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Haftar Leaves Moscow Without Signing Ceasefire

By John Lee. The head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, has reportedly left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on yesterday. According to Reuters, his failure to sign the agreement at talks mediated by Turkey and Russia may complicate a diplomatic effort to stabilise the situation in […]

How to Stop Libya’s Collapse

By Frederic Wehrey and Jalel Harchaoui. In April 2019, Khalifa Haftar, the militia commander whose forces control much of eastern Libya, began an assault on the capital, Tripoli, in an effort to topple the country’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). But instead of a swift, decisive victory establishing Haftar as Libya’s undisputed leader, […]

Russia’s “Multilayered Pie” Policy on Libya

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. On Dec. 7, US Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of the United States Africa Command, said that an American drone reported lost near Libya’s capital, Tripoli, last month was in fact shot down by […]

US Delegation Meets with General Khalifa Haftar

Senior U.S. officials met with General Khalifa Haftar on November 24 to discuss steps to achieve a suspension of hostilities and a political resolution to the Libyan conflict. The delegation included Deputy National Security Advisor for Middle Eastern and North African Affairs Victoria Coates, Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International […]

Malta “Seizes Cash bound for Haftar”

By John Lee. Malta has reportedly seized a massive shipment of an unofficial Libyan currency believed to have been destined for the Eastern-based government in Baida. According to Times of Malta, the cash is thought to have originated from Russia, which has been printing money for the unrecognised Libyan government, based in the eastern city […]

Libyan Parliamentarians meet in Cairo

By Muhammed Magdy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Cairo hosted another two-day meeting bringing together members of the Libyan House of Representatives to discuss the country’s political crisis. The Oct. 18-19 summit was held in anticipation of a UN-sponsored conference in […]

Strained Relations between Egypt and Libya’s GNA

By George Mikhail for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. What’s behind strained relations between Egypt and Libya’s GNA? Libyan Foreign Minister Fathi Bashagha with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) rejected on Aug. 23 in an interview with […]

Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya is “Fueling Civil War”

By Samuel Ramani, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya Is Fueling the Civil War There In competing for lucrative reconstruction contracts, China, Italy, France, Russia, and others are preventing the conflict from ending. […]