s largest oil terminals. Haftar’s forces have been battling for control of Sidra and Ras Lanuf. Rival fighters led by Ibrahim Jadhran […]